Mar. 4, 2015 Doug Wray’s STC Silicon Valley Website

It is end of an era.

Some ten years ago I inherited one of the oldest continuing websites in the world. The STC Silicon Valley members who started the website were very farsighted people, but ten years in technology is a very long time and it needed an overhaul. I immediately thought of Doug Wray.

Doug Wray did not belong to STC, but he is one of the best designers I have ever known. He is one of the few people I know who is comfortable using everything from a smartphone camera to an electron microscope. He built the new version of the STC Silicon Valley website from scratch using WordPress and hosted it on Laughing Squid. The reaction was so positive that we won a Touchstone Award. As the economy collapsed and STC nearly went down with it, Doug’s website stayed online helping hundreds of people find work. In a dark age, he built a cathedral and kept the lights on for people to see. Doug made the difference.

Ten years later and things are recovering. Thanks to Doug, we have attracted a new generation of members to work on the website. The crisis is over and our work here is done. Well done.

Copyright 2015 DJ Cline All rights reserved.

One thought on “Mar. 4, 2015 Doug Wray’s STC Silicon Valley Website”

  1. It was an honor to be called. DJ is a friend, a colleague and an inspiration. Together we built a simple, durable and easy to use website using free tools. The web has changed due to the STC and now the web has given back. I wish the current webmaster good luck and the STC only success. Cheers!

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