I’m please to announce that the Al Barsa Scholarship Challenge 2010 was a great success. $1,260 was raised with an additional $1600 in matching grants for a total of $2,860!

Thanks to the following members of the IBM i community who donated:

  • David Vasta
  • Brad Stone
  • Norm Dennis
  • Michael Smith
  • Carl Novit
  • Wayne Evans
  • Bryce Martin
  • Scott Ingvaldson
  • Philip Seay
  • Jerry Adams
  • Jim Franz
  • Marty Acks

With a special thanks to my fellow matching grantors:

Special thanks to Michelle August, Executive Director of the COMMON Education Foundation, for helping me make this a success.

About David:

David is a Principal Software Engineer for PTC, Integrity Business Unit. He cut his teeth on the S/36 and has more than 25 years of experience on the IBM i / System i / iSeries / AS400. He primarily works in Java and ILE RPG specializing in cross platform integrations.

David has received the COMMON Distinguished Service award and was named an IBM Power Systems Champion.

David is an active volunteer with the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure fundraising bike ride. He is currently captain of Team RED Chicago.

David runs and maintains midrange.com. His personal blog is Geeky Ramblings.