Can you believe we've been doing this for five years already?
Jamie working remotely from a cushy chair in the hotel lobby.
Tavis, Corey, and Graham working hard during Kristi's Content Manager workshop.
Kaleb, Chris, and Graham watching and working in the Content Manager workshop
The "new guy" at Plain Black. Kaleb was hired as a programmer and has been an active member of the community for some time. He's a great guy and the brains behind the upcoming 2.0 survey asset.
Chris is no longer the "new guy" at Plain Black and is happy about that. Some staff still try to push this title back on him for comical reasons. :)
Graham is the wise support guru at Plain Black and if you've ever worked with him then you know he's the man.
Jamie is the guy at Plain Black who handles things like billing, hosting, and contracts. You can find this guy on the phone helping customers during the day and at night you'll catch him on the Teamfortress 2 servers. :)
Corey concentrating on an epic game of solitaire.
Some of the attendees of the Content Manager workshop.
Kristi teaching her Content Manager's workshop. Kristi used to be a school teacher and so she's right at home teaching people how to use WebGUI.
Another view of Content Manager workshop.
Content Manager workshop 2008.
Shannon & Vanessa are marketing specialists and attended the workshop to learn how they could improve their WebGUI website.
Jamie and Frank smile at the camera while hanging out in the hotel bar after the first day of workshops.
Liam, Kristi, and Steve catch up after the first day of workshops.
The Dutch Team has arrived and are immediately found in the hotel bar!
Kristi enjoying a nice cold beer after a long day of teaching. You deserve it!
Koen arrives at the hotel bar after a 12.5 hour trip from Amsterdam.
Joeri arrives at the hotel bar after a 12.5 hour trip from Amsterdam.
Joeri happy with the beer in his hand.
Albert! After missing the last couple of WUCs, Albert makes an appearance this year and we're glad to see him.
Bart is back again at this year's WUC and he's showing his Chicago Cubs pride!
This was what happened after we told him that the Cubs suck. Maybe we deserved it.
Yes, we all know this fellow... Martin! One of the few WUC Veterans, Martin has attended all 5 WUCs and is a Contributor of the Year award winner. All around a great guy and usually the life of the party. (with the rest of the dutch team)
What are you up to Koen? It's always something..
Patspam! Er, I mean Patrick! He travelled to the WUC this year from Australia and it was great to meet him this year. Good things ahead from him!
William from Knowmad was again in attendance. William is a great guy and lots of fun to hang out with.
Albert and Joeri in good spirits.
Arjan from United Knowledge. Another great member of the Dutch Team.
Joeri and Diona. Diona is from Knowmad and her name is pronounced "dee-awn-ah". :)
Doug and his famous WebGUI tie! One of a kind!
Kathy and Tavis hanging out at the front desk. Kathy is Colin's wife and she's always a big help at our events.
Arjan teaching a class... not for beginners! :)
Mego and Tabb are both fairly new Plain Black employees and have been a great addition to our team. Smiling faces!
Jamie and Frank camping out in the hallway.
A busy session.. find a chair!
Kaleb giving WebGUI the thumbs up.
Tiffany teaching a class on using the new WebGUI Shop!
Tavis giving his surprised look while presenting at the WUC.
Great minds at work here..
Frank teaching his Content and URL Handlers class. He's the man.
Another busy WUC session. Very full!
Yung speaking on the brand new, super cool, totally awesome... THINGY asset!
Doug teaching his class.. Doug is a great teacher and has a game show host voice for it to boot!
Steve assisting Jobe from GAMA with a question.
Jamie and Doug with their hands in their pockets.
This is a picture right before the big Dutch Team surprise nomination!!
The Dutch Team presenting their Presidential Nomination to JT Smith.
The Dutch Team presenting their Presidential Nomination to JT Smith.
JT accepting the nomination for President.
JT flaunting his super cool posters which are a mock up of the Obama posters. Very well done Dutch Team!
Colin juggling Gooey dolls! This man can do it all!
Photo of the main ballroom for the 2008 WUC
Ryan, the official WebGUI Roadie!
Ryan's plenary. Ryan is the official WebGUI Roadie and serves at all WUCs!
Arjan and his awesome JT shirt!
Colin rocking out the JT shirt... This is a great photo.
Front desk team.. Nice work everyone!
Colin teaching his session on "Getting Your Ideas Into WebGUI". It was a great session.
Colin and Kathy both juggling Gooey Dolls.
This, my friends... is Koen from the Dutch Team. Great friend and WebGUI fanboy!
Kathy, Colin, Martin, and Albert enjoy the authentic german entertainment and food at the Essen Haus.
Joeri, Tavis, and Bart trying to listen to the other side of the table.. Music is sooooo loud.
still can't hear anything over the music.
nope, still can't hear anything over the music.
Sarah is the social director for the WUCs. Tavis assists her in executing social events but she's the brains behind the operation. She's also married to JT so don't get any big ideas!
Colin and Kathy.
More Colin and Kathy.
Everyone was arriving on Monday night and so a big group of us went over to the Come Back Inn to catch up with old friends.
Tavis striking the powerful and manly Oqapi warrior pose. This is used when battling nerds who use other CMS products besides WebGUI. (Disclaimer: a rival nerd was probably harmed when this move was used..)
Tavis working out the kinks in his new patented pool shot. (Disclaimer: no one was harmed in the making of this pool shot or photo.)
Kristi doing work on the pool table.
Sarah showing the boys what's up!
Tavis rocking out his new Oqapi hoodie!!!
Josh doing work on the pool table.
Rogier getting tricky.
William playing an epic game of pool against Josh. One for the history books.
Josh (aka topsub) showing why you never bet your rent money against him in pool. He's a shark!
Rory, the master at work.
Albert is about to poke the girl behind him.
Bart making the winning shot.
Joeri lining up his shot.
Rory and Albert watch the longest and most boring pool games ever. (due to lack of skill)
Graham is a pool shark when he's not doing support.
Pat, Patrick, aka Patspam... playing pool.
William the pool shark.
Another group shot in front of Irish pub on Capitol Square.
Group shot in front of Irish pub on Capitol Square.
Koen, Kristi, Lisa, and William chilling at the Irish pub on Capitol Square.
Rogier and Joeri strategize about WebGUI.. or their next beer.
Kristi, Tavis, Albert, Patrick, and Josh pose in the upstairs area of the Irish pub.Martin decided to join the pic late.
Kristi, Tavis, Albert, Patrick, and Josh pose in the upstairs area of the Irish pub.
Bart and Sarah. JT is coming for you Bart.
Bart = happy.
Kristi, Tavis, and Albert rocking the VIP of the upstairs room in the Irish pub.
Frank, Bart, Koen, Graham, and Kristi at Samba Room.
Yung, Diona, John, and Joeri at Samba Room.
Tavis, Rory, Josh, and Arjan at Samba Room.
Josh, Arjan, Rogier, and William enjoying meat-off-the-sword at Samba Room.
Liam, Yung, and Rory around the hibachi table...
Martin, Sarah, Tiffany, Bart, Koen, Liam around the hibachi table.
Martin proves once again that he is a crazy dutch team super genius.
Albert, Arjan, and Martin around the hibachi table.