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The return of bonfire (.tamu.edu)

November 2nd, 2009 by tamuwebmaster
Bonfire Remembrance and Memorial site goes live

Bonfire Remembrance and Memorial site goes live

Just a quick note to say that we just launched a new Bonfire Remembrance site at bonfire.tamu.edu. The site takes the old Bonfire site that was launched shortly after the collapse in 1999 to keep people updated and then left as a kind of online remembrance and merges it with the Bonfire Memorial site that we inherited. In both cases, time and broken links had caught up with both sites.

But with the 10th anniversary of the collapse and the 100th year of Bonfire, the activities and need for a better web presence was needed. But for this to happen as quickly as possible, we needed help. And we got some great help.

Big shout outs to David Swanson and the folks at the MSC who offered up the old bonfire.tamu.edu URL, and Shawn and the DoIT folks who helped us get a site up in Drupal. The Bonfire Remembrance Committee provided me text for pages and Bryan and Trent in our Division knew where the right photos were.

Now that the site is live and in the DoIT system, it can be maintained much easier by folks on the Traditions Council, the MSC, the Bonfire Remembrance Committee (since most if not all of those groups have access to/already use DoIT’s Drupal instance).

Ultimately, this isn’t really about the site but the fact that so many people pitched in to help. These are the kinds of projects I always enjoy , and again my thanks to everyone who offered time, support, insight and assistance.

Monday, November 2nd, 2009 Area Events, Miscellaneous
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