Friday, December 14, 2012

Thank You and Happy Holidays from

MPICT/CCC ICT Collaborative, their Advisors, Members, Supporters and Partners:

From: Bill Cullifer with  

Re: Thank You and Happy Holidays!

I’m taking the opportunity of the holiday season to send you a note of heartfelt thanks from me and the many volunteers and supporters of We are so very grateful for your support. Together, we have helped make progress on behalf of the Web professional community and, although much remains undone, we can be proud of our collective efforts and successes.

As a result of your support, we've raised over a million dollars in scholarships for college bound students to study topics within the Web profession. We've also launched the complete with training and educational resources (see for practicing Web professionals, students and teachers.

Our National Web Design contest (see continues to grow and, for the first time, we're participating in international Web Design Contest events that will help us with advocating on behalf of Web standards and the building of Web professional relationships around the globe. This global initiative will ultimately assist us with efforts to create an environment for the recognition and stature of the Web profession that we deserve.  We thank YOU for your continued support.

We need every one of you to continue your support for the gains we have made. Our ongoing mission is to expand the creation of new opportunities for Web professionals while advocating and promoting legislation that brings the benefits of the Web revolution to everyone.

The New Year 2013 is an exciting time to be a Web professional. For example, the improvements in Web standards, the natural maturity of the Web, social media, the mobile Web and the ever-evolving and improving "tools of our trade" are making our lives so much easier.  Yet at the same time, in many ways our Web professional lives are so much more complex. Questions that I often ask Web pros are "How do we continue to navigate the crossover requirements of skills" and "How do we stay current with emerging technologies and trends?" To that end, thanks to you our members and supporters, we've introduced our "Web Professional Trends in 2013 podcast series and, if you havent already done so, we invite you to take a look and subscribe to the feed.

The series will explore trends and cutting-edge enabling technologies potentially affecting Web professionals’ upcoming projects and next-generation technology. The series will include topics ranging from Web Accessibility, Responsive Design, Typograpghy, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, Linked Data, Programming, JQuery, Search, Web Standards, Web Marketing and Branding, Project Management, Web Security, Legal Issues, Web Server Administration (including hardware, security, network), Mobile Application Development and Social Media to name a few.

Check them out at:

Also, if you haven’t already done so, please consider joining our “Web Professional Group” on LinkedIn at

Or our “new” Google plus page at:

But, before 2012 comes to a close, we want to say thank you. Thank you for helping grow our membership base and for the success of our practice improvement, leadership development and Web professional education and advocacy initiatives. You are wonderful supporters and we are so fortunate. 


Bill Cullifer
Executive Director

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