Today was Go day. 8 hours and one incredibly accessible website.
About a month or so ago the TopSpot crew got commissioned to participate in the AIR Houston competition. The competition consisted of creating a fully accessible website for a non-profit organization in 8 hours. Our NPO was Kids Meals Houston. Essentially they are like Meals on Wheels but focus on local Harris County children that live in poverty and are hungry. These kids know what it means to be hungry and Kids Meals provides them with lunches on a daily bases. Our NPO representative Ruth, was just amazing. She provided us with everything we needed to build the site as well as moral support day of the competition. She came with Pom-Poms… yes Pom-Poms and it was really great to see her so excited about the website.
Later that night on the way back from eating… we park the car and head into the hotel, but of course the floor numbers on the elevator don’t make any sense. We end up on some random floor and open the door to hell. Well at least for our noses. I swear the stairwell smelled like someone or some people took a leak on carpet, walls, rails, and everywhere… I was choking and almost threw up which some people found to be hilarious. because throw up is just that funny. Especially when you add back spasms to it
Also this hotel is a giant waste of space. Huge open areas that have nothing in then but the crappiest artwork ever. Stuff you’d see in a flee market gallery. I’ve seen the same artwork multiple times in different location… buy one get one free?
Our rooms have four lamps and no overhead lights or fans. And we’ve got the best view too… its a wall, more like the side of the building. Its awesome.
Webmaster Jam Session Day 2 begins with Content Strategy and Web design. Yesterday was a great experience and I learned a lot and had a chance to meet some really interesting people. I expect today to be nothing short of that.
Nine years huh? Try 40.
Webmaster Jam Session 2007 was held at the Adams Mark Hotel this year and next year they should just do it in Houston.
Adams Mark Hotel, featured the lovely Gracia and her incredible lack of southern hospitality.
Largest hotel in Dallas, more like Texas and it doesn’t have free WiFi…. Let alone WiFi that you’d have to pay for?