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To top off our fundraising, we put together a raffle of 8 mystery items.
The first winner was Chris Wosniok, visiting scholar from the University of Muenster. He is Martin Raubal's masters student. He won a XL 2006 gray Dept. of Geography t-shirt compliments of Theta Nu Chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon (International Geographical Honors Society). Unfortunately I wasn't able to snap a photo of him at the party, but he was kind enough to email me this one:
Next up: Edward Pultar won a swag iPhone case compliments of Dom Sagolla. Dom is most well known for his Twitter contribution, DollarApp, & iPhoneDevCamp.
Next up: Keith Clarke won a vintage TV Guide from 1973 with a spatial theme to go along with the '70's theme of our party, compliments of me and my super Internet search skills. Can you tell which projection they used for the cover map?
Next up: Ryan Perroy won a 1 year student license for ArcGIS Desktop and all associated extensions, along with an ESRI pen and sticker compliments of Angie Lee from ESRI.
Next up: Nate Royal won a VerySpatial t-shirt compliments of the VerySpatial hosts that just happened to drop by our party right as Nate was tearing into his prize.
Next up: Xinyue Ye, joint SDSU/UCSB doctoral student, won a XL 2007 blue Dept. of Geography t-shirt compliments of Theta Nu Chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon (International Geographical Honors Society). Notice how well it matches the shirt he has on!
Next up: Karl Grossner also won a vintage TV Guide from 1973 with a spatial theme to compliment the theme of our party, compliments of me and my super Internet search skills.
And Finally: Sarah Battersby won the Waldo Tobler "mystery disks". As the story goes, I was in Dylan Parenti's office a few weeks ago and he had a few 5.25 inch floppy disks on his desk. He mentioned that they were from Reg Gollege who speculated that they contained something from Waldo. In keeping with the 70's theme of our event in Vegas, I had to have those disks as a raffle prize because 5.25 inch disks were invented in 1976 (according to wikipedia anyway). Luckily Dylan was able to retrieve a copy of the content from the disks, and Waldo agreed to allow me to raffle them off. The following message is from Dylan:
The 5.25" floppys contain a modeling program called proScal. Evidently, Waldo borrowed it from Reg back in '88. The program still exists as a DOS command line executable program, so I downloaded that and put it on an enclosed 3.5" floppy disk as well, spanning 21 years of that program. A print-out description is attached to all of it. It's a bit of a stretch to have that as a "Waldo Tobler vintage geography item", but I'll let you make that call as to raffle it off or not!
Overall, it was a great night and as promised, "unforgettable". I want to thank everyone that made this event a success. Special thank to the Peppermill Fireside Lounge staff for taking such great care of us. Feel free to leave comments on this post, particularly if you missed the party and want to leave a message here for all the alumni and faculty from our department. Additionally, if you took photos and want to add them to the slide show above, please email them to me. My email address is up on the right in the sidebar.