By Matthew Magain

Free books for the 5,000th member!

By Matthew Magain

Last week the Web Standards Group reached a milestone of 5,000 members, and thanks to SitePoint the lucky 5,000th member has scored some awesome prizes. (For clarity, the WSG is a grassroots organisation focussed on educating designers and developers through the sharing of knowledge, both online and at regular presentations — not to be confused with the Web Standards Project, who works with browser vendors and tool creators.)

From the announcement that went out to the group’s members this afternoon:

Our first meeting was held on 6 March 2003 in a pub in Sydney with 8 people. We currently have 5,009 members from 109 countries. We also have meetings in a range of cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane … Wellington, London, Singapore and Moscow — with more to come in the next few months.

To celebrate this milestone, SitePoint has donated a range of books to be presented to member No. 5,000: Michael Riethmuller, from Australia. Michael will be receiving copies of The Principles of Beautiful Web Design, The CSS Anthology, 2nd Edition, Simply JavaScript and Deliver First Class Web Sites: 101 Essential Checklists to add to his personal reference library.

Congratulations Michael!

Becoming a member of the Web Standards Group is free. Anyone can join, and membership provides you with access to a range of online resources, the ability to ask questions of the (very active) mailing list and forum, and free attendance at meetings.

(Disclaimer: I am the organiser of Melbourne’s WSG meetings).

  • simsim

    Isn’t such a blog post should be about an upcoming event not an already past one? :(

    Anyway, congarts Michael; you sure wll be busy for a while. ;)

  • My name is Michael and I’m from Australia. If it weren’t for the surname issue I’d have won…

  • Richard

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