Friday, October 31, 2008

Friends of the VPC (FVPC) part 1 - Michele Botta

As the anniversary term progresses, it's time to begin acknowledging those who have been instrumental to the creation of the Venice Project Center and to its continued success for the past 20 years.  One such individual has been my friend (and best man) Michele Botta.  It was Michele who helped arrange the logistics for very first team of WPI students who worked on the legendary "bootstrap project" in term B of 1988.  Michele booked the apartments, helped with travel arrangements, organized our office (then in my parents' basement) and was a major player in the launching of the VPC 20 years ago.  He's also been a great friend, companion and guide in my trek through life as well as through the Dolomites (with Peggy)...  Thank you very much for everything you've done for us Michi!