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ChronoZoom Wins Best Educational Software at 2013 South by Southwest

Donald Brinkman, Roland Saekow, and Mike Zyskowski pose with the South by Southwest award. (Photo Courtesy of Microsoft Research Connections)

The ChronoZoom beta has captured top honors again. ChronoZoom was named one of five finalists at the 2013 South by Southwest (SXSW) for the Interactive Award for educational resources. The ChronoZoom community was represented by Donald Brinkman and Mike Zyskowski of Microsoft, and Roland Saekow of U.C. Berkeley.

When ChronoZoom was named the winner, the trio took the stage and Mike offered a Haiku as the team’s acceptance speech:

Open Source, Microsoft? BAM!
Mem’ry of Lee Dirks

Lee Dirks was the director of Microsoft Research Connections and an enthusiastic supporter of the ChronoZoom project. Lee was killed last summer in a tragic accident while on vacation. The ChronoZoom team dedicated the SXSW award to his memory.