Hello, I am Jeroen, team leader of team 17457. I'm living in the Netherlands, a small country in Europe.
Like most of you, I go to school everyday (what a surprise). I'm in my fifth year of a comprehensive school called the KSE (Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Etten-Leur). Next year I will be having my final exams and after those I want to follow a study which teaches Economy.
Although volcanoes isn't really a subject which has anything to do with economy I think it's a pretty fascinating subject. Volcanoes were therefore a logical choice as a subject to make a website on.
After the decision to make a website on volcanoes I had to find some guys who wanted to join my
team. At first I joined up with someone, but unfortunately it didn't work out well. Suddenly, I found Cameron, a guy living in the US(WA), he responded to a message I placed on a bulletin board of ThinkQuest. After some email conversations we decided to hook up and to form a team. Then Galvin, a guy from Singapore, responded also to the message I placed on the TQ-BBS. Cameron and I decided to take Galvin in and that is how team VO was born.
We decided I was the leader of the team. As a team-leader I was the one who had been dividing the tasks, controlling if everything had been done up properly, etc. My other jobs were research, contacting volcanologists, writing text, putting normal text into HTML, and adding volcanoes to the database, writing all of the CGIs (like the games and such).
Ive had a very busy, but fun-time with Galvin and Cameron while creating this site. Although we all had very busy schedules, we succeeded in collaborating together well using the net. We got to know eachother during our ICQ-meetings, and I am really looking forward to meeting Cameron and Galvin in person!
Greetings go out to all of my friends, to my parents, sister and dog (Bobby), and everybody else who helped me with this project.
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