How WWE was created
The World Wide Education Team was created in January '99 after Elizabeth saw the Thinkquest poster on the bulletin board in the library at the Futuroscope Highschool she attends. Five minutes later, she asked Thomas and Antony to participate; they were both very excited about getting involved in such a contest. That night we discussed the content of the site: we decided we wanted to create an international center of exchanges for students and teachers from around the world.
Around 11:30 PM that same day, we were ready to register our team.
That weekend we started to hunt for coaches. We looked up e-mail addresses from many countries and Elizabeth sent 500 e-mails describing the project. On Monday, we hadn't received any replies. The next weekend, we found Mr. J. through Instant Messages, he agreed to coach us virtually immediatly. We were thrilled to have our first coach. We continued to search for another coach, but we didn't succeed and we had to finalize very soon. Mr. J. suggested we contact a friend of his: Mr. I.-- which we did. He agreed to become involved and we finalized the team immediatly. We began to work on the site then and there !
The WWE team
Thomas Belliard :
Thomas is 16 years old and attends the "Lycée Pilote Innovant du Futuroscope", as the other team members. He is the team leader of the project and organized the interactive part of the website. He chose to participate in ThinkQuest because he is very found of surfing the web and because he wanted to put his internet knowledge in practice. He was the one who suggested the idea of the theme : Education is a subject in which he likes to debate.
He will attend Scientific 1ère next year and would like to become a engineer, specialized in the intranet.
He loves computer, playing volley ball and participate in philosophic chats. He is also a POD, car racing game nurd.
Elizabeth Wallace :
Elizabeth is 15 years old and attends"Lycée Pilote Innovant du Futuroscope", as the other team members. She was responsible of the contacts. She did the HTML part of the website and some graphics.
WWE taught her how to managed a team and she learned a lot in programming
She lives in France though she is american.
She will attend Scientific 1ère next year and would like to become a engineer in computer telecommunications and programmation.
She loves computer, playing the flute and horse backriding.
Antony Usé :
Antony is 17 years old and attends the "Lycée Pilote Innovant du Futuroscope", as the other team members. He was responsible for the programming/interactive part of the project. He also provided the project with useful ideas.
He will be attending BTS in Industrial Computering at the Lycée Pilote Innovant.
He enjoys programming in the Perl-CGI language and creating web pages. He also adores to roller-skate.
The Lycée Pilote Innovant of the Futuroscope, near Poitiers, France
Leslie Johnston (Mr J) from South Korea and David Ikenouye (Mr I), from Canada were the team's two coaches..
The web site
Hal and Diam for their support and help with graphics.
RTL's Zikweb team and Francis Zégut, for inviting Elizabeth to go on the air and talk about the project.
Louise E. Wallace, Elizabeth's mother, and their friend Maureen Bell for correcting the spelling of the web pages.
The entire web site was designed with Microsoft Notepad for all HTML coding. The graphics were created with Paint Shop Pro 5.00 and Adobe Photoshop. CGI scripts were provided by ThinkQuest.
ThinkQuest is an international contest for students from 12 to 19 years of age, in which they have to create a web page in English with an educational value. More than a contest, it is now known in throughout world for its incredible database of entries that contribute to new way of teaching and learning for students everywhere in the world.
The WWE website team would like to thank :
Guillaume Tournat, for his help with CGI language.