What Is Geekswing?

So we started geekswing.com in July 2004.

Here’s how it went down …

I was (and still am, and always will be) interested in web sites, web design, web coding, web programming, and the like. However for me when I want to learn something I need to have a project.

And that is pretty much how all my current websites have come to fruition – because I wanted to learn something. This includes One2Swing, BenandSheri.com, and IAMLINDYHOP.com.

In this instance, I wanted to learn PHP and MySQL. Up until this point I was a ColdFusion/Oracle and Perl/Postgres kind of guy. So I decided to put a shopping cart site together from scratch.

Of course I had to have something to sell, and I always wanted to do t-shirts. We had just come back from our first teaching stint at Beantown where I was pleasantly surprised that my geeky jokes went over so well with the Beantown crowd (LOTS of techie engineer-y type peeps!)

So … shirts for geeky swing dancers like me! Why not?

And let me tell you, the t-shirt ideas came spewing fourth. You should see some of the designs I had! But common sense (a.k.a. Sheri) prevailed … if it was not a shirt she would wear, let’s not make it.

So, inspired by the simple and memorable LindyGroove shirt designs, we came up with the HTML tag shirts.

Now that I had a project, I had a website to build.

And that’s how it started …

The story continues later when I have more time to write :)

-ben

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