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WidgetCon 2007 Widget Contest Winner

OK, so we’re a little late in reporting this. Things have been busy around here. In any case, the winner of the WidgetCon 2007 Widget Contest was announced last week.

“We are pleased to announce our Big Widget Winner: Ernesto Quezada and his Moving Earth widget! Ernesto’s widget mashes together official Geological Survey information with Google Maps, showing up-to-date quakes and their magnitude with graphics and animation. It’s pretty cool, take a look…” – WidgetCon Blog

Here is Ernesto Quezada’s response when told he had won.

“Well, I’m still in shock! It really took me by surprise; it is a great honour for me to have participated and specially to have won the big widget challenge. I was born in El Salvador, Central America in 1975 but moved to London, England in 2002…Apart from being my work, new media is my hobby, that’s why I love experimenting with different technologies. When I heard about the big widget challenge, I thought about building something related to our planet and to my background. My home country has been hit by many earthquakes throughout history, many have had devastating effects and even though I’ve moved to a place where there are no quakes at all, its still in me the fear for these natural phenomena.” – WidgetCon Blog

We would like to congratulate Ernesto Quezada. The widget is pretty cool and being based in Los Angeles, we definitely see the value and interest this widget has.

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