Portsmouth has long been an enclave of talented web development shops, but the secret leaks out a little more every year at the MITX Interactive Awards. Once again this year, Portsmouth shops took home the hardware:
2010 Environmental Consciousness
Project: Bill Nye's Climate Lab
Agency/Creator: Proximity Lab for Chabot Space & Science Center
Congratulations to old friends Evan Karatzas, Mark Samber, Jody LaRue, and everybody else involved in that very cool project.
2010 Professional Services
Project: New Hampshire Distributors Website
Agency/Creator: Lightfin Studios
Congrats to my pal DJ Haskins for this feather in the cap.
I also note that, while not a Portsmouth firm per se, Timberland Corporation of Hampton is certainly an eCoast firm, and they took home:
2010 Interactive Marketer of the Year
Portsmouth shops PixelMEDIA and Mad*Pow were also nominated, no small feat in and of itself. Pixel was nominated for the new Samuel Adams web site. Mad*Pow teamed with The Atom Group, as they are wont to do, for a project for ESPN Deportes.
And perhaps the most telling validation of Portsmouth's web dev chops, The Atom Group designed the MITX awards site itself!
Of course, the MITX Awards (or MIMC Awards as I still call them) are the preeminent web development awards in New England, and they have been for 15 years now. Once again, we have demonstrated that if you're a technology professional, you need not deal with the commute to Boston to find rewarding, gainful employment at a prestigious web shop.