I wanted to send a quick shout out to our very own Marco Zuliani and the Gateshead RFC Rugby team from Tyne and Wear, England. As you can see from the jerseys in the photo below, OpenSRS has sponsored the team, but the heart and determination comes from Marco and his teammates.
Marco’s love of Rugby serves a dual purpose: the games and practices are a great way to deal with the pressure of managing our OpenSRS EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region while simultaneously supporting the local sporting community.
The connection between Rugby and OpenSRS
Another interesting link between Rugby and OpenSRS is the term “Scrum”. As you may have seen us mention a few times on the blog and in the forums, OpenSRS uses a variant of Agile development called “Scrum” as our software development process.
How are they doing?
As of last week, Gateshead RFC had just won a game (28-7), and last weekend there was a semi final cup game for the North-East National Title. That sounds pretty good to us!
We’ll be following up with Marco upon his return from WebhostingDay in Germany to get an update on the standings.
Can you spot Marco?
Some of you are well acquainted with our EMEA team and know Marco well. Just for fun: If you’re the first person to spot Marco in the team photo, we’ll send you one of our spiffy new OpenSRS sports tees. Just leave a comment below with Marco’s position in the team photo.
Please join us in wishing Marco and his team the best of luck this season!
Thanks to Gateshead RFC for the pictures.