Zeus Jones rocks Phizzpop (with some help from a nerd)

Remember how we were all pretty pumped about the Phizzpop Design Challenge? Well last night the event went down and rather than give you a wordy horn tooting, incessant bragging post about how we helped Zeus Jones rock the house, we thought we’d let the people do the talking.

UPDATE: Christan Erickson has posted about the event on the Zeus Jones blog and even includes slide shows of the winning presentation.

If you like, you can read the highly amusing tweets from Phizzpop.

Pretty pumped about Phizzpop

Phizzpop is a web design and development competition put on by Microsoft that travels to seven cities throughout the country pitting the best and brightest designers against each other to create some amazing websites and apps using Microsoft’s Expression Studio and Silverlight. This week Phizzpop has landed in Minnesota and the teams are already at work coming up with creative solutions to their challenge.

But that’s not what’s got us so pumped. What we’re really digging is that a couple of our nerds are helping out two of the agencies in town. Afterall, it’s kind of what we do, help out ad agencies when they need it. First, we’re teaming up with Zeus Jones, our longtime friends who we’ve worked with in the past.

Second, Microsoft asked us if we’d be willing to help out a team from Gestalt by providing them with a little programming muscle. We were, of course, more than happy to oblige. Plus, we effectively doubled our chances of being on the winning team. Go nerds!

All the teams are busy working away on their projects, and winners will be announced Thursday. If you are so inclined you can get tickets to the final event which is going to be held at Solara in Minneapolis.