Xtra veterans have a place to go

Xtra's status as a training academy for the Internet industry is legendary - and those who have come and gone from Telecom's ISP now have their own Web site.

Xtra's status as a training academy for the Internet industry is legendary.

A variety of companies in New Zealand and abroad have employed the many skilled staff who have come to Xtra, stayed for a while and then - for reasons best known to themselves - left.

And now the alumni of Xtra have their own Web site. Former Xtra producer Nicki Western has established a site where Xtra veterans can meet, network and natter about the old days.

Western says the site at www.xxtra.co.nz is open to the public but only former Xtra employees and "people that were closely involved with Xtra" are eligible to register on it. Registered veterans will have their names registered on the site so their former workmates, wherever they are, can find them. Western has also set up a discussion list.

"At this point the site is a fairly basic shell and it will grow over time as I - and any volunteers - add to it and update it," says Western, who along with other former Xtra employees has set up the Web development company NetProjex and is currently based in Australia.

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