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Almost Famous

by David Hunt

Ever feel like bursting into song at work? The guys in the technology group at the Friday Institute did and now they're virtually world famous. Techies Lodge McCammon, Brian Bouterse, and Sammie Carter wrote and produced a music video that won the grand prize in the VMware video contest in September.

Take a minute to check out the catchy video here.

Go ahead and crank it up. It is work-related, after all.

Our heroes' video earned them celebrity status at VMworld, the giant trade show in San Francisco, where they hung out with Smash Mouth, rubbed elbows with VMware CEO Diane Green and generally walked around in a daze.

"People were really excited to meet us," says Bouterse.

"It was fun walking down the street in San Francisco and having people point at us," adds Carter.

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