CEDAR PARK, Texas, April 30, 2013 – Thamtech is pleased to announce that its site, The First Men on the Moon (firstmenonthemoon.com), has been named Best Science Website in the 17th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Instragram co-founder Kevin Systrom, mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper, and StumbleUpon founder Garrett Camp.
The First Men on the Moon is an online interactive website featuring the Eagle lunar landing. The presentation includes original Apollo 11 spaceflight video footage, communication audio, mission control room conversations, text transcripts, and telemetry data, all synchronized into an integrated audio-visual experience. This interactive resource aims to educate visitors while engaging them with the excitement of manned-spaceflight to build a passion for scientific exploration.
“The First Men on the Moon has set the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet,” said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. “This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.”
The First Men on the Moon will be honored at the star-studded Webby Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, where winners will have an opportunity to delivery one of The Webby Awards’ famous 5-Word Speeches. The show will be hosted by critically-acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer and actor, Patton Oswalt. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, fans can watch the show in HD at watch.webbyawards.com. A full list of both The Webby Awards and People’s Voice Winners can be found at winners.webbyawards.com.
About Thamtech, LLC
Thamtech is a web and software development business founded by Tyler Ham. Thamtech plans and builds websites, online interactives, databases, API libraries and algorithms. For more information visit www.thamtech.com.
About The Webby Awards
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including websites, interactive advertising & media, online film & video, mobile & apps, and social. Established in 1996, the 17th Annual Webby Awards received over 11,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Microsoft, Google+, Citibank, Twitter, Vitamin T, Quantcast, MailChimp, Yext, Engine Yard, Funny or Die, MLB Advanced Media, Mashable, Business Insider, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Area17, Forsman & Bodenfors and Guardian News and Media.