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  • Blog Post: Startup Weekend Atlanta is November 9!

    If you have the itch and the idea to start a new company, there’s no better event to come to than Startup Weekend Atlanta starting November 9. This weekend marathon is a fantastic place to pitch an idea for a company, rally some teammates, build a business plan and a prototype, and pitch your...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Hackathon (with prizes) in Birmingham on November 13

    Hey Alabama developers! Are you itching to get started building Windows 8 apps? Now that the OS has been released along with some amazing new devices, end users are going to be hungry for apps and games. Why not get in on the action? Here’s an amazing opportunity to get started. A few enterprising folks...
  • Blog Post: Developer sessions at the Microsoft Store in Atlanta starting October 29

    We’re putting together some great sessions for developers at the Microsoft store in Lenox Square. Come out each Monday night from 5 to 8, learn about Windows 8 development, do a hands on lab on your own machine, and get started building apps today! Sign up for the sessions here! http://www.msdnevents...
  • Blog Post: ReMIX South 2012 designer developer conference is this weekend

    There’s still time to sign up for THE designer and developer conference in the Southeast – ReMIX ! Lots of fantastic sessions, great tutorials, opportunities to network and meet experts in various areas. I’ll be at the conference on Saturday giving one-on-one help to folks who want to learn about Windows...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Saturday Atlanta is October 27

    PowerShell Saturday #003 will bring together developers, IT professionals, DBAs, and developers from Atlanta and the surrounding areas for a full day of intense learning and fun on October 27, 2012. With fifteen sessions covering a milieu of topics like Windows 8, Exchange, SQL Server, and of course...
  • Blog Post: DotNetRocks Roadshow coming to Atlanta on October 22

    Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell are hitting the road in the USA with the traveling edition of their DotNetRocks show . These guys are always a blast to hear live, you never know what’s going to happen. Their DotNetRocks Visual Studio 2012 Road Trip will be stopping in Atlanta on Monday, October 22...
  • Blog Post: New Windows 8 app meetup starting in Atlanta

    If you are in the Atlanta area and want to get started (or have already started) building Windows 8 apps, this meetup is for you! http://www.meetup.com/Atlanta-Windows-Apps/ The organizers are taking a fresh approach to technical meetups. In addition to presentations, there will be a lot of peer sharing...
  • Blog Post: Start planning for Southeast User Group Leader summit

    A few months ago, my coworker Chris Bowen up in Boston participated in an all-up user group leadership summit. Microsoft was both a sponsor, as well as the event host. O’Reilly media was a sponsor as well. The event was known as the Northeast User Group Leader Summit (NEULGS) and drew participation from...
  • Blog Post: Don Browning rocks the house at Atlanta Microsoft Professionals meeting

    Last night we had a full house at the Microsoft office in Alpharetta for the July meeting of Atlanta Microsoft Professionals . Don Browning from Turner gave a tour of the new architecture features of Visual Studio 2010. Don brought a lot of practical experience to the talk, giving us insight into his...
  • Blog Post: BarCampBirmingham is this weekend, check it out

    BarCampBirmingham is a user generated conference created around an open, participatory workshop-event, with content provided by participants. Those participating choose the session topics for the day and then present to each other. It’s free. It’s fun. It’s a great way to meet the local technology community...
  • Blog Post: The debut of SharePoint Saturday Atlanta was fantastic!

    This past Saturday, 170 attendees, 7 sponsors, 20 or so speakers, and several key organizers pulled of a wonderful community event for the SharePoint community. SharePoint Saturday Atlanta was a rousing success, with 20 session in 5 tracks. Many thanks to all the volunteers who spent time, energy, and...
  • Blog Post: BarCamp + Mobile = Mobicamp!

    If you are interested in mobile development (regardless of the platform) then you may want to attend the upcoming Mobicamp in Atlanta on May 29th. It’s going to be run like a barcamp, with a pretty loose agenda. There are only a few seats left, so sign up at http://www.mobicamp.me . Microsoft is helping...
  • Blog Post: Calling all Speakers : Atlanta Code Camp

    The next Atlanta Code Camp is coming up in March. If you’d like to speak, now is the time to put a session together. It’s easy, just present on something you’re passionate about, have some cool demos, a great story, and have fun! So get that submission in ASAP. Calling all Speakers : Atlanta Code Camp
  • Blog Post: Geek Dinner with Sara Ford February 25th : Hub City .Net User Group

    Sara Ford loves the Hattiesburg, MS user group ! She’s going to stop by the area on February 25th for a geek dinner, so come on by! Geek Dinner with Sara Ford February 25th : Hub City .Net User Group
  • Blog Post: Startup Weekend in Atlanta – call for .NET attendees

    I have been remiss in blogging about the upcoming Startup Weekend in Atlanta, so hopefully, it’s not too late to get people motivated. If you are not familiar with Startup Weekend, read about it on the main site here http://startupweekend.com/ The folks that participate in these weekends are nothing...
  • Blog Post: Video - Doug Ware at Atlanta TechDays talking about Community

    During the Atlanta TechDays events a few weeks ago, I had an opportunity to get local developer community member Doug Ware on camera to talk about user groups, community, his business, SharePoint and a lot of other things. One of my old pals from MSAM, Matt Hester , did most of the interviewing, which...
  • Blog Post: Congratulations to many Southeast MVPs on their awards!

    Today, several folks in the Southeast received notification that they have been renewed as Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs). I just wanted to take a moment to recognize many of them that I know personally, and thank them for all their help, because my job would certainly be much harder if...
  • Blog Post: MSDN Southern Fried Roadshow - September 2008

    MSDN Southern Fried Roadshow - September Edition The MSDN Southern Fried Roadshow is a half day free developer event with a southern flair, where you will learn about some of the latest developments in Microsoft technologies. For September, 2008 the Roadshow will be presented by Architect Evangelist...
  • Blog Post: Lower Alabama .NET Users Group meeting - next meeting on July 8

    If you live in the area of Mobile, AL you should try to get out to the meetings of the Lower Alabama .NET Users Group. The group only convenes every other month, so there's little room for excuses like "I don't have time" or "I don't have a car" or "My arm just got chopped off...
  • Blog Post: An open letter to the developer communities in GA, AL and MS (and surrounding areas)

    June has been a busy month for me. With working down at Tech-Ed followed by an awesome family vacation at WDW (Star Wars weekends was really fun) followed by some mobile developer events, I've been buried. I feel like Prince Humperdinck in The Princess Bride - "Tyrone, you know how much I love watching...
  • Blog Post: Atlanta Code Camp 2008 - call for speakers

    The next Atlanta Code Camp has just been announced, it will be Saturday, March 29. There are full details on the website: www.atlantacodecamp.com What they really need are speakers, speakers, speakers! No, not those cool, tiny, cube-like Bose speakers. They mean presenters. If you've never presented...
  • Blog Post: Congratulations to Jim Duffy, new RD for the Carolinas

    I just heard from my co-worker Brian that one of our local community members Jim Duffy has been awarded the position of Microsoft Regional Director . Brian put up a helpful post explaining the RD program , and I agree that Jim is a great choice. Jim's been very active for a long time in a variety of...
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