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  • 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: New website for Atlanta .NET

    Due to a DNS and/or domain registration snafu, the Atlanta .NET User Group has a new home on the web. http://www.atldotnet.org Join them this coming Monday October 27th for “Working with new ASP.NET features in .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1” with James Ashley from Magenic. See the site for meeting...
  • Blog Post: Road closings around the Microsoft Alpharetta office

    Just a heads up because many of you attend user group meetings at the Microsoft office in Alpharetta . When you are coming off of 400, you won’t be able to go west on Mansell to get there, because Old Roswell Road is closing beginning October 22. You’ll have to go east, turn left on Northpoint, then...
  • 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: Atlanta .NET User Group (ADNUG)

    Don’t miss tonight’s meeting of the Atlanta .NET User Group (ADNUG) where my co-worker Karl Rissland will be bringing us up to date on the world of BizTalk Server. See you then!
  • Blog Post: Sara Ford in the Southeast next week

    Following her appearance at devLINK , don't forget that Sara Ford , the Program Manager for Codeplex, is coming through the Southeast to hit a few user groups next week. Apparently, she'll be talking about Visual Studio tips and tricks. You don't want to miss Sara, she's a blast! August 25 - Birmingham...
  • Blog Post: August 26th – Visual Studio Tips and Tricks with Sara Ford : Hub City .Net User Group

    Don't forget that the nascent Hub City .NET User Group in Hattiesburg, MS is coming up in August. It's a lot of work to get a user group launched, so please come out to the first meeting to show your support and, if you are so inclined, look for ways to get involved! They have an awesome first speaker...
  • Blog Post: The Future of Data at the Atlanta .NET Users Group, Monday July 28

    The Atlanta .NET Users Group meets next Monday at the Microsoft office, and it seems to be that the theme for the meeting is "the future of data". First up will be Shawn Wildermuth delivering what promises to be an enlightening Q&A session on NHibernate's support for LINQ and ADO.NET Data...
  • Blog Post: Atlanta Microsoft Professionals Group - next meeting Monday, July 7

    I almost forgot to blog about the great lineup on Monday at the Atlanta MS Pros group meeting. In addition to some great local speakers like Dan Attis and Chris Rauber, we also have Alan Stevens coming in from Tennessee. Should be a great meeting! Atlanta Microsoft Professionals User Group
  • 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: New comprehensive website for finding Alabama IT Events

    Thanks to the diligence of the new president of the Birmingham Software Developers Association   Robert Cain , there's now a blog http://altechevents.com that is intended to be a central location for the IT community in Alabama to post and find technology events. Although the primary target is user...
  • Blog Post: Inaugural meeting of GGMUG was a blast

    Last week was the inaugural meeting of GGMUG , the Gwinnett, Georgia Microsoft User Group, and Doug and I stopped by to get things rolling. This group is geared towards folks that live on the northeast side of Atlanta, but certainly anyone who can make it is welcome. Traffic around here can be abysmal...
  • Blog Post: Next meeting of the Augusta Developers Guild - May 29

    The next meeting of the Augusta Developers Guild will be on Thursday, May 29th, 2008 at 6PM at Augusta State University. Karl Shifflett will be presenting Mole Visualizer For Visual Studio. It's a pretty exciting developer tool, and I guarantee you have never seen anything like what it can do! Check...
  • Blog Post: Rocky Lhotka at Atlanta .NET user group tonight (April 28)

    Don't miss your chance to see Rocky Lhotka at tonight's meeting of the .NET user group. Rocky is a fantastic speaker, and he'll be giving an overview of his CSLA framework and how it's been updated to take advantage of key .NET 3.5 features. The meeting is at 6 PM at the Microsoft office in Alpharetta...
  • Blog Post: New user group forming in Gwinnett county

    If you live in Gwinnett county and have been seeking developer fellowship closer to that area, there is a new user group forming. Doug has some links on his blog about the group, but their first meeting is May 8th, so come out and support the new group! dougturn's WebLog : Gwinnett, Georgia Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Resources for my WCF3.5/REST talk at Atlanta .NET User Group March 31 2008

    Thanks to all those who turned out for the meeting, despite it being basically on the heels of the Atlanta Code Camp on the 29th. I hope you got a lot out of the talk. Here are some resources that will help out as you explore the topic: The demo code was created by my colleague Rob Bagby, he...
  • Blog Post: New Augusta user group forming, come out and support them!

    The inaugural meeting of the Augusta Developers Guild will be held on Thursday, April 24th, 2008 at 6 PM at Augusta State University. Chris Eargle will be presenting on C# 3.0 (.NET 3.5). Come out and show some support for this new group forming in Georgia. About the Augusta Developers Guild The Augusta...
  • Blog Post: New Macon, GA User Group Forming

    If you live in the Macon area, there's a new .NET User group forming. They look to be a good group with plenty of energy. The first meeting is Monday, March 31 at 7:30 PM. My teammate Doug Turnure is speaking, so it will be a knockout presentation I'm sure! I'm trying to see if I can make it down there...
  • Blog Post: Monday January 28 is the next meeting of the Atlanta .NET User Group

    Come by the Microsoft office in Alpharetta for the monthly meeting of the Atlanta .NET User Group . You'll hear Doug Ware speak about ASP.NET and SharePoint integration. There will also be a short session on InfoPath 2007 basics. I won't be there unfortunately because I have to fly to Virginia. I'm presenting...
  • Blog Post: Greenville-Spartanburg user group - next meeting January 15, 2008

    The next GSP Developer's Guild Meeting is Tuesday Jan15th, 2008 at 6:00pm in room 142 at Greenville Technical College Engineering Technology building. Agenda: 6:00 PM Pizza and networking 6:30 PM Announcements 6:45 PM Presentation - "Finding and Landing that Dream Job" 7:30 PM Presentation - "Can they...
  • Blog Post: FarPoint roadshow coming to Alabama and Louisiana user groups (via Doug Turnure's blog)

    If you're near Huntsville, Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile or Baton Rouge, make sure to read Doug's blog post about the FarPoint user group roadshow happening in October so you can learn about some of their great products, ask deep technical questions, or give in person feedback on their products. dougturn...
  • Blog Post: Charlotte Enterprise Developers Guild hosts some Wintellect folks presenting Silverlight - Tuesday Aug 28

    The title says it all. Come see some great presentations about Silverlight by Steve Porter and Keith Rome from Wintellect. Visit the Guild website at http://www.developersguild.org/ for time and location. In addition, the group is holding a Salvation Army canned food drive, so dust off that tin of Spam...
  • Blog Post: Greenville/Spartanburg (SC) Developers Guild meeting coming up on August 21, 2007

    The next meeting of the GSP Developers Guild is Tuesday 8/21/2007 at 6PM at Greenville Tech and is being sponsored by INETA. Agenda: 6:00 PM Pizza and networking 6:30 PM Announcements 6:45 PM Presentation - "Windows Forms User Controls" 8:15 PM Prize drawings 8:30 PM Wrap-up Les Pinter will be presenting...
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