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PDC10 Viewing Party

10/20/2010 jeffa

Microsoft is hosting a PDC10 Viewing Party at their offices in Alpharetta on Thursday, October 28.

Register now at this link (and see details) to hang out with Microsoft and watch live streaming of the keynote addresses and sessions then stick around for interactive sessions with local experts.


Pictures Of PDCs Past




9:30 AM-10:00 AM

Check-in, breakfast

10:00-10:15 AM


10:30-11:30 AM

PDC10 Session 1 – presented live, in-person!

11:30 AM-Noon


12:00pm - 2:00pm

Live Stream Keynote

2:00pm - 2:30pm


2:30pm - 3:30pm

Live Stream Session #1

3:30-4:00 pm

Raffle and Closing for those who need to leave / Break for those who will stick around

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Ask the Experts

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Live Stream Session #2 OR

Open Space OR Local Panel of Experts. Who knows?! It’ll be good, though!!

6:00pm -6:15pm


6:15pm - 7:15pm

Live Stream Session #3 OR

Open Space OR Local Panel of Experts. Again, who knows?!!

7:15pm - 7:30pm


7:30pm - 8:30pm

Live Stream Session #4 OR

Open Space OR Local Panel of Experts. You have to come to find out!



2010 Contest Winners

10/15/2010 jeffa

Our 2010 contest was a huge success!

This year's contest was to write an app for the new Windows Phone 7.

Thanks to our contestants, voting members and especially MVP Sergey Barskiy who provided our grand prize which was an MSDN license!

First Place: Sam Davison

Our first place winner was Sam Davison who wrote a Silverlight app for geo-tagging and sharing information about interesting places. In the pictures we see GGMUG President Jeff Ammons presenting the prizes to the winners.

First Place Winner Sam Davison

Second Place: Richard Rhodd

Our second place winner was Richard Rhodd who wrote an XNA game based on Star Trek.

Second Place Winner Richard Rhodd

Thanks again to everyone who participated!

Annual Contest Tonight! (10/14/2010)

10/14/2010 jeffa

Contest Is Tonight!

Don't miss our annual GGMUG contest tongiht! (10/14/2010)

Our contest for this year is a Windows Phone 7 coding contest. Come tonight to see what our entrants built and vote for your favorite.

We'll be in our usual place at our usual time: 6:30 PM in room 401 of Building 100 at Gwinnett Technical College.

I hope to see everyone tonight to cheer on our contest hopefuls.

Developer Launch Event

Sign up now if you are interested in attending the 2 day Developer Launch event on October 21 and 22 at the World Congress Center.

For full details see Glen Gordon's blog.

Windows Phone 7 Screen Shot of People Hub

Big News For October 2010

9/23/2010 jeffa

Two Meetings In October!

iPhone Development With MonoTouch

The first meeting will be on Thursday, October 7, and feature Wallace McClure speaking about developing for the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch using .Net via the MonoTouch toolset.

Wally is a well known author and speaker from the Knoxville area who has spoken to GGMUG before. He's always a good speaker and it seems the whole world is crazy for those iDevices. This is your chance to learn to develop apps for them using the tools you know and love.

Windows Phone 7 Development Contest

The second meeting will be our annual contest! It will be held the following Thursday, October 14.

This year our contest is to see who can develop the best Windows Phone 7 app. As in past years the rules are simple: you must have attended at least one previous GGMUG meeting, you must be present to win and the vote of the group that night is final.

We have some great prizes this year too! MVP Sergey Barskiy of Magenic has donated a FULL BORE MSDN license! That's a HUGE prize. We will also have some other cool prizes for the other winners.

Both meetings will start at 6:30 PM as usual and be held in room 401 of Building 100 at Gwinnett Technical College.

Sign Up For GiveCamp Atlanta

Make sure you sign up for GiveCamp Atlanta at the new website.

The event will take place over the MLK Holiday weekend (1/14-1/16/2011), but we have leadership and other planning positions available NOW. We need lots of people to pull this one off.

If you would like to be a leader or help out, register on the website or send me an email at

This is a great way to give back to the world using the skills you use every day. It will also be a ton of fun!