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GGMUG Alert: December Meeting Thursday the 10th

12/2/2009 jeffa

We really have a treat in store for this month's meeting.

Cliff Jacobson will be giving us a recap of what he saw at PDC (Professional Developers Conference) a couple weeks back in Los Angeles.

There were lots of announcements at that conference, and Cliff will give us the low down.

The meeting will be at the regular time and place: 6:30 PM in Room 401 of Building 100 at Gwinnett Tech.

I hope to see all of you there for our FINAL MEETING OF 2009!

Microsoft User Group Party

Don't forget the Microsoft User Group Holiday Party on Monday the 7th!

For more information and to register (required) go to

Don't forget to bring an unwrapped toy for toy's for tots!

GGMUG Alert: Geek Dinner With Rocky Lhotka (Creator of the CSLA Framework)

11/24/2009 jeffa

Magenic has been one of our sponsors since day 1 of GGMUG, and they are hosting a special event I think you will want to know about!

Geek Dinner With Rocky Lhotka

Please join us for a geek dinner with Rocky Lhotka. The event will be held at 5 Seasons Brewing in Alpharetta on Tuesday December 1st at 6:30 PM.

Rockford Lhotka is the creator of the popular CSLA .NET development framework, and is the author of numerous books, including Expert C# 2008 Business Objects and Expert VB 2008 Business Objects.

He is a Microsoft Regional Director, MVP and INETA speaker. He contributes to several major magazines and regularly presents at major conferences around the world. Rockford is the Principal Technology Evangelist for Magenic a company focused on delivering business value through applied technology and one of the nation's premiere Microsoft Gold Certified Partners. For more information go to

User Group Holiday Party

11/22/2009 jeffa

Microsoft is sponsoring a party for local User Groups on December 7 at their offices in Alpharetta. You MUST register to attend, so go to to find out more and to register.

I attended last year and it was a good time. This is a chance to meet folks from other user groups and not just Microsoft related ones.

I hope to see you there!

November 12th Meeting Coming Up

10/30/2009 jeffa

November Meeting On The 12th

This month we're doing another short session meeting. We have a couple volunteers already, but we could use one more. If you are interested, just let me know and I'll put you on the agenda.

Normal meeting stats: Gwinnett Tech, Bldg. 100, Room 401 @ 6:30 PM.

Speaker Idol Winners!

Congratulations to our Speaker Idol winners! And thanks to our Judges!

First place winner was James Ashley. Second place was Alan Hecht and Third place was Ritesh Kothari.

Thanks to everyone who competed!

Special thanks to our Judges: James Wooley, Cliff Jacobson and Sergey Barskiy.

Augusta Codecamp

Nov. 7 is the Augusta Codecamp. Several speakers are familiar to GGMUG members including me (Jeff), Jason Rainwater, Jim Wooley, Glen Gordon, and Lucas Vogel. It's a bit of a drive, but I hope to see some GGMUGers there!

Southern Fried Roadshow

Speaking of Glen Gordon, he'll be hosting the Southern Fried Roadshow coming up December 8th at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to ADO.NET Data Services
  • Parallel Programming in .NET 4.0 - Much more than Threading!
  • Windows 7 and Windows Server – Exciting New OS Developer Features

Should be a lot of fun!

See You Nov. 12th!