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C++ Lesson 1 - 1/10/2012

1/10/2012 jeffa

NOTE: We will be in room 707 for this month's meeting.

Alex Tocitu will kick off a series of sessions to help those who are interested in getting started with C++.

Alex did a short intro session at our December meeting and due to popular demand will expand it into an occasional series. The first session will be our January meeting.

As always, everyone is welcome to attend.

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Fruit Cake Special - December 2011

11/17/2011 jeffa

Fruit Cake Special Meeting

Our December 2011 meeting will be a Fruit Cake Special.

That means it will be a grouping of 30 minute sessions that may or may not go together, but we pass around at the holidays. You know, like the proverbial fruit cake that has passed from one family to another since 1015 AD.

All the standard meeting details apply:

  • 12/8/2011
  • 6:30 PM
  • Room 401 of Building 100
  • Gwinnett Technical College

Our sessions will be:

Intro To C++

Alex Tocitu

Alex has done a great job with the talks he has given GGMUG in the past, and I am looking forward to his Intro To C++.

Microsoft seems poised to breathe new life into C++ with the coming of Windows 8, so now is a good time to start seeing what it has to offer.

Intro To CoffeeScript

Logan Gray

CoffeeScript is an up and coming scripting language that generates JavaScript. You can write very concise CoffeeScript and get good JavaScript.

Logan works with a variety of web technologies, so I look forward to hearing his take on CoffeeScript.

If you WERE going to eat a Fruit Cake, you'd probably want some coffee with it, right?

jQuery & ASP (Web Forms)

Jeff Ammons

Microsoft is shipping jQuery with Visual Studio for a reason: it's good.

The problem is that Web Forms doesn't play nice.

I'll walk you through some things you can do to make Web Forms behave itself.

November 2011 Meeting: Legend Of Lambda

10/13/2011 jeffa

Real post-Halloween treat coming for the November meeting!

Chris Eargle will be presenting Legend Of Lambda.

Legend Of Lambda

Lambda expressions are a powerful feature of C#, one that can be wielded for good or evil. Attend this session for an adventure through the evolution of the C# language, from the depths of the delegate keyword to the expressiveness of the lambda expression. Chris will show you how anyone can easily learn to wield and empower code with lambda expressions. It's dangerous to go alone! Take this: =>.

Chris EargleChris is a Telerik Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional – C#, and two-time INETA Community Champion from Columbia, SC, USA. He has over a decade of experience designing and developing enterprise applications, and he runs the local .NET User Group: the Columbia Enterprise Developers Guild. He is a frequent guest of conferences and community events promoting best practices and new technologies. His blog,, has been featured on ASP.NET, MSDN, and Reddit. 

2011 Contest: Team Programming Challenge

9/25/2011 jeffa

Sign up NOW!

OK, now that I have that out of the way...

October 13, 2011, is the night of our annual contest. This year it will be a Team Programming Challenge: EXTREME!

Well, not that extreme.

Teams of 2-4 will compete in a series of challenges to see who wins bragging rights and fabulous prizes.

We have a limit of 5 teams, so if you are interested SIGN UP NOW!!!

Shoot an email to me to let me know you want to compete, TODAY!

Here's a picture from last year's NON-Extreme Challenge: