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5/7/2008 jeffa

HUGE thanks to Sergey Barskiy and his company Magenic for providing pizza and sodas for tomorrow night's meeting.

Magenic Technologies is a premier software development company building solutions that give our clients the advantage.  Magenic's team of developers and consultants combine business and technical expertise to provide advice to a wide variety of clients, ranging from ISV's to innovative Fortune 1000 companies.  With regional offices located in Atlanta , Minneapolis, the greater Boston area, and the San Francisco Bay area, Magenic works with clients internationally as well as in the United States.


4/21/2008 jeffa

Very important announcement!

The location of our first meeting (May 8, 2008) is changing from the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Building to our new home at Gwinnett Technical College, Building 100, Room 401.

Click here for the Gwinnett Tech website showing the map for finding the campus.

Click here for maps of the campus showing our meeting place.

Everything else will remain the same. 

Our thanks to the facilites folks over at the Hall Of Justice, but Gwinnett Tech is a much better fit for us. We have confirmed all our dates through the end of the year, so we are ready to rock and roll!

We'll be sending out an email to everyone who registered in a couple of days.

First Meeting

4/8/2008 jeffa

Our first meeting will be May 8, 2008 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at the Gwinnett Justice And Administration Building (let's call it "The Hall Of Justice"), Conference Room A Gwinnett Technical College, Building 100, Room 401.

Our speaker for the first session will be Doug Turnure from Microsoft. Doug is an excellent presenter and all around great guy who's presentation will be New features in WCF 3.5: REST, JSON, and Syndication.

 Here's the summary:

The web has become a huge set of connected data that adheres to a set of standards and protocols. The foundational aspects of the web are the importance of URI composition, the proliferation of HTTP GET, and the descriptive nature of the Content-Type header. Built on WCF extensibility points in the .NET Framework 3.0, WCF in the .NET Framework 3.5 includes first-class support for building services that embrace these tenets of the web. This includes building and consuming syndications, communicating with AJAX applications, Silverlight, etc. This presentation briefly describes the tenets of the web in more detail, then pivots to a detailed discussion of the new Web-centric features of WCF in the .NET Framework 3.5. 

The speaker for our second session will be Noah Subrin who lives here in Gwinnett and has created several developer courses and published several articles on in addition to being a Technical Lead at SRA International. His presentation is You Got The Silver (A Look At Workflow Services). Noah was one of the presenters at the Atlanta Code Camp back at the end of last month.

 Our agenda is as follows:

6:00 - 6:30: Meet and greet
6:30 - 6:40: Intro and announcements
6:45 - 7:45: WCF 3.5: REST, JSON, and Syndication - Doug Turnure
7:45 - 8:00: Break
8:00 - 9:00: You Got The Silver (A Look At Workflow Services) - Noah Subrin

Please note that we aren't allowed to serve food in The Hall Of Justice We still aren't planning to serve food at this meeting, so be sure to grab something beforehand! 

Please RSVP to let us know you are coming so we have an idea of how many people we need to accomodate. Go to  to register.