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Movin' My Blog: 2011 Style

7/17/2011 jeffa

Time to move my blog again. Every few years it's important to move a blog so you lose lots of readers. Minimizing readership is one of the keys to unsuccessful blogging.

The new site is

This time I'm using WordPress instead of WordPress has far more activity in the way of plugins, themes, etc.

I will likely convert the GGMUG site to WordPress at some point, but I have no idea when that will happen...

Let me know what you think of the new site.


reMIX South: August 6, 2011

7/14/2011 jeffa

Missed MIX? Don't miss reMix!

August 6th, 2011 at Marriott Perimeter Center.

Register by July 30th and it's only $30. Call it Thirty By Thirty. Or don't. Your call on what to call it.

Here's what their website says:


ReMIX South is an all-day event that brings designers and developers together to learn the latest technologies and best practices in our industry.
ReMIX South features four tracks: 
User Experience / Web / Mobile/Tablet / Kinect
Each track features a killer line up of some of the most knowledgeable speakers presenting relevant and exciting content in their respective fields. Get inspired, get engaged and take part in the future of the web.
This will be an excellent event so hop on over to the website and sign up!

July Meeting on 7/14/2011

7/10/2011 jeffa

Building Applications with jQuery Templates

Ritesh Kothari

jQuery has been one of the most successful and popular open source project. Microsoft's ASP.Net team has showed love by contributing support for templates.  In this session we will see how to format and render HTML strings from JSON  in the browser. And how to take advantage of templates to build  applications that are rich, maintainable, responsive and interactive.

Ritesh presented this session at the recent Code Camp Atlanta 2011. His presentation was standing room only with a room packed to bursting!

Ritesh Kothari has over 11 years of professional experience and has assisted companies such as Unisys Corporation, Keane Consulting and BCD Travel in building large enterprise- wide applications. He focuses on high-end consulting in the Atlanta region and specializes in Microsoft technologies. At present, Ritesh is consulting with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an Architect and Lead Developer building a highly scalable web-based solution.

Outside of work he is very active in local user groups, participates in GiveCamp, and has presented to Gwinnett Georgia Microsoft User Group, User Group and Microsoft Integration Architect User group on topics such as WCF and He enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife Neha and playing with 2 year-old daughter Riya.

We'll be meeting in our regular room at Gwinnett Tech. Building 100, room 401 at 6:30 PM

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone this Thursday!


Home Depot Is Hiring

Home depot has several openings for .Net developers as well as Java based positions.

If you are interested, please contact:

Rebecca Loughlin | Recruiting Consultant Talent Acquisition Information Technology
The Home Depot
p. 770.433 8211, ext 82694