Gnocode Overview

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This is the quick presentation given at the first meeting for gnocode.org

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  • Gnocode Overview

    1. 1. gnocode is New Orleans’ Community of Developers and Engineers
    2. 2. Why we are here • “I’m convinced there is a large number of software developers in New Orleans that don’t realize there is an entire community of other people in the city doing the exact same thing.” -- me
    3. 3. What we are about • Software development as an industry • There’s more to it than code • Creating a strong, visible and local community
    4. 4. Who’s invited • Anyone who participates in the technical aspects of software in the New Orleans • Programmers • Interface and Web Designers • Database and Network Administrators • Project Managers (the serious ones)
    5. 5. Our Focuses • Community • Education • Networking • Service • Fun
    6. 6. Community • Get to know other developers • Learn from each other • Let the world know NOLA writes code • Stackoverflow Dev Days
    7. 7. Education • Talks from members and guests • Share your knowledge or interests • Tell us what your group is doing • Keep them short (15 - 30 min) • But don’t dumb them down • (Promise it won’t become class)
    8. 8. Networking • Discover other companies/projects in town • Meet developers with different skill sets • Introduce people for the ‘the next big thing’ • Be neutral ground for other user groups
    9. 9. Service • BarCampNOLA ’09 • Was awesome • Let’s do it again • Hands on learning from each other • Give back
    10. 10. Special Events • Code competitions • Hash Table • Pick a controversial topic and ‘hash’ it out over dinner • Other People’s Problems (each event) • Let the group suggest solutions • Fast Track • Help others dive into new technologies
    11. 11. Webspace • Meat-space only gets us so far. • nolainteractive.com IRC channel • Options? • Facebook? • Ning? • Wordpress site?
    12. 12. What do you want?

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