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  • 1. Great Lakes Area .NET Users Group
    March 17, 2010
  • 2. 2010 Executive Officers
    President – David Giard
    Vice-President – John Hopkins
    Treasurer – Kent Fehribach
    Secretary – Gerhard Weis
  • 3. How to contact us
    www.migang.org
    Board email
    president@migang.org
    vp@migang.org
    secretary@migang.org
    treasurer@migang.org
    webmaster@migang.org
    pr@migang.org
  • 4. Gold Sponsor
    Cash support for GANG
    Monthly drawing for Telerik Premium Collection for .NET
    RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX
    RadControls for WinForms
    RadControls for WPF
    RadControls for Silverlight
    Telerik Reporting
    TelerikOpenAccess ORM
    $1299 Value!
  • 5. Annual Sponsor
  • 6. Badge Sponsor
  • 7. New Sponsors
  • 8. Other Sponsors
  • 9. Supporting Members
  • 10. Supporting Members
  • 11. 2010 GANG Goals
    Get members more engaged and involved
    Increase meeting attendance by 50%
    Increase supporting membership by 30%
    Continue to attract high-quality speakers
    Increase sponsorship by 100%
    Finish year in the black financially
  • 12. Any First-Time Attendees?
  • 13. Membership Drive
    January – June 2010
    1 Entry for each meeting attended
    1 Entry for each new guest you bring*
    Grand prize drawing at June meeting
    Grand Prize: Zune HD
    * A new guest is someone who has not attended a GANG meeting in the previous 12 months
  • 14. Membership Drive
    Fine Print
    At each meeting, be sure the GANG Secretary has recorded your attendance, your e-mail address and the names and e-mail addresses of any new guests you bring.
    For each meeting you attend (January-June 2010) you will receive an entry into a drawing.
    For each new guest you bring to a meeting, you will receive an additional entry.
    A new guest is one who has not attended a meeting in at least 12 months.
    A new guest may be considered a guest of at most one member.
    Once a guest has attended a meeting they are no longer considered new; However, they may increase their own odds of winning by attending more meetings and bringing new guests of their own.
    No circular references allowed (aka, two new people can’t show up together and put that they were each referred by the other).
    A drawing will be held at the June meeting.
    The winner will receive a Zune HD, courtesy of Microsoft.
    You must be present at the June meeting in order to win.
  • 15. Upcoming GANG Meetings
  • 16. Special GANG Meeting
    Monday April 26, 2010
    Cameron Skinner presentsNew Architecture Tools in Visual Studio 2010
  • 17. Other User Groups
  • 18. Upcoming Events
  • 19.
    • Pair Coding;Idea Exchange
    • 20. Wed Mar 246-9PM
    • 21. Biggby Coffee, 26185 Evergreen Rd.
    “This is an informal meetup of people interested in learning from one another. Bring your laptop and pair up with someone to work on an open source project, learn a new technique, or even dabble in a new language. There is no agenda or specific topic, just a time set aside for people to pair.”
    Source: http://mvwood.com/blog/bitslingers-4-6-2009/
    Motor City Codeslingers
    TinyUrl.com/Codeslingers
  • 22. Job Announcements
    • Local Job Openings
    • 23. Developers Looking for Work
  • Keeping in Touch
    • GANG RSS News Feed
    • 24. Google Stuff!
    Calendar: Look for “migang”
    Groups: Look for “migang”
    • Visit www.migang.org
    • 25. Twitter: @gangannounce
  • Some good programs
    BizSpark and WebSiteSpark
    Low-cost Microsoft software for small businesses
    Microsoft.com/BizSpark
    Microsoft.com/WebSiteSpark
    OakGovChallenge
    Web and Mobile Dev contest for Oakland County
    $10,000 in prizes
    OakGovChallenge.com
  • 26. Social Hour
    • Immediately following this meeting
    • 27. Not a sponsored event!
    Copper Canyon Brewery and Restaurant
    27522 Northwestern Hwy
  • 28. Fabulous Prizes!
    “Few things in life are more enjoyable
    than giving away stuff
    that somebody else paid for.”
    -David Giard
    GANG President
  • 29. Fabulous Prizes!