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2011 GANG Goals Cultivate Ownership In Group Continue to Attract High-Quality Speakers Support and Connect with other Area User Groups Average 60 attendees per meeting Increase supporting membership by 15% Increase Monetary Sponsorship by 10% Make it an event
2011 Membership Drive February – June 2011 1 Entry for each meeting attended 1 Entry for each new guest you bring* 1 Entry for each time Codeslingers attended Grand prize drawing at June meeting Grand Prize: Xbox Kinect * A new guest is someone who has not attended a GANG meeting in the previous 12 months
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. At each Codeslingers, write your name and address on the attendance sheet. For each GANG meeting or Codeslingers you attend between February and June 2011, you will receive an entry into a drawing. For each new guest you bring to a GANG 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 an XBox with Kinect. You must be present at the June meeting in order to win.
Any First-Time Attendees?
Upcoming GANG Meetings * co-sponsored by the Detroit Cloud Computing Group
Other User Groups
Upcoming Events * = tentative
Special Interest Groups (SIG) Gerhard Weiss
Motor City Codeslingers
Pair Coding, Idea Exchange, Tech Book Exchange
Wed May 46:30-9PM
Epitec Offices, 24800 Denso Dr. Suite 150 Southfield, MI 48033
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/ TinyUrl.com/Codeslingers Codeslingers@migang.org
Local Job Openings
Developers Looking for Work
Mark the Date!
Saturday October 1
Tentative Speakers Bill Wagner Patrick Steele Darrell Hawley Josh Holmes Richard Hale Shaw Godfrey Nolan Drew Robbins Martin Shoemaker
Next Month Jennifer Marsman Presents Programming Internet Explorer 9 May 18, 2011
Immediately following this meeting
Not a sponsored event!
Maps are located on the counter in back of the room.
Copper Canyon Brewery and Restaurant 27522 Northwestern Hwy
Fabulous Prizes! “Few things in life are more enjoyable than giving away stuff that someone else paid for” -David Giard, GANG President