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  • 1. Great Lakes Area .NET Users Group
    May 19, 2010
  • 2. 2010 Executive Officers
    President – David Giard
    Vice-President – John Hopkins
    Treasurer – Kent Fehribach
    Secretary – Gerhard Weiss
  • 3. Webmaster – Chris Roland
    Day of .Net
    Shelly Noll,
    Richard Irwin
    2010 Volunteers
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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!
  • 6. Annual Sponsor
  • 7. Sponsors
  • 8. Sponsors
  • 9. Discounts for our members
    Manning
    www.Manning.com
    36% off
    Enter discount code “UG367”
    MSDN Magazine
    20% off subscription
    1 Year (12 issues) $35.00 $28.00
    2 year (24 issues) $60.00 $48.00
    (866)‐293‐3194
    Promo code: A0EUG1
  • 10. INETA Offers
    Pluralsight
    Free Guest Pass into the Pluralsight On-Demand! Library
    tinyurl.com/PSGuestPass
    Wrox/Wiley
    40% off select Visual Studio 2010/.NET 4.0 books to user group members through 6/30.
    See the list at ineta.org/offers U
    Use promo code WVS10
    O’Reilly
    45% off ebook purchases from O’Reilly for a limited time
    35% off print book purchases for user group members
    Use discount code DSUG when ordering online
    oreilly.com/store
  • 11. Supporting Members
  • 12. Supporting Members
  • 13. 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
  • 14. Any First-Time Attendees?
  • 15. 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
  • 16. 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.
  • 17. June Extravaganza
    Bill Wagner presents “Real World C# 4.0”
    Sponsored by New World Systems
    QdobaBurrito Bar
    Zune HD giveaway
  • 18. Upcoming GANG Meetings
  • 19. Other User Groups
  • 20. Upcoming Events
  • 21. Motor City Codeslingers
    • Pair Coding;Idea Exchange
    • 22. Wed May 266-9PM
    • 23. 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/
    TinyUrl.com/Codeslingers
  • 24. CafePress.com/MiGang
  • 25. Job Announcements
    • Local Job Openings
    • 26. Developers Looking for Work
  • Keeping in Touch
    www.migang.org
    www.migang.org/news.rss
    twitter.com/gangannounce
    bit.ly/GANG_LinkedIn_Group
    bit.ly/GANG_Upcoming_Meetings
    bit.ly/GANG_Google_Calendar_html
  • 27. 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
    Contest closes June 11
  • 28. Social Hour
    • Immediately following this meeting
    • 29. Not a sponsored event!
    Copper Canyon Brewery and Restaurant
    27522 Northwestern Hwy
  • 30. Fabulous Prizes!
    “Few things in life are more enjoyable
    than giving away stuff
    that somebody else paid for.”
    -David Giard
    GANG President
  • 31. Fabulous Prizes!