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Gang Announcements February 2010


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Gang Announcements February 2010

  1. 1. Great Lakes Area .NET Users Group<br />February 17, 2010<br />
  2. 2. 2010 Executive Officers<br />President – David Giard<br />Vice-President – John Hopkins<br />Treasurer – Kent Fehribach<br />Secretary – Gerhard Weis<br />
  3. 3. How to contact us<br /><br />Board email<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
  4. 4. Gold Sponsor<br />Cash support for GANG<br />Monthly drawing for Telerik Premium Collection for .NET<br />RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX<br />RadControls for WinForms<br />RadControls for WPF<br />RadControls for Silverlight<br />Telerik Reporting<br />TelerikOpenAccess ORM<br />$1299 Value!<br />
  5. 5. Annual Sponsor<br />
  6. 6. Badge Sponsor<br />
  7. 7. Other Sponsors<br />
  8. 8. Supporting Members<br />
  9. 9. Supporting Members<br />
  10. 10. 2010 GANG Goals<br />Get members more engaged and involved<br />Increase meeting attendance by 50%<br />Increase supporting membership by 30%<br />Continue to attract high-quality speakers<br />Increase sponsorship by 100%<br />Finish year in the black financially<br />
  11. 11. Any First-Time Attendees?<br />
  12. 12. Membership Drive<br />January – June 2010<br />1 Entry for each meeting attended<br />1 Entry for each new guest you bring*<br />Grand prize drawing at June meeting<br />Grand Prize: Zune HD<br />* A new guest is someone who has not attended a GANG meeting in the previous 12 months<br />
  13. 13. Membership Drive<br />Fine Print<br />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.<br />For each meeting you attend (January-June 2010) you will receive an entry into a drawing.<br />For each new guest you bring to a meeting, you will receive an additional entry. <br />A new guest is one who has not attended a meeting in at least 12 months.<br />A new guest may be considered a guest of at most one member.<br />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.<br />No circular references allowed (aka, two new people can’t show up together and put that they were each referred by the other).<br />A drawing will be held at the June meeting. <br />The winner will receive a Zune HD, courtesy of Microsoft.<br />You must be present at the June meeting in order to win.<br />
  14. 14. Upcoming GANG Meetings<br />
  15. 15. Other User Groups<br />
  16. 16. Upcoming Events<br />
  17. 17. <ul><li>Pair Coding;Idea Exchange
  18. 18. Wed Feb 246-9PM
  19. 19. Biggby Coffee, 26185 Evergreen Rd.</li></ul>“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.”<br />Source:<br />Motor City Codeslingers<br /><br />
  20. 20. Job Announcements<br /><ul><li>Local Job Openings
  21. 21. Developers Looking for Work</li></li></ul><li>Keeping in Touch<br /><ul><li>GANG RSS News Feed
  22. 22. Google Stuff!</li></ul>Calendar: Look for “migang”<br />Groups: Look for “migang”<br /><ul><li>Visit
  23. 23. Twitter: @gangannounce</li></li></ul><li>Some good programs<br />Elevate America<br />Free IT Training from Michigan Works<br />BizSpark<br />Low-cost Microsoft software for small businesses<br />OakGovChallenge<br />Web and Mobile Dev contest for Oakland County<br />$10,000 in prizes<br /><br />
  24. 24. Fabulous Prizes!<br />
  25. 25. Social Hour<br /><ul><li>Immediately following this meeting
  26. 26. Not a sponsored event!</li></ul>Copper Canyon Brewery and Restaurant<br />27522 Northwestern Hwy<br />