Friday, May 09, 2008

Vijay as GLUGnet Education Director

Vijay Jagdale has been elected Education Director for GLUGnet, the Greater Lansing User Group for .Net (

I want to congratulate Vijay in his new position and wish him luck in his efforts to organize and run Certification Study Groups and other educational activities associated with the .Net platform.

Joe Kunk
GLUGnet President
Okemos MI

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Attending GLUGnet Flint tomorrow - see you there!

I will be attending the GLUGnet Flint meeting tomorrow. Last month we packed the room and let's do it again. Great presentation and great networking afterwards at Ruby Tuesday.

See my prior post for May 2008 GLUGnet Flint meeting.

Hope to see you there!

Joe Kunk
GLUGnet President

GLUGnet 2nd Certification Group has launched

GLUGnet has begun holding weekly certification study group meetings for the Microsoft Technical Specialist certification test #70-528 Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 - Web-Based Client Development.

We are meeting each Wednesday night at 6-7:30pm at the Gone Wired cafe at 2021 East Michigan Avenue, Lansing, Michigan. For this test, we will be going through the book MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-528): Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Web-Based Client Development. Approximently one chapter will be covered each week, with group review and practices tests after completion of the book.

This is the second .Net certification study group sponsored by GLUGnet. The first group had around 15 members and feedback was very positive - members felt that the group discussions on the topics of each chapter were very important in understanding the material better than could be achieved simply by reading the book alone.

For more information, contact the GLUGnet Education Director, Vijay Jagadale at jagdalev at gmail dot com.

Joe Kunk
GLUGnet President

LDODN calling

So am I planning a trip to London? Or suddenly lose my ability to spell? No, LDODN stands for the first annual Lansing Day of .Net Conference that is presented by GLUGnet on Saturday June 21, 2008.

This event will bring together 240 technical people to learn more about the latest technologies available around the Microsoft .Net platform.

Registration is open and space is still available. Visit the LDODN home page for more information.

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

We still have room for a few more Speakers. If you are interested in being a Speaker at this event, see the Call For Speakers.

Joe Kunk

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Attending West Michigan Day of .Net on Saturday May 10th

I love going to the the regional one-day user group conferences.

Usually held on a Saturday, they are a great way to learn about new technology, see old friends and make new ones. I have been known to drive up to 8 hours away to attend these events. Always well worth it.

I will be attending the West Michigan Day of .Net on May 10th in Grand Rapids, MI. See their web site for more information. This will be my second straight year attending this great event.

Joe Kunk

GLUGnet Flint MI Meeting for Thursday May 8

As President of GLUGnet, I wanted to let you know about our Flint meeting this month. Lansing MI GLUGnet will be meeting on May 22nd with a national INETA speaker. For more info on both meetings, go to the GLUGnet home page.

Joe Kunk

Date: Thursday, May 8

Place: New Horizons Flint, 4488 West Bristol Rd., Flint MI, 6-8 PM

Topic: What Can Visual Studio 2008 Do For You?

You may be asking yourself, "Should I upgrade to Visual Studio 2008? What does it offer that makes it worth it?" If you find yourself asking these questions, then this talk is for you. Find out what's new in Visual Studio 2008, including new projects, framework targeting and unit testing. Find out what new language features in C# and VB .NET will give you an edge over your competition. Visual Studio 2008 has a lot to offer and is the next step in .NET development.

Speaker: Eric Vogel is Membership Director for GLUGnet in Lansing and a software developer for A.J. Boggs & Company. He recently graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Engineering with a minor in Telecommunications and a specialization in Game Design & Development. He is a new developer in the Lansing community who is looking to make a difference.