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Geekette's Blogette Trying to keep up with technology July 2008 Entries
RV.NUG Presentation - Unit Testing a Buggy Starter Kit
Testing the Casino The July meeting of the Roanoke Valley .NET User Group was one of the best ever! During the summer months, user group attendance is usually low. Therefore, we try to have meetings that are a little less formal and require less preparation for the presenter. This July we not only had a HIGH ATTENDANCE but we had 100% MEMBER PARTICIPATION during the meeting. Here's the formula: Take the Black Jack Starter Kit Add Bugs Deliver a brief presentation on Unit Testing in Visual Studio ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 16, 2008 8:09 PM

User Groups and Blogs
This is from the May 2008 RV.NUG newsletter User Groups and Blogs Keeping current with technology continues to be a daunting task, especially if your job does not lend itself to tasks that help keep your skills current. One way to benefit from the trials and tribulations of others is via blogs. The blog search engine Technorati indexes over 112 million weblogs. With 112 million blogs from which to choose, how can you determine which blogs to use? More importantly, how can you determine which blogs ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 16, 2008 7:44 PM

RV.NUG Annual -thon event
This is from the April 2008 RV.NUG Newsletter RV.NUG -thon event This June will mark the 4th annual RV.NUG -thon event. Just what is a -thon event? How did it originate? (Okay, perhaps you are more interested in "what it is" than a history lesson). A -thon event occurs during an RV.NUG monthly meeting. A presentation topic is chosen. However, care is taken to select a topic that can be easily segmented. The 75-90 minute presentation time of the meeting is then broken into five or six 15 minute time ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 16, 2008 7:43 PM

User Group Contributors Can Earn Credits
User Group contributors (not just the leaders, all of those members that pitch in and help in so many ways) often peform tasks for multiple meetings events -- their pay is $0. If they do a great job, we double their pay. Thanks to INETA and David Silverlight, there is now a way for these folks to track their contributions to the user group and the user community at large. The INETA Community Excellence Award program recently launched. They have tired to make it easy to record everything sending meeting ......

Posted On Monday, July 14, 2008 9:31 PM

User Groups and Community Colleges
Roanoke Valley .NET User Group (RV.NUG) has discovered that Code Camps have many benefits for the user group. One of these benefits has been the establishment and ongoing relationship with the local community college. Virginia Western Community College has been gracious and supportive by being the venue host for the Roanoke Code Camps. As a result of this relationship, the technology community has benefited in the following ways. Code Camp benefits Speakers from beyond the region come to present. ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 8, 2008 2:05 PM

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