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Randy Walker Entrepreneur, VB MVP September 2008 Entries
Inaugural Harrison .Net User Group meeting Oct 21st 2008
I’m happy to announce that Brandon King has organized the first Harrison .Net User Group meeting for Oct 21st, 2008. The meeting will be held at Roosters BBQ, Google Map. AGENDA 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM Food and get to know each other 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Discuss forming the DNUG, including officers, meeting times and topics of interest for guest speakers ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 23, 2008 8:10 PM

Come catch me at Tulsa TechFest 2008, Oct 9-10th
Please join me in Tulsa on October 9th & 10th for the annual Tulsa TechFest event! I’ve had several people ask me about when I’ll be doing my Small Business talk again, which will be on Oct 9th at 1pm. If you are interested in starting your own software business, you won’t want to miss this! Here’s a brief synopsis: Join Randy Walker, owner of an ISV, as he leads an interactive discussion on his successes and failures of running a software business. We will discuss what’s needed to start a software ......

Posted On Monday, September 22, 2008 2:48 PM

Jonesboro & Harrison are getting .Net User Groups

For those living in the Northeast Arkansas / Jonesboro and Harrison areas, there will be two new .Net User Groups.  Details are still pending, but if you’re interested in helping form or attend the meetings, be sure to contact me.  Helping lead user groups is a fantastic resume builder, and as anyone can attest, the social networking aspects is the number 1 reason to get involved.

Posted On Saturday, September 20, 2008 11:29 PM

Memphis .Net User Group visit Sept 25th
For those in East Arkansas and West Tennessee, I’ll be visiting the Memphis .Net User Group on September 25th 2008. David Mohundro, the co-founder of the Fort Smith .Net User Group, will be presenting on PowerShell. You won’t want to miss this presentation, as there is some terrific tie-ins with Visual Studio. My main purpose will be to meet with the guys starting up a Northeast Arkansas .Net User Group in Jonesboro, Arkansas. If you’re interested, in helping out or attending the new NEADNUG group, ......

Posted On Saturday, September 20, 2008 11:23 PM

Child Labor, India, Soccer Balls & Walmart
As I sit here watching Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, I'm saddened to watch Indian children making soccer balls. I realize that the show is obviously over dramatized, but the reality is, there are children making soccer balls in India. So, how can any retail store, like Walmart, or the manufacturer, Mitre allow this to happen? The U.S. Dept of Labor International Affairs is specifically tasked with preventing this from happening. Walmart has rules and regulations forbidding the use of child labor. ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 16, 2008 10:19 PM

Nashville devLink Recap
One of the most interesting things about being a software developer is to see the entire undercurrent and subculture of the industry. It really makes it more visible at the local geek gatherings, regional and national conferences. This year I felt extremely fortunate to have been offered an opportunity to speak and help at the Nashville / Murfreesboro devLink conference. I honestly hadn't intended on going due to the 9 hour travel required, but when my good friend John Kellar reached out, how could ......

Posted On Monday, September 1, 2008 9:17 PM

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