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Archive for September 2009

TechMixer University Call For Speakers Extended

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Good news, due to requests from some interested speakers we have decided to extend the call for speakers at TechMixer University for one week. The new deadline is Midnight, Monday September 28th 2009. Please see the original post at for the submission form and other info.

If you are interested in attending TMU, registration is now open! Just go to to register and get more info.


Written by arcanecode

September 22, 2009 at 10:33 pm

Rubyham Lunch Monday Sept 14

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Rubyham’s social lunch meets every other month. The conversations cover the latest technology trends and our favorite language Ruby! The next RubyHam lunch meeting is at the Cocina Superior, Monday, Sept 14 at 11:30am til 1:00pm or so.

Please RSVP to by 10:00 am before, so we know how many people to expect. Cocina can accommodate tables of up to 10 people without prior notice.

Cocina Superior 587 Brookwood Village in Homewood

Map to Superior:

Brookwood Village is in Homewood, located between Highway 280 and Highway 31, it’s next door to Brookwood Hospital. Cocina Superior is located in the outdoor shopping area (not inside the mall). It’s near the restaurant Brio. You can park along the street that runs between the restaurant and the mall, or park in the parking garage entrance just past the restaurant.

Written by Mr.G

September 11, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Posted in RubyHam

Social Networking for Modern Developers

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Hello All. I just wanted to extend an invitation to our next meeting. Please RSVP to if you plan on attending. If you or your company would like to sponsor an event please reply and let me know.
LANUG Meeting – Tuesday, September, 22 2009 6:00 PM
Richard Akers is a Technical Consultant with CTS. He has been a developer for almost 10 years now, in both the Java and Microsoft technology spaces. He just recently moved over to Mobile from across the bay, and working on a masters degree in Computer Information Systems at the University of South Alabama. When not working or at school, he spends most of his free time playing with his home network or crawling around cyberspace to find new and interesting uses for the Web. Rich is an avid user of Cloud technologies, with social networking accounts, blogs, and web services spread all over the net. Rich has been a part of LANUG since January ’09.

Topic: Social Networking for Modern Developers

Do you Tweet at work? How up to date is your Blog? When you hear the term ‘Cloud’, do you think of more than just a rainy day? Social networking, when used properly, has always been a valuable tool for any professional these days. However, the more connected we get, the more important these social networks become. I intend to discuss the pros and cons of social networking, highlighting various sites, tools, and activities on the web that every developer should be familiar with. I’ll talk about your blogs, why you should have them, and what you should or shouldn’t put on them. Time permitting, I might even be able to justify the existence of Twitter! By the end of the discussion, everyone should have a better idea of ways to use the cloud both personally and professionally.

Location: Mobile Information Technology (MIT) 651 Church St Mobile, AL 36602

Sponsor: CTS (

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Written by rduclos

September 8, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Posted in LA.Net

Out of Browser Experiences with Silverlight 3 at the next BSDA Meeting

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Local MVP Todd Miranda will be presenting “Out of Browser Experiences with Silverlight 3” at the Thursday, September 10th 2009 Birmingham Software Developers Association meeting. With Silverlight 3 developers are no longer tied to the browser.  Silverlight 3 introduces a new feature enabling a Silverlight 3 component to be run from a user’s desktop.  While this is a wonderful new capability, it comes with its own pitfalls. How does it handle when a user is not connected to the internet? How do we get updates installed on the client’s machine? How do we store any work the client did locally and sync with the network when available?  In this presentation, Todd Miranda will try to answers these questions and more.

Todd Miranda is a software engineer with over 20 years of experience in engineering software solutions. He has a passion for sharing the things he has learned with others and evangelizing about .NET. He is a Microsoft MVP in ASP.NET and continues to stay very involved in the developer community. Todd has presented at various venues and events including user group events, code camps, product launch events, and MSDN events. He is current on the board of the Birmingham .NET User Group and the Silverlight Nights User Group. Todd currently works as the .NET Development Manager for DAXKO in Birmingham, Alabama.

As usual the meeting will kick off at 6:30 pm with announcements then move into the presentation. The meeting will take place at the usual location, the New Horizons training center in Homewood Alabama.

Written by arcanecode

September 8, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Posted in BSDA

BUG.NET for Tuesday Sep 8 2009 – Why You Should Care About Dependency Injection

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At the next BUG.NET meeting Jeff Barnes, MVP, will be presenting Why You Should Care About Dependency Injection.
Over the last year, buzzwords such as Inversion of Control, Dependency Injection, and containers have become increasingly popular in the world of .NET development. However, many developers are still wondering what’s the big deal? Are you curious what these terms actually mean? Would you like to know why the concepts are important as well as how and when to apply them? If so, please join me for this practical and interactive discussion about how you can greatly reduce the coupling of your code and increase the flexibility of your application by leveraging these concepts. The Unity IoC Container will be used as a reference for this presentation, but the concepts are applicable to your container of choice.
The meeting will kick off at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, September 8 2009 at the local New Horizons learning center.

Written by altechevents

September 8, 2009 at 1:18 pm

Posted in Bug.Net