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May 2012 Meeting - Development on Windows 8

May 7, 2012 11:17 by davec

We're meeting tomorrow night at 7p in the CS building (room 204) at Mercer. Our guest speaker is Glen Gordon, the Developer Evangelist at Microsoft. Come out to talk to Glen and to eat a snack or two. 

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"Getting started with Windows 8 development and HTML"

The next version of Windows, code-named Windows 8, will provide unprecedented opportunities for developers, designers and startups. The programming model for building compelling, connected, native apps that harness the full power of the PC will allow HTML5 and JavaScript developers to build native applications on par with Microsoft's traditional technologies. And the new marketplace for distributing these applications gives you a potential paying customer base of more than a billion people.

In this talk, you'll get a hands-on introduction to the next version of Windows, and see how the UI was designed to work seamlessly with a diversity of devices and form factors. We'll cover how to build and design Metro-styled applications, and connect you with tons of resources so you can capitalize on this new opportunity that brings your skills to the next level.

Directions to meeting:

http://bit.ly/mercer-macon-map


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Special meeting on Thursday

April 17, 2012 16:59 by davec

Macon .Net User Group is hosting Matt Trevathan this Thursday (4/19/2012) at 7pm. If you're in the area, you should come out. The meeting is at 7pm in the Mercer CS building, room 204.

Description: 

Having a mobile strategy and understanding the various approaches to mobile application development can help business meet their business goals by understanding the tradeoff between various mobile development approaches and how they effect a mobile strategy. This discussion focuses on the relationship between mobile strategy and the various approaches to mobile application development.

Mr. Trevathan is the Chief Architect for Mobile Solutions for the Interactive Solutions devision of IBM. He has over 12 years experience in the telecommunications industry and multiple patents centered on mobile devices and location based services. Mr. Trevathan has written multiple papers on various topics concerning innovation in development and he is currently spear heading the mobile strategy for engaging clients for IBM Interactive solutions. 

 



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Free Webinar: Microsoft patterns & practices one-day ONLINE symposium 2012

April 9, 2012 16:01 by zack

http://symposium2012online.eventbrite.com/


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Red Gate Webinars - SQL Source Control and SQL Compare

March 15, 2012 12:44 by zack

Red Gate is doing a series of free webinars on their SQL Source Control and SQL Compare tools.

Might be worth checking out if you do a lot of work in SQL Server. I know their SQL Compare tool is very nice.

http://www.red-gate.com/products/sql-development/sql-source-control/webinars

Some of their webinars have bonuses for anyone who signs up.


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PhoneGap presentation from March's meeting

March 13, 2012 20:36 by davec
https://docs.google.com/present/embed?id=df4f99w2_33fb5jj6dx

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Next User Group Meeting on the Mar 13th: An Intro to PhoneGap

March 4, 2012 20:56 by zack

James Trimble with give an introductory presentation on PhoneGap.

Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 at 7 PM

http://phonegap.com/

From the description on PhoneGap's website, "PhoneGap is an HTML5 app platform that allows you to author native applications with web technologies and get access to APIs and app stores. PhoneGap leverages web technologies developers already know best... HTML and JavaScript"

Basicly it is a framework for creating applications for mobile devices and targeting multiple platforms.

Jame's Trimble's Bio: He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2006, majoring in
Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. And then he graduated
USAF Undergraduate Pilot Training at Columbus AFB, MS in 2008.
Currently he's an Aircraft Commander on the E-8C Joint Stars and is
working on a Masters in Computer Engineering through the University of
Florida. He enjoys programming and electronics in his spare time and
has lately been focused on Android development.

There will be food and drinks for attendees.


Directions to meeting:

http://bit.ly/mercer-macon-map


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Thanks for coming to the January meeting!

January 20, 2012 15:17 by davec

Here's where you'll find the code and presentations. Our next meeting will be in March.

Here's Kyle Kelly's presentation on SQLite on Android: Android_SQLite.zip (125.79 kb)

Here's David Cameron's presentation on logging on Windows Phone 7: LogginForWp7.zip (1.07 mb)

Here's Laurie White's presentation on Your CS Teacher: http://goo.gl/VflN6

 

Others will be posted as they become available. 


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January meeting

December 22, 2011 09:38 by davec

The next meeting is on Tuesday (1/17/2012) at 7pm! This will be an Ignite-style meeting with several short presentations. If you want to present, please let me know. Update your social media. (:

So far, the confirmed speakers are:

Zack Moore

Kyle Kelly

David Cameron

 

The list of unconfirmed speakers are:

Dr. Laura White

Chad Brooks

James  Trimble


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November meeting

November 11, 2011 11:36 by davec

The meeting will be held Tuesday the 15th at 7pm in room 204 in the Computer Science building. There will be refreshments and door prizes. Come out and support the group!

 

 

Using threads to increase application performance of high latency operations

Description:

Many modern IO APIs feature Asynchronous IO routines which can be used to increase responsiveness and throughput, but sometimes we have to use synchronous interfaces. I'm going to present a simulation of a real problem I encountered communicating with a peripheral device and demonstrate several incrementally improved solutions which result in overlapping much of the latency for each operation. Additionally I will present a special purpose message queue created for this purpose and demonstrate its benefits over other message queues in this application.

 

Speaker bio:

Nathan Moore (Zack's brother) currently works at Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC) in the embedded software division. Before that he worked on firmware for Smart Grid devices.

 

The meeting will be in the Mercer University Computer Science building.

The street address for Mercer is 1400 Coleman AVE, Macon, GA

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=1400+Coleman+Avenue+Macon+GA

or

http://binged.it/nM6xny

That should bring you to the North entrance. From there try using this PDF of campus.

http://bit.ly/mercer-macon-map

The Computer Science building is #14 on the map at the corner of College ST and Elm ST. 


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jQuery Templates Slides and Code

September 20, 2011 22:39 by zack

I want to give a big thanks to Ritesh Kothari who gave a great presentation on jQuery Templates.

If you want more information on jQuery Templates, Ritesh has made the following available:

  1. Presentation video: This is a video of the same presentation given at a different event.

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