Gulf Coast .NET User Group  

Welcome back, GCDNUGnites!

Well, I think it’s safe to say summer is definitely packing it’s bags and getting ready to head out. We had a great season this year with lots of great meetings from national speakers and code camps (and ironically VERY little sun). Our August GCNDUG meeting was upstaged by a fantastic weekend at Code On the Beach in Jacksonville followed by the Atlanta Code Camp the following weekend. Both of these events were packed with speakers and topics that would benefit any developer. GCDNUG was represented in full effect and had a great time connecting with the SouthEast's .NET community.

"...and then I told the teacher 'See you in 9 months!'"

Now that the kids are back on the cheese-wagon and out of the house, it’s time for another .NET User Group meeting! This month’s topic(s) will be pretty polarized as I will be taking a look at some common programming mistakes and whatnot. I’ll review some best practices and some worst mistakes that will help all developers. Think of it as your remedial class after the summer because you spent a little too much time building that 2-story Slip-N-Slide ramp.

Following that, Mark West will be presenting on Big Data, Hadoop, HDInsight, and a lot of other funny big words while he takes us on a tour of managing large datasets in the cloud. He'll give us an overview of what Big Data is and how we can all live fuller lives by learning about it. We hope you can make it and heckle to your heart’s content! (Note: All hecklers will be required to present at the next meeting...)

"That, is you lower intestines!"

Next GCDNUG Meeting
Back to Basics / Big Data in Azure
9/18/2013 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Bit-Wizards Corporate Office 189 Eglin Parkway NE, Suite 201 Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 (map)
Upcoming Regional Events
Gulf Coast SharePoint User Group
9/10/2013 6:30PM
131A of Pensacola State College's all-new Navarre/Gulf Breeze Campus

Microsoft Developers User Group – Jacksonville
9/21/2013 9:00 AM
Florida State College at Jacksonville Downtown Campus off of State Street, 32202, Jacksonville, FL

Past Meetings (I know, the same list as the last newsletter...)
July 2013
Designing for Windows 8
Taking inspirational cues from Bauhaus design, International Typographic Style, and cinematography, the Windows 8 UI design style brings an application to life while presenting content clearly and beautifully. This session is intended to help developers and designers understand the design concepts and basic building blocks of the Windows 8 user interface.  In this session, you will be introduced to the principles behind this design style and learn how to effectively apply these principles in your applications.

June 2013
Windows Azure (with video!)
Windows Azure Overview / Windows Azure Mobile Services

May 2013
Angry Birds of Modern JavaScript Development
In this session, Angry Birds uncover concepts of modern JavaScript development.

If you have an idea for a topic or would like to speak, let us know here.

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See you at the nex meeting! And stay thirsty, my friends....

- Bryan

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