For ages Iâ€™ve been meaning to get more involved in the local .net community and really the whole tech community in Calgary. This last year was my ear of effort and Iâ€™ve been out to a couple of activities and a couple of groups which made me feel old and stupid(Iâ€™m looking at you YYC.js). As it turned out the Entity Framework Demi-God David Paquette picked this year to move to hotter climates leaving the presidency of the .net group here in Calgary open. Upon discovering this I immediately calledÂ Bradley Whitford and we launched an exploratory committee. I knew that Alan Alda was gunning for the same position but Bradley and I dug up some dirt on him and I coasted the rest of the way.
It wasnâ€™t a clean campaign but I won. Weâ€™ve also had a couple of other people join the .net user group executive and weâ€™ve managed to retain most of the old team to boot. It is a perfect mixture of the seasoned and the new.
Weâ€™re actively looking to increase our membership and our sponsors as well as our relationships with people looking to bring specialized training into town.
This season is going to
rockÂ be a jolly good time.
If you want to have a say in our topics or come out to any events be sure to join our brand new meetup site over atÂ http://www.meetup.com/Calgary-net-User-Group/.