As we move forward in looking for speakers and content for our meetings it will be helpful to know how our group is made up. So if you are a designer, developer, or more business oriented select the role that you think best fits you so we can see how our group looks and perhaps better tailor the events.
LA SLUG is a group created so that interaction designers and developers can come together to learn about Silverlight, Expression and creating rich internet applications.
Co-Founder and beloved friend Microsoft Expression Blend MVP Victor Gaudioso passed in April, 2012.
You can see "Victor's Final Tribute" video here on Brian Laguna's XAML.TV: http://xaml.tv/2012/08/07/victor-gaudioso-final-tribute/ . Over 40 members attended just to watch a .pptx about him and pay their final tributes. At the end of the video, I said (it's difficult to hear me sometimes when I'm speaking freely) "I chose the theme song from "The Gladiator" movie because at the end of the movie, the sister to the Emperor of Rome passed her dead brother to go to Maximus, saying to the crowd "He was a soldier of Rome. Let's honor him. Victor was a soldier of Microsoft. Let's honor him."
David J. Kelley and Brian Lagunas took over all Victor's tutorials and domains and put them on a blog so it will last in eternity. You can find it here: http://victorgaudioso.blogspot.com/ and also every tutorial is on XAML.TV.
David Harris a well known developer, online marketing front man for MGM studios and celebrity blogger over at celebrity gossip page on meetup and has taken over the page to keep the dream alive. He also runs a east coast page dedicated to young aspiring professionals and visits both the east and west coast about 2 times a month. A few other meetups we recommend is ZURB and the Social Media Group Meet in Canada. We have also been able to lock down some great sponsors that have committed both monies and products/services to our members. So the next meeting will be completely paid for!
Code well and clean!
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If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please simply hit us up with your offer.
SourceForge is offering an extra 10% off sales to our members.
DevExpress provies LASLUG with money & software to give away.
X17 is kicking in $10 per person that shows up for any meeting!
Microsoft co-founded LASLUG & supports us in many different ways.
UI Controls for Silverlight & WPF
They are donating a copy of Silverlght & WPF Controls per meeting
Celebrity Gossip is donating $50 for any meetings we have.
Data Visualization for .NET, UI Framework for .NET
Wichita Webmasters offers free advice on web projects & server configs.
Discounts on their magazine subscription!
Celeb Media Group LLC. has donated a brand new lcd projector and screen!
CMS for ASP.NET with 1 yr. support
Code copyright protection, software licensing and litigation services.
We have done work for famous fix, so they have decided to donate to us!
Celebrity music gossip blog by Slippery Fingers all girls band in LA.
User from Code Cademy offering tutorials.
What's happening in the legal industry with new laws.
Celebrity news, rumors & gossip site donating $25 per meeting.
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