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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: . 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: 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! 

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SourForge, FamousFix, Microsoft, ComponentOne, CelebrityGossip, Bing, WichitaWebmasters, MSDN, SexTape, JosephHollander, DevExpress, X17Mag, ComponentArt, PureVolume, BustedCelebrity

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Our Sponsors

  • SourceForge

    SourceForge is offering an extra 10% off sales to our members.

  • DevExpress

    DevExpress provies LASLUG with money & software to give away.

  • X17 Online

    X17 is kicking in $10 per person that shows up for any meeting!

  • Microsoft

    Microsoft co-founded LASLUG & supports us in many different ways.

  • VIBlend

    UI Controls for Silverlight & WPF

  • ComponentOne

    They are donating a copy of Silverlght & WPF Controls per meeting

  • Celebrity Gossip

    Celebrity Gossip is donating $50 for any meetings we have.

  • ComponentArt

    Data Visualization for .NET, UI Framework for .NET

  • Wichita Web Design

    Wichita Webmasters offers free advice on web projects & server configs.

  • MSDN Magazine

    Discounts on their magazine subscription!

  • Sex Tape

    Celeb Media Group LLC. has donated a brand new lcd projector and screen!

  • Kentico CMS

    CMS for ASP.NET with 1 yr. support

  • Legal Services

    Code copyright protection, software licensing and litigation services.

  • Famous Fix

    We have done work for famous fix, so they have decided to donate to us!

  • LA Music Gossip Blog

    Celebrity music gossip blog by Slippery Fingers all girls band in LA.

  • Code Cademy

    User from Code Cademy offering tutorials.

  • Lawyer Blog

    What's happening in the legal industry with new laws.

  • Busted Celebrity

    Celebrity news, rumors & gossip site donating $25 per meeting.

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