Hi Cheyenne! I found your site by way of a friend: Kevin Cully, with Cully Technologies who hosts a RealBasic UG here in Atlanta. Thanks for the warm welcome. I look forward to interacting with the community here over the coming months and years!
Thanks, for accepting my request. We used to have regular ,meetings last year , very sucessfull , attendees and panelist from all around Atlanta. This year we just caught up into few challanges of availbility of our Panelist , but we are working on it . Next Topic Advanced Analytcis
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You mentioned Stephon Cristol... How should I try and contact him? I tried using AUG search but couldn't find him through it. I also tried searching for him in the pyatl related pages. No success either.
A thought about the site: one thing that was really funny when I first looked at the Python user group page here:
seeing this: "(...) Currently it is the largest Python Programmers user group in the World."
and then this: "Members: 6"
And I just increased the counter by 1 today! :D
Currently I'm not part of ny user groups around here. A shame... But I intend to fix that up as soon as I get to Atlanta! ;)
Hey, look, I finally got your message from July. I'm on top of things, aren't I? We do meet every month, but usually have no December meeting. Very occasionally, we cancel a meeting. I enjoyed meeting you at SEUGLS. When I asked if you played college basketball or football, I was totatally forgetting you went to GT. So you said you played at Tech, was that right? Or was that high school ball you played. Can't remember. Hey, if you get tired of programming, you could always go be a pro wrestler! (Yes, I saw that tweet.)
Thanks for the comments. Our club has been around since 1981. We are always looking for interest from the local community to come to our meetings. Past speakers have included: Microsoft, McAfee, Gillware Data Recovery, Microcenter, Southeast Computer Forensics, we traditionally have a joint meeting with the Mac user group in December. We are always looking for speakers, and your experience with social networking might fit right in with our broad topic range. Hope to see you at one of our meetings.
Actually, it wasn't a personality issue. I didn't disagree with the management decision, since I was the only CF programmer in the whole organization. The new org aligned better with .Net so the shift was logical. Being a contractor, moving to .Net was not a bad thing. I had a significant background in .Net 2 and VB so moving to C# 3 and .Net 3.5 was a plus. In addition, it gave me the opportunity to build a data access object code generator under .Net that translated my access objects from CF to .Net.
Well, basically I was initially working for a group that wanted an entire middle tier system developed that was front ended by Flash and Flex3 . I wrote an extensive personalization system that had about 30k worth of cold fusion objects backended by mySQL. The manager of the group ran afoul of the VP and essentially got laterally moved. The group was reorged into another group where the manager of that group had an 'allergic' reaction to CF. Consequently, I had to port everything over to .Net 3.5 taking a REST subsystem and mapping that into WCF. So yes, it was defined by the job requirements. Of course, I haven't abandoned CF and have a huge investment in code generation software that I have developed (mostly CF Script focused).