OTUG for 2013
- Discussion Leader: All of us interested in the future of OTUG
- Date: November 20, 2012
- Meeting time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM Brainstorm session (with pizza delivered)
- Location: University of Saint Thomas, St. Paul Campus
- Room: Brady Education Center (BEC) - Room 113 at Univ. of St. Thomas
OTUG's current president, Brian Repko, will be leaving Minneapolis in 2013. We've never elected a vice president or next president - which we could do and continue on how we have. But before Brian leaves, this is a chance for us to brainstorm on what OTUG could be, how it could tie in more with the mission of our sponsor - the Graduate Studies Program of the University of St. Thomas, and take on bigger speakers and bigger topics. The vision is to have 3-4 speakers a year that fit in with what the University is doing in terms of big-data and analytics. Fewer speakers, more advanced topics - even moving beyond "Object Technology" to perhaps "Advanced Technology" - and yes atug.mn is available for our use if we want to rebrand.
So if we were an "Advanced Technology Users Group" - what topics and speakers would we get? How can we do this cost-effectively? What do you want the future of your group to be? What would separate us from the pack of users groups out there? Now is your time to share your vision and plan out 2013.
Object Technology User Group (OTUG)
OTUG is an umbrella user group spanning languages, methods, tools, and technologies for the software development community in the Minneapolis - St. Paul area.
OTUG exists to foster an environment for professional discussion and education pertaining to software development ecosystems; i.e., software development organizations and the contexts in which they operate.
Meetings are generally held on the third Tuesday of each month and are a mix of general and special interest discussion, open space, fishbowl and panel sessions, with periodic presentations by featured speakers.
Meetings are open to anyone with an interest in software development. You become a "member" simply by attending and participating. OTUG is a volunteer organization and we welcome your active involvement.
Please note that as these groups are managed by Yahoo, in order to join you will need a Yahoo profile. A Yahoo profile however can be used with any email address.
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