The Orlando DotNetNuke® Users Group (ODUG) is not very old. We are still working toward finishing our second year as a user group. Our first meeting was February of 2008. However, it was several months later before we actually were able to claim our status as member of INETA. Well, a few days ago I was reminded of this, as there was a package that showed up for me at work.
Looking at the package, I was confused since it was from INETA. I wasn’t expecting any packages, much less one from INETA. When I opened it, I was greeted with a pleasant surprise. It was a mounted certificate, celebrating our one year anniversary with the INETA user group program.
For those of you who are not sure what that means… INETA sponsors user groups in a way that most other organizations cannot. It gives support in a number of ways to user group leaders. The most notable way they sponsor user groups comes in the form of flying in speakers. INETA provides two speakers per year, with all of their expenses paid. So far, we have only used one of these. INETA flew in Chris Hammond to us earlier this year. We are already planning to use our 2nd one in December of this year.
I have only one thing to say, “Thank you, INETA!”