For the first time, there will be a Regional Qualifier for the Florida Microsoft Speaker Idol contest on February 20th. This contest was announced a few months ago. Basically, you present a technical presentation on anything “Microsoft” for up to 10 minutes. User groups all over the state have been participating in this event, and that includes the Orlando DotNetNuke® Users Group (ODUG).
We held our competition at our December meeting where we had several ODUG members give us some great presentations. However, we rebranded our instance of the event as the DotNetNuke® Speaker Idol. :) We made sure to keep our version focused on DNN for obvious reasons, and it worked out really well. I had more compliments and feedback about this meeting than any other. Also, the attendance was very high. The competition proved to be stiff. We have 6 DNN presentations to choose from. In the end, there could only be one winner though. That winner was Darrell Hardy.
On February 20th @ 5PM, he will be going up against the winners from the Orlando .Net User Group (ONETUG), and the Lakeland .Net User Group to find out who is going to represent the Central Florida user groups at the state competition.
This should prove to be an outstanding event. It’s being held at the Tatame Tea & Sake Lounge, in Winter Park, FL. This place has been getting nothing but great reviews, so I am super excited! The place is run by the former ONETUG President, Jessica Sterner.
Following the Idol competition, we will be holding a .Net Jeopardy game, where you will be able to compete with your fellow user group members and members of the other user groups for many prizes. Put your .Net knowledge to the test, and show us what you got!
Roy Lawson, the President of the Lakeland .Net User Group, is bringing a grill and cooking up what he is telling us is “the best smoked chicken and ribs on the planet!” I don’t know about you, but I am going to definitely try those!
Now that you know what’s going on, make sure that you register to attend on the ONETUG website… See you there!
Register to Attend the Regional Microsoft Speaker Idol on February 20th @ 5PM