[ubuntu-us-mi] [[Fwd: [a2geeks] Announcing Michigan GTUG]]

Greg Grossmeier greg at grossmeier.net
Wed Jun 24 19:58:08 BST 2009

Thought that maybe some of you would be interested in this. Would be 
good to get a solid FLOSS perspective in the group, in my opinion.

It doesn't appear that they have any physical meetups, instead just a 
bunch of google web resources to join (friendconnect, etc).

- Greg

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: 	[a2geeks] Announcing Michigan GTUG
> Date: 	Wed, 24 Jun 2009 08:43:40 -0400
> From: 	Timothy Fisher <timothyf at gmail.com>
> To: 	a2geeks at googlegroups.com
> After the 2009 Google I/O Conference, Google began an aggressive
> campaign to kick start Google Technology User Groups (GTUG).   I decided
> that it was an interesting idea and have begun to lay the framework to
> set up the Michigan GTUG.  Since the group has been announced on a few
> other mailing lists, we are currently at 24 members.  Google has a
> wealth of developer technologies currently available and they seem to be
> releasing something new almost every month lately.  I think that there
> is an excellent pool of technology to draw from to make for a very
> interesting user group.
> Some of the developer technologies that I could envision being covered
> by the group include:
> **
>      * Android <http://code.google.com/android/>
>      * Google APIs (Maps, YouTube, Search, etc)
>        <http://code.google.com/more/#products-products-accounts>
>      * Google Friend Connect <http://www.google.com/friendconnect/>
>      * Google Web Toolkit (GWT) <http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/>
>      * Google App Engine <http://code.google.com/appengine/>
>      * OpenSocial <http://www.opensocial.org/>
>      * Google Wave <http://wave.google.com/>
> **A nice thing about these technologies is that most of them support
> multiple languages and thus the group should attract a diverse audience
> with differing backgrounds.  This will be great for knowledge sharing
> and collaboration throughout the area.  Google also promises to support
> the GTUGs and have offered a "swag" package for the first meeting.
> Please take a moment to visit the GTUG website at:
> http://sites.google.com/a/gtugs.org/mi-gtug/
> Join the group by joining the mailing list at:
> http://groups.google.com/group/mi-gtug
> Finally, you can also follow the group on Twitter at:
> http://twitter.com/migtug
> Thanks,
> Timothy Fisher
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