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.NET UG: Social Networking. Building a Twitter App in VB.NET

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.NET UG: Social Networking. Building a Twitter App in VB.NET

Time: April 15, 2009 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: OceanIT Conference Room
Street: 828 Fort Street Mall, Suite 600
City/Town: Honolulu, HI
Website or Map:…
Phone: 528-5858
Event Type: meetup
Organized By: Mike Fors
Latest Activity: Apr 15, 2009

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Event Description

Speaker: Chris Williams

Leveraging Social Media - Social networking sites, such as LinkedIn, BrightKite, Facebook and Twitter are growing at an incredible rate. In this talk, we'll take a brief look at some various forms of social networking and build a Twitter client application using VB.NET, WPF and the Twitter API.

Chris's Bio:
Chris Williams is a Technology Evangelist for Magenic. He is the founder of several .NET User Groups on the east coast, and most recently the Twin Cities XNA User Group and Twin Cities Developers Guild, both in Minneapolis, MN. He is a rabid blogger at, author of the very popular NINE Questions series and owner of the VB Community site His most recent project is the Charity Fragathon, a fundraiser event for Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

He's also a Visual Basic .NET MVP, MCT, MCSD (.NET) Early Adopter, MCAD, INETA Speaker, freelance game developer, occasional author, tech editor, conference speaker, vintage arcade game collector and INETA Community Champion. He also plays a pretty mean guitar in Rock Band.

Lastly, yes, the rumors are true, he loves Visual Basic so much he even named his dog VB.

As always, free pizza, drinks and door prizes will be given away. Hope to see you there.

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