Friday, March 11, 2011

FLAIT Meeting at the Technological University of America

The Technological University of America's Provost/Vice President Kia Makki & Director of Marketing and Outreach provided our group with an introduction and tour of their facilities in Coconut Creek, just next to the North Campus of the Broward Community College. In addition to their various degree offerings in the IT area, TUA also offers specific training programs for most IT certification areas. Please contact Terry Suess at 954 529 6110 ( for any inquiries that you may have in this area. Please CLICK HERE FOR PHOTO'S of this event.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Palm Beach IT Users Group

This was the March 08 meeting of the Palm Beach IT Users Group. Hosted by Windstream.

This meeting, Windstream was introducing their new Hosted VOIP and Data Bundle. Technician Scotty Webb was on hand to explain the various details. Jennifer & Lynne were on hand to explain marketing and sales. Check out the PHOTO'S HERE.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fla Dot Net Activities

Above, Sam Abraham setting up for his presentation. This was both challenging and delightful. Our normal presentation inside was double-booked by a political event. The 'Casa Maya' manager gracefully offered us the outside patio and full support at that location. This included tablecloths over his front window for a projector screen to replace the flat-screen TV that we would normally use inside. Also, we had just had our first rainstorm in several months, which gratefully paused a few hours for Sam's presentation. Here was the 'Menu'.

Deerfield Beach Coders Cafe - 03/01/2011 - NuGet for MVC and Microsoft WebMatrix - Sam Abraham - Software Developer

NuGet (formerly known as NuPack) is a free, open source developer focused package management system for the .NET platform intent on simplifying the process of incorporating third party libraries into a .NET application during development. NuGet is a member of the ASP.NET Gallery in the Outercurve Foundation. In this session we will:
  • Discuss the concept, vision and goal behind NuGet
  • See NuGet in action within an ASP.Net MVC project
  • Look at the NuGet integration in Microsoft WebMatrix
  • Create a NuGet package for our demo library
  • Explore the NuGet Project site
  • Configure a NuGet package feed for a local network
  • Solicit attendees input and feedback on the tool
Sam Abraham is a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS ASP.Net 3.5/4.0) He currently lives in South Florida where he leads the West Palm Beach .Net User Group ( and actively participates in various local .Net Community events as organizer and/or technical speaker. Sam currently serves as secretary of the South Florida Chapter of the International Association for Software Architects (IASA) and is a member of the INETA Speaker’s Bureau. He also serves as Director of Electronic Communications and as Mentoring Project Manager at the South Florida Chapter of the Project Management Institute ( Sam finds his passion in leveraging latest and greatest .Net Technologies along with proven Project Management practices and methodologies to produce high quality, cost-competitive software. Sam can be contacted through his blog:

Thanks to our friends at Consultis for sponsoring this event!