The first meeting for Hub City NUG will be held on August 26th on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi at the Liberal Arts Building Room 205 starting at 7:00 PM with refreshments starting at 6:30 PM. The topic for this month is “Visual Studio Tips and Tricks”! Our presenter, Sara Ford, is famous for her series of tips and tricks for Visual Studio and has produced literally hundreds of them. Things you probably never knew about! This is going to be a great talk for people new to the .Net platform as well as the veterans.

We are fortunate to have Sara Ford from Microsoft in the area who will kick off this first meeting and it is a great topic to get things started. If you are a student in the area and have always wondered what life is like at Microsoft, Sara will be glad to fill you in. These days she spends most of her time promoting open source software within Microsoft, and they still let her keep her job!

A special thanks to the Office of Professional Development and Educational Outreach for working with us to provide a location for Hub City NUG. We are excited about this great partnership to be able to work with an organization that is committed to building community and growing technology in Hattiesburg.

About The Presenter

Sara FordA native of Waveland, MS, Sara Ford is the Program Manager for CodePlex, Microsoft’s open source project hosting site. Prior to joining CodePlex, she worked 6 years on the Visual Studio Core Team. Her roles on the Visual Studio Core Team included running the Power Toys for Visual Studio as open source projects on CodePlex, testing the Visual Studio environment, and driving the effort to make Visual Studio 2005 accessible to developers who are blind or have low-vision. She continues to run the Visual Studio Tip of the Day on her blog.

Blog/Website: http://blogs.msdn.com/saraford