Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Announcing the MWLUG 2015 Thursday Social Event

We are please to announce that the MWLUG 2015 Thursday Evening Social Event is:

The comedy, "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare" in 2 hours at the The New American Shakespeare Tavern.  Dinner will be provided along with this comedy.  

The bus will leave immediately from the hotel after the last Thursday session.  The bus will make a number of trips to bring everyone to and back from the Ritz-Carlton.  Please note though it is not far from the hotel, but it has been advised that you take the bus to the theater and not walk.

So if you are coming to MWLUG 2015, come join us and learn and have a bit of fun.  Registration is still open go to: http://mwlug.com/mwlug/mwlug2015.nsf/Register.xsp






Thursday, July 23, 2015

MWLUG 2015 Session Schedule Now Online

It took me most of the night until 2:00 AM, but the MWLUG 2015 Session Schedule is now online. 

http://mwlug.com/mwlug/mwlug2015.nsf/Schedule.xsp


With 53 sessions MWLUG 2015 will be biggest MWLUG ever.  So get registered and we will see you in Atlanta.

http://mwlug.com/mwlug/mwlug2015.nsf/Register.xsp


With 53 sessions and a registration fee of $50 USD, that is less than $1 a session.  How we can do this?  Great volunteers and great sponsors from our community plus incredible speakers who devote their own time and resources to educate and help our community.





Tuesday, July 14, 2015

MWLUG 2015 - Wednesday Social Event

If you are coming to MWLUG 2015 and would like to join us for the Wednesday Social Event, we will be going to the Coca-Cola Museum which is 4 blocks away from the Ritz-Carlton hotel.  We will be meeting at the hotel lobby at 9:15 and walking over.  The cost of the event is $16 for 13 yrs old to adults and $12 for 3 yrs to 12 yrs.  The museum openings at 10:00 AM.  We will be officially returning at 12:00 PM.

For more information: https://www.worldofcoca-cola.com/

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Announcing the MWLUG 2015 Community Outreach Recipient

Louis Richardson will be presenting on Thursday, August 20, 2015 the MWLUG Keynote presentation "The Greater Good of Social Collaboration." This unique session brings to light the power of social collaboration in helping yourself and others. As members of the IT community, we are also an important part of our local community. Through the MWLUG 2015 Community Outreach Program, we are raising money for organizations that help the local community. Each year we identify an organization in which our contribution would have the greatest impact on the local community of the host city.

Over the years we have raised funds for a number of local food banks and the Salvation Army.  I am please to announce the MWLUG 2015 Community Outreach Recipient is the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Thanks to the generosity of the Ritz-Carlton, we will be raffling off a weekend stay at the Ritz-Carlton Downtown Atlanta as the grand prize. Please take the opportunity to help the local community. Each raffle ticket is $10 and you can buy them at the registration desk starting Thursday morning. We will announce the winners during the lunch on Friday.

Atlanta Community Food Bank

The Atlanta Community Food Bank is one of the largest hunger relief organizations in the Southeast. We support a network of 600 partner nonprofits - community and faith-based organizations - across 29 counties in greater Atlanta and north Georgia. Together, we connect over 750,000 people each year with more than 60 million pounds of food – or more than 50 million meals. But our work isn’t just about food – it’s about community change. We engage, educate and empower the community to fight hunger. The transformational change we catalyze in the community leads to transformational change in the lives of our clients. In addition to food distribution, we also provide several programs throughout the community: Community Gardens supports neighborhood gardens around the city; Kids In Need provides free school supplies to low-income schools and students; Benefits Outreach assists people with public benefit eligibility; Hunger 101 educates the community about hunger and poverty; and our volunteer program provides the community opportunities to participate in local service events and onsite food sorting in our Product Rescue Center.

www.acfb.org

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Louis Richardson, aka Story Teller Presents the MWLUG 2015 Thursday Keynote Session

MWLUG 2015 is becoming the best conference that we have ever organized.  We are happy to announce that the Story Teller, Louis Richardson from IBM will be presenting the MWLUG 2015 Thursday Keynote Session. The keynote session will happen during the Thursday lunch, August 20th, 2015. So don't skip lunch on Thursday or you will feel sorry that you did.

Louis will be presenting "The Greater Good of Social Collaboration." This unique session brings to light the power of social collaboration.  So come to this Thursday session and have a great lunch, listen, and learn.

Louis Richardson

Louis serves as an IBM Storyteller & Enthusiast around the topics of Social Smarter Work. In this role, he has the privilege to meet with leaders around the world who are interested developing a social business culture within their organizations. These conversations provide Louis with a broad exposure to the practical and business relevant impact that social software is having on today’s businesses. And while the topic of social smarter work can be complex, Louis uses his conversational and story-telling style to relate to non-technical audiences. He is often called on to share his stories and insights at conferences, workshops and through his social network. www.creativitycrisis.com