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Microsoft .NET LogoA few years ago, Seth and I worked on establishing a Sioux Falls .NET User Group (DNUG) meetings to coincide with some of the Mitchell DNUG meetings. The meetings were quite successful when we had them, but they were pretty inconvenient for some of the Mitchell attendees.

Over the last few months, apparently Seth had been working with some of the guys from the Mitchell DNUG to restart a Sioux Falls user group, and the first meeting was tonight. After previously attending the SD Geeks meetings earlier this year, this meeting hands-down blew them out of the water. It was a real presentation, showing real content. No fluff, no product pitch. Just a fun technology with some demonstrations, and some good conversation.

The presentation was called “jQuery 101” and was presented by Rod Paddock of CodeBetter.com. I hadn’t really had much exposure to jQuery, but after the meeting I have to admit — it’s pretty awesome. Nothing really difficult or crazy, just really useful and handy.

Rod had mentioned that he was going to post his presentation slides and sample code online, but I was able to find them in advance from his previous jQuery 101 presentation at another User Group meeting. So if you’re interested, you can download both:

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The presentation really makes me hope we continue to have Sioux Falls DNUG meetings, as I really don’t want to travel to Mitchell for them. The attendance was decent for a first meeting — I guess we’ll find out more at the next conference, which should hopefully be in August sometime.

Comments

4 Responses to “Sioux Falls .NET User Group – jQuery 101”

  1. mike on June 29th, 2010 3:05 pm

    Yeah. I realize this was a late post, but I wanted to make sure I said something about the group — even if it is a week late.

  2. seth on June 30th, 2010 1:17 am

    Heh, I organized the freakin thing and I still need to post about it (I did mention it on twitter at least). The other awesome thing about jquery is that it typically works across browsers extremely well.

  3. m!les on July 26th, 2010 1:14 am

    jQuery has become the JavaScript library of choice at work. I’ve played with the others, but jQuery just clicked for me right away. I’ve really come to respect John Resig, who started the project, for the work he’s done with (and the knowledge he has of) JavaScript.

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