Category Archives: Announcements

June 13th: Nerds of Rock

Nerds of Rock 2013Instead of our regularly-scheduled June 13th lecture, we will be partying at the Wild Wing Cafe in Franklin, TN! There will be free food and drinks, a live “Nerds of Rock” band, and some awesome giveaways, like an iPad Mini and Apple TV!  If you sing or play an instrument, come prepared to jump on stage and jam with the band!

Spread the word, and use Twitter hashtag #NerdsOfRock2013 when tweeting to be entered in the drawing for the Apple TV!

WHEN: Thursday, June 13th, 6 PM to 10 PM

WHERE: Wild Wing Café, 545 Cool Springs Blvd, Franklin, TN 37067 [map]


ENTERTAINMENT: Nerds of Rock band starts at 7:30, open jam starts around 8:00


  • iPad Mini – Drawn at 8:30 from attendees
  • Apple TV – Given away at 8:00 from tweets over the next month with the hash tag #NerdsOfRock2013
  • $50 Best Buy Gift Card – Drawn at 7:30 from tweets with pictures of attendees on the stage making “rock and roll poses”.
  • Event T-Shirts – Given away all through the night from challenges posted on the @HollandSquare Twitter account.

No Meeting Tonight

Help spread the word. We will not meet tonight. Please treat your spouse, significant other, or newfound programming love to a special evening :)

Our next meeting is Thursday, February 21 at Vaco (map) on the first floor at their new training room at 6:00 PM. Bring your laptop, if you have one. Clay McKinney will lead us through building Web Services in ASP.NET.

Around the Community

Eric Johnson (Firefly Logic and Nashville Tech Council) has started a group on for high school programming clubs. If you are interested in participating, get signed up.

Co-op Talk Day – March 30
Watch the first 30 seconds of this video to learn why should consider giving a talk.

Code PaLOUsa – Louisville, KY – April 25-27

CodeStock – Knoxville, TN – July 12-13 - Call for speakers

DevLINK – Chattanooga, TN – August 28-30 - Call for speakers

No Meetings in December

It has been our tradition at NashDotNet to skip our regularly scheduled meetings in December so that everyone can focus on family and the holidays. Our next schedule meeting is January 10, 2013. We hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

See you in 2013!

Intro to Agile Night

The Nashville Agile User Group is putting on a FREE event designed to help developers and technologists learn more about agile software development. There will be presentations given on Scrum, eXtreme Programming, and Lean/Kanban. Dinner is provided, and there are some great door prizes, including box seats to a Predator’s game, an Apple TV, and a Kindle Fire!

When: Monday, March 19th, 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Vaco Office, 5410 Maryland Way, Suite 460, Brentwood, TN 37027

January 12 Meeting Canceled Due to Inclement Weather

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory starting at noon through midnight, indicating road conditions may become unsafe. After discussing among the leadership, we have decided to cancel tonight’s meeting. We do not like the idea of canceling our first meeting of the year, but it is much more important for everyone to stay safe. Live to code another day!

One of our goals is get better at communications and announcements from the group. If you haven’t already, please register on the NashDotNet Google Group, as this is currently our best method for sending out timely messages to all members.