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Message from the President

It has been slightly more than a month since I updated the Chapter blog page and there is a lot of great events coming up that I want to cover.

It was great having the Wheeling Park High School students at our March meeting. They gave a very interesting presentation. It is easy to see that the students are working in an environment that fosters learning. The teachers, Mr. Charles Hill and Mr. Mike Schehl have done a great job getting the AITP Student Club up and running. This is the only High School Club that we are aware of and we are very proud of that fact.

The upcoming April meeting is Past President’s night. Joe Krehlik took off with this idea and has done a great job Thanks Joe! I appreciate all of your hard work. It sounds like we are going to have over 30 attendees. I am looking forward to seeing everybody.

Our May meeting will feature Justin Siebert and Russell Dunkin, who will present a panel discussion on blogging. Being a fairly new blogger, I am hoping to pick up some good tips for my website. Justin has presented to our Chapter on numerous occasions and we are looking forward to what he and Russell have to say.

Also in May will be the Region 18 IT Con, the one day conference in Akron, Ohio. This event is being held on May 7 at the Holiday Inn – Akron West and is offering 3 tracts. The price is just $10 per tract. The website for the event can be seen at http://www.aitp-region18.org/ITCon/index.html.

The June meeting will be our fourth joint meeting with the Pittsburgh Chapter. Everything is shaping up to another great venture for both Chapters. We are meeting again in Washington, PA at the Cambria Suites on Racetrack Road. See the details on the Chapter website. We have two speakers for the event who will talk about Cloud Computing.

Coming up quickly is our second SQL Saturday on July 23rd. PASS has set up our website at http://www.sqlsaturday.com/80/eventhome.aspx and registration is open for attendees, volunteers and speakers. The event is being held at the West Virginia Northern Community College. This venue worked out great last year and we are very appreciative to be working with them again.

The meetings for the rest of the year are going to be very interesting and informative. There are going to be regular technical education sessions. I hope to see you all at the meetings!