We know there is a lot of pent-up demand for a .NET developer group in Tucson. We even tried to get one off the ground last fall - apologies to those of you who tried to get to it but ended up in the wrong place...

This time around, we have a Tucson local spearheading operations. Gordon Bennett of Web Data Corporation has been making all of the arrangements, generating all the buzz and creating the group Web site at www.tucsondevelopers.net.

The first meeting will be held the evening of February 22nd, following my free afternoon seminar at the Radisson Hotel City Center Tucson. That will make it an especially long day and night for me since I actually have to start our seminar event at 7:15am! Good thing I'm not driving back to Phoenix after the meeting...

Apart from time devoted to organizational setup, ASP.NET MVP and ASP.NET Insider Scott Cate, will be driving in from Phoenix to present on the topic of migrating ASP (classic) Web applications up to ASP.NET. Following him, I will provide a brief demonstration of some of the new capabilities that you can look forward to in ASP.NET 2.0.

There will be pizza, soda, door prizes, lots of conversation and fun! See the Web site for location and start time details. Please RSVP on the Registration page so we have an idea how many people are coming. Check with Gordon if you would like to help with the operation of the group.

If you would like to find out about developer resources in the southwest, check out my Developer Community Web site or subscribe to the local MSDN Flash e-mail newsletter.

Hope to see you there!