OK, I've been soliciting for interested parties in the SoCal edition of the MSDN Flash newsletter since almost forever, it's finally time to get things started for Santa Barbara's very own .NET user group now that Visual Studio 2005 and SQL Server 2005 launch are right around the corner.

We're going to hold a planning meeting for the new user group tomorrow night at Chad's restaurant (see address and map below) in downtown Santa Barbara following my MSDN Event free developer seminar (but attendance at my seminar in the afternoon isn't required).

We can all meet up at Chad's restaurant beginning at 6pm. There's no formal agenda; in fact, no formality at all. We'll just get everyone introduced and then see what we can organize together for the user group over appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages (on Microsoft's dime). The food there is pretty darn good judging from what I ate there last time. Of course, if there are other topics that you would like to discuss in public, as I wrote previously, there is no set agenda. See you there!