Developers know that user groups are a great way to learn more about .NET, network with your local peers and even reach out to the broader community of developer notables from afar. Now it's time for Santa Barbara to join in the action along with all the other active .NET user groups in Southern California.

The provisional steering committee for the user group has secured an interim meeting place - the Planning Commission hearing room on the first floor of the County of Santa Barbara Administration Building (pictured below), 105 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara (at Anacapa).

The user group will kick off its first meeting - October 12th at 6:30pm with a presentation by Microsoft's Bernard Wong on the security, membership and personalization infrastructure that will be provided in the forthcoming ASP.NET 2.0 technologies. Pizza and soda will be provided and there will be a raffle for lots of prizes at the conclusion of the evening. Come and join the fun!
 
You can find out additional information at the temporary Web site of the group.