BostonDotNet A new twist for this year's annual Boston .NET User Group holiday gathering - a Tech Swap!  Based on a great idea from Bob Nims and the Visual Developers of Upstate NY group, the Tech Swap will be a chance to exchange your tech items with fellow developers, mixed in with a dose of festive cheer.

From the Boston .NET User Group site:

Wednesday December 10, 2008
Annual Holiday Gathering & Tech Swap 6:00-8:00 P.M.
Microsoft Office, 201 Jones Road, Waltham, MA

On our December meeting date we will again host our popular annual Pot-Luck Holiday Gathering. No technical sessions, just an opportunity to get together with fellow developers and enjoy some food and beverages. Each person is requested to bring a beverage, appetizer, main dish, or dessert item to share with the group.

A new addition this year will be a "Tech Swap". Everyone is encouraged to bring any old tech "stuff" lying around their closet, office, etc. We'll have a room where all the items can be dislayed and "acquired" by fellow members. Books, computers, video cards, boxes of 5 1/4 floppies, and anything else. SORRY, NO CRT MONITORS! All items now finding a new owner by the end of the evening will be discarded. Please, tech related items only :-)

I've got a few things looking for a new home, so I'll see you there!

-Chris