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Upcoming Developer Events for October - November, 2010

Upcoming Developer Events for October - November, 2010

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MP900402528[1]Here’s the latest roundup of events for developers here in the northeast for the rest of October into November. 

As always, if you know of a missing event, please let me know.

-Chris

Connecticut

October 7 
Fairfield/Westchester .NET User Group – Stamford, CT 
“An Introduction to Continuous Integration with TeamCity” – Mark Freedman

October 12 
Connecticut .NET Developers Group – Farmington, CT
“Habits of Successful Software Developers” – Richard Hale Shaw

October 12
Build Guild – Simsbury, CT

NEW GROUP!
October 18
New England Silverlight Guild – Farmington, CT (and Cambridge, MA)
Inaugural Meeting – “Silverlight as a Transmedia Platform” – Jesse Liberty

image104November 2
MSDN ASP.NET Web Platform Firestarter – Farmington, CT
A full day of content progressing through developing with the ASP.NET Web Platform.  ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web Forms, Web Matrix, and more. – Chris Bowen & Rachel Appel

November 9 
Connecticut .NET Developers Group – Farmington, CT

Schedule TBD
Hartford SQL Server Users Group – Farmington, CT
Agile Connecticut - Farmington, CT
Fairfield/Westchester SQL Server UG - Stamford, CT
Connecticut DotNetNuke User Group - Bethany, CT

 

Maine

October 14
Maine Bytes User Group - Portland, ME
“Using XLINQ” – Dan Sullivan

Schedule TBD
Bangor Area .Net Developers (BAND) - Bangor, ME 
Maine Developer Network - Augusta, ME
Maine Microsoft Certification Study Group – Online!

 

Massachusetts

October 6
Cape Cod .NET User Group - Hyannis, MA
“Introduction to Windows Phone 7 Development” – Chris Bowen

October 7
Beantown .NET User Group - Cambridge, MA
“Application Development with NHibernate” – Shaun Avery

October 7
New England Visual Basic Professionals - Waltham, MA
”Utility Roundup” – Various

Windows PhoneOctober 12-13
Windows Phone 7 Developer Launch Event - Cambridge, MA
Special two-day event for developers. (Register separately for each day.)
Day 1 – WP7 Sessions
Day 2 – WP7 Hands-On

October 12 
Build Guild – Salem, MA

October 12
Boston Cloud Services – Waltham, MA

October 14
New England SQL Server User Group - Waltham, MA
“Virtualizing SQL Server” – Brent Ozar

October 14 
Boston Web Design Meetup – Cambridge, MA

NEW GROUP!
October 18
New England Silverlight Guild – Cambridge, MA (and Farmington, CT)
Inaugural Meeting – “Silverlight as a Transmedia Platform” – Jesse Liberty

October 18
DotNetNuke Boston Meetup – Waltham, MA

October 20
New England ASP.NET Professionals – Waltham, MA
“WebMatrix” – Chris Bowen

October 20 
Boston .NET Architecture Study Group - Waltham, MA

October 21
Boston Azure User Group – Cambridge, MA
“Azure and Silverlight – Better Together” – Ben Day

October 21 
Boston Area SharePoint Users Group – Cambridge, MA
“Ask the Experts”

October 21
Boston WebsiteSpark Group – Cambridge, MA
“Developing iPhone Applications with ASP.NET” – Jim Wilson

October 26
Agile Software Development in VS2010: Test-Driven Development – Michael de la Maza
A “Pay What You Can” Course at the Microsoft Waltham MTC

October 27
Boston XNA Developers Group - Waltham, MA

October 27
Agile Boston User Group - Waltham, MA

October 28
Lean Startup Circle Meetup – Cambridge, MA

November 1
New England F# User Group – Cambridge, MA

image43November 4
MSDN ASP.NET Web Platform Firestarter – Waltham, MA
A full day of content progressing through developing with the ASP.NET Web Platform.  ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web Forms, Web Matrix, and more.

November 6
New England {UX} – Cambridge, MA
(Currently sold out)
A new event, featuring a full day with 18 sessions focused on design, user experience, and creativity.

image63November 30
MSDN Windows Azure Firestarter – Waltham, MA
A full day of content for developers interested in moving to the cloud with Windows Azure.

Schedule TBD
Boston JavaScript Meetup – Cambridge, MA
Boston .NET User Group - Waltham, MA 

Boston BizSpark Meetup – Cambridge, MA
New England Windows Phone User and Developer Group - Waltham, MA
Boston Business Intelligence – Waltham, MA
Cape Cod XNA User Group – Hyannis, MA
IASA New England – Waltham, MA
North Shore Web Geeks – Newburyport, MA
Refresh Boston – Cambridge, MA
Western Mass Microsoft Technology Users Group - Chicopee, MA

 

New Hampshire

October 20 
NH .NET User Group – Nashua, NH

Schedule TBD
Nashua Scrum Club – Nashua, NH
Seacoast SQL Server Users Group – Portsmouth, NH

 

New York (Upstate)

October 6
Build Guild – Troy, NY

October 6
Rochester Javascript – Rochester, NY

October 13
Central New York .NET Developer Group - East Syracuse, NY
“Windows Phone 7 Launch!” – Andy Beaulieu

October 19
Upstate NY PowerShell User Group – Rochester, NY
“Automating the World with PowerShell” – Joel Bennett

image12November 16
MSDN Windows Azure Firestarter – Rochester, NY
A full day of content for developers interested in moving to the cloud with Windows Azure.

Schedule TBD
VDUNY - Visual Developers of Upstate NY - Rochester, NY
Upstate NY PowerShell Users Group – Syracuse, NY
Tech Valley .NET Users Group - Latham, NY
Western New York .NET Users Group - Amherst, NY 

 

Rhode Island

October 13 
Southern New England SQL Server User Group, Warwick, RI
“DMV’s as a Shortcut to Procedure Tuning” – Grant Fritchey

October 20
Providence Geeks – Providence, RI

November 10 
Southern New England SQL Server User Group, Warwick, RI

November 17
Providence Geeks – Providence, RI

Schedule TBD
Rhode Island .NET User Group - Bristol, RI  

 

Vermont

October 11
Vermont .NET User Group – S. Burlington, VT
“Virtues of Being a Late Adopter” - Alan Stevens

December 6
Vermont .NET User Group – S. Burlington, VT
“Guidelines-based UI Design – A Developer’s Guide to Intuitive UI” - Everett McKay

Schedule TBD
Vermont SQL Server User Group - Burlington, VT

  • I've attended a number of MS sponsored events over the years, and the event in Farmington was especially well constructed and presented.  

    It doesn't always happen, but this program delivered as advertised ( followed closely the posted agenda and content, outlined in the pre-event postings).

    It was also good at staying focused on the central topic: ASP.NET.  While new features of latest versions of ASP.NET technologies were showcased; this was not sales pitch for MS tools (actually the most mentioned tool was the free offering from MS: Web Matrix), and the continuing use of "legacy" ASP and ASP.NET practices and applications was not discounted.

    Another thing I liked was a balance of explanation and demonstration.  Though much of the material was familiar to me, my guess is that the limited time available to introduce topics (such as the MVC pattern), was used effectively to get most attending up to speed - even if those aspects of ASP.NET development were new to them.

    In all, it was easy to justify taking the day to attend this event.  This is not an area central to my concerns; but I got enough useful information to better plan the web development plans I have for my company.   I'd recommend this program to those that are doing, or are considering doing some ASP.NET development - or those in other concerns that need to understand the process and potentials of this family of technologies.

    BRN..

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