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  • Blog Post: New England Code Camp 16 – Registration and More

    New England Code Camp 16 , a major community event for developers, is coming to Waltham, MA on October 29th!  Registration (free!) is now open, as are the Calls for Speakers, Volunteers, and Contributors (details below).     New England Code Camp 16     Saturday, October...
  • Blog Post: New England Code Camp 16 – October 29th – Save the Date!

    I’m happy to pass along word that the date is set and venue reserved for the 16th New England Code Camp , a free, full day of knowledge sharing and networking, driven by developer community volunteers. New England Code Camp 16 Saturday, October 29th, 2011 Microsoft 201 Jones Road, 6th floor Waltham,...
  • Blog Post: New England Code Camp 15 – The Schedule!

    New England Code Camp 15 is this Saturday!   Code Camp is a free day filled with technical (no marketing fluff) sessions given by and for the area developer community.     New England Code Camp 15:     Developers in the Streets!      Saturday, May...
  • Blog Post: New England Code Camp 15 Update

    New England Code Camp 15 is just over a week away (May 7th, Waltham, MA - registration ), and the growing list of sessions promises to make it worth investing your Saturday in this free event. The Call for Speakers is open through Friday at midnight , so it isn’t too late (well, at least as I write this...
  • Blog Post: New England Code Camp 15 – Registration and Call for Speakers Open!

    Things are now set for New England Code Camp 15 , a major community event for developers coming to Waltham, MA on May 7th!  Registration (free), the   Call for Speakers , and Call for Contributors (details below)   are now open.     New England Code Camp 15:    ...
  • Blog Post: New Hampshire .NET Rolls into Portsmouth

    The New Hampshire .NET User Group , in addition to its Nashua and Concord locations, is now adding Portsmouth to the mix! The New Hampshire .NET Seacoast User Group will meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month starting with the first meeting on April 20th :       New Hampshire ...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2011 Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions

    If you’re heading to TechEd 2011 (May 16-19 in Atlanta, GA), check out the Birds of a Feather (BOF) sessions , currently open for session submissions.  These are community-driven moderated discussions (not presentations or lectures) on a wide variety of technology topics.     ...
  • Blog Post: Save the Date: May 7th for New England Code Camp 15!

    I’m happy to pass along word that the date is set and venue reserved for the 15th New England Code Camp , a free, full day of knowledge sharing and networking!  ( What is a Code Camp? )     New England Code Camp 15     Saturday, May 7th, 2011     ...
  • Blog Post: New User Groups in NY and NH

    Rochester SharePoint User Group Western NY now has a new way to tap into buzz around SharePoint!  The Rochester SharePoint User Group has just been formed and will meet every 2nd Thursday, with first meeting on November 11th:     Rochester SharePoint User Group    ...
  • Blog Post: New England Code Camp 14 – The Schedule!

    This Saturday, October 2nd, will be New England Code Camp 14 ( what is Code Camp? ), a free day filled with with ( 48! ) sessions given by and for the area developer community.        New England Code Camp 14          Saturday, October...
  • Blog Post: Design Camp Boston – November 6th

    Community-driven events like Code Camps and BarCamps have been great ways for developers to connect and share knowledge.  With the strong design community here in New England, a similarly-structured event focusing on designers would clearly be helpful. Enter Design Camp Boston : Design Camp focuses...
  • Blog Post: Announcing New England Code Camp 14 – October 2nd, 2010

    All systems are go for New England Code Camp 14 , a major community event for developers coming to Waltham, MA on October 2nd! Registration (free) , the Call for Speakers , and Call for Contributors are all now open.     New England Code Camp 14      Saturday, October...
  • Blog Post: Maine Developer Network Code Camp

    For as long as Code Camps have been running here in the northeast, there’s been talk of running a real camping Code Camp.  Well, the wait is over and the chance is coming up very soon! The Maine Developer Network (the user group in Augusta, ME) will be hosting this event the weekend of August 27th...
  • Blog Post: New England Code Camp 14 – Save the Date!

    I’m glad to announce that the date is set and venue reserved for our 14th Code Camp , a free, full day of knowledge sharing and networking! ( What is a Code Camp? )     New England Code Camp 14     Saturday, October 2nd, 2010     Microsoft    ...
  • Blog Post: Vermont Code Camp 2 - September 11, 2010

    After an excellent first event last year , the Vermont Code Camp is making a return to Burlington, VT on September 11th.  A Code Camp is a free event (always outside of work hours) for developers to meet, share experiences, and learn.     Vermont Code Camp 2     Saturday...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 “Launch and Learn” – May 15, Albany, NY

    The Albany, NY Tech Valley .NET User Group is hosting a Visual Studio 2010 “Launch and Learn” event , a free, community event featuring a combination of workshops for hands-on learning and introductory sessions :     “ Launch and Learn ”     Saturday, May 15    ...
  • Blog Post: Seacoast SQL Server – A New Group in Portsmouth, NH

    There’s a new SQL Server user group coming in April to Portsmouth, NH, offering opportunities to network and to learn about various SQL Server topics.  The Seacoast SQL Server Users Group ’s first meeting will be on April 13th featuring Grant Fritchey:     Seacoast SQL Server Users...
  • Blog Post: New England GiveCamp – Cambridge, June 11-13

    My teammate Jim O’Neil has a post announcing a special kind of event coming to our area in June, New England GiveCamp . What’s a GiveCamp? GiveCamps (see GiveCamp.org and the GiveCamp about page ) are driven by volunteer developers, designers, and DBAs in the tech community, donating time and expertise...
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Northeast Developer Events – March, 2010

    Welcome to March!  Here’s the latest roundup of developer events and user group meetings to help you spring into action.  As always, if you know of a missing event please let me know . -Chris Connecticut March 2 Agile Project Leader Network - Microsoft, Farmington, CT ”Full Immersion Agile...
  • Blog Post: Announcing New England Code Camp 13!

    All systems are go for New England Code Camp 13 , a major community event for developers coming to Waltham, MA on March 27th! Registration (free) , the Call for Speakers , and Call for Sponsors are all now open. New England Code Camp 13 “Spring Back into Code” Saturday, March 27th 8:30 AM – 6 PM...
  • Blog Post: New England Code Camp 13 – Save the Date!

    UPDATE 2/4/10 - Registration is open ! A quick post to let everyone know that the date is set and the venue reserved for New England Code Camp 13 : Saturday, March 27th, 2010 The Microsoft offices in Waltham, MA will host this free, full day of knowledge sharing and networking, by the community...
  • Blog Post: Code Camp 12 – The Schedule!

    We’re on the home stretch for this Saturday’s New England Code Camp 12: “The Developer Dozen” ( what is Code Camp? ), a free day filled with with technology sessions given by the area developer community.        New England Code Camp 12       ...
  • Blog Post: New England Code Camp 12 Update

    Things are rolling along well toward Saturday, October 17th , when New England Code Camp will descend for a twelfth time upon Waltham, MA!  An update on sessions, the Call for Speakers, and contributing companies: Camp is now up to 39 sessions by 25 different speakers, with more coming, all packed...
  • Blog Post: Vermont’s First Code Camp a Success!

    Having helped to run the New England Code Camps for a while now, I know that organizing one is no easy task.  It’s especially challenging to run the first one – finding a venue, raising awareness, encouraging people to speak, reaching out to companies for support, etc.  So I’m confident when...
  • Blog Post: Publishers Offering Support for User Groups

    Run a user group?  With funding and sponsors a constant challenge, you’re probably always on the lookout for things to give away at meetings. Fortunately, many publishers have great relationships with the user group community and have established programs through which you can receive promotional...
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