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    An Event for Aspiring Architects: The Architect Factory on June 2nd

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    The Architect FactoryMany experienced developers look to become architects as the next step in their careers, but it can be difficult to find opportunities to learn about the skills needed to make the transition.  Aspiring architects need a way to learn what to learn to become effective architects.

    The Architect Factory is designed to fill this need.

    Coming to the Microsoft Cambridge, MA office (aka “NERD”) on June 2nd from 1-7 PM, The Architect Factory is a free event for all experienced developers to learn about the practices and processes that will help prepare them for roles as architects:

    The Architect Factory event focuses on you, senior technologists interested in becoming software, solutions, enterprise, or design architects. This event helps bridge the knowledge gap between senior technical, design, enterprise, information, and solutions roles and real-world architecture roles, putting you on the path to becoming an architect in your field.

    This is an opportunity to establish yourself as a visionary that architects the future, being able to design and create integrated systems that solve complex business problems. It can be challenging to find the right information and advice for taking steps toward becoming an architect, so join us for The Architect Factory and you’ll be well on your way!

    IASA New EnglandThe day will be feature a mix of content and social time, a great chance to learn and to make new connections.

    Thanks to IASA (International Association of Software Architects) for helping to sponsor this event and fostering the growth of a new generation of architects!

    Registration

    A Hallway at the NERD Conference Facility Registration for this free event is now open, so reserve your spot at:

    http://arcfactory.eventbrite.com

    Please keep in mind that there’s a lot to cover at this event, so the sessions will assume that audience members have significant hands-on development experience.

    The final schedule is coming in under two weeks, so keep an eye on this blog or the event registration page for details.

    Call for Content and Speakers

    There are a number of presenters already lined up, but we want to reach out to other architects interested in sharing knowledge and experience. 

    We’re looking for sessions to familiarize senior developers with the areas that all architects should understand to succeed.  For example (but certainly not limited to!):

    • The Role of the Architect
    • View of Boston from NERDPrinciples of Software Design
    • Methodology Comparisons (TOGAF, Zachman)
    • Design Patterns
    • Testing and Validation
    • Establishing Development Practices
    • Model Driven Architecture
    • Service Oriented Architecture
    • Performance
    • Interoperability
    • Patterns for Cloud Computing
    • Refactoring
    • Architecting for the User Experience
    • Working with Business Stakeholders and Development Teams

    Interested in helping by sharing your perspective and experience?  Contact me and let me know which areas you’re interested in covering.

    The Call for Content and Speakers will close on Tuesday, May 19th.

    Hope to see many of you there.  I’m looking forward to a day of great interaction, knowledge sharing, and networking!

    -Chris

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    Building Community at the Northeast User Group Leader Summit

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    Reception in the 10/11 Floor Atrium On Saturday, May 2nd, O’Reilly Media and Microsoft partnered to host the first Northeast User Group Leader Summit (NEUGLS) at the Microsoft NERD campus in Cambridge, MA.

    The event brought together about 100 community leaders, representing over 70 user groups (listed here) in the northeast, for a day to network and discuss community.  A wide variety of tech areas were represented (.NET, PHP, Linux, Hacking, Ruby, and others), and leaders came from as far away as northern Vermont, Maine, New York City, and Philadelphia.

    The Concept

    Tech community groups face many of the same challenges – “Where can we meet?” “Who will speak?” “Are there legal concerns?” “How do we pay for this?”  With so many shared concerns, it seemed there was a chance to strengthen the northeast community by getting together to talk about community (yes, very “meta”.)

    Hallway Conversations and Book Giveaway BrowsingBy leaving behind the specific tools and technologies our groups represented, everyone found there was a great deal in common to discuss. 

    The diversity of groups was key, helping leaders forge new connections and exchange many new ideas. 

    David Christian (leader of the NYC Python group) captured the essence in his blog post:

    I'd like to see these same connections form around the country. This type of event benefits particularly from having many local meetings as opposed to one national one, due to the benefits of simply getting tech leaders in the area to meet and exchange information in ways they might not do if when siloed into their particular communities.

    The Event

    The Session Grid The goals for the day were to share ideas and to make connections.  The content was facilitated with an “unconference” approach, where the schedule had no fixed sessions and attendees created and scheduled sessions as conceived throughout the day.  Ideas were posted off the schedule/grid, discussed, and popular ideas were moved to open slots.

    All told, there were 24 sessions ranging from converting members to leaders, to finding venues, to dealing with finances. 

    Like many, I was sad not to have a clone who could attend every session, but “scribes” volunteered for each session to record notes to the event Wiki so people could benefit from the ideas in sessions they couldn’t attend (up to seven sessions were run concurrently).  You can view the full list of sessions and notes.

    Jeff Potter Cools Things DownThere were three primarily social parts of the schedule.  After some initial networking, everyone introduced themselves (name, group, and three descriptive words) in the opening session then adjourned for lunch and to create the schedule.

    The afternoon break was a relaxed chance to break into smaller groups to make meeting others easier.  The break featured technologist and “food hacker” Jeff Potter hosting an extreme ice cream making social, where teams made different flavors using liquid nitrogen to quickly freeze the mixtures.  The event closed with an evening social with drinks and appetizers to relax, share a few more ideas, and make some final connections.

    Discussing How to Find/Grow Speakers

    Buzz and Feedback

    The hashtag for the event was #NEUGLS, and it was good to see the general buzz on Twitter.

    Thanks to these attendees for their summary posts:

    Thanks!

    Sincere thanks to the team who made this event possible:

    • O’ReillyMarsee Henon, Laurel Ruma, Laurel Ackerman
    • MicrosoftChris Bowen, Gus Weber, Jim O’Neil
    • CommunityJeff Potter, John Ross, Ron Thibeau, Jon Pierce, Shimon Rura 

    First, thanks to our fantastic event partner O’Reilly Media for their monumental efforts in making this event a success.  They did a huge amount of work to help bring this together, and I can’t wait to work with them again on another event!

    Shimon Rura and Darius Kazemi on Running Large GroupsSpecial thanks to Jeff Potter for hosting the incredibly fun (and tasty) afternoon ice cream social break!

    Thanks to Jon Pierce and Shimon Rura for sharing ideas on the event and for a great job reaching out to community leaders, and to John Ross and Ron Thibeau (of BostonUserGroups.org) for helping with planning and registration.

    Thanks to O’Reilly’s own Rachel James for taking and sharing a wonderful set of pictures from the event.

    Thanks to O'Reilly, Pragmatic Programmers, Sams, Que, Peachpit, Addison Wesley, Make, and APress for donating the many books used as giveaways.

    And finally, thanks to everyone who took precious weekend time to attend and participate in the event!

    Next Time?

    Based on feedback from attendees, it’s clear there’s a need for this kind of event and an interest in holding another one of these next year, if not sooner. 

    Reception on the 10th Floor at the Northeast User Group Leader SummitIt would be great to hear your feedback.  When should this be done again?  Would you change anything about the logistics?  What would you like to see next time?

    For more on the event, including participating groups and notes from each of the sessions, see the NEGULS wiki.

    If you live elsewhere and are interested in hosting something like this in your area, feel free to contact me and I’ll share details on how the team organized this event.

    -Chris

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    CTDOTNET Hartford Code Camp 2 Registration Open

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    CTDOTNET-NewCode Camps are a great (and free) way to spend a day learning and connecting with area developers, and the second Hartford, CT area camp is coming on June 13th from 9 AM to 5:30 PM in Bloomfield, CT.

    The CTDOTNET Hartford Code Camp 2 already has a wide variety of sessions planned by about 30 speakers, and the day will also feature a Career Fair, with mini-sessions on career related topics.

    Registration Now Open

    Register today (it’s free) by visiting http://www.clicktoattend.com/?id=138288.

    You Can Help!

    Code Camps rely on volunteer speakers as well as contributions from supporting companies, and the Call for Speakers and Call for Sponsors are both still open.

    For details on how you can help, see http://ctdotnet.org/codecamp2.aspx.

    Thanks

    Thanks to SB Chatterjee (MVP and leader of the CT .NET User Group) and other volunteers for doing a great job organizing what is shaping up to be another excellent camp in the Hartford area!

    -Chris

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    Announcing the Summer 2009 Northeast MSDN Roadshow!

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    The Roadshow returns for tour #9 in June!  The full agenda is below, but in summary, these are free, full-day events for developers and architects, covering Windows 7, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, Silverlight 2 & 3, Developing for IE8, and Data Access Guidance.

    RoadshowOur (late Spring slash early) Summer Tour will feature stops in five cities in June:

    Okay, so maybe we went a little overboard with the theme (you’ll see what I mean) this time, but we enjoy doing these so much, it’s easy to get carried away.

    Also, you can check out the Northeast Channel 9 home and Northeast Code Gallery for resources from past Roadshows and more.

    Register with the above links and we’ll see you on the road!

    -Chris

    MPj03992750000[1] The Summer 2009
    Northeast MSDN Roadshow:
    “Technology Blockbuster Tour”

    Coming this June to a city near you…

    In a world where technology changes can be quick and dramatic, developers need reliable sources of knowledge, and the Roadshow Guys are here to answer the call, featuring a style and wit the critics call “unique”.  Join us (Chris Bowen, Jim O’Neil, and Bob Familiar – three amigos who just love a theme) as we travel by planes, trains, and automobiles to cross the northeast to bring you a full day of deep content for developers and architects, all with the amazing ticket price of zero.

    Register today and join us for our 9th series of these free, relaxed days where we'll dive into the latest technology, tools, and practices for developers and architects.

    3-D glasses are optional, but as you’ll discover, we’re frighteningly real enough.
    [Rated PG – “Practical Guidance”] 

    The Agenda – Jim, Bob, and Chris in “Client Side Story”:
    Tales of Browser, OS, and Application Technologies

    8:00 – Bypass the ticket booth, grab a coffee and a seat (but of course you’ll only need the edge…)

    8:30 – Windows 7: A “Dev Story”
    True Love“Windows 7 means never having to say you’re sorry…”  There’s a lot to love in Windows 7, and in this session we’ll take a look at the foundation of any enduring relationship – compatibility.  As you move on from your days with Vista, you may be surprised at how comfortable Windows 7 is; you don’t have to completely reinvent yourself (or your applications) just to get along.   Of course, the newest OS on the block also brings with it the allure and excitement of new features – multi-touch, jump lists, and the scenic ribbon – and who doesn’t want to show that off!  Leave your tissues at home, we promise a happy ending to this one.

    9:50 – “Desperately Seeking Silverlight” – Developing with Silverlight, Today and Tomorrow
    Stylish SpecsSearching the newspapers for something new to spice up the day-to-day life of your applications?  Silverlight is that cool jacket your applications can wear to attract a new world of interest. In this session, we’ll take a brief look at what you can accomplish in today’s world with Silverlight 2 development using .NET and XAML for a great client experience.  Then, it’s time for a sneak preview of the coming attractions of Silverlight 3, including out-of-browser support, new graphics to video options, productivity and performance improvements.  We’ll also take a look at the very cool features coming in Expression Blend 3.  Answer your customers’ want ads with Silverlight, and get ready for a mob of new followers! 

    11:10 – “Data Quest” – Pinning Down Approaches to Data Access
    Westling a VictoryYour applications are growing up, and it’s time to graduate from DataReaders and DataSets.  Want to get your applications in shape, but wrestling with the concepts of multiple data access options like ADO.NET, LINQ to SQL, and Entity Framework?  This match session will pull you back from the lunatic fringe by going to the mat with these data technologies and helping focus a vision for your application’s data requirements

    12:00 – “Nightmare on IE Street” – Adding IE8 Web Slices and Accelerators to Your Web Site
    Scary MonstersThe reality is that supporting multiple browsers can be a nightmare. In this session, we will review how to handle browser compatibility and how to take advantage of IE8 Web Slices and Accelerators. A Web Slice enables users to subscribe to content directly within a Web page, without requiring a separate RSS feed file.  Accelerators are contextual menu options that can quickly access applications or Web services from any Web page.  Not all slicing needs to be the stuff of terror, and understanding IE8 will make your web pages a dream for your users, while striking fear into your competition. 

    1:00 – “20,000 Leagues under the MVC” – Diving into ASP.NET MVC
    Perilous SeasSetting sail on the web can be an uncertain proposition.  Tales of peril abound of sites that have sunk and never been seen since.  ASP.NET with WebForms has always been a trusty vessel, worthy of the voyage, but a new design has just left dry dock.  Now officially released, ASP.NET MVC 1.0 is a new option for creating web applications that makes it easy to have fine-grained control over how pages in your web application are generated, encourages separation of concerns, and fosters testability.  In this session, we’ll focus on learning to build a new site with ASP.NET MVC, while sharing advice to help you decide when to choose MVC or WebForms.  MVC’s fine-grained control and implementation flexibility can be keys to navigating what can be a turbulent sea of changing requirements and market demands.  Captain a site with ASP.NET MVC, and you may find that it’s not monsters under the surface, but hidden treasure instead.

    2:10 – “The Coding of WPF 1 2 3” – Ribbons, Grids, Threads, and More
    Train 1 2 3When the stakes are high, you don’t need to be held hostage by the old ways of doing things.  Jump on the WPF train and break free of those UI bonds.  In this code-heavy session, we will demonstrate the power of WPF with the new Office/Windows 7 Ribbon Control, the new WPF Grid Control, and how to leverage background threads to make your user interface scream.  When having the richest client experience is a non-negotiable requirement, you can be the hero, saving the day with WPF.

    3:30 – Wrap-up, giveaways, and the mad dash for the exits!

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    The Northeast Roadshow Rides to Channel 9

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    RoadshowJim, Bob and I are very excited to announce that we have a brand new home for northeastern US developers on Microsoft’s developer site Channel 9!

    What will you find there?

    • Pictures of our smiling faces (no extra charge)
    • Posts from our blogs
    • Screencasts of past sessions
    • Links to presentations and code
    • Links to other resources

    Check it out at http://channel9.msdn.com/northeast

    Northeast Home on Channel 9 

    We’re in the process of recording screencasts from our recent Northeast MSDN Roadshow events (Spring ‘09, Winter ‘08, Fall ‘08) and will have them listed for you there at the bottom of the page.

    We also have a Northeast Code Gallery, where you can download the presentations and, if you’re daring, code samples from our events.  Links to screencasts are here as well:

    NortheastCodeGallery

    Whether your a regular attendee or not, we hope these sites give you the content you need, whenever you need it.

    Channel9LogoImmense and sincere thanks to our teammate Brian Johnson for the great work he’s done to get us going (his help is why you’ll see his name as publisher of the screencasts we’ve posted). Thanks also go to Jim for tuning the sites to make sure the water was fine before we all jumped in.

    Please let me know if you have any questions about either site, and enjoy!

    -Chris

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    Imagine Cup 2009 US Finals in Boston!

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    Students from all over the United States are gathering to compete in the US finals of this year’s Imagine Cup, hoping for a chance to join the best of the best from around the globe in the world finals in Cairo, Egypt.

    ImagineCupHome

    The Imagine Cup is a yearly technology-based problem solving competition bringing students together to face challenges and open new doors.

    Want to see more?  There’s a great video showing the amazing excitement this competition offers.

    Want to see more in person?  The US Finals are happening this weekend, right here in Cambridge, MA, and you can join in the fun by coming to the US Imagine Cup Community Showcase on May 4th.  Here’s how:

    Now in its seventh year, Microsoft Imagine Cup is a global student technology competition that inspires students to use technology to make the world a better place by addressing its toughest challenges as defined by the UN Millennium GoalsMicrosoft is pleased to host the 2009 US Imagine Cup final competitions in Cambridge, MA.  15 student teams will be coming from universities across the county to experience a week in the innovation capital of the world – Cambridge.  While here, students will attend an innovation and entrepreneurship workshops, present their projects to a judging panel of local technology luminaries, and showcase their ideas to the local technology community.

    The US Imagine Cup team invites you to join us for the

    US Imagine Cup Community Showcase
    May 4, 2009 at 6:00 PM
    One Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142 – 1st Floor
    Light refreshments will be served!
    Driving Directions

    The Community Showcase welcomes members of the Boston community to come into New England Research and Development and to spend an evening interacting with students, and witness firsthand the passion for technology and inspiration for solving tough problems that the students exhibit.

     

    This event is the highlight of the student experience of the Imagine Cup, come and see what the future of technology holds!

    ImagineCupLogoFor a glimpse into the impact this has had on students, take a look at Journeys and Success Stories, showing just a few the many teams (and dreams) involved in the competition.

    See you there!

    -Chris

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    Have You Seen the Linked .NET User Group?

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    LinkedDotNetUserGroup The Linked .NET User Group, a virtual .NET user group with over 20,000 members, has a portal on Linked In and features online meetings.  The group has been doing some great stuff recently and is definitely worth taking a look.

    In particular, there are some extremely promising upcoming meetings.  Events are online through LiveMeeting, so you can attend in your pajamas (for those of you who work from home, at least):

    The group also has lists pointers to resources, hosts active discussions, and is another way to connect with others.

    Note that there’s also an unofficial group site that’s not based on Linked In.

    -Chris

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    Upcoming Northeast Developer Events: April-June 2009

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    A Kind of Springish PictureHere’s the latest roundup of upcoming events to help you expand your knowledge and connect with other developers.

    Another good way to find events and groups is to check out the Boston User Groups site.

    Know of any other events or user group meetings?  Please let me know.

    [Update 4/30/09 – Added Summer Northeast MSDN Roadshow] 
    [Update 5/26/09 – Added IASA June Meeting (MA), Architect Factory (MA) and XAMLFest (Online), Cape Cod .NET Second June Meeting (MA)] 

    Connecticut

    May 5
    Agile Project Leader Network - Microsoft, Farmington, CT
    ”Effective Agile Adoptions” - Amr Elssamadisy

    May 12
    Connecticut .NET User Group - Microsoft Offices, Farmington, CT

    June 2
    Agile Project Leader Network - Microsoft, Farmington, CT
    ”Boundary, Authority, Role and Task: Scrum’s Secret Sauce” – Dan Mezick

    CodeCampJune 13
    Hartford Code Camp 2 – Hartford, CT
    Join fellow CT-area developers for this free, full day of community-driven content and networking!

    Roadshow June 24
    Summer 2009 Northeast MSDN Roadshow – Farmington, CT
    Join Bob, Jim, and Chris for a free day of Windows 7, ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight 2 & 3, Developing for IE8, and Data Access Guidance.

    Schedule TBD
    Fairfield/Westchester .NET User Group – Stamford, CT
    Fairfield/Westchester SQL Server UG - UConn, Stamford, CT

    Massachusetts

    April 28
    Microsoft TechNet IT Pro Tiki Hut Tour – Microsoft, Waltham, MA
    Three sessions: “Moving to the Modern OS Roadmap”, “Windows Security and Application/Driver Compatibility”, and “Windows 7 Beta Sneak Peek”

    April 28
    New England SharePoint User Group - Waltham, MA
    "Sizing and Scaling Options for Large MOSS Document Management Implementations” – Jeff Borghoff 

    April 28
    Tallan Presents “Adopting ALM with Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server” – Microsoft, Waltham, MA

    April 29 
    Beantown .NET User Group - Cambridge, MA
    ”CSLA .NET as the ‘M’ in MVC/MPV/MVVM” – Rocky Lhotka

    April 29
    Refresh Boston – Cambridge, MA
    ”Making Agile Work for Design” – Dan Pickett & Jon Follett

    April 29 
    Agile Boston User Group - Waltham, MA
    ”Requirements by Collaboration” – Ellen Gottesdiener

    April 30
    Boston JavaScript Meetup Group – Cambridge, MA
    ”JavaScript Library Comparisons”

    April 30
    No Excuses Boston Geek Dinner – Waltham, MA
    With Shawn Wildermuth

    May 4
    New England F# User Group – Cambridge, MA
    ”Introduction to F#” – Antonio Cisternino

    May 6 
    Boston Area Windows Server User Group - Waltham, MA
    “Windows 7” – Paul Thurrott

    May 6
    Western Mass .NET Users Group - Chicopee, MA
    ”Introduction to Build Automation using NAnt and Cruise Control”

    May 7
    New England Visual Basic Professionals - Waltham, MA
    "Beyond the Core Concepts of OOP" – Claudio Lassala

    May 7 
    Beantown .NET User Group - Cambridge, MA
    Joseph Hill

    May 8 
    Boston Area Windows Server User Group - Waltham, MA
    Windows 2008 Load and Lab Event

    May 12
    Cape Cod .NET User Group - Plymouth, MA
    "At Your Break(ing) Poing?: .NET Debugging Techniques" – Jim O’Neil

    May 13
    Boston .NET User Group - Waltham, MA
    "Load and Performance Testing: How to do Transactional Root-Cause Analysis with Visual Studio Team System for Testers" – Andreas Grabner

    May 14 
    New England SQL Server User Group - Waltham, MA
    "Managing SQL 2000/2005 with SQL 2008 Policy Based Management" – Chad Gronbach

    May 18-19
    Microsoft’s Business Action World Tour – Microsoft, Waltham, MA
    2 day training where you’ll learn the developer fundamentals for building on Dynamics CRM and numerous other Microsoft technologies.

    May 20
    New England ASP.NET Professionals – Waltham, MA
    "Preparing your ASP.NET sites for Globalization and Localization" – Phil Denoncourt

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

    May 27
    Boston XNA Developers Group - Waltham, MA

    May 27
    New England SharePoint User Group - Waltham, MA

    May 27 
    Agile Boston User Group - Waltham, MA
    ”Learning Agile via Agile Games” – Michael de la Maza"

    May 28
    Boston JavaScript Meetup Group – Cambridge, MA
    ”GenevaJS Demo – An Extension to the Prototype Library”

    June 1
    New England F# User Group – Cambridge, MA
    Richard Hale Shaw

    Architect Factory June 2
    The Architect Factory – Cambridge, MA
    A great (and free) event at the Microsoft Cambridge office (NERD) for experienced developers to learn the fundamentals for making transitions into architect roles!

    June 3 
    Boston Area Windows Server User Group - Waltham, MA

    June 4 
    Beantown .NET User Group - Cambridge, MA

    June 4 
    New England Visual Basic Professionals - Waltham, MA
    "Visual Studio Report Control" – Walt Crosby

    June 10
    Boston .NET User Group - Waltham, MA
    "Using Web Expresssion and Visual Studio 2008" – Viatcheslav (Slava) Kokaev

    June 11
    New England SQL Server User Group - Waltham, MA
    "MDM on the Microsoft Stack" – Larry Barnes

    June 12
    Western Mass .NET Users Group - Chicopee, MA
    ”Reflection, with Custom Attributes” – Dan Mezick

    RoadshowJune 16
    Summer 2009 Northeast MSDN Roadshow – Farmington, CT
    Join Bob, Jim, and Chris for a free day of Windows 7, ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight 2 & 3, Developing for IE8, and Data Access Guidance.

    June 16
    Cape Cod .NET User Group - Plymouth, MA
    T-SQL Power! Learning to Harness the Under-Used OVER Clause” - Adam Machanic

    June 17 
    Boston .NET Architecture Study Group - Waltham, MA

    June 23
    IASA New England - Boston, MA
    Roundtable on Cloud Computing, hosted by Michael Stiefel

    June 24
    Boston XNA Developers Group - Waltham, MA

    June 24
    New England SharePoint User Group - Waltham, MA

    June 24 
    Agile Boston User Group - Waltham, MA

    June 25
    Cape Cod .NET User Group - Hyannis, MA
    Special Presentation: How to think about your Future and your Career - William J. Fallon

     

    Schedule TBD
    New England Windows Mobile User and Developer Group - Waltham, MA 
     

    Maine

    April 28 
    Bangor Area .Net Developers (BAND) - Bangor, ME
    “Introducing jQuery!” – Greg Howe

    May 14
    Maine Bytes User Group - Portland, ME
    ”.NET and Java Integration” – Stuart Jones

    May 26 
    Bangor Area .Net Developers (BAND) - Bangor, ME
    “SQL 2005 XML” – Jeff Hall

    June 11
    Maine Bytes User Group - Portland, ME

    RoadshowJune 18
    Summer 2009 Northeast MSDN Roadshow – Augusta, ME
    Join Bob, Jim, and Chris for a free day of Windows 7, ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight 2 & 3, Developing for IE8, and Data Access Guidance.

    June 23
    Bangor Area .Net Developers (BAND) - Bangor, ME
    “Test-Driven Development (TDD)”

     

    Schedule TBD
    Maine Developer Network - Augusta, ME
    Maine Microsoft Certification Study Group – Online!

     

    New Hampshire

    May 20
    New Hampshire .NET User Group - Nashua, NH

    June 17
    New Hampshire .NET User Group - Nashua, NH


    Schedule TBD

    NH SQL Users Group - Nashua, NH

     

    New York (Upstate)

    April 29
    VDUNY - Visual Developers of Upstate NY - Rochester, NY
    ”Code Analysis, Metrics, and Style” – Kyle Korndoerfer  

    May 4 
    Western New York .NET Users Group - Buffalo, NY 
    "Refactoring with Generics" – Kathleen Dollard

    May 5
    VDUNY - Visual Developers of Upstate NY - Rochester, NY
    ”Your Application in Pieces – MEF and MAF” – Kathleen Dollard

    May 6 
    Central New York .NET Developer Group - East Syracuse, NY
    "Your Application in Pieces – MEF and MAF" – Kathleen Dollard

    May 7 
    Tech Valley .NET Users Group - Latham, NY
    ”Your Application in Pieces – MEF and MAF” – Kathleen Dollard

    June 1 
    Western New York .NET Users Group - Buffalo, NY 

    June 9 
    Central New York .NET Developer Group - East Syracuse, NY

    June 10 
    Tech Valley .NET Users Group - Latham, NY

    RoadshowJune 12
    Summer 2009 Northeast MSDN Roadshow – Farmington, CT
    Join Bob, Jim, and Chris for a free day of Windows 7, ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight 2 & 3, Developing for IE8, and Data Access Guidance.

    June 24
    VDUNY - Visual Developers of Upstate NY - Rochester, NY

    Schedule TBD
    Rochester SharePoint User Group - Rochester, NY

     

    Rhode Island

    May 13
    Southern New England SQL Server User Group, Warwick, RI

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

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

     

    Vermont

    May 18
    Vermont .NET User Group - S. Burlington, VT
    “What’s LINQ for, Anyway?” – Rick Martin

    June 8
    Vermont .NET User Group - S. Burlington, VT

    RoadshowJune 10
    Summer 2009 Northeast MSDN Roadshow – Farmington, CT
    Join Bob, Jim, and Chris for a free day of Windows 7, ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight 2 & 3, Developing for IE8, and Data Access Guidance.


    Schedule TBD
    Vermont SQL Server User Group - Burlington, VT

     

    Online

    April 30
    Linked .NET Users Group – LiveMeeting
    ”Visual Studio Team System 2010” – Brian Harry, Microsoft

    May 7
    Linked .NET Users Group – LiveMeeting
    ”.NET Parallel Extensions” – Stephen Toub, Microsoft

    May 11
    Linked .NET Users Group – LiveMeeting
    ”The Gu Talks Shop with Developers” – Scott Guthrie, Microsoft

    June 1-4
    XAMLFest Online – LiveMeeting and Recorded
    Learn about XAML, Silverlight, WPF, and Expression with a full syllabus of live and recorded content

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    Lang.NET 2009 Session Recordings Available

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    LangDotNet2009 The 2009 Lang.NET Symposium was held last week in Redmond, WA and is a chance to hear about the latest in languages, IDE's, compilers, and more.  Here’s part of the description from the site:

    Lang.NET is a forum for discussion of programming languages, managed execution environments, compilers, multi-language libraries, and integrated development environments. It provides an excellent opportunity for programming language implementers and researchers from both industry and academia to meet and share their knowledge, experience, and suggestions for future research and development in the area of programming languages.

    So, why do I mention this?  Because the session recordings are free (and don’t even need a login).

    Head over to the recordings or to the speaker/sessions page and check out talks on:

    • CLR 4
    • Code ContractsDLR
    • Co- and Contra-variance
    • F#
    • Visual Studio 2010
    • Pex
    • Second Life
    • Irony
    • Eiffel
    • IronPython
    • PowerShell
    • Axum
    • Reactive Framework
    • and others

    The recordings from 2008 are available as well (and still very relevant).

    -Chris

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    DeepZoomPix Technology Demo

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    DeepZoomPixLogo Released today, DeepZoomPix is an application that showcases a number of different technologies, including Windows Azure, Silverlight, Deep Zoom, and Expression.

    DeepZoomPicsHome

    It demonstrates using Deep Zoom to process images, Windows Azure to store and distribute the images via cloud services, and Silverlight to explore content.  From the FAQ:

    What is DeepZoomPix?

    DeepZoomPix (DZP) is a web site that enables users to explore and share photos in a new and interactive way. DZP has three design goals for end-users:

    1. Make possible a “tactile” way of exploring and interacting with photographic images on the web.
    2. Enable a seamless experience for navigating large numbers of images regardless of Internet connection quality.
    3. Empower users to dynamically zoom in on photos without having to navigate to higher resolution versions.

    Make sure you read the details.  Of particular interest – it’s just a demo, it’s going away on December 31st (along with your creations), and stuff you add is public so be safe.

    It’s easy to use - I created a couple of albums very quickly - letting you upload pictures to albums (from local files, Facebook, Flickr, or an RSS/ATOM feed) and tag the content, then use the browser to scan through and DeepZoom in and out around your collection.

    Here’s a simple album I whipped up using low-res pictures from my mobile phone camera of our recent March Northeast MSDN Roadshow:

    Roadshow Album

    I’m sure you can create a better album using better pictures, head here to try it out.

    Interested in creating your own version of DeepZoomPix?  Turns out there’s a developer story here as well, so check out the DeepZoomPix Developer Resources page for a video and technology details.

    -Chris

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    Beantown .NET Special Event – Rocky Lhotka on UI Design Patterns - April 29th

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    rockylhotkaRocky Lhotka (blog), the respected author, Regional Director, MVP, and technologist from Magenic, will be visiting with the Beantown .NET User Group on April 29th at 6 PM. Rocky will be covering UI design patterns in a session titled “CSLA .NET as the 'M' in MVC/MVP/MVVM”.

    BeantownDotNetThe Beantown .NET User Group has recently moved to Microsoft’s Cambridge, MA facility (aka “NERD”) and is run by Benjamin Day (also an MVP!) 

    RSVP and view the session details on Ben’s blog.

    Rocky is a natural speaker and very knowledgeable, so don’t miss this opportunity to hear from one of the best!

    -Chris

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    Free Resources and Training on MSDev.com

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    msdev-homeThough specifically geared toward developers at ISVs*, the newly updated MSDev.com site has great content useful for any developer and is worth checking out.

    From the ISV Developer Community blog announcement:

    You will find web seminars, virtual events, live events on .NET Framework, business development, cloud computing, Exchange, Expression, high performance computing, Hyper-V, Internet Explorer, IIS, Dynamics, Office System, VSTO, SharePoint, Next Web, Web UI, Silverlight, SQL Server, Azure, Windows, Visual Studio, and much more.

    msdevlogoYou'll find unfettered, friction free access to rich media learning content for Microsoft-based solution developers and non-Microsoft based developers.  In additon, the site provides developer training focused on value added partners (VAPs).

    The phrase “friction free” is key, there’s no need to log in to view resources (though you can if you wish) – just easy access to the content you need.

    Start with a search and take a look.

    -Chris

    * Independent Software Vendors

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    2nd Dynamics CRM Incubation Week – Waltham, MA

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    Dynamics Incubation Week After a very successful first CRM Incubation Week, there is now another opportunity to participate coming to Waltham, MA on April 20th to the 24th.

    Details from Sanjay Jain’s event post:

     

    The current economic downturn is putting many entrepreneurs under increasing pressure, making it critical to find new resources and ways to reduce costs and inefficiencies. Microsoft Dynamics CRM Incubation Week is designed to offer following assistance to entrepreneurs.

    1.       Learning and building next generation business solution on Microsoft Dynamics CRM Platform (a rapid application development platform to reduce the cost and Go-To-Market time) with help of on-site advisors (Microsoft Dynamics CRM experts).

    2.       Getting entrepreneurs coaching from a panel of industry experts (academic and angel investors)

    3.       Generating marketing buzz for their ideas

     

    The 2nd CRM Incubation Week is being held at Microsoft Technology Center, Waltham, MA from Mon 4/20/2009 to Fri 4/24/2009. This event consists of ½ day of training, 3 ½ days of active prototype/development time, and a final day for packaging/finishing and reporting out to a panel of judges for various prizes.

    There’s still time to nominate your team to attend, so see Sanjay’s post for details and instructions.

    -Chris

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    BarCamp Boston 4 – April 25-26

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    Barcamp_lanternBarCamp Boston 4 will be on April 25th and 26th, hosted at MIT’s Stata Center in Cambridge, MA [directions]. 

    For those familiar with Code Camps, BarCamps are similar in that they’re free and organized by the community, but the schedule is more fluid/dynamic and participatory, following the “unconference” style:

    “BarCamp is an unConference, organized on the fly by attendees, for attendees.  There is no registration fee, but you don't just attend a BarCamp -- you can participate in discussions, demo your projects, or join into another cooperative event.”

    It’s a great way to learn about what’s new and meet others in the area developer community.  Take a look at last year’s BarCamp Boston 3 session grid for an idea of the kind of topics you might see.

    If you can go, add your name to the registration list. It’s a free event, but your support for expenses is asked through voluntary donations.

    -Chris

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    Announcing the F# User Group in Cambridge, MA – April 6

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    fsug Wondering why there’s a buzz around F# and functional programming, and want to know when and how they can be useful?  Maybe you’ve already on board with functional programming and want to find others in the same boat?

    The new F# User Group (fsug.org) is dedicated to learning and sharing practices around F# and functional programming.  The inaugural meeting will be on April 6th from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Microsoft Cambridge facility (aka NERD) [directions].

    From the F# User Group site:

    6:30pm - 7:00pm   Introduction to F#, Rick Minerich

    7:00pm - 7:15pm   Pizza

    7:15pm - 8:30pm   F# Coding Dojo (pair program the solution to a problem)

    Everyone (complete beginner to expert) is welcome!

    Rick (blog here) is extremely knowledgeable about F# and functional programming, and the hands-on dojo component will make for a great meeting to get up to speed.  You may have heard that Microsoft is making F# part of .NET and Visual Studio going forward, these meetings will help you understand why this is a good thing.

    The June 1st meeting will feature a session by the well-respected technologist and excellent speaker, Richard Hale Shaw.

    Sincere thanks to Michael de la Maza, Talbott Crowell and Rick Minerich for bringing a new group to the Boston area!  I’m looking forward to this and future meetings!

    -Chris

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    Hartford Code Camp 2 on June 13 – Call for Speakers/Sponsors

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    CTDOTNET-New After a very successful first Hartford Code Camp last year, SB Chatterjee (MVP for Groove) and the CT .NET User Group are bringing another Camp to the Hartford, CT area!

    Join CT area developers for Hartford Code Camp 2 on June 13 from 9AM-5PM

    Hold the date as registration will be coming later, but the Calls for Speakers and Sponsors are open, so consider helping to make this a great event!

    CTDOTNET Second CodeCamp - Hartford CT (Saturday June 13th 9AM-5PM)

    To be held at New Horizons Computer Learning Center (Bloomfield CT).

    A code camp is a FREE, community-driven, all-day event for developers. Speakers are local or regional developers. Topics are based on community interest. Sessions are original and feature a heavy technical focus (no marketing fluff). We will follow the Spirit of the Codecamp Manifesto as described here -
    http://www.thedevcommunity.org/codecamps/manifesto.aspx

    We are seeking talented .NET developers to make a presentation or two at the Second Hartford CodeCamp on June 13th (Saturday). If you have ever wanted fame (& perhaps fortune) - this is your opportunity! We are giving away prizes for presenters (judged by evals from attendees).

    Each session should be about 90mins in duration and the content should be on developer topics that would be of interest to attending developers. Just about anything in .NET and other Microsoft technologies!

    Choose a .NET topic of interest and send a brief abstract or outline, your developer experience, expected audience level, etc or any other questions to ctdotnet@gmail.com

    We will be following a similar format as our First CodeCamp.

    Our thanks to New Horizons Computer Learning Center for sponsoring our event.

    Thanks to SB and the CT .NET User Group!  Looking forward to another great Camp.

    -Chris

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    Code Camp 11 – The Schedule!

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    CodeCamp We're just under a week from New England Code Camp 11: "Developer Stimulus Package" (what is Code Camp?), a free day filled with with technology sessions given by the local developer community.  Code Camp 11 will be held on March 28th at the Microsoft offices in Waltham, MA.

    Registration is at over 300 350 375 400 people and still open at:

          http://TheDevCommunity.org/CodeCamps

    Sessions and Schedules

    But the real story is that there's been a fantastic show of support from volunteers giving their time and expertise to speak.

    CC11 is currently scheduled to offer 41 44 sessions by 32 speakers, all for free!  The grid (as always, subject to change) is below, here are the session descriptions, and we'll have printouts of the grids and descriptions waiting for you at registration.

    The Schedule (click to expand):

    CC11Schedule

    Register today, plan out your weekend with the schedule below, and we'll see you at Camp!

    P4050052Saturday Evening Geek Gathering

    A Code Camp tradition for years, we're informally gathering over at the Waltham Westin's lobby bar for a chance to unwind on Saturday night.  Drop by after sessions are over to relax, chat, and network with fellow New England devs!

    Thanks to Infragistics!

    Infragistics Last but certainly not least, budgets are hard everywhere these days, but Infragistics has really stepped up to help make Code Camp a success by sponsoring  lunch!  Many thanks to them, and you can see Infragistics’ own Tony Lombardo who is coming from the NYC area to speak.

    See you at Camp!

    -Chris

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    Beantown .NET Moves to NERD on April 2nd

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    BeantownDotNet

    Some breaking news for .NET developers in the greater Boston area - the Beantown .NET User Group, organized by MVP Ben Day, is moving across the Charles to Microsoft’s New England Research & Development Center (NERD) in Cambridge!

    This will give NERD it’s first .NET-focused user group and gives Beantown .NET plenty of room to grow.

    OMD AerialThe first meeting at NERD is on April 2nd from 6:00-8:00 (directions) and should be a fun chance to hear plenty of views and practices:

    The Unit Testing Throwdown

     

    Oddly, there seems to be almost no consensus about unit testing.  Lots of developers think that unit testing is dumb.  Plenty are ambivalent.  Some love it.  Even among those devs who are already sold on unit testing, there’s no consensus.  Sure, we might agree about some of the helpful things to do like using the Repository pattern, interface-driven design, and mocking frameworks but ask 10 developers how they’d unit test something and you’ll get 30 different answers.

     

    Well, enough with the armchair quarterbacking.  It’s on!  You don’t like how I write my tests?  I want to know why.  Come show me how you do it.  Don’t like unit tests at all?  Come tell us why.  Got some killer technique?  Got an opinion about how much logic you put in each test method?  Tonight’s the night to bring out The Awesome.

     

    The plan is to show code samples, gather around the whiteboard, and by the end (hopefully) sort out some Real-Life Best Practices for unit testing.

     

    BTW, if you have unit testing topics that you think we should put on the agenda, email them to benday@benday.com.

    See you there!

    -Chris

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    Maine Developer Network Special Event – April 16

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    Some great opportunities for developers who live within striking distance of Augusta, ME.  We’ll be there next week (March 19th) for our fourth stop on the March Northeast MSDN Roadshow tour, plus…

    mdn_logoMark Blomsma, an MVP who organizes the Augusta, ME Maine Developer Network user group, announced a special four-session Augusta Developer Event coming on April 16th from 1 to 4:30:

    The show is on! You are invited to join us on Thursday afternoon, the 16th of April as the Maine Developer Network will host the Augusta Developer Event.  Learn all you need to know about LINQ to SQL, DevForce Entity Framework, SQL Server Client Side Reporting and hot stuff from the patterns & practices group.

    Details are on the Maine Developer Network site and registration is open.

    Maine Microsoft Certification Study Group

    Maine Dev Net is also starting a virtual study group to work toward Microsoft certifications.  Working toward certifications as a group is a great way to stay motivated and focused, and the certifications will help set you apart in these competitive times. 

    Meetings are coming soon and you can sign up at http://ms-study-group.groups.live.com.

     

    -Chris

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    Upcoming Developer Events – March & April

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    Think SpringHere’s the latest roundup of upcoming Northeast developer events!  March and April are almost ridiculously packed with opportunities for developers, from Code Camp 11 and a new MSDN Northeast Roadshow, to many user groups and much more.

    Know of any other events or user group meetings?  Please let me know.

    Connecticut

    March 10
    Connecticut .NET User Group - Microsoft Offices, Farmington, CT
    "PowerShell 2.0 for Developers" – Allan da Costa Pinto

    March 11
    MSDN “Suburban” Roadshow – Stamford, CT
    Join our NYC/NJ colleagues, Peter Laudati and Bill Zack for this great (and free) half-day event!

    March 11
    Fairfield/Westchester .NET User Group – Stamford, CT
    T4: Code Generation with Visual Studio 2008” - Steve Andrews

    RoadshowMarch 18
    MSDN Northeast Roadshow – Hartford, CT
    Join Bob, Chris, and Jim for a free, full day on Windows Azure, Effective Dev Practices, F#, SQL Server, XNA, and .NET Debugging.

    April 8
    Fairfield/Westchester .NET User Group – Stamford, CT

    April 14
    Connecticut .NET User Group - Microsoft Offices, Farmington, CT

    Schedule TBD
    Fairfield/Westchester SQL Server UG - UConn, Stamford, CT
    Agile Project Leader Network - Microsoft, Farmington, CT

    Massachusetts

    March 11
    Boston .NET User Group - Waltham, MA
    "Interfacing .NET and Java" - Stuart Jones

    March 12 
    New England SQL Server User Group - Waltham, MA
    "INETA Event: Understanding LINQ to SQL: Is it a Better ADO.NET?" – Richard Hale Shaw

    SharePointSatBoston March 14
    SharePoint Saturday – Waltham, MA
    A free, Code Code style event focused on SharePoint, featuring sessions great SharePoint experts!

    March 16   *NEW GROUP*
    New England ASP.NET Professionals – Waltham, MA
    ”The Changing Face of ASP.NET Development” – Fritz Onion

    March 18 
    Access Day - Waltham, MA
    Afternoon through evening sessions for professionals working with Access.

    March 18
    Boston .NET Architecture Study Group - Waltham, MA

    RoadshowMarch 23
    MSDN Northeast Roadshow – Waltham, MA
    Join Bob, Chris, and Jim for a free, full day on Windows Azure, Effective Dev Practices, F#, SQL Server, XNA, and .NET Debugging.

    March 24
    New England SharePoint User Group - Waltham, MA 

    March 25
    Agile Boston User Group - Waltham, MA
    ”Effective Agile Adoptions” - Amr Elssamadisy

    March 25
    Boston XNA Developers Group - Waltham, MA
    Group hands-on game coding!  All are welcome, novice to expert.  Bring those laptops!

    March 25
    Cape Cod .NET User Group - Plymouth, MA
    "A Lap Around Windows Azure and the Azure Services Platform" – Mike Cramer

    March 26 
    IASA New England - Boston, MA
    "The Event Driven Business" – Hub Vandervoort

    March 27, 9 AM – 5 PM
    SQL Server 2008 LoadFest - Waltham, MA
    A full day to work with and learn about all that's new with SQL Server 2008!

    CodeCampMarch 28, 8 AM – 7 PM
    New England Code Camp 11 – Waltham, MA
    The event that started them all!  Join hundreds of your fellow New England developers for this full day of community-driven technology content!

    April 1
    Boston Area Windows Server User Group - Waltham, MA
    “All About PowerShell” – Igor Moochnick

    April 2
    New England Visual Basic Professionals - Waltham, MA
    "Geographic Information Systems in .NET" – Tom Schwartzman

    April 7
    Western Mass .NET Users Group - Chicopee, MA

    April 8
    Boston .NET User Group - Waltham, MA
    "Mono 2.0 and More" – Miguel de Icaza

    April 9 
    Beantown .NET User Group - Boston, MA
    ”Unit Testing Throwdown!”

    April 9 
    New England SQL Server User Group - Waltham, MA
    "Using Resource Governor in SQL Server 2008" – Aaron Bertrand

    April 15
    Boston .NET Architecture Study Group - Waltham, MA

    April 15 
    Access Day - Waltham, MA
    Afternoon through evening sessions for professionals working with Access.

    April 22
    Boston XNA Developers Group - Waltham, MA
    Group hands-on game coding!  All are welcome, novice to expert.  Bring those laptops!

    April 22
    Cape Cod .NET User Group - Plymouth, MA
    "LINQ" – Bob Depin

    Barcamp_lantern April 25-26
    BarCamp Boston 4 – Cambridge, MA
    Similar to a Code Camp (driven by fellow developers in the community), but following the “unconference” style of dynamic, attendee-driven content.  Definitely worth checking out!

    April 28
    New England ASP.NET Professionals – Waltham, MA

    April 28
    New England SharePoint User Group - Waltham, MA

    April 29 
    Agile Boston User Group - Waltham, MA
    “Agile Requirements” - Ellen Gottesdiener

     

    Schedule TBD
    New England Windows Mobile User and Developer Group - Waltham, MA 
     

    Maine

    RoadshowMarch 19
    MSDN Northeast Roadshow – Augusta, ME
    Join Bob, Chris, and Jim for a free, full day on Windows Azure, Effective Dev Practices, F#, SQL Server, XNA, and .NET Debugging.

    March 24 
    Bangor Area .Net Developers (BAND) - Bangor, ME
    INETA Event with Steve Andrews

    April 9
    Maine Bytes User Group - Portland, ME

    April 28 
    Bangor Area .Net Developers (BAND) - Bangor, ME
    "SQL2005 XML"

    Schedule TBD
    Maine Developer Network - Augusta, ME

     

    New Hampshire

    March 19 
    New Hampshire .NET User Group - Nashua, NH

    April 16 
    New Hampshire .NET User Group - Nashua, NH


    Schedule TBD

    NH SQL Users Group - Nashua, NH

     

    New York (Upstate)

    March 10 
    Tech Valley .NET Users Group - Latham, NY

    March 11 
    Central New York .NET Developer Group - East Syracuse, NY
    "Silverlight Design and Animation" – Andy Beaulieu

    RoadshowMarch 12
    MSDN Northeast Roadshow – Rochester, NY
    Join Bob, Chris, and Jim for a free, full day on Windows Azure, Effective Dev Practices, F#, SQL Server, XNA, and .NET Debugging.

    March 18 
    Western New York .NET Users Group - Buffalo, NY 
    "What About Windows Presentation Foundation?" – Dan Martin

    March 25
    VDUNY - Visual Developers of Upstate NY - Rochester, NY
    ”LINQ To Objects, Method Syntax, and Enumerable Class A-Z” – David Stevenson  

    April 8 
    Central New York .NET Developer Group - East Syracuse, NY

    April 14 
    Tech Valley .NET Users Group - Latham, NY

    April 15 
    Western New York .NET Users Group - Buffalo, NY

    April 22
    VDUNY - Visual Developers of Upstate NY - Rochester, NY  

     

    Rhode Island

    March 11
    Southern New England SQL Server User Group, Warwick, RI
    “Microsoft and PASS Energy Event: SQL Server Virtualization” – Chris Peterson

    March 11
    Rhode Island .NET User Group - Bristol, RI 
    “Analyzing and Manipulating Geospatial Information Using ArcObjects with .NET” – Sam Berg

    April 8
    Southern New England SQL Server User Group, Warwick, RI

    April 8
    Rhode Island .NET User Group - Bristol, RI

     

    Vermont

    March 9
    Vermont .NET User Group - S. Burlington, VT
    The Roadshow guys join Vermont .NET for a special “Stump the Chumps” evening of Q&A about Microsoft, development, and anything else!

    RoadshowMarch 10
    MSDN Northeast Roadshow – Williston, VT
    Join Bob, Chris, and Jim for a free, full day on Windows Azure, Effective Dev Practices, F#, SQL Server, XNA, and .NET Debugging.

    April 13
    Vermont .NET User Group - S. Burlington, VT
    “A Glimpse into the Parallel Universe” - Eric de Carfuel


    Schedule TBD
    Vermont SQL Server User Group - Burlington, VT

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