Chris has blogged the details of the newest user group in New Zealand - in Christchurch - focused on Embedded development.

The first meeting is next week - details here

I have recently became involved in starting up a new user group within the Christchurch area. Andrew Leckie, Andy Scrase, Bryn Lewis and myself are organising a user group to cover embedded development topics within the Microsoft environment.

If you work with or have an interest in embedded device solutions using technologies such as the .NET Micro Framework, Windows Embedded CE, Windows Mobile, the .NET Compact Framework, Embedded XP, or Microsoft Robotics Studio etc, then this is the user group for you!

At the moment we are organising our first user group event for the 16th of April. This first session will give an overview of the above technologies and give a synopsis of the future sessions and intended agenda for the user group. It will also be a chance for you to provide some early feedback on what else you may wish to have presented from local experts as future topics.

So please help spread the word, the more we get along to our first meeting the better!

Further details will be able to be found via the newly created Christchurch Embedded .NET User Group website available at http://www.embedded.net.nz (one of my current tasks is to help flesh out this website). If you have any questions about this user group please don’t hesitate to contact me.