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  • Blog Post: Technical Calendar - June 2013

    Boston Windows Dev Meetup events Northeast User Group Map and Calendars Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday   1 Windows 8 App Mashup: Hands-on Cambridge MA Game Development for Beginners Farmington CT AngelHack Cambridge MA National Civic Day of Hacking multiple locations 2...
  • Blog Post: New England GiveCamp 2013 - Recap

    Last weekend, an amazing group of about 130 area technologists, designers, project managers, and non-profit representatives convened at the New England Research and Development Center (NERD) for the 4th Annual New England GiveCamp . GiveCamp is a weekend-long hacking event like no other that groups technical...
  • Blog Post: May 2013 Technical Calendar

    Boston Windows Dev Meetup events Northeast User Group Map and Calendars Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday   1 2 App Builder Virtual Summit on-line 3 4 Product Camp Cambridge MA Game Dev for Beginners Farmington CT Imagine RIT Rochester NY 5 6 7 Windows 8 Office Hours Cambridge...
  • Blog Post: New England GiveCamp – Class of 2013

    As many of you know, I am one of the co-organizers of New England GiveCamp , now in it’s fourth year, and I’m excited to announce the roster of 24 New England non-profits that will be benefitting from the services of volunteers - developers, designers, product managers, artists, copywriters, and more...
  • Blog Post: New England GiveCamp – Three Ways to Help!

    As many of you know, along with Kelley Muir of Float Left Labs , I’ve been a co-organizer of New England GiveCamp since its inception in 2010.  New England GiveCamp is about “geeks giving back”: roughly 120 technologists from across New England will convene at NERD from April 26-28th for an around...
  • Blog Post: Boston Code Camp–Hey, 19!

    While’s it’s unlikely Steely Dan will make an appearance at Boston Code Camp , you can bet your ASP.NET that some 200 of your software developer colleagues will be. Boston is where Code Camp was born, and like the previous 18 editions, this event remains free to attendees, providing a unique opportunity...
  • Blog Post: Boston Code Camp–Call for Sessions

    Boston Code Camp 19 is just over a month away. Working on something cool? Delving into Windows 8 development? or maybe TypeScript? or Kinect? Share you passion and knowledge by delivering a session. Code Camp is run by-the-community, for-the-community, and it’s a low key way to network and share your...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Saturday New Hampshire – Sep. 22nd

    The next SharePoint Saturday in the area is less than 10 days away! Join SharePoint architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, 2010, and 2013 Preview for SharePoint Saturday New Hampshire at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, on September...
  • Blog Post: New England GiveCamp 2012

    From May 4th through May 6th, 2012 , over 120 developers, designers, social media experts and other technologists (from across New England and beyond) donated their time and expertise to help 31 non-profit organizations in developing web sites, logos, print collateral, and other assets.  This was...
  • Blog Post: Random Hacks of Kindness: Geeks Giving Back

    December 3-4th marks the fourth Global Random Hacks of Kindness event, and Boston as well as Manchester, New Hampshire , are each hosting one of the nearly 36 concurrent hackthons being held worldwide that weekend. The event brings together technologists and subject matter experts to identify and refine...
  • Blog Post: Register for SharePoint Saturday, New Hampshire

    The very first SharePoint Saturday in New Hampshire will be held on Saturday, September 24th, at Southern New Hampshire University in Hooksett/Manchester. Although it’s still about six weeks away, I’d advise registering soon as SharePoint Saturday’s have been know to ‘sell out,’ and with this being the...
  • Blog Post: New Innovation Meetup in New Hampshire

    If you're a startup or entrepreneur (or just a run-of-the-mill techie like me) in southern New Hampshire, you've got a new outlet that doesn't require a trek into Boston or Cambridge!   Jamie Coughlin of the abi Innovation Hub in downtown Manchester is kicking off a new meetup – Startup MHT...
  • Blog Post: ANOTHER New Group in New Hampshire

    Last night, Pat Tormey, David Byer and guest speaker John Garland kicked off the third pillar of the New Hampshire .NET User Group in Portsmouth, and just today I got word of another group starting in Nashua on May 11th ! The Granite State SharePoint User Group will be meeting the second Wednesday of...
  • Blog Post: Seacoast .NET Inaugural Meeting–Apr. 20th

    The New Hampshire .NET User Group is expanding into a new area of the state.  Joining the Nashua and Concord groups is a new branch spearheaded by Pat Tormey and David Byer and meeting at the Pease International Tradeport in Portsmouth.   The first meeting will held this Wednesday at Global...
  • Blog Post: Kathleen Dollard in Vermont and New Hampshire

    If you’re in northern New England, or even if not, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to catch one or both of Kathleen Dollard’s presentations at the Vermont .NET User Group in Burlington AND the New Hampshire .NET User Group in Nashua. On February 9th , Kathleen will be speaking on the Managed Extensibility...
  • Blog Post: BarCamp Manchester

    Just a quick note to get the word out that BarCamp Manchester is open for registration !  This year’s event will run from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 20th .  The venue is the Amoskeag Small Bus Incubator 33 S Commercial Street Manchester, NH 03101
  • Blog Post: New New Hampshire User Group

    Nope, I’m not repeating myself! The Granite State is soon to be home to yet another .NET User Group.  Patty Tompkins in Concord is leading the group and has announced that the inaugural meeting will take place next Thursday, October 28th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at New Hampshire Technical Institute . ...
  • Blog Post: New England GiveCamp - Come Code for Charity

    New England GiveCamp (June 11 – 13) is a project I’ve been working on with a number of community members for the past couple of months; the premise is quite simple: over a weekend get a couple of dozen non-profit organizations together with a bunch of developers, designers, and technical professionals...
  • Blog Post: Rock-and-Bowl For Local Schools

    Want to have some fun? wear fashionable shoes? show off your Rock Band mojo? and help out some local schools?   Check out Float Left Labs ’ 1st Annual Rock & Bowl , this Wednesday in Manchester, New Hampshire. Microsoft is helping sponsor this event geared toward raising money for local...
  • Blog Post: Cavalcade of Camps: New Hampshire Code Camp, June 5th

    If you have kids, you know this is about the time you start looking at the various camp options available to enrich your children (and retain your sanity) over the summer months.  Well, what’s good for them is good for you, and so for the next week – which happens to be school vacation week in Massachusetts...
  • Blog Post: Nashua Gets Agile

    All you New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts agilophiles take note! The inaugural meeting of the Nashua Scrum Club will be held at Harbor Homes , 45 High Street in Nashua on Thursday, September 24th from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Register for the event here! The Nashua group, under the leadership of Bob Fischer...
  • Blog Post: Northeast Roadshow and More!

    Get those calendars out!  Chris and I will be hitting the road again this September bringing you the latest and greatest developer topics from Microsoft.  It’s the Northeast Roadshow: Food for Thoughts Tour , the same brand you know and love with a few twists… We’re visiting more venues (seven...
  • Blog Post: Happy New Year!

    Yes, you’re still recovering from Fourth of July festivities, and, no, I didn’t get too much sun over the long weekend.   July 1st indeed starts a new year, a new fiscal year, at Microsoft, and with that comes some intense planning for the coming 12 months – budgets, sales quotas, annual reviews...
  • Blog Post: Architect, Your Career?

    The Microsoft New England Research and Development Center (NERD) will play host to a unique event, The Architect Factory, on June 2nd.  Co-sponsored by IASA New England , {Code Right} , O’Reilly , and Microsoft , this 1/2 day event will provide insight and guidance for senior developers who aspire...
  • Blog Post: Hat’s Off to Pat

    Thanks to Pat Tormey, leader of the New Hampshire .NET User Group , for organizing and hosting the first (of many, we hope) New Hampshire Code Camps at Daniel Webster College in Nashua. We had a crowd of about 110 developers, IT professionals, and all-round technology enthusiasts turn out for a full...
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