You are invited to join us at our monthly developer interest group meeting – we recorded last months meeting, the plan is to also record this months meeting.

Date: Wednesday December 1, 2004
Start: 6:30pm
Location: Quinalt Room, Building 34, Microsoft Campus, Redmond, WA

==== Agenda ====
At the December WE-DIG meeting, the focus will be on these two areas:
-- Location-based programming
-- Smart Personal Object Technology

==== Location-Based Programming ====
We are fortunate that Steve Lombardi, Microsoft's MapPoint Technical Evangelist, has agreed to join us. Steve is going to talk to us about the recently released MapPoint Location Server. He also promised to give us a preview of Caravel, a product that has not been discussed anywhere else in public. Caravel is Microsoft's next generation mapping and navigation application for Windows Mobile.

Details on the Location Server:
http://www.microsoft.com/mappoint/products/locationserver/default.mspx

Where is Steve? -- Live demo of location-based programming
www.whatididwaswrong.com/whereissteve

==== Smart Personal Object Technology ====
Developers interested in SPOT watches will want to hear from the two guests coming to the December WE-DIG meeting: Donald Thompson and Mark Phillips. Donald Thompson, a Microsoft architect, will provide insights into the SPOT system design and software implementation. Mark Philips of A Dot Corporation will be showing us his company's SPOT development kit.

Intro to SPOT, by Donald Thompson:
http://www.sys-con.com/story/?storyid=46614&DE=1

A Dot Corporation
http://www.dotcorporate.com

==== About WE-DIG ====
The Windows Embedded Developers Interest Group (WE-DIG), formed in April 2004, is dedicated to the exchange of ideas around Microsoft Windows embedded and mobile software development.