March is finally here! And it sure did roar in like lion! Most folks in our area were probably asking “What the heck happened to the 60 degree weather?” when they woke up to a foot of snow on the 2nd! Hopefully, that will be old man winter’s last blast. The bad weather is almost behind us. Just a few more weeks and spring shall be upon us. A lot of revelry will be going on with the various St. Patty’s Day parades throughout the area. The Jersey Shore kicked off its big Irish blast with the Belmar parade this past Sunday. This Saturday promises to be a lot of fun at Hoboken, NJ’s parade, then of course the big one in NYC on the 17th. In the tech community, the learning party never stops!
On February 21st, the NY SharePoint community hosted its first SharePoint Saturday event. Folks came from all over the tri-state to learn about the various aspects of SharePoint development and management. This week, many experts in the Microsoft community are converging on Seattle, Wa for the annual Microsoft MVP summit. The MVP summit is an opportunity offered those recognized for their contributions to the Microsoft community to visit with the product teams. During the summit, MVPs provide their feedback (not always positive!) directly to the folks who make the technologies as well as learn about what’s coming in the future. Congratulations to the folks from our area who are attending for the first time!
Area User Groups
Of course, don’t forget about your local user groups! There’s never been a better time to come out each month and network with your peers as you learn about the latest developer technologies. Each month, industry experts come to speak at user groups throughout the area. These groups attract both local and national expert speakers. Coming up this month, Jeffrey Richter from Wintellect will be at the NY Alt.NET group. Richard Campbell, of .NET Rocks fame, will be at the Long Island group in May!
These meetings are all volunteer driven and free! They’re success depends on your participation. So don’t let a valuable resource go to waste!
Here’s the line-up for this month:
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