May 2009 Area User Group Meetings

May 2009 Area User Group Meetings

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May is here and with it comes a lot of spring activity in the local community!

MS Enterprise Developer & Solution Conference – May 5-6th

Today and tomorrow is the Microsoft Enterprise Developer & Solutions Conference in NYC.  The Enterprise Developer and Solutions Conference will provide developers, architects and key business decision makers in large enterprise organizations a clear roadmap of the Microsoft Application Platform. You will get to hear directly from Microsoft’s customers and partners on:

  • Cloud Computing in the Enterprise
  • Application Life Cycle Management
  • Creating Impact with Silverlight, WPF and Surface

The event has been “sold out” for some time now, but all of the sessions are going to be recorded and streamed online live.  If you weren’t able to get a ticket to the Enterprise Developer & Solution conference, tune in today & tomorrow to: http://entdevcon.telligent.com/

NJ SQL Saturday – May 16th

Do you want to learn SQL Server Performance Tuning Strategies from the Pros?  Then come join the NJ SQL Server User group for a free Saturday event that includes 4 sessions on Performance Tuning Topics!  The event will be hosted at the Microsoft office in Iselin, NJ from 8:15am – 3pm.  Breakfast & Lunch will be served.

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.  Two prominent speakers this month include Richard Campbell, of .NET Rocks fame, at the Long Island .NET group on May 7th and Martin Fowler, of Thoughtworks & Enterprise Patterns series fame, at the NY Alt.NET group on May 20th.

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 full area user group line up for May 2009…

New Jersey

User Group Name Location Date Topic & Speaker
NJ MS Developers Group Iselin, NJ 5/7/2009 What’s New in Internet Explorer 8 for Developers – Peter Laudati
Northern NJ .NET User Group (N3UG) Parsippany, NJ 5/12/2009 Azure – Scott Watermasysk
Central NJ .NET User Group East Windsor, NJ 5/14/2009 TBD – Check site for details
NJ SQL Server User Group Iselin, NJ 5/16/2009 NJ SQL Performance Tuning Saturday – SPECIAL SATURDAY EVENT in MS Iselin, NJ office!  See site for registration.
NJ SharePoint User Group  NOTE: New URL! Iselin, NJ    
5/20/2009 The Discipline of Findability – Bill English
PhillyNJ.NET Greenwich, NJ 5/28/2009 ASP.NET MVC – Dan Boris

New York

User Group Name Location Date Topic & Speaker
NY Enterprise Windows User Group New York, NY 5/7/2009 TBD – Check site for details
NY PC Visual Basic SIG New York, NY 5/4/2009 Nifty things with Windows Forms – Dave Kulick
Long Island .NET User Group Melville, NY 5/7/2009 The Scaling Habits of ASP.NET Applications – Richard Campbell
NYC SharePoint User Group New York, NY 5/6/2009 Architecting a Highly-Available SharePoint Farm – Michael Noel
NYC SharePoint Developer Group New York, NY 5/26/2009 TBD – Check site for details
NYC Connected Systems Group New York, NY TBD TBD – Check site for details
NYC .NET Meetup Group New York, NY 5/19/2009 Open discussion on current .NET issues.
NYC .NET Developers Group New York, NY 5/21/2009 Getting Started with Windows Azure – Erik Stepp
NY Metro SQL Server User Group New York, NY 5/28/2009 TBD – Check site for details
International Association of Architects (IASA) NYC New York, NY 5/26/2009 TBD – Check site for details
NYC VSTS User Group New York, NY  5/26/2009 Best Practices for SharePoint Development & VSTS with Team Foundation Server – Vincent Trepanier
NYC ALT.NET New York, NY  5/20/2009 Domain Specific Languages – Martin Fowler – NOTE: Special date & meeting location this month.
NYC Microsoft Azure Group New York, NY TBD TBD – Check site for details

Connecticut

User Group Name Location Date Topic & Speaker
Fairfield/Westchester .NET User Group Stamford, CT 5/6/2009 What’s New in Internet Explorer 8 for Developers – Peter Laudati
Fairfield/Westchester .NET SQL Server User Group Stamford, CT 5/13/2009 TBD – Check site for details
Connecticut .NET User Group Farmington, CT 5/12/2009 TBD – Check site for details
Fairfield County Share Point User Group Fairfield, CT TBD TBD – Check site for details

 Pennsylvania

User Group Name Location Date Topic & Speaker
Pittsburgh .NET User Group Pittsburgh, Pa 5/19/2009 Silverlight 3 Double Dose – Pete Brown
Philadelphia SQL Server User Group Plymouth Meeting, Pa 5/14/2009 Topic 1: Advanced Analytics and Dashboards – Kevin Bucher 
Topic 2: Query Fingerprints & Plan Fingerprints – Damien Johnson

PSSUG Appreciation Night – Special meeting this month at Dave & Busters in Plymouth Meeting, Pa!
Lehigh Valley .NET User Group Center Valley, Pa 5/18/2009 TBD – Check site for details
Central Penn.NET Harrisburg, Pa 5/19/2009 Silverlight Toolkit – Brian Mains
Philly.NET Malvern, Pa 5/20/2008 Topic 1: Intro to MVC – Andy Schwam
Topic 2: Building DevEvents.com with MVC – Steve Andrews
Philly.NET Hands On Labs Fort Washington, Pa 5/26/2009 Hands On Lab – MVC Part II – Rob Keiser, Bill Wolff, and 60 friends with laptops!
.NET Valley Scranton, Pa

(University of Scranton – Hyland Hall)
5/21/2009 WinForms to WPF/Silverlight – Making the Switch – John Baird
Philadelphia Area SharePoint User Group Malvern, Pa 5/27/2009 TBD – Check site for updates
Philly Office Geeks Malvern, Pa 5/12/2009 NewsGator for Social Networking – Ashley Roach
Philly Alt.NET Philadelphia, Pa 5/5/2009 Mobile “i” for the .NET Guy – iPhone Dev – Alex Hung
Philly Alt.NET Foundation Series Fort Washington, Pa 5/13/2009 Foundation Workshop Series 3 – Design Patterns – Erik Peterson

Delaware

User Group Name Location Date Topic & Speaker
Delaware .NET User Group Newark, DE TBD TBD – Check site for updates
Northern Delaware .NET User Group Newark, DE 5/28/2009 TBD – Check site for updates
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