I am really excited about this! My plan is to do 40 free Tool Sheds, in 2 months. These are all open to the public! Many of these will be community driven and community promoted like the 3 that I am starting with in South Florida next week (Thanks to community industry influential , Max Trinidad , for setting these up!).
I have listed a few geographies that I would like to book at certain times based on my schedule for the MSDN events in the blog entry below, and if you have a free venue open to the public and can get me at least 50 attendees then let's set it up! Day or Night or Weekend (except during football)! Contact me at email@example.com with Tool Shed Tour in the subject. I have several topics to choose from to build a custon session for you with the most popular being WCF, Silverlight, LINQ and my newest killer session and series... "It's All About The Tools" co-developed by MVP Stan Schultes. Many folks have said, "Why doesn't MSDN come to my town?"... this effort is in response to that very question... you spoke and I listened.9/19/2007 - 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM - University of Miami - Silverlight and Expression Web Register: http://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=120637
9/20/2007 - 6:30 PM - 8:00PM - Miami User Group - It's All About The Tools Register: http://www.sherstaff.com/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=284
9/21/2007 - 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Devry University, Miramar - VSTO and VSTS DB Register: http://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=120638
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with Tool Shed Tour in the subject if you can help me out getting a free venue, open to the public, with 50 attendees minimum in these general locations and rough dates at this point (subject to change).
Jackson MS area - September 24 Evening
Huntsville/Birmingham AL area - September 26 Afternoon/early evening
Orlando/Melbourne/Jacksonville - Oct 3, afternoon, Oct 4 all day, Oct 5 morning
Florida Pan Handle - Tallahassee, Ft walton, Pensacola Oct 15-16
Raliegh NC area - Evening of Oct 17
Hartford CT area - Oct 22 evening
Waltham MA area - Oct 24 all day/evening
Easten Mass area - Oct 25 morning
Miami/ Ft Lauderdale - Nov 6 afternoon/evening
Burlington VT area - Nov 12 (my birthday!) Evening followed by party at Nectars?
Providence RI area - Nov 16
Sarasota/Naples/Ft myers - Nov 19-20