It’s the start of a New Year and we’re hitting the ground running with developer events.  There are a few coming up in Dublin, including some security training events.  This week I’m going to try to firm up dates for a few other events around the country. 

On January 17th, Nick Grattan is presenting an evening talk on Hosting C#/VB.Net components in SQL Server 2005.  This talk on hosting is, um, hosted by developers.ie at the Fitzwilliam Hotel, St Stephen’s Green.  Component hosting is one of the most intriguing new features of SQL Server 2005, and Nick's discussion should offer developers insights into, among other things, how it will facilitate new techniques for placing and expressing business logic in the database.  Looking forward to this myself!