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If you answered "Yes" to any of the above (or inserted your own!), then read on, this post is for you!
Since I moved to Colorado several months ago, I've met several wonderful, passionate VSTS users who have asked me about a VSTS User Group. The Denver VS User Group is enormously popular, and as a result there seem to be quite a few folks who would like to start something similar that focuses on Team System.
To be clear, this proposed group is not to replace or compete with the VS User Group, but rather to offer a complement which gives a larger voice to the VSTS community.
I'm envisioning either a monthly or bi-monthly meeting schedule, depending on demand, meeting in the evening. Ideally, I'd love to see at least 20 people at each meeting, and grow membership organically.
What does it take to get a user group started?
If you've ever met me or read this blog, you know how passionate I am about Visual Studio Team System. What I've found is that the more people use it, the more passionate they become as well. I'm not getting paid to start a user group, nor will I. I just honestly think it could be a powerful medium for Team System users around the area to further enrich their value, and meet other great people in the process!
Please let me know your thoughts either by leaving a comment to this post, or emailing me directly. I'm interested in hearing insight on feasibility, willingness to participate and/or present, ideal meeting schedules, etc.