Community Night is Coming Back

After last month's launch of Community Night in Johannesburg we're doing it again (and we will be doing it every month from now on, on the second Tuesday of every month). As a Christmas treat, we'll have an Xbox 360 Kinect available for you to play with. Come along - it should be fun!

Communities Involved

We’ve worked with many developer communities in Gauteng to make this initiative happen. You’ll be able to attend meetings hosted by the following communities:

  • Information Worker (Johannesburg)
  • SQL Server Usergroup - Please note: the SQL Server Usergroup will not be meeting in December. They will be back in the new year!
  • SA Developer and DRP (these two groups are joining forces)
  • Game Developers (a brand new group!)
  • Programming Languages Discussion Session (a group of people interested in talking about programming languages)

If you have a developer-related community group, looking for a place to host your meetings (and have food and drinks for your members!) contact us and we can work with you to host your group as part of Community Night.

Join in with you fellow developers at our Community Night. We’re hosting a range of different communities at our Johannesburg offices to make it easier for you to find a community and take part. Communities are a fantastic way for you to connect with other like-minded people, share your experiences and learn from each other. It’s also a great way to meet people in your industry and even just have a chat over a drink.

When? Where? And Other Questions?

When? 14 December 2010, (and on the second Tuesday of every month).

Where? Microsoft South Africa, 3012 William Nicol Drive, Bryanston (Map)

What time? Communities get to select times that suit their members best. The communities have selected the following meeting timeslots:

Timeslot Room 1 Room 2

16:00 – 17:30

Information Worker (Johannesburg)

Programming Languages Discussion Session

17:30 – 18:30

Food, refreshments and networking

18:30 – 20:00

SA Developer and DRP Game Developers

We’re serving refreshments between 17:30 and 18:30 for the hungry and/or thirsty.

How Much? One hundred million dollars! Community Night is free and you’re welcome to bring anyone else who might be interested in coming.

Do I have to stay for 4 hours??!! Only if you want to. We’re trying to be flexible with peoples’ time. If you want to stay for multiple meetings, you’re welcome to. If you only want to attend the meeting that you’re interested in, that’s cool too.

I don’t live near Johannesburg. Can I get involved? At this stage, Community Night is an initiative we’re trying in Johannesburg. If it works well, we’ll expand it to other cities. We’re also going to work out how we can record community meetings or stream them live online for everyone else to be a part of, but more on that in the future Smile

 

There you have it. Community Night. Every second Tuesday of the month. Get involved in your developer community, learn something new and have some fun!