Did you know there's a VB user group meeting each month at Microsoft Redmond? (Lisa Feigenbaum)

Did you know there's a VB user group meeting each month at Microsoft Redmond? (Lisa Feigenbaum)

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That's right... Just downstairs from our offices there is a VB user group that meets the fourth Monday each month. It's let by Robert Green, a former Microsoft employee, who used to work on the VB team! There are a lot of Microsoft speakers at this user group, so if you live in the area it's a great way to meet some folks on the team, and tell us what you think about Visual Basic!

The user group website is here: http://www.dotnetda.com/

Usual agenda is below...

6:30PM Come Early for Pizza!

The .NET Developers Association will provide pizza before the event.
The beverages and meeting site are provided by the Microsoft Corporation.

7:00PM Introductions, Announcements, & Job Offers

A brief description of the upcoming events and happenings within the .NET Developers Association. Opportunities to announce job offers and work requests are given to audience members.

7:15PM Spotlight Presentation

Presentations will cover a range of topics in .NET. Take a look at the website for some examples of past presentations.

9:00PM Tonight's Prizes

Door prizes will be raffled to .NET DA Members in attendance at the end of the meeting. 

9:15PM Informal Gathering at Red Robin

After the meeting, everyone is welcome to gather at Red Robin in Redmond, near the Bellevue Fred Meyer and Redmond Sears on the corner of 148th and NE 24th.

Also check the website for other Monday night events, which cover different .NET topics.

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