Boston Code Camp 18 Approaches! – October 20, 2012

Boston Code Camp, formerly New England Code Camp, a community-driven day for hundreds of developers, returns for its 18th event, this time in its new home in Cambridge, MA! Attendee registration is open (and free!) and the Call for Speakers is open as well (more below).    Boston Code Camp 18     Saturday, October 20,…


Boston Area WebsiteSpark and BizSpark Meetup Groups

Whether you’ve joined, are interested in, or have never heard of the Microsoft WebsiteSpark or BizSpark programs, there are two new groups in Boston to help you learn more and connect with others. These programs are available to help web developers and designers (WebsiteSpark) or software startups (BizSpark) get software, support and visibility. If you’re…


Launch Event in Boston on October 5 – Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Exchange 2010

From September through November, launch events for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Exchange 2010 are happening across the US.  Boston’s launch event will be on October 5th at the AMC Boston Common 19. (Other regional stops are NYC on October 20 and Philly on September 28.) The event will feature content for developers…

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BarCamp Boston 4 – April 25-26

BarCamp Boston 4 will be on April 25th and 26th, hosted at MIT’s Stata Center in Cambridge, MA [directions].  For those familiar with Code Camps, BarCamps are similar in that they’re free and organized by the community, but the schedule is more fluid/dynamic and participatory, following the “unconference” style: “BarCamp is an unConference, organized on…


Announcing the F# User Group in Cambridge, MA – April 6

Wondering why there’s a buzz around F# and functional programming, and want to know when and how they can be useful?  Maybe you’ve already on board with functional programming and want to find others in the same boat? The new F# User Group (fsug.org) is dedicated to learning and sharing practices around F# and functional…

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Beantown .NET Moves to NERD on April 2nd

Some breaking news for .NET developers in the greater Boston area – the Beantown .NET User Group, organized by MVP Ben Day, is moving across the Charles to Microsoft’s New England Research & Development Center (NERD) in Cambridge! This will give NERD it’s first .NET-focused user group and gives Beantown .NET plenty of room to…

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Boston MSDN Developer Conference Summary

Last week’s Boston MSDN Developer Conference was a resounding success!  Thank you the over 450 people who attended the sold-out event to see and hear about the latest on Windows 7, Azure, and many other developer technologies. From the keynote by Amanda Silver, 12 technical sessions, to the Community Courtyard with many great discussions, to…

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Boston MSDN Developer Conference Update

The MDC Arrives on Thursday The MSDN Developer Conference (MDC) is coming to the Sheraton Boston this Thursday, January 22nd, with a full day of cutting edge content for developers, modeled after the Professional Developers Conference (PDC). Sold Out! There’s been an amazing response to the event, but unfortunately we’ve hit the limit of how…

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Special Boston Event: Roger Sessions on Enterprise Architecture, January 21st

The New England chapter of the International Association of Software Architects (IASA) will be hosting Roger Sessions on January 21st at the Sheraton Boston at 39 Dalton Street.  He will be speaking on "Simple Architectures for Complex Enterprises". The event is free, with registration here:       http://iasane.eventbrite.com This is a great opportunity to hear from…


Free SQL Server 2008 Event in Boston on November 12th

Looking for the latest on SQL Server 2008?  Join Adam Machanic for a free event on November 12th in Boston where he’ll spend the morning (8-12) sharing many details of SQL Server 2008: Learn more about SQL Server 2008 and the new enhanced capabilities of the product.  We’ll be exploring security and database management, how…