New Boston Developer Group! Beantown ALT.NET

On the heels of the launch of the New England Mobile .NET group, there’s another Boston-area developer group – Beantown ALT.NET!  The group is organized by John Zablocki and starts in September. First of all, what’s “ALT.NET”?  The concept has been around quite a while, and there are groups in many other cities.  In fact,…

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New Boston User Group – New England Mobile .NET Developers

There’s a new developer group forming in the Boston area, focusing on cross-platform development for mobile devices.  Topics will include mobile devices (iPhone, Windows Phone 7, Android, etc.) and development, .NET, Mono, and frameworks like MonoTouch and beyond. First meeting:     New England Mobile .NET Developers’ Group     August 24th, 6PM     Microsoft NERD    …

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New User Groups in NY and NH

Rochester SharePoint User Group Western NY now has a new way to tap into buzz around SharePoint!  The Rochester SharePoint User Group has just been formed and will meet every 2nd Thursday, with first meeting on November 11th:     Rochester SharePoint User Group     November 11th, 6 – 8:30 PM     “Introducing SharePoint 20101” with…

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Directory of Audio Podcasts for .NET Developers

On the Joys of Travel If you’re anything like me, you might enjoy driving (or flying, riding the train, etc.), but hate that it’s generally “lost” time.  For years now, I’ve made a habit of taking whatever MP3 player I’ve had (currently my trusty Zune HD) whenever I hit the highway, listening to podcasts so…

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The .NET Rocks Road Trip Comes to Cambridge, MA on May 3rd!

Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell, of the .NET Rocks! show are coming to Cambridge, MA on May 3rd!  Driving a 30-foot RV, the “DotNetMobile”, Carl and Richard will be visiting the Boston area as part of the national .NET Rocks! Road Trip, celebrating the release of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.     The…

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Announcing the Northeast MSDN Roadshow March 2010 Tour!

The plans are set for our next Northeast MSDN Roadshow series, and Jim and I will be consuming coffee aplenty and taking to the roads of the northeast to visit four cities in March. These are free events with technical sessions for developers and architects.  We’ll be covering Windows Azure, data and services (including WCF…

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Special geekSpeak on Developing Silverlight Games on May 27th

The Northeast’s very own Andy Beaulieu (Silverlight guru, MVP, CNY .NET UG Lead, etc.) is connecting with Jim O’Neil and Glen Gordon to share details about developing games with Silverlight! This episode in the MSDN geekSpeak series is May, 27th (tomorrow) from 3:00-4:00 PM EST, and features an open “radio show” style, where you can…

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Have You Seen the Linked .NET User Group?

The Linked .NET User Group, a virtual .NET user group with over 20,000 members, has a portal on Linked In and features online meetings.  The group has been doing some great stuff recently and is definitely worth taking a look. In particular, there are some extremely promising upcoming meetings.  Events are online through LiveMeeting, so…

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Lang.NET 2009 Session Recordings Available

The 2009 Lang.NET Symposium was held last week in Redmond, WA and is a chance to hear about the latest in languages, IDE’s, compilers, and more.  Here’s part of the description from the site: Lang.NET is a forum for discussion of programming languages, managed execution environments, compilers, multi-language libraries, and integrated development environments. It provides…

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Beantown .NET Special Event – Rocky Lhotka on UI Design Patterns – April 29th

Rocky Lhotka (blog), the respected author, Regional Director, MVP, and technologist from Magenic, will be visiting with the Beantown .NET User Group on April 29th at 6 PM. Rocky will be covering UI design patterns in a session titled “CSLA .NET as the ‘M’ in MVC/MVP/MVVM”. The Beantown .NET User Group has recently moved to…

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