Did you know we have 60 user groups in MEA? Whether you are an professional developer, an independent, or a student you should be in touch with your local user group. Even if you cannot attend every meeting joining the user group is the best way to keep in touch with other developers and even for .NET and Microsoft news. So if you are not a member, what’s stopping you? Most user groups are free.
To find the user group near you try this link from INETA, the International .NET Association. Select your country to show user groups in your country only. Didn’t find a user group? Why not start one? Contact me for details.