Promoting your user group

The following post was written by Rodney Lake.  Rodney runs the .Net User Group in Tauranga, and recently had 54 people attend one of his user group meetings due to smart promotion.  He shares his tips for you here. Promoting a user group  One way to recognise a healthy user group is to see how…

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Lots of User Groups this week!

I was just looking at the user group schedule around the country and there are lots on this week. Just tonight there are the following user group meetings: Auckland SQL Server User Group Wellington SQL Server User Group Wellington  Office User Group Wellington Sharepoint User Group Wellington .Net User Group (go Tokes!) New Plymouth .Net…

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MSDN Flash – Silverlight, Rugby and Visual Studio 2008

I know – the last one only just came out yesterday.  I’ll blame the spam legislation 🙂  Here is this weeks – should be in your mail box Friday or early next week. Silverlight, Rugby and Visual Studio 2008 Silverlight 1.0 is out! The final release of Silverlight was announced a couple of weeks ago,…

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Continuity, speakers and good running.

The following post was written by Kirk Jackson  who leads the Wellington .Net User Group.  Kirks group is one of the most consistent and well run groups in New Zealand. Continuity, speakers and good running I organise the Wellington .NET user group, and over the past 5 years we have had about 45 user group…

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Starting a user group (Lessons learnt)

The following post was written by Chandima Kulathilake who was one of the founders and is a leader of the Wellington Sharepoint User Group. Starting a user group (Lessons learnt) Darryl from MSFT NZ sent a few of the New Zealand User Group leads an email the other day asking if we could come up with…

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Guest Blogging – Starting and running a User Group

We’ve got some smart people running User Groups in New Zealand.  They have been running user groups for a variety of periods from several years to several months, but they are all smart, hard working people who know how to start and run these groups well. I’ve asked some of them to share their knowledge…

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Community Leader of the Year

The user group leaders in New Zealand do an outstanding job. These are the people who out of passion for technology start and/or run a user group in New Zealand.  Month in and month out they organize venues, speakers, beer, pizza, mailing lists, attendees, prizes and a host of other things just to enable you…

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My User Group Tour kicks off… here is my schedule

Next week my User Group Tour kicks off.  This is the first one since last year, and I have more user groups to go to now too. I’m presenting on Visual Studio 2008 which is due to RTM late this year and launch next March. Title: A Lap around Visual Studio 2008Abstract: Explore all the…

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BootCamp 07 – November 3-4

You may have already noticed the murmurings of another code camp – just weeks after the last one. This Code Camp is being organized by the Christchurch crowd (Peter is the front man for it) and will therefore be the first Code Camp ever in the South Island. The other interesting thing about this code…

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