The guys from the “Next Gen Usergroup” (NxtGenUG) have been doing some innovative stuff for quite a while now, with a special talent for tracking down senior Microsoft execs and pointing a camera in their faces. For example, I’ll never forget the time they managed to squeeze a video out of Steve Ballmer. If you want to catch up with their thoughts and interviews on a regular basis take a look at their regular podcast “radio style” series at http://www.nxtgenug.net/Podcasts.aspx.
And now they tell me that they’re extending further by covering a new region of the UK: Cambridge. And they’ve managed to get hold of the Microsoft Research Centre as a venue for their meetings – cool!
They’ll be launching this new region on Tuesday 18th September featuring a talk from my colleague Mike Ormond on Silverlight, and a speaker from Microsoft Research talking about F#. And, so they tell me, they’re be “other stuff” too, probably involving swag (for the uninitiated, ‘swag’ is reported to stand for “software and goods” but generally translates to freebies and giveaways).