April 2008 Area User Group Meetings

Spring is finally here!  Fingers crossed, looks like Jersey escaped without any major snow storms this year.  (At least this part of Jersey!)  The Yanks and Mets are playing in their current stadiums for the last season.  The Bradford pear trees are starting to flower.  Allergy season is almost upon us.  And soon, those of us who live outside of the Manhattan will be firing up our lawn mowers again.

There's a lot going on in the local area .NET community this month too.  This week, Wintellect and Infragistics are hosting the Devscovery conference in NYC.  On Saturday April 5th, the NJ SQL Server group is hosting a free day of SQL Server 2008 training featuring Hilary Cotter.  Later in the month, Microsoft will be hosting its annual Health & Life Sciences Developer Conference in Atlantic City, NJ.  Out in Pittsburgh, they're having a Code Camp on April 12th.  And of course, as usual, we have a great line up of topics and speakers at the area user groups! 

Let me know what you think of the new table formatting I've tried on this month's posting.

New Jersey

User Group Name Location Date Topic & Speaker
NJ MS Developers Group Iselin, NJ 4/3/2008 Microsoft Sync Services Framework - Steve Case, Microsoft
Northern NJ .NET User Group (N3UG) Parsippany, NJ 4/8/2008 Behavior Driven Development: The Evolution of TDD - Brian Donahue
Central NJ .NET User Group East Windsor, NJ 4/10/2008 TBD
NJ SQL Server User Group Parsippany, NJ 4/15/2008 SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) - Jay Krishnaswamy
ACGNJ .NET SIG Scotch Plains, NJ 4/17/2008 Windows Workflow Foundation - Manuel Goyenechea

New York

User Group Name Location Date Topic & Speaker
NY Enterprise Windows User Group New York, NY 4/3/2008 Green Data Centers - Lewis Curtis
Followed by a special tribute to Stephen Goodwin.
NY PC Visual Basic SIG New York, NY 4/2/2008 VS2008 Launch - VB9, LINQ, XML Literals, Refactoring
Long Island .NET User Group Melville, NY (New location! Check the site for details!) 4/3/2008 Usability - Milan Negovan
NYC SharePoint User Group New York, NY 4/2/2008 Structured Approach to Building MOSS 2007 Publishing Sites - Andrew Connell
NYC Connected Systems Group New York, NY 4/21/2008 .NET Stock Trader/SOA Session - Greg Leake, Microsoft
NYC .NET Developers Group New York, NY 4/17/2008 2008 Community Launch - Show Me The Data - Andrew Brust, 26NY
NY Metro SQL Server User Group New York, NY 4/24/2008 Database Design Patterns - Stephen Forte (note: new the web link for this group!)
International Association of Architects (IASA) NYC New York, NY 4/21/2008 UI Frameworks and Patterns: MVC, MVP, or MVPOO? - Todd Snyder


User Group Name Location Date Topic & Speaker
Fairfield/Westchester .NET User Group Stamford, CT 4/1/2008 Continuous Integration - Paul Lockwood
Fairfield/Westchester .NET SQL Server User Group Stamford, CT 4/11/2008 Query Plans on Parade: An Up-close Look at Some New SQL Server 2008 Features - Steve Kass
NOTE: Special day this month on Tuesday!
Southern Connecticut .NET SIG Shelton, CT 4/8/2008 Building Good UX using .NET - Ambrose Little, Infragistics
Connecticut .NET User Group Farmington, CT 4/29/2008 What's new in SQL Server 2008 - Adam Machanic




User Group Name Location Date Topic & Speaker
Pittsburgh .NET User Group Pittsburgh, Pa 4/8/2008 Real World Experience with Silverlight - Jeff King, Component One
Philadelphia SQL Server User Group Fort Washington, Pa 4/9/2008 SQL 2008 TSQL - Joshua Lynn
Lehigh Valley .NET User Group Center Valley, Pa 4/21/2008 Writing Better Code with Visual Studio 2008 Developer Edition - Steve Andrews, RDA Corporation
Central Penn.NET Harrisburg, Pa 4/15/2008 Community Launch of VS 2008 & SQL Server 2008 - Judy Calla & Dan Clark
Philly.NET Malvern, Pa 4/23/2008 Topic 1: Alt.NET - Brian Donahue
Topic 2: ASP.NET MVC - Jeff DeVille
.NET Valley Nanticoke, Pa 4/16/2008 TBD - Check site for updates
Philadelphia Area SharePoint User Group Malvern, Pa 4/30/2008 TBD - Check site for updates
Philly Office Geeks Malvern, Pa 4/8/2008 Topic 1: WSS Custom Field Types - Eugene Rosenfield, MOSS MVP
Topic 2: The Sharepoint API - Tony Testa
Philly Alt.NET Philadelphia, Pa 4/16/2008 Philly Alt.NET Pub Night v2.0 - Chaucer's Tabard Inn @ 1946 Lombard St in Philly.


User Group Name Location Date Topic & Speaker
Delaware .NET User Group Newark, DE 4/16/2008 Skinning DotNetNuke - What's happening under the hood?
Northern Delaware .NET User Group New Castle, DE 4/24/2008 IIS 7.0 - Tim Dodd

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