May 2008 Area User Group Meetings

It's May!  Despite my allergies, this month features one of my favorite holidays of the year: Memorial Day weekend and "opening day" for the summer season at the Jersey Shore!  While visions of sand and surf are on the horizon, there's plenty to be excited about in the community this month. 

Some highlights in the community this month are the Philly.NET Code Camp (May 17th), Tech Bash 2008 (May 10th) in Nanticoke, Pa, Iain McDonald from the Windows Server team at NY Enterprise Windows Group (May 1st), a new South Jersey satellite group of Philly.NET, and not one, but TWO new Share Point user groups forming up in Fairfield county in Connecticut!

Here's the line up at our area's user groups for May:

New Jersey

User Group Name Location Date Topic & Speaker
NJ MS Developers Group Iselin, NJ 5/1/2008 Light up the web with Silverlight 2.0 - Peter Laudati, Microsoft (<- yeah, that's me!)
Northern NJ .NET User Group (N3UG) Parsippany, NJ 5/13/2008 Lap Around Silverlight 2.0 - David Yack
Central NJ .NET User Group East Windsor, NJ 5/9/2008 ASP.NET MVC Framework - Jess Chadwick
NJ SQL Server User Group Parsippany, NJ 5/20/2008 SQL Server 2008 Data Compression - Linchi Shea
ACGNJ .NET SIG Scotch Plains, NJ 5/15/2008 Windows CardSpace - Manuel Goyenechea
PhillyNJ.NET User Group Greenwich, NJ
New South Jersey Group!
4/30/2008 Topic 1: Behavior Driven Development - Brian Donahue
Topic 2: .NET Provider Model - Dani Diaz, Microsoft

New York

User Group Name Location Date Topic & Speaker
NY Enterprise Windows User Group New York, NY 5/1/2008 Windows Server 2008 Launch Event - Iain McDonald, General Manager of Windows Server Group, Microsoft
NY PC Visual Basic SIG New York, NY 5/7/2008 TBD - Check site for details
Long Island .NET User Group Melville, NY (New location! Check the site for details!) 5/1/2008 Windows Server 2008 Virtualization - Peter Protan & Rob Jackson from Microsoft
NYC SharePoint User Group New York, NY 5/7/2008 Using Content Query Web Pattern to Solve Business Problems - Nataly Voskresenskaya & Paul Galvin
NYC Connected Systems Group New York, NY 5/18/2008 TBD - Check site for details
NYC .NET Developers Group New York, NY 5/15/2008 WPF Beyond the Basics: Playing Tricks with the Visual Tree - Pavan Podila
NY Metro SQL Server User Group New York, NY 5/22/2008 Adventures in SQL Integration Services - Steve Gharibian
International Association of Architects (IASA) NYC New York, NY 5/22/2008 - 5/23/2008 IASA New York IT Architect Regional Conference - This is a 2 day paid event. Click here for details.


User Group Name Location Date Topic & Speaker
Fairfield/Westchester .NET User Group Stamford, CT 5/6/2008 ASP.NET MVC Framework - Aaron Armstrong
Fairfield/Westchester .NET SQL Server User Group Stamford, CT 5/14/2008 An Introduction to LINQ to SQL - Don Demsak
Southern Connecticut .NET SIG Shelton, CT 5/13/2008 Generics Review
Connecticut .NET User Group Farmington, CT 5/27/2008 Reflection with Custom Attributes in .NET - Dan Mezick
Fairfield County Share Point User Group Fairfield, CT 5/15/2008 New Group! Workflow Processing - Dan Relihan
Fairfield/Westchester Share Point User Group Stamford, CT 5/21/2008 New Group! Share Point Workflows and Branding: A guide to Share Point Designer 2007 - Neil Barkhina


User Group Name Location Date Topic & Speaker
Pittsburgh .NET User Group Pittsburgh, Pa 5/13/2008 Building Good UX with .NET - Ambrose Little
Philadelphia SQL Server User Group Malvern, Pa 5/14/2008 Topic 1: Cursors vs. Set Logic - Mike Welsh
Topic 2: SQL Service Broker - Vince Napoli
Lehigh Valley .NET User Group Center Valley, Pa 5/19/2008 Writing Better Code with Visual Studio 2008 Developer Edition - Steve Andrews, RDA Corporation (re-scheduled from last month)
Central Penn.NET Harrisburg, Pa 5/20/2008 WCF w/Sam Gentile - Cancelled & will be rescheduled.
Philly.NET Malvern, Pa 5/28/2008 Pub Night - No Speakers, no blogs, just geeks in person string.format("{0:t} - {1:t}", 5:3, ???)

Philly Code Camp is on Saturday May, 17th

.NET Valley Nanticoke, Pa 5/10/2008 TechBash 2008 (Code Camp for northeastern PA!)
Philadelphia Area SharePoint User Group Malvern, Pa 5/28/2008 10 Demos for using SharePoint in your Company
Philly Office Geeks Malvern, Pa 5/13/2008 SharePoint in the Real World - David Mann
Philly Alt.NET Philadelphia, Pa 5/21/2008 Intro to F# - Matt Podwysocki


User Group Name Location Date Topic & Speaker
Delaware .NET User Group Newark, DE 6/18/2008 VSTS with Steve Andrews (note: this meeting will take place in June!)
Northern Delaware .NET User Group New Castle, DE 5/29/2008 Silverlight 2.0 - Dani Diaz

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