June 2008 Area User Group Meetings

June is here.  Summer doesn’t officially start until the 21st, but we all know it really started Memorial Day weekend in spirit.  Our local community has been hopping with events and goings on the past month.  Both the Philly.NET code camp and TechBash 2008 in Nanticoke, Pa were great events.  Between those two events, some of the top experts in the northeast were featured as speakers.

The Windows Mobile Development tour made a stop in NYC with Dani Diaz and John Baird showing developers how to write applications that can run on the over 11 million Windows Mobile devices out there in the market today!  The NYC chapter of the International Association of Software Architects (IASA) hosted a two-day "IT Architects Regional Conference" in New York the week of May 22-23. 

This month promises another great line of up community driven events. Most of these are at our area’s user groups!  They’re a great opportunity for you network with your peers, eat free pizza, and… oh yeah…  Learn something!

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

Note: Since many of the groups meet later in the month, they don't always have the agenda lined up by the 1st of the month.  I list these as "TBD" below.  I'll update this post during the month as I get updates.  However, for the most up to date information, click through the site links below to get the details direct from each group!

New Jersey

User Group Name Location Date Topic & Speaker
NJ MS Developers Group Iselin, NJ 6/5/2008 ASP.NET MVC Framework - Saquib Rashid, Microsoft
Northern NJ .NET User Group (N3UG) Parsippany, NJ 6/10/2008 LINQ - Kevin Goff
Central NJ .NET User Group East Windsor, NJ 6/12/2008 WCF Fundamentals – Peter Laudati (yes ME!)
NJ SQL Server User Group Parsippany, NJ 7/15/2008 Meeting Canceled for June. July’s topic: TDD Principles for Database Development
ACGNJ .NET SIG Scotch Plains, NJ 6/19/2008 TBD - Check site for updates
PhillyNJ.NET User Group Greenwich, NJ
New South Jersey Group!
6/26/2008 Topic 1: Tips & Tricks with SSIS – Vince Napoli
Topic 2: WPF Databinding – Vlad Bezden

New York

User Group Name Location Date Topic & Speaker
NY Enterprise Windows User Group New York, NY 6/5/2008 Vista SP1 and You - Edwin Woo
NY PC Visual Basic SIG New York, NY 6/4/2008 What's new in VS2008 for Web Devs - David Kulick
Long Island .NET User Group Melville, NY (New location! Check the site for details!) 6/5/2008 In Search of the Perfect Development Environment - Jim Canale
NYC SharePoint User Group New York, NY 6/4/2008 Capacity Planning using VS 2008 Load Test Tool – Steve Smith
NYC Connected Systems Group New York, NY 6/9/2008 Tuning BizTalk Server for Peak Performance
NYC .NET Developers Group New York, NY 6/19/2008 Software Factories: Why Should I Care? -
NY Metro SQL Server User Group New York, NY 6/26/2008 TBD - Check site for details
International Association of Architects (IASA) NYC New York, NY TBD TBD - Check site for details


User Group Name Location Date Topic & Speaker
Fairfield/Westchester .NET User Group Stamford, CT 6/3/2008 WCF Fundamentals - Allan De Costa Pinto
Fairfield/Westchester .NET SQL Server User Group Stamford, CT 6/11/2008 Not Just Spreadsheets: Office & Excel as a Business Intelligence Development Platform – Andrew Brust, 26NY
Southern Connecticut .NET SIG Shelton, CT September 2008 Off for the summer – Next meeting in September on: .NET 3.5 with C++/CLI & boosting .NET application performance
Connecticut .NET User Group Farmington, CT 6/24/2008 TBD - Check site for details
Fairfield County Share Point User Group Fairfield, CT July 2008 New Group! Next meeting is in July.
Fairfield/Westchester Share Point User Group Stamford, CT TBD New Group! TBD - Check here for details


User Group Name Location Date Topic & Speaker
Pittsburgh .NET User Group Pittsburgh, Pa 6/10/2008 TBD - Check site for details
Philadelphia SQL Server User Group Malvern, Pa 6/11/2008 Offloading Your Overloaded Database - John Care, HP
Lehigh Valley .NET User Group Center Valley, Pa 6/15/2008 Visual Studio 2008 Tips & Tricks – Steve Andrews
Central Penn.NET Harrisburg, Pa 6/17/2008 Topic TBD – Andy Heller
Philly.NET Malvern, Pa 6/18/2008 Topic 1: SQL 2008 for Developers – Sathish TK, Software Logic
Topic 2: Spring .NET, Dependency Injection, and Aspect Oriented Programming - Mark Pollack, Spring Source
.NET Valley Nanticoke, Pa 6/18/2008 Topic 1: What’s next for SBS? – Michael Murphy
Topic 2: Providing your LINQ to SQL – Jason Gaylord
Philadelphia Area SharePoint User Group Malvern, Pa 6/25/2008 TBD - Check site for updates
Philly Office Geeks Malvern, Pa 6/10/2008 Stress Testing SharePoint 2007 with Visual Studio 2008 Team Suite
Philly Alt.NET Philadelphia, Pa 6/18/2008 TBD - Check site for updates


User Group Name Location Date Topic & Speaker
Delaware .NET User Group Newark, DE 6/18/2008 VSTS with Steve Andrews
Northern Delaware .NET User Group New Castle, DE 6/26/2008 Virtual Server and VPC - Bill Wolff and Rob Keiser
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