Sligo's lush-green scenery was once an inspiration for poet William Butler Yeats, who penned much of his famous work around the limestone plateau of Benbulben and the windswept Lake Isle of Innisfree.
But nowadays, those who arise and go to Ireland's northwest are finding technical inspiration as well - a fact that I discovered firsthand last week when I attended an ITNorthwest group meeting. ITNorthwest is a Sligo-based usergroup that unites ISVs, System Integrators and technology enthusiasts of all backgrounds and persuasions. There were almost 30 people at our .NET discussion last Wednesday, and they'd travelled from as far away as Donegal and Galway. If someone could link a comment to a photo of the event, I'd be much obliged.
If you're up in the northwest and are seeking to join the ITNorthwest community, you can start by visiting (and subscribing to) the ITNorthwest blog. The nooked and mediajunk blogs, both local, may also be of interest to you. And, ITNorthwest folks, please don't hesitate to make the comments all aglimmer with any local IT links that I've missed. Thank you for such an enjoyable visit!