GiveCamp Dallas, a.k.a. the We Are Microsoft Charity Challenge Weekend is ramping up for another amazing event! If you’re interested in participating as a volunteer, visit http://wearemicrosoft.com, scroll down to the bottom and click on the “Start Here” link underneath the Volunteer sign. If you have any questions about this event, please Chris Koenig know (firstname.lastname@example.org)– you can also find out more information at http://wearemicrosoft.com and http://givecamp.org.
I just started a new virtual user group, Developer Round Table. Check out our inaugural meeting Friday Oct 31 at 2:00 PST. All the details at http://www.developerroundtable.com, see you there.
While I was at Tech ED 2008 in Orlando FL I participated in a roundtable discussion on "How to make community better" with Dan Egan (President of INETA, http://www.ineta.org), Dave Noderer (UG Leader, CO Founder of INETA, http://www.fladotnet.net), Christine Betts (GM of the Technical Audience Global Marketing for Microsoft) and Mark Wilson (Charlotte Enterprise Dev Guild, http://www.developersguild.org). They thought it was a good idea to record it, so I figured I would share http://mfile.akamai.com/14853/wmv/microsofttec.download.akamai.com/14853/TechEdOnline/Videos/08_NA_DEV_TEOPanel_36_low.asx.
Recently I got a question about free hosting for .NET User Groups
I have compiled a list below. If you know of any more or your company would like to be added to the list please let me know.
VERIO has hosting for INETA UG members:http://ineta.mykb.com/Article_7B694.aspx
Discount ASP.NET with Sitefinity CMS (from Telerik)http://www.discountasp.com/press/2008_05_20_sitefinity-usergroup-hosting.aspx
Applied Innovations with Kentico ASP.NET CMShttp://www.devfish.net/fullblogitemview.aspx?blogid=563http://www.misfitgeek.com/Trackback.aspx?guid=eb170258-0871-49ed-8ee0-0dd4f2d3df42
I will be giving my SQL CLR talk at the Houston TechFest on Saturday September 13 at the University of Houston. It will be a great event.
An XBox or MSDN Subscription to the 10 Most Active Contributors in the User Group Community each quarter.
How? By doing what you are doing already, you stand to win:
a) Valuable Prizes: An MSDN Subscription. And, if you already have one, you can choose an XBox instead.
b) The Fame and Prestige of having an award to hang on your wall that shows that INETA recognizes your contributions to the User Group Community.
c) Official Recognition on the INETA Website for one year.
All of your peers will be able to see that you stand out above the crowd. If the opportunity presents...
Recently INETA asked me to attend the Dallas Community Leadership Summit (http://www.barcamp.org/CommunityCamp). The event was interesting and a great chance for me to see beyond the borders of Florida. I flew out of Orlando Friday morning to Huston, and then caught a commuter jet to Dallas. Before the event on Friday night the event organizer Caleb Jenkins (http://www.calebjenkins.com), Rob Zelt (http://www.robzelt.com/blog/) from INETA, myself and some of the other attendees got a chance to hang out at a few adult beverage establishments and talk shop.
The next day we got up bright and early and walked over to the Improving...