One thing that I have noticed of the past few years when it comes to conference or “Summits” is that there are a lot of after parties, tweets, etc. that happen. Most of the time it is difficult to get the word out about these events or even find out about them. That’s where MVPSummitEvents.com comes in. The site will hopefully be a one stop shop to find public events that are happening at the Microsoft 2010 MVP Global Summit.
From the site you can add events, create venues, display events, subscribe to the RSS feed or iCal feed, download an event to outlook or calendar client that can consume a .VCS file. Note: the creation of events and venues requires you to sign in using your Windows Live Id account, no information from Live is used within our site.
If the site is successful, I plan to white label it to use with other events like MIX2010, TechEd, PDC, etc.
Let me know what you think at email@example.com
The Southeast Valley .NET User Group is looking for some speakers for 2010. The meetings are held monthly typically on the fourth Thursday of the month, although we can move the meeting to make it easier for speakers. The meetings are held in Chandler, AZ about 20 miles south of downtown Phoenix, AZ.
This year we had Tim Rayburn and Alan Stevens speak at the user group. Add your name to the list, contact me at jguadagno @ sevdnug.org
Here are some of the topics that the community is looking for… ASP.NET Entity Framework LINQ Managed Extensibility Framework (MEF) Windows Communication Framework Windows Presentation Framework
I hope to hear from you!
I recently sat down with some other community evangelists in the Chandler / Phoenix area to talk about some of the events that I plan to put on in the coming year.
To get updates on these events follow me on Twitter @jguadagno and the Southeast Valley .NET User Group @SEVDNUG and continue to watch this blog.
Putting on an event is time consuming, any help I receive is appreciated. If you are interest let me know… jguadagno @ sevdnug.org
Here is the list, please note that the dates are not set in stone yet.
Tech Lunch South
A weekly technology agnostic lunch meeting open to all.
A weekly technology agnostic event open to all.
Every Wednesday night.
Southeast Valley .NET User Group
Monthly on the 4th Thursday of the month.
A monthly meeting dedicated to kids from 4 – 18 years of age. Topics include, development, robotics, drawing, photography, cooking and more.
Monthly (the day has not been determined yet)
The Rest of Year
Phoenix Bar Camp
BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from participants who are the main actors of the event.
February and August
Desert Code Camp
May and November
AZGiveCamp is a massive weekend event where the software development community comes together to support charities and non-profits by developing or improving their web sites and applications. It's fun, it's agile, it's geeky, and it's good for the community.
If you are interested in helping out as a volunteer, organizer, or sponsor, we would like to hear from you! Please check out our FAQs, and then drop them an email through our Contact Us page.
March or April.
Gangplank Jr. Code Camp
A code camp style event for kids from the ages of 4 – 18.
no URL yet
Quarterly or semi annual
Startup Weekend **
* indicates an event that is taking place in the area that I am not running but I am part of.
** this event might need someone to organize it the area again.