New User Group in Maine!

BAND I'm happy to say that Maine will be getting a brand new user group in Bangor! 

The well-named BAND (Bangor Area .Net Developers) will meet (for "gigs") monthly to talk about current developer topics with a focus on current technology that's ready for practical use.

Check out their website at

This month's gig:

Tuesday, Jan 22, 6:00-8:00 pm

Hampton Inn, Bangor (directions)

Summary of the Bob and Chris Roadshow from December - Jeff Hall

Did you miss the "Bob & Chris' MSDN Roadshow" event held in Westbrook on December 11?  Jeff Hall, a fellow Bangor-area .NET developer, will be giving a summary of the event that talked about:

  • "Visual Studio 2008: The Accelerated AP/Honors Class"
  • "The Multi-Tenant Data Architecture"
  • "'You Are The Strongest LINQ!': Effective Language Integrated Query"
  • "Expression Studio for the Designer-Wannabe"

Jeff is a developer for Occupational Health Research in Skowhegan, with experience including ASP.NET, WinForms, unit testing and deployment.  Come meet other area .NET developers and check out the latest .NET development concepts and tools.  Plus enter the random drawing for your own copy of Microsoft Expression Web, among other cool door prizes!

6:00-6:30 Warm-ups - Pizza, soda and casual discussion

6:30-6:45 MC Introduction - User group update

6:45-7:45 Main Event - Summary of the Bob and Chris Roadshow from December

7:45-8:00 Last Call - Q&A, Prize Drawing, Closing, Cleanup

Register Online

I'm planning to speak with the group in the March/April timeframe.  Maybe I can swing by Steven King's house for some author-to-author talk?  ;)