Special Multi User Group Event with David Chappell

David Chappell I'm excited to announce that we've organized a special evening event for developers and architects featuring David Chappell.  David (bio below) is an industry veteran, well-respected for his ability to consistently convey technical content and insights in an engaging manner.

He'll be speaking on "Understanding Software + Services" :

The move to service-orientation is well underway, both inside enterprises and on the Internet. What role does traditional software play in a world of on-line services? In particular, how is Microsoft approaching the combination of software plus services? This presentation provides an overview of this area, giving an introduction to and a perspective on this emerging combination.

The event is January 31st from 6-8 PM at the 201 Jones Road Microsoft office in Waltham, MA.  This unique event is a combined group effort for the following user groups:

I hope you're able to take advantage of this rare opportunity!


P.S.  Here is David's Bio:

David Chappell is Principal of Chappell & Associates in San Francisco, California. Through his speaking, writing, and consulting, he helps IT professionals around the world understand, use, and make better decisions about enterprise software.

David has been the keynote speaker for dozens of conferences and events in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America. His popular seminars have been attended by tens of thousands of developers, architects, and decision makers in forty countries. He has also spoken at many universities, including the National University of Singapore, Moscow State University, and Sweden's Uppsala University.

David's books have been published in ten languages and used regularly in courses at MIT, ETH Zurich, and other educational institutions. He is Series Editor for Addison-Wesley's award-winning Independent Technology Guides, and he's been a columnist for several publications. In his consulting practice, David has helped clients such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Stanford University, and Target Corporation adopt new technologies, market new products, train their sales staffs, and create business plans.

David's comments have appeared in The New York Times, CNN.com, and many other publications. Earlier in his career, he wrote software for supercomputers, chaired a U.S. national standardization working group, and played keyboards with the Peabody-award-winning Children's Radio Theater. David holds a B.S. in Economics and an M.S. in Computer Science, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.You can reach him at: www.davidchappell.com