Regional User Group Launch starts today!

If you are in one of the regional places that we are going to be visiting starting today - you'll probably want to know the time table we are working toward (i.e. when we will be in your town).

So - to recap: Chris Auld (Microsoft Regional Director) will be coming around talking about the new versions of Visual Studio and SQL Server - He's particularly interested in the Express editions (the freely downloadable ones), but as some places will have some dev pros in the audience to he will be talking about stuff that will be relevant to them too.

The sessions will be about one hour with drinks and nibbles at the end - these are all organized by community members out there in the regions - so if your city is not included and you'd like it to be included next time - think about becoming the person who organizes it and get in contact with me to let me know.

Here are the times and places:

Nelson, November 28, 12pm (lunchtime) @ Polymedia, 56 Bridge Street, Nelson

Hamilton, December 1, 12pm (lunchtime) @ Innovation Park Ruakura Rd Hamilton

Tauranga, December 1, 6pm @ Environment Bay of Plenty, 6 Rata Street, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga

Napier, December 5, 12pm (lunchtime) @ EIT Hawkes Bay, 491 Gloucester Street, Taradale, Napier

If you are interested in attending one of these and want more details, get in touch with me and I'll forward you on to the appropriate person.

I'm really looking forward to hearing back about how each of these go - if you are there and have a blog - I'd love to see your feedback - or just email me!