D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

Community Connection Events - Regina and Saskatoon Next Week!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 11:05 PM

I'm really looking forward to heading to Regina (March 18) and Saskatoon (March 19) next week to participate in their community connection events, hosted in support of the VS.NET 2008 launch events by Microsoft.

The format of the event is very kewl as well. We'll have a bit of an intro from the CIPS people, then see some technology demonstrations...but then the *real* benefit of these session occurs:

We get an overview of the community story...why its important to nurture and get involved with your local developer community. Then, we do a bit of agile-topic selection (read: we put a bunch of topics up on the board and as a group vote on which ones to discuss), and then break off into small groups for discussion. My role in attending will be to host one of these groups, and I know from past exercises like this you can get a lot of great discussion...plus it really introduces you to some new faces in your local IT world.

So if you're in the Regina or Saskatoon area, I encourage you to make the trek out next week and come talk to myself, your user group community leaders, and your fellow developers!

You can register for the Regina event here.

You can register for the Saskatoon event here.

D




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# re: Community Connection Events - Regina and Saskatoon Next Week!

I did a teacher training workshop a couple of years ago in Regina when the Queen of England was visting and then I went back to do some workshops in ASP.NET in Saskatoon for teachers.
Nice folks and I enjoyed my visit there. Good luck. 3/12/2008 9:28 AM | Brian Scarbeau

# re: Community Connection Events - Regina and Saskatoon Next Week!

'I enjoyed my visit there'

Brian, what *month* did you come up? If it wasn't January or February, we need to bring you up next year to REALLY experience the beauty of a Canadian winter (just ask Chris Williams)
;)

D 3/12/2008 9:31 AM | D'Arcy from Winnipeg

# re: Community Connection Events - Regina and Saskatoon Next Week!

I came up mid November in 2004. Much colder than Florida weather! :-) 3/12/2008 10:23 AM | Brian Scarbeau

# re: Community Connection Events - Regina and Saskatoon Next Week!

This will be great... Mad Mexican in Regina post Patty's day.
Will D'loose be green from Rider pride OR from the green beer... Stay tuned... 3/12/2008 11:12 PM | Gary Pronych

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