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I realize and apologize that I have not posted to my blog for 3 months.  Many people have been getting on me lately to start blogging again.  I'm starting to get a good handle on my workload and hope to spend more time on my community commitments including blogging.  I also plan to migrate my blog to MSDN sometime in the near future.

The current community efforts that I'm working on are:

INETA Community Activities

Our latest initiative is the INETA Live webcasts.  The webcast can be viewed at  We are also working on planning for the upcoming TechEd 2006 conference in Boston.  INETA will be hosting a table in the community section and planning/moderating “Birds of a Feather” sessions.  This will be the first year that BOFs run in conjunction with regular TechEd sessions.  INETA will also be hosting a User Group Leader Regional Summit at TechEd.  This is the first of many regional summits that will take place.

For more information about TechEd 2006 visit

Heartland Developers Conference 2006 (HDC06)

The HDC06 will take place at the Qwest center in Omaha, NE on October 26th -27th.   We are anticipating 600 attendees, 15 sponsors, and over 30 speakers and event staff.  This will again be the largest grass roots developer conference in the nation for the third year in a row.  This years conference will feature 3 tracks (data storage, presentation, and architecture), 21 sessions, and 2 keynotes.  The website was updated last month ( and registration opened on May 1st, 2006.  This year we are offering an early bird price of $125 per attendee to those that register before July 1st.  After the early bird cutoff, registration will be $175, but due to the popularity and location we expect registration to sell out prior to the early bird cut off. 

For more information on sponsorship email  For more information on speaking/presenting contact

Cedar Rapids, IA .NET User Group (CRINETA)

Javier Lozano will be presenting on .NET Enterprise Services in June.  For more information visit For anyone that hasn't attended a meeting in while, please note that there is a new location for the meetings, which is listed on the website.

Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 5:22 PM Community , INETA , Events | Back to top

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