Over the course of the next four to six months, I have decided to change the regularity/format of the meetings for the usergroup in the North East. I had been speaking with a fellow Twitterer, Jonathan Noble, about desires for usergroups in the North East. It was mentioned that there are few very IT Pro events occurring in the North East of England, barring the occasional visits by the TechNet Team.
Therefore in order to help with my planning and provision of events, with Jon’s help, I’ve decided to look at putting on bimonthly developer themed events and alternate month’s running. In February we are pleased to welcome Eric Nelson, from Microsoft UK’s Developer and Platform Evangelism team, who will be covering Parallel Programming in .Net using Visual Studio 2010. We hope to announce our March Event in the coming weeks.
Longer term, dependant on popularity we may change the format of these events, possibly two, 1 hour sessions on and IT Pro and Developer topic, or even two two hour sessions run concurrently. This will depend on the popularity of the events and the feedback we receive. We look forward to seeing many old friends and meeting lots of new friends over the coming years.