Devhammer's Den

Oct 26, 2011

Rich Community. Great Opportunities.

Here in Mid-Atlantic (and neighboring communities), we have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to great opportunities to get together and learn from one another, through user groups, code camps, and similar events. One occasional downside is that as you browse through the options on Community Megaphone, you may have to choose between several such events on a given day.

Next Saturday, November 5th, is a good example. On the 5th, developers (and IT Pros) in the area will have three great events to choose from:

  1. View SQL Saturday DC on Bing MapsSQL Saturday DC – will be held at the Microsoft office in Chevy Chase, MD from 7:30am-5:30pm. 6 tracks, 36 sessions in all. Registration is free.

  2. View SharePoint Saturday Richmond on Bing MapsSharePoint Saturday Richmond – Will be held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. Event starts at 8:00am. Registration is free.

  3. View Raleigh Code Camp on Bing MapsRaleigh Code Camp – will be held at ECPI College of Technology from 8:00am-5:00pm. Registration is free.

Any of these events would be a great way to spend a Saturday, soaking in new info, and better preparing yourself for your next job or promotion. As importantly, these events provide a fantastic opportunity to network with your peers, meet new people, and just have fun. Whether you're currently happily employed, or currently looking for work, few things are more effective in moving your career forward than education and making personal contacts.

So go sign up for one of these great events today!

PS – And don't forget that CMAP Code Camp is coming up the following weekend, Nov. 12th. In addition to the usual fun, I'll be there, presenting with my Microsoft colleague Pete Brown on the new .NET Gadgeteer platform.

Tags: Code Camps, SQL Saturday, SharePoint Saturday, Announcements

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