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Updated 11/20/2005 -- '05 #226
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Mon NOV 21, 2005
Boston Java Meetup, "profiling: experience, tools, results", 7:00 PM, Boaton
DotNetLearn Group study group, 6-7PM, Microsoft, Waltham
DotNetLearn Group, "Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition", 7PM, Microsoft, Waltham

Tue NOV 29, 2005
Boston Water User Group, "Next Meeting", 7 pm, One Broadway, Cambridge
Ind Comp Consultants $, "Secrets of Rapid Networking", 6PM, Rebecca's Cafe, Burlington $
PC Users Group of RI, topic TBD, 7PM, NE Inst of Tech, Warwick RI

Thu DEC 01, 2005
VB Pro/Beantown .NET, "INETA - Visual Studio 2005 Community Event", 6:15, Microsoft, Waltham
GBC/ACM and IEEE Computer, "Immersive Virtual Reality", 7-9, MIT Room E51-345

Mon DEC 05, 2005
Cent NH Linux Users, "Windows - Linux interoperation", 7PM, @NHTI Library, Concord NH

Wed DEC 07, 2005
Worcester Linux Users, changed to "Wed DEC 14"
NH SQL Server User Group, "TBD", 7pm, New Horizons, Nashua

Thu DEC 08, 2005
SQL Server Users, "Scalable DB Systems/Business Insight", 6PM, Microsoft, Waltham

Sat DEC 10, 2005
Boston Linux & Unix, "Linux InstallFest XIX", 1-3:30 pm, WCVB-TV Channel 5, Needham

Tue DEC 13, 2005
Autodesk Users, "Building systems, Dimensioning, Hatch and Text", 6PM, S.E.A., Cambridge
Final Cut Pro December Social, 6:30, location TBA
Gr Boston Network Users Group "Overview Of Storage Area Networks", 7-9 pm, Mt Ida College, Newton, "Eclipse platform architecture", 7-9 pm, IBM, Lexington
Seacoast Mac Users, "Care & Feeding of Mac OS X", 6:15PM, Rye Jr High, Rye NH
Boston-voice-users "Don Nicklas"  watch for details....
Windows Tech Forum, topic TBA, 6:30PM, Microsoft, Waltham
Boston SPIN, "Economics of Software Process Improvement", 6PM, Mitre, Bedford

Wed DEC 14, 2005
Greater Boston Seniors Computer Group "To be Announced" 9:30 am, Newton Senior Center
Back Bay LISA, "LISA Recap", 7PM, MIT E51-149
Boston .NET User Group "Annual Holiday Party Potluck" 6-8pm, Microsoft, Waltham
SW Quality Group, "Top Ten Opinions About Testing", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
Boston Macintosh User Group (BMac), "Podcasting: primer on getting started", 7-9 pm, MIT Building E51
Worcester Linux Users, topic TBD, 7PM, Access Grid Room, WPI Campus
MIT Enterprise Forum, "New World Order of Mobile and Wireless", 5:30-8:30, Stata Center, MIT $
Sys Eng Admin Tech (SEA-TUG), 6:30PM, topic and location TBD

Thu DEC 15, 2005
NH .NET User Group, topic TBD, 6pm, BU Corp Educ Ctr, Tyngsboro
NE Info Security "... in the Next Decade & Securing the Desktop" 6:30 pm, Microsoft, Waltham
Boston Final Cut Pro User Group "BOSFCPUG Holiday Party", 6:30-10pm, Details TBA
MerriLUG Linux Users, "DNS", 6PM, Martha's Exchange, Nashua NH
Greater Boston Chapter of AITP, "Holiday Networking Event", 5:30 pm, Jimbo's, Braintree Five Corners

Sat DEC 17, 2005
The Retro-Computing Society of RI  "open house at the new facility at Atlantic Mills", Providence

Mon DEC 19, 2005
NE Info Security "Technical Briefing - SQL Server 2005" 6:30 pm, Microsoft, Waltham

Tue DEC 20, 2005
So NE Network Users, "A preview of Vista", 7PM, Roger Williams Coll, Prov RI
Storage Networking, "Backup & Recovery Crash Course", 6PM, Microsoft, Waltham

Wed DEC 21, 2005
Access Day, "Introduction to Access", 9:30AM-Noon, Microsoft, Waltham
Access Day, "Intro to VBA Pt 3 of 5", 1-4PM, Microsoft, Waltham
Access Day, "Access Developer", 4-8:30PM, Microsoft, Waltham
Boston Linux & Unix, "Beowulf: The Latest Scoop", 7PM, MIT Bldg E-51, Room 315

Thu JAN 05, 2006
Visual Basic Pro, "AJAX - What is it?", 6:15, Microsoft, Waltham

Tue JAN 10, 2006
Network Users (BNUG), "Open Source alternatives", 7PM, Mt Ida College, Newton

Wed JAN 11, 2006
Boston .NET User Group, "Visual Studio 2005 Community Launch Event", 6PM, Microsoft, Waltham
SW Quality Group, "Proactive UAT", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
Back Bay LISA, "Time Management", 7PM, MIT E51-149
The Boston Avid User Group "TBA", 6:30pm

Thu JAN 12, 2006
NE Java Users (NEJUG), "Struts 2006", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington

Tue JAN 17, 2006
So NE Network Users, "iSCSI and Where Does It Fit", 7PM, Roger Williams Coll, Prov RI

Wed JAN 18, 2006
MacWoburn, "SanFrancisco Macworld in Review", 7-9 PM, Woburn Senior Center
Boston Linux & Unix, "Maddog's World Tour", 7PM, MIT Room TBD

Thu JAN 19, 2006
GBC/ACM, "Conveying the Scent of Information", 7PM, location TBD

Tue JAN 31, 2006
NE M User Group, "TrackWare for version & configuration control", 7pm, Wellesley Gateway Building

Thu FEB 02, 2006
Visual Basic Pro, "Real-time monitoring with AVICode", 6:15, Microsoft, Waltham

Wed FEB 08, 2006
SW Quality Group, "Preparing for Your Next Job", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington

Thu FEB 09, 2006
NE Java Users (NEJUG), "Java Concurrency", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington

Tue FEB 14, 2006
Network Users (BNUG), "Open Source alternatives", 7PM, Mt Ida College, Newton

Wed FEB 15, 2006
Boston Linux & Unix, "Overview of Plone, a Content Management System", 7PM, MIT  Room TBD

Thu MAR 02, 2006
Visual Basic Pro, topic TBD, 6:15, Microsoft, Waltham

Wed MAR 08, 2006
SW Quality Group, "Software Quality, CMM and LEAN", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington

Thu APR 06, 2006
Visual Basic Pro, "Personalized Sites with ASP.NET and VB", 6:15, Microsoft, Waltham
Comp Measurement Group, topic and location TBD

Wed APR 12, 2006
SW Quality Group, "Testing for Different Dev Processes, Industries", 6PM, Sun Micro, Burlington

Wed JUN 14, 2006
SW Quality Group, "Introduction to Function Points", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington

Wed JUL 12, 2006
SW Quality Group, "Annual Hot Topics Night", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington

Events, Conferences, Education and Training:

DEC 01, 2005
Wide Area Storage Net: Server Consolidation & Data Protection Across WAN 9-2, Microsoft, Waltham

DEC 15, 2005
SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 Launch, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

JAN 25, 2006
Oracle Winter Training Day, Bentley College, Waltham

APR 03-06, 2006
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

MAY 30-JUN 03, 2006
USENIX Annual Technical Conference, "Training, Technical Sessions, workshops, more", Boston

JUN 11-16, 2006
Microsoft Tech Ed 2006 Convention, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

JUL 30 - AUG 03, 2006
SIGGRAPH 2006 International Conference, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center


MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science events open to the public

The IEEE Boston Section posts local courses at

Qualware Instructional Services  Burlington

Cambridge Center for Adult Education  Call (617) 547-6789 or check the courses
available at

DevelopMentor Training Classes, Cummings Park, Woburn.

Future Media Concepts provides training in all areas of digital media

Pinnacle Training has continuing Microsoft-related courses at Westborough and Braintree

Apple seminars  MA NH RI

Microsoft New England: Local Event Calendar

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