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Updated 03/05/2008 -- '08 #65
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Wed MAR 05, 2008
Boston OWASP, "Attacking crypto in web applications", 6:30, Microsoft, Waltham
Windows Server UG "Tomorrow's User Base" and "File Server Access Control", 6-9, Microsoft, Waltham
MacTechGroup "Pascal, anyone?", 7-9 PM, Room 315 Bldg E51, MIT

Thu MAR 06, 2008
Visual Basic Pro, "Visual Basic 2008 - New Language Features", 6:15PM, Microsoft, Waltham
Extreme Thursday Club informal meeting, 6:30, The Place, 2 Broad St, Boston
Beantown .NET Users, "SQL Server 2008: Should .NET Developers Care?", 6PM, Hollister Inc, Boston

Fri MAR 07, 2008
Final Cut Pro, "Pro Video Show", 6:30, Stonehill College, North Easton

Sat MAR 08, 2008
Boston Computing Review Meetup Group, "Blogging Platform Extravaganza", 1 pm, Babson College, Wellesley
Visually Impaired & Blind UG "new free screen reader, system access to go" 1-4 pm, Braille Press, Boston.

Mon MAR 10, 2008
NH Seacoast Linux Users, "Rosegarden music software", 7-9, 301 Morse Hall, UNH Durham

Tue MAR 11, 2008
Boston CHI, "Building Buzzword: Moving word processing to the web", 6:30 PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
Storage Networking, "High Availability & Disaster Recovery for NAS Data", 6-8 PM, Microsoft, Waltham
NE M Users, "Zen Tutorial", 6PM, Wellesley Gateway Building
Autodesk Users, topic TBD, 6PM, 160 Federal St, Boston
NH Ruby/Rails Users, "Comparison of Rails and Django", 7PM, RMC Research, Portsmouth NH

Wed MAR 12, 2008
SW Quality Group, "Using Customer Surveys", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
So NE SQL Server Users, "Execution Plans", 6PM, NE Inst of Tech, Warwick RI
.NET Users, "To Know the Dependencies is to Understand the Architecture", 6PM, Microsoft, Waltham

Thu MAR 13, 2008
Java Users (NEJUG), "The SOA-P Store: Bed, Bath and Beyond ", 6-8 PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
SQL Server Users, "Troubleshooting Compiles & Recompiles", 6:30, Microsoft, Waltham

Mon MAR 17, 2008
DotNETLearn user group, "New features in Visual Studio 2008", 7PM, Microsoft, Waltham

Tue MAR 18, 2008
Boston SPIN (S/W Process Improvement Net), "Software Configuration Management", 6-8:30, Mitre, Bedford

Wed MAR 19, 2008
Access Day, Intro & Intermediate sessions, 1-4PM, Microsoft, Waltham
Access Day, Developer sessions, 4-8:30PM, Microsoft, Waltham
Boston Linux & Unix, "Linux Soup XI", 6:30, MIT E-51, Room 315
So NE Network Users, "Home Server", 7PM, Gibbs College, Cranston RI

Thu MAR 20, 2008
Gr Bos ACM & IEEE Computer Soc, "Collaborative Software Devel with Jazz", 7-9, IBM, Waltham
NE Info Security, "Convergence of Physical and Logical Access", 6:30, Microsoft, Waltham

Fri MAR 21, 2008
SIBMUG: A PC User Group, topic TBD, 7PM, Adult Learning Ctr, Dover NH

Tue MAR 25, 2008
ICCA, "Assessments: A Consultant's Tool for Organizational Change", 6-9 PM, Rebecca's Cafe, Burlington

Wed MAR 26, 2008
Flash Platform Users, "Joe Berkovitz from Allurent", 7:15PM, NE Inst of Art, Brookline
DataCAD Boston, "Shu Associates", 6pm, Boston Society of Architects, 3rd floor

Thu MAR 27, 2008
Java Users (NEJUG), "Spring Integration", 6-8 PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington

Fri MAR 28, 2008
Boston Area SAS Users, "Coders’ Corner 2008", 8:15AM, Holiday Inn Brookline

Wed APR 02, 2008
Web Innovators Group informal gathering, 6:30, Royal Sonesta, Cambridge

Thu APR 03, 2008
Gr Bos ACM, "Report from EclipseCon", 7PM, MIT E51-325
Visual Basic Pro, "Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008 Launch Event", 6:15PM, Microsoft, Waltham

Tue APR 08, 2008
Boston CHI, "Regular Meeting - TBA", 6:30 PM, MIT

Wed APR 09, 2008
SW Quality Group, "Offshore/Outsourced Testing", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington

Thu APR 10, 2008
SQL Server Users, "Master Data Management", 6:30, Microsoft, Waltham
Java Users (NEJUG), "Struts 2", 6-8 PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
Beantown .NET Users, "NHibernate & Other .NET ORMs", 6PM, Hollister Inc, Boston

Wed APR 16, 2008
Boston Linux & Unix, "Overview of FreeBSD", 6:30, MIT E-51, Room 315
So NE Network Users, "Symantec Backup Exec", 7PM, Gibbs College, Cranston RI

Thu APR 17, 2008
Boston Computer Measurement Group, "Agenda:  See Website", 8:30-4:30, Doubletree, Westborough
Gr Boston ACM "Successes, Failures, and Futures in Computer Systems Research" 7-9PM, MIT Rm 54-100

Thu MAY 01, 2008
Beantown .NET Users, "Best Practices to Decrease Coupling and Raise Cohesion", 6PM, Hollister Inc, Boston

Tue MAY 13, 2008
Boston CHI, "Regular Meeting - TBA", 6:30 PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington

Wed MAY 14, 2008
SW Quality Group, "Defined Target for SW Security Testing", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington

Thu MAY 15, 2008
GBC/ACM, "Grand Challenges in Engineering for the 21st Century", 7PM, MIT Bldg NE30

Wed MAY 21, 2008
So NE Network Users, "Communications Server", 7PM, Gibbs College, Cranston RI
Boston Linux & Unix, "To be determined", 6:30-9 pm, MIT Building E-51, Room 335

Tue JUN 10, 2008
Boston CHI, "Regular Meeting - TBA", 6:30 PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington

Wed JUN 11, 2008
SW Quality Group, "How Managers Get So Stupid", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington

Wed JUN 18, 2008
So NE Network Users, "Packet Analysis (tentative)", 7PM, Gibbs College, Cranston RI

Wed JUL 09, 2008
SW Quality Group, "Hot Topics Night", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington

Events, Conferences, Education and Training:

MAR 03-05, 2008
Presenting Data and Information, Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel

MAR 05, 2008
Oracle Training Day at Bentley College

MAR 08, 2008
Boston Computing Review Meetup, "Self Publishing - Blogging Platform Extravaganza", 1PM, Babson College

MAR 18, 2008
Visual Studio/SQL Server/Windows Server 2008 Launch Event, 9-5, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

APR 04-06, 2008
New England Software Symposium, Sheraton Ferncroft, Danvers

APR 12, 2008
BNUG: Networking & Integrating Technology for Today's Business, 8:30-4:30, Lexington Historic Society 

MAY 12-13, 2008
IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, Westin Hotel, Waltham

JUN 03-05, 2008
2008 TechConnect Summit, Hynes Convention Center

JUN 22-27, 2008
USENIX 08 Annual Technical Conference, Sheraton Boston Hotel

OCT 08, 2008
Oracle Training Day at Bentley College

OCT 27-30, 2008
Embedded Systems Conference, Hynes Convention Center
Fall 2008 VON Conference & Expo, 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, flexible public and corporate IT training.

Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 617 547-6789 or

DevelopMentor Training Classes, Cummings Park, Woburn.

Future Media Concepts provides training in all areas of digital media

New Horizons Boston, Quincy, Waltham and Westborough.

Apple seminars  MA NH RI

Microsoft New England: Local Event Calendar

IBM Innovation Centers for Business Partners - Waltham

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