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Updated 05/13/2008 -- '08 #129
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Tue MAY 13, 2008
Autodesk Users, "Tom Cassel from MicroCAD", 6PM, 160 Federal St, Boston
Boston CHI, "CHI 2008 Recap", 6:30 PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
Voice Users, "Vocola for Vista", 7:30, MIT, Room 2-135
New England M Users' Group, "DevCon Recap", 7 pm, Wellesley Gateway Building
Boston Ruby Group, "Mack Framework, Palmist, restful-authorization", 7-9 pm, Sermo, Cambridge
NH Seacoast Mac, "Running Your Mac Lean, Clean & Mean", 6:15 pm,  Rye Junior High
Boston Digital Arts Meetup, "Meeting FULL", 7:30, Trident, Boston

Wed MAY 14, 2008
SW Quality Group, "Defined Target for SW Security Testing", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
Boston Macintosh User Group, "Mac OS X Server", MIT Building E51
Chelmsford Linux Meetup Group, "No agenda has been set", 7 pm, The Java Room, Chelmsford
Boston .NET Users, "Windows Workflow and WCF", 6PM, Microsoft, Waltham
Boston Avid Group, "Post NAB Wrap-Up", 6-9 PM, WGBH, Brighton
Adobe Boston UG (ABUG), "Captivate screen recording software", 7-9 PM, Northeastern University, Boston

Thu MAY 15, 2008
GBC/ACM and IEEE, "Grand Challenges in Engineering for the 21st Century", 7PM, MIT Bldg NE30
MerriLUG, "Linux Digital Audio Workstation", 6PM, Martha's Exchange, Nashua
Boston Information Security Group, "Internet Security and Consumer Solutions", 6:30PM, Microsoft, Waltham
Boston Adobe Mobile and Devices User Group, "Informal Meeting", 7PM, Asgard Pub, Cambridge

Fri MAY 16, 2008
DataCAD Boston, "DataCAD at the BSA", 4PM, 52 Broad St, Boston

Mon MAY 19, 2008
Boston Java Meetup Group, "TBA", 6:30pm, MIT EHS conference Room

Tue MAY 20, 2008
Boston SPIN, "Project Management Isn't Enough", 6-8:30 PM, MITRE M Building, Bedford
NH Ruby & Rails Users, topic TBA, 7PM, RMC Research, Portsmouth NH
Storage Networking, "Continuous Availability and Protection for Exchange Environments", 6-8 pm, Microsoft, Waltham

Wed MAY 21, 2008
Access Day, Intro & Intermediate sessions, 1-4PM, Microsoft, Waltham
Access Day, Developer sessions, 4-8:30PM, Microsoft, Waltham
Boston PocketPC, "Windows Mobile 6.1" & "System Center Mobile Device Manager", 6:30 PM, Microsoft, Waltham
So NE Network Users, "Communications Server", 7PM, @NEIT, Warwick RI
The New England Midrange UG, "Web Facing Customization Best Practices", 6 pm, Ramada Inn, Seekonk
Boston Linux & Unix, "High-End Audio on Linux, Continued", 6:30, MIT E-51, Room 335
Worcester Linux Users, topic TBD, 7PM, Access Grid Rm, Worcester Polytechnic Inst
Cambridge Python, "TinyURL clone built in Python", 7 pm
Final Cut Pro, "AVC and Final Cut Pro" event", 8:30PM, location TBD
SMPTE/New England, "Storage Solutions in Broadcast Environments ", 7 pm, EMC, Hopkinton

Tue MAY 27, 2008
Independent Computer Consultants, "Speed of Life Organizing", 6PM, Rebecca's Cafe, Burlington
New England SharePoint User Group (NESUG), "Web Content Management with MOSS", 6-7:30 pm, Microsoft, Waltham
Cold Fusion User Group, "Using Subversion", 6 pm, Beacon Hill Staffing Group, Boston

Wed MAY 28, 2008
Boston Scalability User Group (BostonSUG), "Terracotta: Clustering and Discussion", 6-8, IBM, Waltham

Thu JUN 05, 2008
New England Visual Basic Professionals UG, "TBA", 6:15-8, Microsoft, Waltham
Boston PHP Users, "Intro to jQuery", 6:30, IBM/Lotus, Cambridge

Mon JUN 09, 2008
SLUG (Seacoast Linux), "Video editing", 7 pm, UNH Morse Hall 301, Durham

Tue JUN 10, 2008
Boston CHI, "Regular Meeting - TBA - check website", 6:30 PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
Voice Users, "E-mail by Speech", 7:30, MIT, Room 2-135

Wed JUN 11, 2008
SW Quality Group, "How Managers Get So Stupid", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
Boston Macintosh User Group, "TBA", MIT Building E51

Thu JUN 12, 2008
NE Java Users, "JAX-RS/REST", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
NE SQL Users, "SQL Server 2008 Data Compression", 6:30, Microsoft, Waltham
NE Oracle Users, "Educational Odyssey Cruise on Boston Harbor", 9 am - 2 pm, Boston

Sat JUN 14, 2008
Visually Impaired and Blind User Group, "details to be announced", 1-4 PM, National Braille Press, Boston

Tue JUN 17, 2008
Boston SPIN, "technology infrastructure in process improvement", 6-8:30 PM, MITRE M Building, Bedford

Wed JUN 18, 2008
So NE Network Users, "Packet Analysis (tentative)", 7PM, @NEIT, Warwick RI
Boston Linux & Unix, "Revealing Errors:.. Software Freedom and Openness", 6:30, MIT E-51, Location TBD

Thu JUN 19, 2008
GBC/ACM and IEEE, "Semantic Web: It's not just for searching anymore!", Location TBA
Worcester Linux Users, topic TBD, 7PM, Access Grid Rm, Worcester Polytechnic Inst
Boston Information Security Group, "Encryption: Protecting Sensitive Data", 6:30 PM, Microsoft, Waltham

Wed JUN 25, 2008
Boston Scalability User Group (BostonSUG), topic TBD, 6-8, IBM, Waltham

Thu JUL 03, 2008
New England Visual Basic Professionals UG, "TBA", 6:15-8, Microsoft, Waltham

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

Thu JUL 10, 2008
Boston PHP Users, "Summer School Party", 7PM, Cambridge Brewing Company

Tue JUL 15, 2008
Web Innovators Group, "WebInno 18 - internet and mobile innovation" 6:30-9, Royal Sonesta, Cambridge

Thu JUL 17, 2008
Worcester Linux Users, "WLUG BBQ", 6PM, "at somebody's house"

Wed SEP 17, 2008
Boston Linux & Unix, "PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party", 6:30, location TBD
So NE Network Users, "SharePoint 2007", 7PM, @NEIT, Warwick RI

Events, Conferences, Education and Training:

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 18-20, 2008
Red Hat Summit, Hynes Convention Center

JUN 19-21, 2008
Fedora 10's FUDCon, 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 13-17, 2008
ASQ  57th NEQC Conference Royal Plaza, Marlborough

OCT 27-30, 2008
Embedded Systems Conference, Hynes Convention Center
Fall 2008 VON Conference & Expo, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

MAR 25-27, 2009
Photoshop World 2009, Hynes Convention 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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