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Updated 08/26/2008 -- '08 #244
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User Group events:
See below for Seminars, Shows, Learning, etc.

Tue AUG 26, 2008
PDA Developers, "iPhone app 'Theta Poker'", 7PM, MIT room 3-133

Wed AUG 27, 2008
Boston Scalability UG, "Akamai solutions and technologies in depth" 6pm, IBM Innovation Center, Waltham
Metrowest Ruby Users Group, "Ruby, Agile Software", 7PM, Natick

Thu AUG 28, 2008
Boston Plone Meetup Group, "lift up the hood and demonstrate features...", 7PM, Betahouse, Cambridge
NH Python SIG, "BOSS: Build your Own Search Service", 7PM, Amoskeag Incubator, Manchester NH

Wed SEP 03, 2008
Boston Area Windows Server User Group, "TBA", 6 pm, Microsoft, Waltham
NH SQL Users Group, "SQL Server and Hardware Best Practices", 7 pm, New Horizons Learning, Nashua
Boston PHP Meetup, "come see what PHP is all about", 6:30 pm
NE SMS User Group, "Hot from the Documentation Desk!", 6:30 pm, Microsoft, Waltham

Thu SEP 04, 2008
New England Visual Basic Professionals, "ASP.Net Dynamic Data", 6:15-8:30, Microsoft, Waltham

Mon SEP 08, 2008
Boston MySQL Meetup Group, "Meet nearby MySQL Users", 7 PM, MIT campus
Cambridge Enterprise Web "current issues developing web applications" 7:30, Tavern In the Square, Cambridge
Boston jQuery, "jQuery JavaScript, iPhone, and Rich Internet Applications" 7 PM. Panera, Needham

Tue SEP 09, 2008
Boston CHI, "Regular Meeting", Details TBA. @ Sun Microsystems, Burlington
NE M Users' Group, "Something Interesting (details to be provided)", 6 or 7 pm, Wellesley Gateway Building
Gr Boston Network Users, "NetClarity", 6:30, Microsoft, Waltham
Boston-area chapter of Perl Mongers, "Technical Meeting", 7:15, MIT, Room E51-376
Boston Voice Users, "Putting Utter Command to the Test", 7:30, MIT, Room 2-135
RI .NET User Group, "Introduction to Game Development with XNA", 5-8pm, Roger Williams University room SE-201
New Hampshire Seacoast Mac Users, "Mobile Devices and Your Mac", 6:15 pm, Rye Junior High School

Thu SEP 11, 2008
NE Java Users Group, "BIRT (Business Intelligence and Reporting Technology)", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
Boston MySQL Meetup Group, "Meet nearby MySQL Users", 7 PM, MIT campus
BostonPHP User Group, "Show us your stuff" 6:30 pm, IBM/Lotus, Cambridge
from WindowsBoston:, "O'Reilly is hosting Ignite Boston 4", 6-10pm, Hooley House, Boston
CocoaHeads: Boston, topic TBD, 6PM, MIT Building E51/Room 149
RI Mac Users, "Microsoft Office 2008", 7PM, RI College, Bldg 6

Sat SEP 13, 2008
Visually Impaired and Blind User Group, "Check in September", 1-4 pm, National Braille Press, Boston
Digital Media Users, "The Connected Home Day", full day training, Microsoft, Waltham

Mon SEP 15, 2008
Web Innovators Group, "a forum for entrepreneurs", 6:30pm in Cambridge

Tue SEP 16, 2008
Cold Fusion Users, topic and location TBD, 6PM
Boston SPIN, "Safety-Critical Applications built via Agile Discipline", 6-8:30 PM, MITRE M Bldg, Bedford

Wed SEP 17, 2008
Access Day, Intro & Intermediate sessions, 1-4PM, Microsoft, Waltham
Access Day, Developer sessions, 4-8:30PM, Microsoft, Waltham
Boston Linux & Unix, "PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party", 6:30, location TBD
So NE Network Users, "SharePoint 2007", 7PM, @NEIT, Warwick RI
Worcester Linux Users, topic TBD, 7:00 PM, Morgan Hall, WPI
Cambridge Python Meetup Group, "TBA", 7 pm, Cambridge
Midrange Users, "LDAP on the iSeries", 5:15, Old Grist Mill Tavern, Seekonk

Thu SEP 18, 2008
G Boston Chapter of ACM, "Evolvability and Robust Design", 7-9 PM, Broad Inst Auditorium (MIT building NE-30)
Boston chapter of National Information Security Group, "Topic to be announced", 6:30, Microsoft, Waltham

Fri SEP 19, 2008
Boston Red Hat Meetup Group, "keep informed of what's going on with Red Hat Linux", 7PM, Somerville
SIBMUG: A PC User Group, "Lotus Symphony", 7PM, Adult Learning Ctr, Dover NH

Sat SEP 20, 2008
Software Freedom Day, Watch for more information

Mon SEP 22, 2008
AgileBoston User Group, "Report from Agile2008/Toronto, plus: XPGAME TEAMS", 6:30, Microsoft, Waltham

Tue SEP 23, 2008
New England SharePoint User Group, "TBA", 6-7:30, Microsoft, Waltham
Independent Computer Consultants (ICCA), "Become the Go-To Authority ", 6-9, $ Rebecca's Cafe, Burlington

Wed SEP 24, 2008
Boston Area SAS Users, "Multilevel modeling/SAS Text Miner", 8:45AM, Holiday Inn Brookline
Boston Scalability UG, "WebSphere eXtreme Scale" 6pm, IBM Innovation Center, Waltham

Thu SEP 25, 2008
NE Visual Basic Professionals, "Come Build the NEVB Site with DotNetNuke", 6:15-8:30, Microsoft, Waltham

Thu OCT 02, 2008
NE Visual Basic Professionals, "Literals in VB  XML and Text Processing", 6:15-8:30, Microsoft, Waltham

Wed OCT 08, 2008
Rhode Island and SE Mass SolidWorks Users Group, "TBA", 5:30-9:30, Ramada, Seekonk

Tue OCT 14, 2008
Boston CHI, "Regular Meeting", Details TBA

Wed OCT 15, 2008
Worcester Linux Users, topic TBD, 7:00 PM, Morgan Hall, WPI
Central MA / Northern CT SolidWorks User Group, "TBA", Metso Automation, Shrewsbury

Thu OCT 16, 2008
Boston Final Cut Pro User Group, "An Evening With Larry Jordan" 6:30-9:30, Location TBA
Boston Computer Measurement Group, "Agenda Coming soon...", 8:30-4:30, Doubletree Hotel, Westborough

Tue OCT 21, 2008
NH SolidWorks Users Group, "TBA", 6-9:15, Nashua Community College

Wed OCT 22, 2008
AgileBoston User Group, "Agile Planning and Estimating", 6:30, Microsoft, Waltham

Thu OCT 16, 2008
Final Cut Pro, "An Evening With Larry Jordan", 6:30, location TBD

Thu NOV 06, 2008
NE Visual Basic Professionals, "How to Defend Against Stupid Hacker Tricks", 6:15-8:30, Microsoft, Waltham

Tue NOV 11, 2008
Boston CHI, "Regular Meeting", Details TBA

Wed NOV 19, 2008
Worcester Linux Users, topic TBD, 7:00 PM, Morgan Hall, WPI

Tue NOV 25, 2008
AgileBoston "Distributed Scrum- deploying Scrum across globally distributed teams" 6:30, Microsoft, Waltham

Thu DEC 04, 2008
NE Visual Basic Professionals, "TBA", 6:15-8:30, Microsoft, Waltham

Wed DEC 17, 2008
Worcester Linux Users, topic TBD, 7:00 PM, Morgan Hall, WPI

Events, Conferences, Education and Training:

Every Tuesday
Massachusetts UBUNTU Team training, 7-9 pm, South End Technology Center, Boston

SEP 12-14, 2008
New England Software Symposium, Sheraton Framingham

SEP 13, 2008
Digital Media Users, "The Connected Home Day", full day training, Microsoft, Waltham

SEP 18, 2008
North Eastern SolidWorks User Conference, Westford Regency Conference Center

SEP 22-24, 2008
Oracle Performance Firefighting training class, Embassy Suites, Logan Airport

SEP 25-27, 2008
Oracle Forecasting & Predictive Analysis training class, Embassy Suites, Logan Airport

OCT 07-09, 2008
Flash On Tap Conference, Park Plaza Castle, Boston

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

APR 05-09, 2009
ACM SIGCHI Conference, CHI 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

Please send meeting announcements to Submit08 [AT] bugc [DOT] org
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