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User Group events:
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Fri NOV 07, 2008
Boston Plone Meetup Group, "free half-day conference about Plone", 1-6 pm, Cambridge Public Library

Sat NOV 08, 2008
Visually Impaired & Blind UG "Victor Reader Stream package & Adept1" 1-4 pm, National Braille Press, Boston

Mon NOV 10, 2008
Cambridge Search Engine Optimization, "Boston SEO Networking Roundtable Panel", 6:30 PM, Robbins Library, Arlington
Boston MySQL Meetup Group, "get great tips and share new ideas", 7 PM, TBA
Cambridge Enterprise Web "current issues developing web applications" 7:30, Tavern In the Square, Cambridge

Tue NOV 11, 2008
ColdFusion Users, "Refactoring to OO", 6PM, Sun Life, Wellesley
Autodesk Users, "Revit Architecture", 6PM, One Winthrop Sq, Boston
Boston CHI, "Chris Hart of the Institute for Human-Centered Design", 6:30-9, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
New England M Users Group, "Caché on Steroids!", 7PM, Wellesley Gateway Building
NH SQL Users Group, "Recovering from a Crashed SQL Server", 7PM, New Horizons, Nashua
Boston Flex Users, "Building an App for both Flex and AIR", 7PM, Adobe, Newton
Boston Voice Users, "Linux-Capable Speech Recognition", 7:30, MIT, Room 2-135

Wed NOV 12, 2008
SW Quality Group, "Wideband Delphi Method", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
Boston Macintosh User Group, "Games & Toys", 7PM, MIT Building E51
Chelmsford Linux Meetup Group, "talk about the latest news and software", 7 PM, Java Room, Chelmsford
Boston Wi-Fi Meetup Group, "talk about the latest developments in community wi-fi", 7 PM, Somerville

Thu NOV 13, 2008
Data Mgmt Assn, "How to Design a Transactional Database", 1-4PM, Hilton Garden, Waltham
NE Java Users Group, "10 Years of Java and the JVM - Happy Birthday NEJUG", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
Boston Network Users, "Future of Mobile Commerce Computing", 6:30, Microsoft, Waltham
CocoaHeads: Boston, topic TBD, 7PM, MIT Bldg E51 Rm 149
North Shore Computer Society, "Modern Piracy", 7PM, Higgins Middle School, Peabody
Boston Web Design Meetup Group, "discuss projects, methods and whatever else", 7 PM, Boston

Mon NOV 17, 2008
Boston Java Meetup Group, "learn together and share our experiences" 6:30 PM, Cambridge

Tue NOV 18, 2008
Boston SPIN (Software Process Improvement Network), "Building Your Coaching Skills", 6-8:30, MITRE, Bedford
Independent Computer Consultants, "an evening of informal conversation", 6:30-8:30, Little India, Waltham
Boston-area Perl Mongers, "time_t, magic numbers, old school bithacks, Advent Calendar PSA", 7:15, MIT E51-376
Boston Digital Arts Meetup, "Workshop Demo: Tone and Color", 7:30, near Porter Square

Wed NOV 19, 2008
Access Day, Intro & Intermediate sessions, 1-4PM, Microsoft, Waltham
Access Day, Developer sessions, 4-8:30PM, Microsoft, Waltham
Boston Flex & Interactive Media "benefits of LiveCycle Data Services and how to utilize them", 6PM, Auburndale
DataCAD Boston Users, "DBUG's 21st Anniversary", 6 pm, World Trade Center, Boston
NE Midrange Users, $ "Current Trends in EDI", 6PM, Ramada Inn, Seekonk $
Boston Linux & Unix, "OpenStreetMap Overview", 6:30 pm, MIT Building E51, Room 376
Worcester Linux Users, "Source Code Management", 7PM, Morgan Hall, WPI
Southern New England Network Users Group, "HyperV", 7-9pm, NEIT, Warwick, RI
Cambridge Python Meetup Group, "Meet other local Python Programming Language enthusiasts!", 7 pm
Metrowest Ruby Users Group, "Presentation on Ruby.... ", 7PM, Natick

Thu NOV 20, 2008
NAISG Boston Chapter, topic TBD, 6:30, Microsoft, Waltham
IEEE and GBC/ACM "Open-architectures for Reading, Writing & Computing with Genomes", 7PM, Broad Inst Aud, MIT NE-30
Cambridge Python Meetup Group, "agenda for this meetup by Nov 14th", 7 pm, Techspace, Boston

Sat NOV 22, 2008
Boston Linux & Unix, "Linux InstallFest XXXI", 9 am to 5 pm, MIT Building E51, Room 061

Mon NOV 24, 2008
Waltham Quickbooks Meetup, "We will talk about everything QuickBooks", 6PM

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

Wed NOV 26, 2008
Boston XNA Developers, "(more work on our project)", 6PM, Microsoft, Waltham
Boston Flash Platform User Group, "general meeting", 7PM, NE Institute of Art Annex, Brookline
Boston Data Warehouse Meetup, "Meet others interested in Data Warehouse / Business Intellegence", 7pm, Boston

Thu NOV 27, 2008
Boston Plone Meetup Group, "Boston Plone November Meetup", 7 pm, Boston

Wed DEC 03, 2008
RI/So MA SolidWorks Users, topic TBD, 5:30, Patriot Theater, E Providence RI
Windows Boston, "Windows Serversions - Server 2008, SBS, Essential, Core, ???", 6 pm, Microsoft, Waltham
Boston Flash Platform User Group, "Design Patterns Meeting", 7 pm, Brightcove, One Cambridge Center
Boston PHP Meetup, "PHP Show-and-tell", 6:30PM

Thu DEC 04, 2008
InDesign User Group, "Adobe Creative Suite 4", 6PM, Mass College of Art, Boston
Visual Basic Pro, "What's New in SQL Server 2008/Reporting Svcs", 6:15-8:30, Microsoft, Waltham

Tue DEC 09, 2008
Boston CHI, "TBA", 6:30-9, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
Web Innovators Group, "self-/angel-funded startups demo’ing to the crowd", 6:30, Royal Sonesta, Cambridge

Wed DEC 10, 2008
Boston Area SAS Users quarterly meeting, 8:45AM, Holiday Inn, Brookline
Boston Area SAS Users training $, "Combining Data Files", 1:30-5, Holiday Inn, Brookline $
SW Quality Group, "Integrating Agile", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
Boston Macintosh User Group, "MythBusters: Mac Troubleshooting", 7PM, MIT Building E51

Thu DEC 11, 2008
IEEE & GBC/ACM, "Computational Information Design", 7PM, Broad Institute Auditorium, MIT building NE-30

Tue DEC 16, 2008
Boston SPIN (Software Process Improvement Network) "Taming the SOA Beast-(SDLC)", 6-8:30, MITRE, Bedford

Wed DEC 17, 2008
Boston Linux & Unix, "History of Encryption Technology", 6:30 pm, MIT Building E51, Room 376
Southern New England Network Users Group, "Astaro", 7-9pm, NEIT, Warwick, RI

Thu DEC 18, 2008
Worcester Linux Users, topic TBD, 7PM, Morgan Hall, WPI

Fri DEC 19, 2008
Boston Red Hat Meetup Group, "keep informed of what's going on with Red Hat", 7PM, Somerville

Wed JAN 07, 2009
Windows Boston, "Server Administrator Utilities, talk about whats in your toolbox", 6 pm, Microsoft, Waltham

Wed JAN 14, 2009
SW Quality Group, "Schedule Games", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington

Tue JAN 20, 2009
Boston SPIN (SW Process Improvement Network), "Meetings for People Who Hate Politics", 6-8:30, MITRE, Bedford

Wed JAN 21, 2009
Southern NE Network Users Group, "Pete Stagman Media Center MVP on Home server", 7-9pm, NEIT, Warwick, RI
Boston Linux & Unix "Improving online education and documentation for developers" 6:30, MIT E51, Room TBA
NE Midrange Users, "Essential Skills for the RPG Developer", 6PM, Ramada Inn, Seekonk

Wed FEB 04, 2009
Windows Boston, "Joint Meeting with Exchange Users Group", 6 pm, Microsoft, Waltham

Thu FEB 05, 2009
Visual Basic Pro, "VB.Net on Linux/Mono Boo", 6:15, Microsoft, Waltham

Wed FEB 11, 2009
SW Quality Group, "Testing the Untestable", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington

Wed FEB 18, 2009
Southern NE Network UG, "Dan Sullivan, Territory Manager - New England | VMware", 7-9pm, NEIT, Warwick, RI
NE Midrange Users, "ABCs of Coding High Performance SQL Apps", 6PM, Ramada Inn, Seekonk

Thu MAR 05, 2009
Visual Basic Pro, "ASP.Net Data Services (Astoria)", 6:15, Microsoft, Waltham

Wed MAR 11, 2009
SW Quality Group, "Nitty Gritty of QA Project Management", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington

Wed MAR 18, 2009
NE Midrange Users, "Putting Run SQL Scripts to Work for You", 6PM, Ramada Inn, Seekonk

Wed APR 08, 2009
SW Quality Group, "Security testing w cURL and Perl", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington

Wed MAY 13, 2009
SW Quality Group, "Automated Functional Test Design", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington

Wed MAY 20, 2009
NE Midrange Users, "What’s New in RPG for V6R1", 6PM, Ramada Inn, Seekonk

Wed JUN 10, 2009
SW Quality Group, "Test Tool - Make or Buy?", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington

Wed JUL 08, 2009
SW Quality Group, "Hot Topics Night", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington

Events, Conferences, Education and Training:

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

NOV 08-09, 2008
Agile Bazaar, "Deep Agile 2008", MIT Room E51-345

NOV 10-11, 2008
IEEE TePRA Conference 2008, Holiday Inn, Woburn

NOV 13, 2008
Windows Vista, "Solution Building for System Builders", Burlington MA

NOV 17-20, 2008
Professional Ruby Conference, "Voices That Matter", Sheraton Boston

DEC 10, 2008
Boston Area SAS Users training, "Combining Data Files", 1:30-5, Holiday Inn, Brookline

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

APR 05-09, 2009
ACM SIGCHI Conference, CHI 2009, Hynes Convention Center

MAY 11-13, 2009
IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST 09), Westin Hotel, Waltham

SEP 22-24, 2009
Embedded Systems Conference, 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,

Future Media Concepts provides training in all areas of digital media

New Horizons Boston, Quincy, Waltham and Westborough.

Apple seminars

Microsoft New England: Local Event Calendar

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