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User Group events:
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Mon NOV 24, 2008
Waltham Quickbooks Meetup, "We will talk about everything QuickBooks", 6PM, Waltham
Boston Water User Group, "Prototyper preview, Water V6 editor", 6 pm, Cambridge
NH Seacoast Linux Users Group (SLUG), "Backstage at WSCA", 5:15-6:30 pm, Portsmouth, NH
Boston Adobe Mobile and Device User Group, "eSeminar on Adobe Device Central CS4 ", 1 pm

Tue NOV 25, 2008
AgileBoston "Distributed Scrum- deploying Scrum across globally distributed teams" 6:30, Microsoft, Waltham
Python SIG, Agenda to follow, 7PM, Amoskeag Incubator, Manchester NH
NE SharePoint User Group (NESUG), "look at SharePoint security from multiple angles", 6PM, 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

Mon DEC 01, 2008
Cambridge Search Engine Optimization Group, "search engine round table", 7PM, Robbins Library, Arlington
Boston .NET Certification Group, "Application Logic Layer, Logging and Monitoring", 6:30-9, Microsoft, Waltham

Tue DEC 02, 2008
NH SolidWorks Users, "Sheet Metal Demystified", 6PM, Rapid Sheet Metal, Nashua
Greater Boston Network Users Group, "The Past, Present & Future of the Internet", 6:30, Microsoft, Waltham

Wed DEC 03, 2008
RI/So MA SolidWorks Users, "New in 2009/PDM Overview", 5:30, Patriot Cinema, Rumford RI
Windows Boston, "Managing Identity and Security, Protecting non-cluster aware applications", 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
Boston OWASP Web Security "Tamper-Proofing Web Applications", 6:30 pm, Microsoft, Waltham 

Thu DEC 04, 2008
InDesign User Group, "Adobe Creative Suite 4", 6PM, Mass College of Art, Boston
Boston SolidWorks Users, "Drawing Tips & Tricks", 6PM, Burlington Public Library
Visual Basic Pro, "What's New in SQL Server 2008/Reporting Svcs", 6:15-8:30, Microsoft, Waltham
OWASP Open Web Security, "Tamper-Proofing Web Applications, stories from the trenches", 6:30, Microsoft, Waltham
Beantown.NET, "Skinning Silverlight Controls", 6 - 8 pm, Hollister. Boston

Sat DEC 06, 2008
SNE Network Users, "RI Linux Installfest", 9am-4pm, Care New England, Warwick, RI

Mon DEC 08, 2008
NH Seacoast Linux Users Group (SLUG), "Unit tests, what's that?", 7-9 pm, UNH Morse Hall, Durham, NH
Cambridge Enterprise Web "current issues developing web applications" 7:30, Tavern In the Square, Cambridge
Boston MySQL Meetup Group, "Using Multiple Database Servers in Isolation", 7 PM, MIT campus

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
Boston-area Perl Mongers, "Table Driven Testing", 7:15, MIT E51-376

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 $
Boston .NET Users, "Holiday Gathering & Tech Swap", 6PM, Microsoft, Waltham
SW Quality Group, "Integrating Agile", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
Boston Macintosh User Group, "MythBusters: Mac Troubleshooting", 7PM, MIT Building E51
Boston Data Warehouse Meetup, "Come to network, or discuss a problem", 6:00, Dillon's, 955 Boylston St, Boston
Chelmsford Linux Meetup Group, "talk about the latest news and software", 7 PM, Java Room, Chelmsford

Thu DEC 11, 2008
SQL Server Users, "Dealing with Big Data", 6:30, Microsoft, Waltham
IEEE & GBC/ACM, "Computational Information Design", 7PM, Broad Institute Auditorium, MIT building NE-30
CocoaHeads: Boston, topic TBD, 7PM, MIT Bldg E51 Rm 149
Boston Web Design Meetup Group, "discuss projects, methods and whatever else", 7 PM, Boston

Sat DEC 13, 2008
Visually Impaired and Blind User Group, "The next meeting of VIBUG",  1-4 pm, National Braille Press, Boston

Mon DEC 15, 2008
Boston Java Meetup Group, "learn together and share our experiences" 6:30 PM, Cambridge

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

Wed DEC 17, 2008
Access Day, Intro & Intermediate sessions, 1-4PM, Microsoft, Waltham
Access Day, Developer sessions, 4-8:30PM, Microsoft, Waltham
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
Cambridge Python Meetup Group, "Meet other local Python Programming Language enthusiasts!", 7 pm
Windows Mobile User/Developer Group, "Holiday Gathering", Microsoft, Waltham ???

Thu DEC 18, 2008
Worcester Linux Users, topic TBD, 7PM, Morgan Hall, WPI
Boston Final Cut Pro User Group, "Holiday meeting! with plenty of surprises", 6-9:30pm, Watertown
Fri DEC 19, 2008
Boston Red Hat Meetup Group, "keep informed of what's going on with Red Hat", 7PM, Somerville

Wed DEC 24, 2008
Metrowest Ruby Users Group, "Presentation on Ruby.... ", 7PM, Natick

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

Thu JAN 08, 2009
SQL Server Users, "Understanding LINQ to SQL", 6:30, Microsoft, Waltham

Mon JAN 12, 2009
NH Seacoast Linux Users Group (SLUG), "UPnP/DLNA (A/V hardware...)", 7-9 pm, UNH Morse Hall, Durham, NH

Tue JAN 13, 2009
New England M Users' Group, "the HL7 interface specification", 7pm, The Wellesley Gateway Building 

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

Sat JAN 24, 2009
New England SQL Server User Group, "SQL Server Code Camp", 8-5, Microsoft, Waltham

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

Thu FEB 12, 2009
SQL Server Users, "Change Data Capture and SSIS", 6:30, Microsoft, Waltham

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

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

DEC 12, 2008
Flex Camp Boston, Bentley College, Waltham

JAN 24, 2009
NE SQL Server Users, "SQL Server Code Camp", Microsoft, Waltham

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

APR 01, 2009
NE Oracle Users Group, Training Day at Bentley College

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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