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User Group events:
See below for Seminars, Shows, Learning, etc.

Fri DEC 12, 2008
Boston Flex & Interactive Media Meetup "second annual Flex Camp Boston" 8am-5pm, Bentley College, Waltham

Sat DEC 13, 2008
Visually Impaired and Blind User Group, "we're having our annual gadget day", 1-4 pm, National Braille Press, Boston

Mon DEC 15, 2008
Boston Java Meetup Group, "a discussion of OpenMRS" 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 ???
Metrowest Ruby Users Group, "Presentation on Ruby.... ", 7PM, Natick (probably moved from Dec 24)

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
MerriLUG (a.k.a. MVLUG, MELBA), "Social gathering", 6PM, Martha's Exchange, Nashua
Boston chapter of National Information Security Group, Topics to be announced..., 6:30, Microsoft, Waltham
Fri DEC 19, 2008
Boston Red Hat Meetup Group, "keep informed of what's going on with Red Hat", 7PM, Somerville

Mon DEC 22, 2008
Waltham Quickbooks Meetup, "We will talk about everything QuickBooks", 6PM, Waltham

Wed DEC 24, 2008
Metrowest Ruby Users Group, "Presentation on Ruby.... ", 7PM, Natick (probably moved to Dec 17)    

Mon JAN 05, 2008
Cambridge Search Engine Optimization Group, "better ways to work with search engines", 7PM, Robbins Library, Arlington

Wed JAN 07, 2009
Windows Boston, "Server Administrator Utilities, talk about whats in your toolbox", 6 pm, Microsoft, Waltham
Boston PHP Meetup, "PHP Show-and-tell", 6:30PM
DataCAD Boston Users Group, "January DBUG Meeting", 6 PM, Milford High School 

Thu JAN 08, 2009
SQL Server Users, "Understanding LINQ to SQL", 6:30, Microsoft, Waltham
New England Java Users Group, "we celebrate our 10th birthday", 6 pm, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
Boston Web Design Meetup Group, "whatever comes up relating to to web design, or not", 7 PM, Boston

Mon JAN 12, 2009
NH Seacoast Linux Users Group (SLUG), "UPnP/DLNA (A/V hardware...)", 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, "TBA", 7 PM, MIT campus
Boston Wikipedia Meetup Group, "Wikipedia December Meetup", 7 PM, Wagamama, Cambridge

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
BostonPHP User Group, "Mediawiki in production", 6:30-8:30, Optaros, Boston
Boston Avid Users Group, "Avid DS Workflow", 6:30-9, BU Center for Digital Imaging Arts, Waltham
Chelmsford Linux Meetup Group, "talk about the latest news and software", 7 PM, Java Room, Chelmsford

Mon JAN 19, 2009
Boston Red Hat Meetup Group, "keep informed of what's going on with Red Hat Linux", 6 pm, Somerville

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
PHP IDE Bake-Off 
Cambridge Python Meetup Group, " Fabric, a simple pythonic remote deployment tool", 7 pm, Cambridge

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

Mon JAN 26, 2009
Boston Water User Group, "TBA", 7 pm, One Broadway, Cambridge

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
BostonPHP User Group, "PHP IDE Bake-Off", 6:30-8:30, Optaros, Boston
Boston Macintosh User Group, "TBA", 7PM, MIT Building E51

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
Boston Linux & Unix " total cost of ownership of Linux in the enterprise" 6:30, MIT E51, Room TBA

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
Boston Macintosh User Group, "TBA", 7PM, MIT Building E51

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

Tue MAR 24, 2009
DataCAD Boston Users Group, "March DBUG Meeting", 6 PM, Boston Society of Architects, Boston

Wed APR 08, 2009
SW Quality Group, "Security testing w cURL and Perl", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
Boston Macintosh User Group, "TBA", 7PM, MIT Building E51

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

JAN 9-11, 2009
Fedorea FUDCon Boston, "two days of hackfests and a day of BarCamp", MIT Tang Center (E51)

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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