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User Group events:
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Mon APR 13, 2009
BostonDotNet Certification Group, "a backgrounder video", 6:30-9, Microsoft, Waltham
Seacoast Linux Users, "MySQL Optimization", 7PM, UNH Morse Hall, Room 301
Boston MySQL Meetup, "Infobright", 7PM, MIT Building E51, Room 372
Cambridge Enterprise Web 2.0 Meetup, "current issues developing web applications", 7:30, Cambridge

Tue APR 14, 2009
Gr Boston Autodesk Users, "Civil 3D 2010", 6PM, AECOM, Long Wharf, Boston
Cambridge Semantic Web Meetup Group, "3 presentations - see website", 6PM, Cambridge
NH Seacoast Mac Users, "Using iWork @ Work", 6:15, Rye Jr High School
Boston Flex Users, "Flex API for ArcGIS", 7PM, Adobe, Newton
Boston Post Mortem, "Bring Back the Fun", 7PM, The Skellig, Waltham
Boston Rubyists, "Git started with git (and ruby)", 7PM, Sermo, Cambridge
Boston.PM (Perl Mongers), "Git primer and workshop", 7:15 PM, MIT E51-376
Boston Voice Users, "General Topics", 7:30, MIT, Room 2-135

Wed APR 15, 2009
ASP.NET Professional Users, "ASP.NET Dynamic Data", 6:15, Microsoft, Waltham
NE Digital Media, "Windows Home Server Power Pack 2", 6:30, Microsoft, Waltham
Windows Mobile User-Developer, "Windows Mobile Tweaks, Tips and Tricks", 6:30, Microsoft, Waltham
Boston Linux & Unix UG "UNIX, Linux, and BSD: A Look Back" 6:30-9 pm, MIT E51, Room 395
NH .NET Users, "Silverlight for Line of Business", 6:30, Daniel Webster College
So NE Network Users, "Mass data protection law", 7PM, NEIT, Warwick RI
Cambridge Python Meetup Group, 7PM, Cambridge

Thu APR 16, 2009
Gr Boston AITP $, topic TBD, 5:30, Phillip's Old Colony, Dorchester $
Boston Section ASQ, "Lean-Six Sigma model for Non-Manufacturing Groups", 6PM, Hilton Garden, Waltham
Natl Info Security Group, "Encryptathon", 6:30, Microsoft, Waltham
Boston Adobe Mobile and Devices informal meeting, 7PM, Asgard Pub, Cambridge

Fri APR 17, 2009
SIBMUG: A PC User Group, "Twitter", 7PM, Adult Learning Ctr, Dover NH
No Shore Comp Soc computer clinic, 7PM, Peabody Municipal Light

Mon APR 20, 2009
Boston jQuery, "discuss jQuery, Abobe Air, and iPhone apps", 7 pm, Needham

Tue APR 21, 2009
Boston Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN), "Beautiful Teams", 6PM, MITRE Corp, Bedford
iPhone Developers Meetup, "", 7PM, Boston Globe

Wed APR 22, 2009
Boston Plone Meetup Group, "World Plone Day", 2PM
ColdFusion Users, "Open Mic Night", 6PM, ISITE Design, Cambridge
Cape Cod .NET User Group, "Bob Depin on LINQ", 6:30-8:30, Plymouth Public Library
Worcester Linux Users' Group (WLUG), "PGP Key Signing Party", 7PM, Morgan Hall, WPI
Metrowest Ruby Meetup, topic TBD, 7PM

Thu APR 23, 2009
IASA NE Chapter, "Inside SaaS", 5PM, Intuit, Waltham
Virtualization User Group, "Monthly Virtualization Training, 6PM, Microsoft, Waltham
IEEE Computer & GBC/ACM & others, "Life with Four Billion Atoms", 6PM, MIT Broad, Bldg NE30
Ubuntu Massachusetts, "Jaunty Jackalope Release Party", 7PM, Boston Bar and Grill

Mon APR 27, 2009
Boston Java Meetup Group, "A discussion of Seam", 6:30, MIT's EHS Office, Cambridge
Waltham Quickbooks Meetup, "Learn how to get the most out of your QuickBooks software", 6PM, Waltham
IEEE Social Implications of Technology "Software Simplicity Suffocated" 5:30, Lincoln Lab, Lexington

Tue APR 28, 2009
Independent Computer Consultants, Boston Chapter, "Consultants Chat", 6:30-8:30, Little India, Waltham

Wed APR 29, 2009
Agile Boston, "Ellen Gottesdiener on Agile Requirements", 6:30-8:30, Microsoft, Waltham
Boston Digital Arts Meetup, "Portfolio Night", 7:30, Wheeler's Frozen Desserts, Boston

Thu APR 30, 2009
Boston Javascript Meetup, "JavaScript Library Comparisons", 6PM, Microsoft Research, Cambridge

Fri MAY 01, 2009
No Shore Comp Soc computer clinic, 7PM, Peabody Municipal Light

Mon MAY 04, 2009
Boston SEO Networking "affiliate marketing, search engine round table" 6:30, Robbins Library, Arlington
New England F# User Group "Introduction to F# and VSLab" 6:30-8:30, Microsoft Research, Cambridge

Tue MAY 05, 2009
NH SolidWorks Users, "Non-Native Parts, Surfacing CSWP", 6PM, Nashua Community College

Wed MAY 06, 2009
Windows Boston, "thoughts and insights on Windows 7", 6PM, Microsoft, Waltham
BostonPHP User Group, "Get Smart - Use Smarty!", 7pm, Optaros, Boston

Thu MAY 07, 2009
Visual Basic Pro, "Beyond the Core Concepts of OOP", 6:15, Microsoft, Waltham

Tue MAY 12, 2009
BostonCHI (ACM SIG), "TBA", 6:30 PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
Cape Cod .NET User Group, "Microsoft Developer Evangelist Jim O'Neil", 6:30-8:30, Plymouth Public Library
 New England M Users' Group, "Something Not to Be Missed", 6:30 PM, Wellesley Gateway Building
Boston.PM (Perl Mongers), "TBD", 7:15 PM, MIT E51-376

Wed MAY 13, 2009
SW Quality Group, "Automated Functional Test Design", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
Chelmsford Linux Meetup Group, "talk about the latest news and software", 7 PM, Java Room, Chelmsford
Boston Macintosh User Group, "Read Sweater Software", 7PM, MIT Building E51

Thu MAY 14, 2009
SQL Server User Group, "MDM on the Microsoft Stack", 6:30-9, Microsoft, Waltham
New England Java, "Spring and Flex Integration", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
Boston Web Design Meetup, "whatever comes up relating to to web design, or not", 7PM, Boston
Boston CocoaHeads / MassMacDevs group, "TBA", 7 pm, MIT Building E51/Room 149

Wed MAY 20, 2009
NE Midrange Users, "What’s New in RPG for V6R1", 6PM, Ramada Inn, Seekonk
ASP.NET Professional Users, "Globalization and Localization for ASP.NET sites", 6:15, Microsoft, Waltham
Boston Linux & Unix UG "Hacking your Portable Linux Server" 6:30-9 pm, MIT E51, Room 395
Worcester Linux Users' Group (WLUG), "TBA", 7PM, Morgan Hall, WPI
So NE Network Users, "Tips and Tricks", 7PM, NEIT, Warwick RI
ASP.NET Pros, "Preparing your ASP.NET sites for Globalization and Localization", 6:15, Microsoft, Waltham

Thu MAY 21, 2009
Boston Section ASQ, "TBD", 6:30, location to be announced
Gr Boston ACM, "How to Build Programmable Multi-Core Chips", 7PM, MIT Room E51-345

Wed MAY 27, 2009
Agile Boston, "Learning Agile via Agile Games", 6:30-8:30, Microsoft, Waltham

Thu MAY 28, 2009
Virtualization User Group, "Monthly Virtualization Training, 6PM, Microsoft, Waltham
Boston Javascript Meetup, "GenevaJS demo, extension to Prototype library", 6PM, Microsoft Research, Cambridge

Sat MAY 30, 2009
Boston Linux & Unix, "Installfest", 9:00 am, MIT Building E51, Room 061

Mon JUN 01, 2009
New England F# User Group "Richard Hale Shaw" 6:30-8:30, Microsoft Research, Cambridge

Tue JUN 02, 2009
NE Oracle Users Group, "Tom Kyte- Details to come..."

Wed JUN 03, 2009
Windows Boston, "TBD", 6PM, Microsoft, Waltham
Exchange Server Users, "Best of TechEd", 6PM, Microsoft, Waltham

Thu JUN 04, 2009
Visual Basic Pros, "Visual Studio Report Control, Test Driven Development", 6:15, Microsoft, Waltham

Tue JUN 09, 2009
BostonCHI (ACM SIG), "TBA", 6:30 PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington

Wed JUN 10, 2009
Boston .NET User Group, "A First Look at Windows Azure", 6PM, Microsoft, Waltham
SW Quality Group, "Test Tool - Make or Buy?", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
Chelmsford Linux Meetup Group, "talk about the latest news and software", 7PM, Java Room, Chelmsford

Tue JUN 16, 2009
Cape Cod .NET User Group, "SQL Server Guru Adam Machanic", 6:30-8:30, Plymouth Public Library

Wed JUN 17, 2009
NE Midrange Users, "Roundtable Discussions", 6PM, Ramada Inn, Seekonk
So NE Network Users, "Terminal Services 2008", 7PM, NEIT, Warwick RI
Boston Linux & Unix UG "Roofnet III - Municipal Wireless" 6:30-9 pm, MIT Location to be determined

Thu JUN 18, 2009
Boston Section ASQ, topic TBA, 6:30, location to be announced
Worcester Linux Users' Group (WLUG), topic TBA, 7 pm, Morgan Hall, WPI

Thu JUN 25, 2009
Virtualization User Group, "Monthly Virtualization Training, 6-9 pm, Microsoft, Waltham

Wed JUL 01, 2009
Windows Boston, topic TBA, 6 pm, Microsoft, Waltham

Thu JUL 02, 2009
Visual Basic Professionals, "TBA", 6:15, Microsoft, Waltham

Mon JUL 06, 2009
New England F# User Group "Amanda Laucher" 6:30-8:30, Microsoft Research, Cambridge

Wed JUL 08, 2009
SW Quality Group, "Hot Topics Night", 6PM, Sun Microsystems, Burlington
Chelmsford Linux Meetup Group, "talk about the latest news and software", 7 PM, Java Room, Chelmsford

Wed JUL 15, 2009
Boston Linux & Unix UG "Another Look at MythTV and MythDora" 6:30-9 pm, MIT Location to be determined
Web Innovators Group, "people interested in internet and mobile innovation", 6:30 pm, Cambridge

Thu JUL 23, 2009
Worcester Linux Users' Group (WLUG), topic TBA, 7 pm, Morgan Hall, WPI

Wed AUG 05, 2009
Windows Boston, "What's in your toolbox? PART 2", 6 pm, Microsoft, Waltham

Wed SEP 16, 2009
So NE Network Users, topic TBA, 7PM, NEIT, Warwick RI
Boston Linux & Unix UG "PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party X" 6:30-9 pm, MIT Location to be determined

Wed OCT 21, 2009
So NE Network Users, "Likley Sharepoint 2007", 7PM, NEIT, Warwick RI

Events, Conferences, Education and Training:

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

APR 16, 2009
Oracle Technology "Network Developer Day", Westin Hotel, Waltham

APR 22-24, 2009
USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation,  Boston Park Plaza Hotel

APR 25-26, 2009
Agile Bazaar, "Deep Agile 2009: Agile for Embedded Systems ", Cambridge
BarCamp Boston 4, "Wikipedia Description of BarCamp", 9 AM or whenever, MIT, Stata Center

APR 27, 2009
Mobile Monday Boston, "Boston Mobile Company Demos", 5:30, Fairmont Copley Plaza

APR 28, 2009
Boston Section ASQ, "BOSCON 2009",  Waltham Woods Conference Center

MAY 05, 2009
Marketing Your Business On The Web (using websites, email, social media, blogs, etc.), 6-9pm, Boston

MAY 07-08, 2009
Independent Game Conference East, Northeastern University

MAY 09, 2009
ACM and IEEE seminar: A Practical Approach to Programming Algorithms, MIT Tang Center, Cambridge

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

JUN 22-24, 2009
SPTechCon: SharePoint Technology Conference, BZ Media, Hyatt Regency, Cambridge

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

Please send meeting announcements to Submit08 [AT] bugc [DOT] org
Of course, we cannot assume any responsibility for errors, etc...

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