NWA Heroes Happen Here Community Launch Event

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The Northwest Arkansas .NET User Group will be hosting a Heroes Happen Here Community Launch event on June 3rd. This may be your last chance to get a launch kit. Supplies are limited so be sure to register early.

The Heroes Happen Here Community Launch events are local events sponsored by Microsoft to celebrate the release of Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008. This local event will have presentations for Visual Studio 2008, and SQL Server 2008.

So mark your calendar and make sure you don't miss this event.

I will update this post as soon as a registration link is available.

New Northwest Arkansas SQL Server User Group

Hey I wanted to make sure everyone is aware that a new user group in Northwest Arkansa is about to have its first meeting. Please note that this is a lunch meeting!

The first ever NWASQL meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 14th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Pizza will be provided and there will be several drawings for Microsoft products and other prizes!

Primary Topic: What can we expect from SQL 2008? (Boyd Evert: Speaker)
Location: Connolly Consulting, 2703 SE Otis Corley Drive, Bentonville, AR 72712
Map: http://76.215.122.46/nwasql/directions.aspx

Agenda and details are available on www.nwasql.org

If you can please be sure to show up to support this new group! It's all about community!

Nwa Technology Summit in Planning

Hey, everyone, just wanted to put out a quick post about an event that is being planned in Northwest Arkansas in July. The Northwest Arkansas Technology Summit is going to offer several tracks covering topics for developers and topics of interest for the Wal-Mart vendor community. We are currently in the beginning stages of planning and will need a ton of help. If you are interested in volunteering please contact myself or Randy Walker, you can also post to the forums on the NWA .NET User Group Site. This will be the first big event in NWA our group has put together, please help us make it a success. I'll post more details as they become available.

Gary Geddes - Nwa .NET User Group

Gary Geddes, Stratigic Security Advisor for Microsoft will be presenting at the Nwa .NET User Group meeting on May 6, 2008 (That's tonight).

The meeting is usally held at the NWACC Corporate Learning Center in Fayetteville, but since this is a joint meeting with the local ISSA group the venue has been changed to the Tyson Discovery Center.

Space is limited so be sure to register!

Gary's BIO
Gary Geddes is a Strategic Security Advisor for Microsoft Corporation based in Austin, Texas. As a member of the Microsoft National Security Team, Geddes provides security guidance and advisory services to the largest companies in the south central US. He has over 15 years of hands-on security experience and specializes in security architecture for the large enterprise. Prior to joining Microsoft, he served as a Vice President of Professional Services at Internet Security Systems and held senior security positions at Archer Technologies, EDS, and the Department of Defense. He is active in ISSA, ASIS, and the Information Security Forum.

JP BoodHoo Updates the BDD Test Naming Macro

If you like me have been inspired to 'develop with passion' by Jean-Paul S. Bhoodhoo you have probably been using the BDD Test Naming Macro that he distributes in his Nothin' But .NET classes. He has made an update that increases the speed of the macro.

Get the update here.

Thanks JP!

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