As you probably know, the Microsoft Professional Developer Conferencehas come and gone. For three days, the latest Microsoft laid out the future of with great information regarding things like .NET, Visual Studio, Silverlight, and more. Feel bad because you couldnâ€™t attend? Is your self-esteem a bit lower because you donâ€™t feel â€œin the knowâ€? Well, there are a couple ways you can find out about what was talked about at PDC.
First, you can watch the PDC keynotes and sessions online via the PDC website. Just check out http://microsoftpdc.com for a complete listing of keynotes, sessions, and more that will be made available following the conference. This is a great way to get all of the detailed information that is being covered at the conference.
But what if you canâ€™t take the time during the day to watch a session or a keynote? Or maybe you arenâ€™t sure of what you should check out and wish there was a way to just get the more important highlights? Lucky for you, .NET user groups across the country will be hosting ugPDC events. upPDC events provide a great way to spend an evening networking with fellow developers while seeing the highlights of the PDC conference.
Local ugPDC events are delivered in partnership with Microsoft and more details concerning the agenda, registration, and cool prizes will be coming as we get closer to each event. Here are the .NET User Groups that have currently scheduled a ugPDC event:
Cedar Valley .NET User Group March 2010
Cedar Rapids .NET User Group March 2010
Des Moines .NET User Group January 2010
Dubuque .NET User Group January 2010
Jefferson City .NET User Group January 2010
Kansas City .NET User Group January 2010
Lincoln .NET User Group January 2010
Mankato .NET User Group February 2010
Minneapolis .NET User Group February 2010
Omaha .NET User Group January 2010
Dallas .NET User Group February 2010
Dallas ASP.NET User Group February 2010
Fort Worth .NET User Group January 2010
Knoxville .NET User Group December 2009
Findlay .NET User Group December 2009