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4/28/2015 6:00 PM   New England SharePoint User Group  
4/28/2015 6:00 PM   Independent Computer Consultants Association. The Greater Boston Chapter  
4/28/2015 6:30 PM   The Greater Boston Network Users Group Exec. Board Meeting 
4/28/2015 7:00 PM   Boston PDA User Group 
4/30/2015 6:00 PM   Boston WebsiteSpark Group 
For more information about Boston WebsiteSpark Group please fell free to visit thier website. http://www.meetup.com/Boston-WebsiteSpark-Group/
5/4/2015 6:30 PM   New England F# User Group 
Go to http://www.fsug.org for more info, direction and sign up to become a member.
5/4/2015 6:30 PM   Boston .Net Certification Group 
5/4/2015 7:00 PM   Central New Hampshire Linux User Group ( CentraLUG )  
5/5/2015 6:00 PM   Western Mass Microsoft Technology Users Group (DEV)  
Go to http://mstech.org/ for more info.
5/5/2015 6:00 PM   Southern New England Dynamics xRM/CRM User Group 
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 Hot Events

4/28/2015 8:00 AM
Live events for Developers.Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

 

 

Free Microsoft Developer Events | View the online version.

Live events for developers

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You are invited to join us for a hands-on developer event near you. Learn from experts in a low-key, interactive way and get the knowledge you need to take your skills to the next level. We'll also give away a $100 Microsoft Store gift card* to one lucky attendee at each event!

Select a city or date below to register online.

Cloud DevCamps

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Roll up your sleeves and get ready to learn the latest Microsoft Azure dev tools and technologies. Join Microsoft experts at a Cloud DevCamp and leave with code running in the cloud! Whether you use Linux, Java, Node.js, Python, Ruby or just about anything else, we speak your language. Save your seat today!

Location

Date

Columbus, OH

3/24

Redmond, WA

3/25

Hartford, CT

3/26

Nashville, TN

3/26

Milwaukee, WI

3/26

Pittsburgh, PA

3/31

Charlotte, NC

4/1

Detroit, MI

4/2

Kansas City, KS

4/7

Philadelphia, PA

4/7

Minneapolis, MN

4/9

Portland, OR

4/14

Dallas, TX

4/16

Cambridge, MA

4/23

 

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WebCamps

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The new release of ASP.NET and Web Tools for Visual Studio 2013 puts the power to build cutting-edge websites right at your fingertips. Even better? Once you build a beautiful, interactive site, you can easily deploy and scale it with Microsoft Azure! Join us and elevate your coding – in just one day. Register today!

Location

Date

Sunnyvale, CA

3/24

Milwaukee, WI

3/24

Chicago, IL

3/26

Tampa, FL

3/31

St. Louis, MO

3/31

Charlotte, NC

4/2

Seattle, WA

4/7

Reston, VA

4/10

Cambridge, MA

4/14

Atlanta, GA

4/28

 

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5/4/2015 8:00 AM
LiveWorkx 2015 - May 4 - 7. 2015 - Boston, MAUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
LiveWorx 2015 May 4 - 7. 2015 Boston, MA As an industry pioneer, you see the potential impact that IoT technology can have on our world. LiveWorx 2015 is uniting leaders like you with revolutionary ideas to fuel these future innovations. At LiveWorx 2015, you’ll have access to hundreds of real-world case studies and hands-on technology demonstrations. Join Lance Donny at his breakout track presentation, You Can’t Eat Silicon; But Will Bits, Bytes, and Silicon Revolutionize What You Do Eat? “Technologists get really excited at seeing the potential for meaningful impact on really big problems. And arguably, there may be no larger or more important problem than how we feed a planet approaching 10 billion people. If you’re interested in food, I know you will leave astonished at how technology impacts agriculture today, but even more so, how it will change agriculture in the future." -Lance Donny, CEO, OnFarm View the full agenda to learn more about Lance’s presentation and the other innovations you’ll discover at LiveWorx 2015. Register Today: http://liveworx.thingworx.com/Register.aspx
5/16/2015 2:00 PM
Agile Games 2015 Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
Agile Games New England

Immersive Exploration

The Agile Games Conference is an annual event hosted by Agile New England that provides an immersive exploration of some of the more interesting, playful, and fun concepts behind Agile Software Development. We all acknowledge that work is important, but shouldn’t we be able to have fun while doing it?

Agile games are activities focused on teaching, demonstrating, and improving Agile and organizational effectiveness using game theory.  Using games, we can model complex or time-consuming processes and systems, examine why they work (or don't work), look for improvements, and teach others how to benefit from them.  Games can model just the core of a process or model, leaving out unimportant factors.  They can involve collaboration, brainstorming, comparing variants, and of course retrospectives.

Read more: What is Agile Games?

Submitting a proposal for Agile Games 2015

Agile Games is an annual conference hosted in Cambridge, MA (USA) by Agile New England focusing on the use of games for improved collaboration and learning amongst teams / workgroups. As the name Agile Games suggests, many topics and discussions are related to using games within software development activities, including applications for: training and learning on software development teams, formation of effective self managing teams, improving technical practices and craftsmanship, product development, and improving customer / stakeholder engagement in software development activities.

Conference sessions include presentations on use and adoption of games within software development and other contexts, workshops on how to develop and test games, and GameJams to play new and existing games and then collaborate on ways to improve them.

We are seeking proposals for conference presentations related to the use of games within software development activities - we can accommodate several presentation options within our program:

Read more: Want to present at Agile Games? Submissions due by Feb 28th!

Agile New England's 6th annual Agile Games Conference

This Year It's All About You!

Register now to get the $229 Early Bird rate (limited number available)

Bring your team and take advantage of Group Discounts $30-$50 below individual rates

The weekend of May 16th and 17th, 2015

at Microsoft's New England Research & Development Center (the NERD)

5/29/2015 12:00 AM
O'Reilly Velocity Conference.Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

Hi All,

You never know who you'll meet while at the O'Reilly Velocity Conference, happening May 27-29. As one Velocity alumni said,

"It's the one conference each year that I absolutely go to. I tell people that it's the conference where you go to find somebody from every company that you interact with on the Internet." - Abe Hassan, Site Reliability Manager, Google

You'll rub shoulders with people from a wide range of companies like Amazon, Tesla, Apple, Intuit, Nike, Microsoft, Athena Health, Nordstroms, Fidelity Investments, and others. Wouldn't you like to trade tips and share stories from the trenches?

PS: Got a good story about a hard-won success or worthy failure about your business? Share it at Velocity New York. The call for speakers is open.

O'Reilly Velocity Conference

 

Thank You to Our Sponsors:


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For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at Velocity, contact Gloria Lombardo at (203) 726-0566 or glombardo@oreilly.com


 

8/24/2015 6:00 AM
SPTechCon - Boston, MA.Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).

80+
Classes

40+
SharePoint & Office 365
Expert Speakers




Learn More About What Goes On At SPTechCon

See the highlights of SPTechCon Austin 2015!

SPTechCon Boston 2013 was a blast! Watch an overview here!


SharePoint is at the Crossroads -
Which Way Will You Go?
SharePoint in the Cloud or on the Premises? Or Both?

Come to SPTechCon Boston 2015 and learn about the differences between Office 365, cloud-hosted SharePoint, on-premises SharePoint, and hybrid solutions and build your company's SharePoint Roadmap!

For developers, the future means a new app model and new app paradigms. For IT Pros and SharePoint Admins, it's trying to retain control over an installation that's now in the cloud. For Information Workers and their Managers, it's about learning how to work 'social'. But it's not for everyone.

Where do you need to be?

The answer is simple: SPTechCon Boston. With a collection of the top SharePoint MVPs and expert speakers, more than 80 classes and tutuorials to choose from, and panels focused on the changes in SharePoint, SPTechCon will teach you how to master the present and plan for the future!


Looking for SharePoint 2013 training? Check out these targeted classes!
  • Custom SharePoint 2013 Workflows that Use the SharePoint 2013 REST API
  • SharePoint 2013 Farm Architecture and Visual Studio for Admin
  • Creating a Branded Site in SharePoint 2013
  • SharePoint's New Swiss Army Knife: The Content Search Web Part
Moving to Office 365? Here are some targeted classes for YOU!
  • Baby-Stepping Into the Cloud with Hybrid Workloads
  • Demystifying Office 365 Administration
  • Document Management and Records Management for Office 365
  • Office 365 Search in the Cloud

SPTechCon Speakers


Marc D. Anderson


Christian Buckley


Michelle Caldwell


Liam Cleary


Andrew Connell


Ben Curry


Randy Drisgill


Ruven Gotz


Susan Hanley


Todd Klindt

MASON
Jennifer Mason


Benjamin Niaulin


Mark Rackley


Asif Rehmani


Eric Riz


Laura Rogers


John Ross


Heather Solomon


Rob Windsor


Shane Young


Topics Covered at SPTechCon
Branding
Content Types
Search/Findability
Farm Management
Migration to SharePoint 2013
Web Content Management
Document Management
Forms and Workflows
The New App Model
Lists and Libraries
Web Parts
Yammer
Office 365
SharePoint Mobile
Business Intelligence
SharePoint for Power Users
Governance Responsive / Adaptive Web
No-code Solutions for SharePoint
Site Collaborations / Site Owners
SharePoint Administration
SharePoint User Adoption
Permissions and Security
SharePoint Planning
Design

Get Your Discounts!
3-Day Conference Pass
4-Day Conference Pass
There's Still Time To Save! Register Today!

Need Help Getting Approval?
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SPTechCon will be held at the
Sheraton Boston Hotel
Sheraton Boston Hotel
39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA
02199
(617) 236-2000
Special Discounted Rates!
Special Discounted Rates:

Take advantage of special discounted room rates at the Sheraton Boston -- only US$219 per night for single/double occupancy.

Rooms for the reduced rate are limited! Click here to make your hotel reservation or use the "Make Hotel Reservation" link on the confirmation page of your registration

Reservations at the reduced rate can be made through 5:00 PM Eastern time on July 10th, 2015 -- assuming they don't sell out. The number of rooms in the discounted block is LIMITED and historically rooms sell out well before the deadline. Don't wait until the last minute to reserve your hotel rooms!

Sheraton Boston, 39 Dalton Street, Boston MA

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SPTechCon Boston Will Feature Tons of Special Events!
Women in SharePoint Luncheon
I particularily loved the Women in SharePoint lunch - great networking.

Heather Lewis
Information Architect
StubHub

What a great conference. Tons of great speakers, opportunities to learn, and network with other SharePoint users. The facilities were also wonderful.

Kim Opalenik
Knowledge Management Specialist
Travelers Insurance
Critical Panel Discussions
Lightning Talks
Ice Cream Social
Winner's Circle
Meet With Over 50 SharePoint Vendors
Over 50 SharePoint Vendors
Want to Sponsor or Exhibit at SPTechCon Boston?
Contact Brian Scott!
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Contact Brian Scott to Sponsor or Exhibit at SPTechCon Boston 2015!
SPTechCon is supported by the following Media Partners:
SPTechCon is supported by these Media Partners
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"The event was fabulous as usual. BZ Media puts together the best and most relevant combination of topics and speakers to create an incredible learning experience. The conference is extremely well run and consistently exceeds expectations."

- Sue Hanley, President, Susan Hanley LLC

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