Derik Whittaker



Images in this post missing? We recently lost them in a site migration. We're working to restore these as you read this. Should you need an image in an emergency, please contact us at
Chicago Alt.Net meeting review for April 23rd

Last nights meeting was a great success.  It was the type of meeting that every new users group needs to have.  It was our 'who are we, and what do we wish to accomplish' here meeting. 

Our goal for the evening was 2 fold.

  1. Setup a plan of attack for the CodeCamp we wish to host later this year
  2. Talk about the direction we want this group to head.


Chicago Code Camp info

Right now the location is up in the air, but we think we have something nailed down and I will be following up with this later in the week.  We are aiming for sometime in September in order to avoid the 'summer vacation' period.

Once we have the location/date set in stone we will make an announcement to the world and start to work with the other groups in the area as well as line up speakers.

Direction for the group

In the sprit of Alt, our goal is to make the meeting both informative and information, but at the same time encouraging participation.

Our overall format for out meetings will be as follows

6:00 - 6:30 - Socializing
6:30 - 7:30 - Pre-Planed Presentation
7:30 - 8:30ish - Open Spaces/Open Discussion format
8:30 - TBA - Get our drink on

Adam and Jordan are going to be working on getting a site up for the group ASAP, after I purchase the domain.

We are planning on meeting the second Wednesday of each month and right now we are meeting at the AbsoluteSolutions location downtown.

We hope this group can reach out and help raise awareness to various technologies as well as help grow the .Net community here in Chicago.

Till next time

Posted 04-24-2008 7:44 AM by Derik Whittaker


Comments Seattle Conference Thoughts (April 18th - April 20th) | Adam Tybor's Blog wrote Seattle Conference Thoughts (April 18th - April 20th) | Adam Tybor's Blog
on 04-25-2008 2:08 AM

Pingback from Seattle Conference Thoughts (April 18th - April 20th) | Adam Tybor's Blog

About The CodeBetter.Com Blog Network
CodeBetter.Com FAQ

Our Mission

Advertisers should contact Brendan

Google Reader or Homepage Latest Items
Add to My Yahoo!
Subscribe with Bloglines
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Subscribe with myFeedster
Add to My AOL
Furl Latest Items
Subscribe in Rojo

Member Projects
DimeCasts.Net - Derik Whittaker

Friends of
Red-Gate Tools For SQL and .NET


SmartInspect .NET Logging
NGEDIT: ViEmu and Codekana
NHibernate Profiler
Balsamiq Mockups
JetBrains - ReSharper
Web Sequence Diagrams
Ducksboard<-- NEW Friend!


Site Copyright © 2007 CodeBetter.Com
Content Copyright Individual Bloggers


Community Server (Commercial Edition)