Birmingham Tech News and Events

There are some big doings going on in the event community over the next few weeks.

First off, this Thursday May 8th at 6:30 pm the Birmingham Software Developers Association (BSDA) will be having “The Variety Show”. Join us for a variety of 15 minute presentations by various club members on what they’ve been working on lately–there should be something for everyone and the floor is open for anyone who’d like to do a short presentation.

On Friday, May 9th the IPSA group will meet during lunch at the McWane center, the topic will be The Social Media Toolbox.

Next week, the Birmingham .Net User Group (Bug.Net) will be having it’s regular meeting on May 13th at 6:30 pm. Stay tuned to their website for speaker and details.

Then, on Wednesday, May 14th at 6:30 pm the BSDA and Bug.Net are pleased to co-present a special event. Regional speaker Michael Neel will be here to talk on DataSets:

DataSets are Evil. They will hog your CPU, steal your RAM, and rob your home. This is the story surrounding DataSets, but what is fact and what is myth? In this session we will look at DataSets and the tools that go with them to see how they can save you development time while not crashing the server. We’ll also dive into DataSets in 2008 with LINQ to DataSets and Unit Testing with DataSets.

Learn more about Michael at vinull.com/profile

Finally, beginning at 5:30 pm on May 20th the Steel City SQL Group will meet. MVP Kevin Bowles will be here to talk about SQL Server 2008 Development. Kevin is a great speaker, his sessions are always loaded with useful information.

With the exception of the IPSA meeting, all of the other events will be held at the New Horizons training center in Homewood. A special thanks to the folks at New Horizons for making their facilities open to the Birmingham user group community!

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