On Friday, I attended a ‘Community Leaders Day’ at Microsoft and here are some random notes from the day.
Here are some upcoming events in 2009:
Microsoft UK Challenge – 10-14 June 2009
Microsoft Mix 2009 – 18-19 March 2009
DDD Scotland – 2nd May 2009
During the morning, Nathan Winters did a session on user group collaboration highlighting the need for developer groups to provide developer assistance for IT pro groups.
Afterwards, Colin Mackay did a session on managing events with EventBrite and here some links that came about during discussions:
Also mentioned was the popularity of office sharing through ‘co-working’ in Brighton and possibilities of finding venues in the evenings through such schemes. In terms of funding, the possibility of Government Regeneration Schemes was mentioned. Registering a ‘Limited Company by Guarantee’ and the advantages of ‘charity’ status was also discussed.
Afterwards, Andrew Fryer delivered a session on PDC highlights that included cloud computing, Office 14 and illustrations of successful projects including the RNLI project for monitoring man-over-board scenarios and Bluehoo.
Finally, Graham Watson spoke about Microsoft Usergroup Services and the organisational structure including Ineta and Culminus.