Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Azure Cloud Computing User Group

A national user group for Azure Cloud Computing has been started, and inaugural local meetings are being held this month at Microsoft offices across the country. Local meetings will be held every month.

The community site is http://www.CloudComputingUserGroup.com.

Initial locations where we have secured willing hosts and a place to meet are Seattle, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Phoenix, Denver, Salt Lake City, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. Manyof these areas are having their first meeting this month, all should be meeting by January.

The December meetings are introducing the platform, after that each meeting will drill into a specific area. The meeting format is pizza and introductions, a short presentation, one or more code demos, and lots of discussion.

Here's the December meeting schedule:

RegionDate
Philadelphia12/01
Chicago12/09
Denver12/09
Phoenix12/11
San Diego12/11
New York12/15
Orange County12/18

I'm the national coordinator for the user group, so if you have any questions just send mail to me either via this blog or the community site. We hope you'll join us as we explore this exciting new area together.

2 comments:

Kevin Castle said...

David are you hosting the community server for the cloud computing user group? Are you the one laying the foundation for this user group?

David Pallmann said...

Hi Kevin. Yes, I'm admin on the user group site and I'm one of several people coordinating getting the group kicked off nationally. I hope you'll join us on 12/18 for the first meeting in O.C.