Chicago VSTS User Group

Last month I mentioned that there was a Team System User Group forming in Chicago. Despite the freak April snow storm that kept some people away the first meeting was well attended and the group is off to a great start. They are preparing for their second meeting coming up on May 9th. Clark Sells a VSTS Ranger from Microsoft Consulting will be speaking at the event and his topic will be Continuous Integration with TFS and MSBuild. Here are the details of the event:

When: Wednesday May 9, 2007 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Microsoft Corporation
77 West Wacker Dr, Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60601


Indianapolis Team System SIG

Indianapolis is also starting a Team System group, but they are forming it as a Special Interest Group of the Indianapolis .NET Developers Association. For their first meeting they will give an overview of Team System (VSTS and Team Foundation Sever). The speaker with be Paul Hacker, who is forming the SIG along with Jason Stanke of Sogeti. I will be at the first meeting helping to kick it off (I am also in town for the ArcReady event the next day).

When: Wednesday May 23, 2007 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Where: Microsoft Corporation
Parkwood Business Park, Building Four
500 E. 96th St., Suite 460
Indianapolis, IN 46240


Next City?

If you are not in Chicago or Indianapolis (Milwaukee or Madison or one of the other cities in the Midwest District) and are interested in starting a Team System Group (User Group or SIG), please let me know and I can help you get it started. Starting a group like this is a great way to get involved in the community and meet some really great people.