The theme for the next NY .Net meetup on Feb 16th will be "Multithreading in .Net" with emphasis on the new Task Parallel Library that is part of .Net 4.0. I have some demos that I can show, but I would like to have other people else speak at the meeting if anyone wants to dive in! The talks are very informal so you don't need to prepare Powerpoints. Just talk about how you use multithreading in your applications or show show short how to demo's. Keep the demos to under 30 minutes if possible so we have plenty of time for group discussion.
As always we'll discuss latest industry news, interesting web sites, blogs, etc.
ELEVATOR PITCH Gathering .NET coders, hackers, enthusiasts, evangelists, and experts to meet and discuss about all areas of the Microsoft .NET platform.
WHO SHOULD JOIN Fulltime .NET practitioners only (no recruiters please!). BENEFITS Show off your work to peers. Get to know other smart developers. Bounce around ideas and discuss trends. WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND Rather than coming to *watch*, you should join this meetup to *participate*. It's about sharing war stories; comparing tools and architectures; discussing the pros and cons of the latest tools and technologies; and generally a place to keep on top of the latest developments.
WHY IS THIS DIFFERENT THAN ... ... the NYC .NET Developer's Group? That group (which I'm a big fan of!) focuses on "top speakers, free product giveaways, and great community networking". We're different in that, as a Meetup, we're community-focused. We don't focus on bringing in top speakers, and I wouldn't expect a lot of giveaways (there might be a bit of networking). Rather, we bring practicing, professional .NET developers together face-to-face every month, in a forum where we get to know each other up close.