The Twin Cities Metro area has one of the more vibrant and active Developer communities in the US. Considering our numbers are small, we make up for it by being extremely active at conferences, user groups and on-line. I guess it’s a Minnesota “nice” thing.
I try to list as many events and open training sessions as I can. In continuing with that thread I give you this.
Jeff Brand’s podcast New Spaghetti Code is a must listen. If you remember I referred this podcast back in my post on the top 10 podcasts for developers. About a month ago Jeff did a podcast on the developer community and the abundance of events that propagate the Twin Cities. Jeff and his guests sift through a few good conferences (some now past – see what you missed and what is coming) and explain some of the benefits of networking and getting engaged in your developer community. They also mention the local TechMasters meetings held at New Horizons. Check it out. To hear the podcast click here.
BTW – Jeff is a fantastic speaker. If you ever get a chance see him – take it.