North East Bytes

If you live in the south east of Scotland and don’t mind crossing the border occasionally there is a new User Groups starting in Newcastle. Here’s the information from Andrew Westgarth (he’s spoken at Scottish Developers in the past):

I’m pleased to announce a new User Group in the North East of England, based around Microsoft Technologies, North East Bytes (NEBytes) - .  We have decided to start this group in order to help Developers and IT Pros in the community with the constant battle to learn, stay current and broaden their knowledge.

We run monthly meetings every third Wednesday of the month (except on the second Wednesday in December - to allow time for Christmas parties and shopping!) at Newcastle University.  Each meeting consists of two one hour presentations (one Developer topic and one IT Pro topic) and we have refreshments, food, giveaways and prizes.

Attendance at our meetings is completely FREE!! The venue is provided kindly by the University, our Speakers kindly provide their time for free, and we as organisers provide our time for free to organise the events.  We will provide refreshments and we also provide hot food, all we ask is if you would like to partake in the the hot food, please make a small donation towards the cost via the open contribution box at each meeting.

Our Launch event is to be on Wednesday 20th January 2010, we are delighted to have Mike Taulty visiting to cover Silverlight and James O’Neill to cover Hyper-V.  We are really pleased to announce that we are also partnering with SUGUK North East for their first event of 2010 and will be welcoming Steve Smith to cover the Highlights and Features of Sharepoint 2010.  So  we have an action packed evening lineed up, Silverlight, Hyper-V AND Sharepoint 2010!!!! We are really looking forward to this great event and hope to see lots there to help us celebrate our launch!

For more information and full event details see -
I’m really excited about this new direction and would like to welcome anyone who would like to speak at the usergroup.

About Colin Angus Mackay
I blog at I help run Scottish Developers which is a user group for software developers in Scotland.

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