Bruce Eckel has put together another Jam event for the Ann Arbor area. This one is on C#, and will feature authors Jamie King (who is co-authoring a book with Bruce on C#) and Bill Wagner (who is working on "More Effective C#" as a follow-on to his previous 2 C# books).
Here's "What is a Jam" from Bruce's registration page:
A software jam is a lab-based workshop experience, where you can:
Decide if you want to work on your own projects or work on the supplied programming exercises.
Work alone or in a group.
Set your own pace, so that you can "go deep" in areas that are important to you.
Get guidance from an instructor, as needed.
Although the format is different than what you may be used to, we've found that people seem to learn a lot more than they do in traditional seminars.
I have to agree. I've attended several Jam events and found them to be great learning experiences. Bruce is going to come if attendance warrants an assistant. Jamie and Bill are the experts (but, of course, Bruce is no slouch either).
If you're planning to attend, sign up by tomorrow or miss the early bird deadline. http://www.mindviewinc.com/Conferences/CSharp3Jam/Index.php