Thursday night, June 19, SRT's very own Darrell Hawley will be speaking on IronPython at the Greater Lansing Area .NET User Group. If you read his blog, you will know that he's been working hard on this talk, refining the content as well as his speaking technique. That's not to say that it was bad before (it wasn't). I think it shows how much emphasis people are putting on delivering high quality talks these days.
On Friday, June 20, SRT will hold lightning talks, which are free and open to all for speaking and/or listening. We love it when people come to speak from other companies because we enjoy learning about what others are doing. The 5 minute talks are a great way to get your confidence up, if you're not a regular speaker, and a great way to distill a topic into its essential components if you are. There's usually something for everyone. I always compare lightning talks to the "short films" at the Ann Arbor Film Festival. If the film (or talk) isn't of interest to you, you haven't made a big investment and another film (or talk) that may be more to your liking will soon follow. Lightning talks will start at 3:30 and go until about 5. If you can't get there right at 3:30, no worries. Show up when you can. We're a casual bunch.
Saturday, June 21, is the Lansing Area Day of .NET. You have probably heard about these free 1-day immersions into .NET technology. The first one was in Ann Arbor a few years ago. The events usually sell out quickly, so register soon if you would like to attend.
And I wanted to add a quick reminder in case you missed my blog earlier this week about Startup Weekend Ann Arbor, that's going on this weekend as well!