This is for those local to my area (Boston and surrounding) that look for updates on this group:
Our very successful Boston Code Brew is meeting tomorrow night, April 20, 2005, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at The Asgard in Cambridge, MA. We have a private meeting room set up for us along with access to a full screen to hook up laptops, etc.. After 8:00 pm, they open the area to other diners -- we are still free to stay and socialize, but the area won't be "private" anymore. If you read this, and plan on attending, please let me know so we can give the restaurant an accurate count.
We are continuing our tour of Design Patterns (started last month) with several people talking about real-world uses of patterns and how they are implemented in .NET.
Since we started in January, we have averaged around 17 people in attendance. Obviously, that is a little large for a Code Brew (study group). Who knows -- we may start a couple of these. The meetings have been great so far with in-depth discussions about security, databases (indexing, tuning, and other best practices), and Design Patterns. We are talking about a night of Indigo as well at some point as more of us dig into the bits.