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This week in the Twin Cities we have Jason Olson (Microsoft), coming all the way from Redmond, WA to talk to three of our local User Groups. If you get the chance, come check them out.

TONIGHT: 1/12/09 6:00PM @ New Horizons
Twin Cities Developers Guild  ( for directions to New Horizons)

Topic:   .NET Framework 4.0 Overview
With every successful release of the .NET Framework, more features and changes are introduced into our development lives. But what is being done in the .Net Framework 4.0 that will make our life as developers easier? To make a long story short…. A lot!


Microsoft Developers Conference (
We’re bringing the PDC to you! For just $99 you’ll get the best of the PDC in your own backyard and hear all of the exciting announcements around the Azure Services Platform and Windows 7. Other sessions include the latest developments in .NET, Silverlight, Surface, Parallel Programming, Live Mesh, and more.

WEDNESDAY:  1/14/09 5:30PM @ Magenic
Twin Cities Languages User Group  (

Topic:  Building Textual DSLs with Oslo
The "Oslo" modeling language can define schemas and transformations over arbitrary text formats. This session shows you how to build your own Domain Specific Language using the "Oslo" SDK and how to apply your DSL to create an interactive text editing experience.


THURSDAY:   1/15/09 6:00PM @ Magenic
Twin Cities XNA User Group  (

Topic: Game Scripting
There are a lot of benefits to using a scripting language when developing your game. But what are those benefits? Why would you use a scripting language when developing your game? And, perhaps more importantly, how would you use a scripting language with your XNA game?


Posted on Monday, January 12, 2009 9:52 AM | Back to top

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