We started the ChicagoVisual Studio ALM User Group because we're passionate about this area of our industry. This user group is meant for you if you're looking to learn and share your experiences with ALM and Microsoft's related tooling.
Location:Microsoft-Downers Grove 3025 Highland Pkwy, Ste 300, Downers Grove
So it’s time again for the annual Christmas Edition of the ALM user group. Normally we do the normal “dinner and a movie” approach, maybe having a special guest speaker or some kind of presentation contest. This month I wanted to do something different. In December, we’ll be following an Open Spaces approach to meeting. So Open Spaces is sort of an “unconference” thing, where you enter into it with no formal agenda and let the attendees decide what is important and/or interesting to talk about. So think of a topic you’d be willing to lead, or a topic you would like someone else to lead. We will write them on a board, pick some locations for groups to gather, and then you vote with your feet, bouncing around if need be.
As an added bonus, if you’ve been attending the ALM user group for a while, you know that December is “Angela cleans out her SWAG closet” month. So I’ll have lots of fun giveaways including pens, stickers, mouse pads and LOTS of books. I’ll even have special prizes for people who lead an Open Spaces discussion during the meeting (think XBox/Kinect games, Arc mouse, T-Shirts).
So I hope to see you in Downers Grove next week. I always enjoy our December meetings, and not just because of the cookies :)
You, me, anyone who is interested in speaking!