User communities are a vital part of the IT industry. Whether they are online communities like forums, newsgroups and blogs, or offline communities like user groups and professional organizations they are a place for anyone to go and give or get help with issues they are faced with. I got my start with Thelazyadmin.com and later got involved with the Winnipeg IT Pro User Group and learned a lot listening and speaking/writing to those communities.
If you live in or around Calgary, Alberta there is another option for you to connect with local IT Professionals. Microsoft MVP Stuart Crawford has gathered together a group of passionate IT pros to start the Southern Alberta Microsoft User Community, or SAMUC. Their web page is live at http://www.samuc.com and they have a meeting coming up on the 28th of January. It will be a lunch meeting and the details are as follows...
Date: January 28th, 2008
Time: 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM
Location: Calgary Coast Plaza Hotel, 1316 33rd Street NE in the Horizon Restaurant
Cost: $30 includes the meal
You need to register so if you can make it, head to http://samfg.blogspot.com/2008/01/kick-off-luncheon-january-28th-2008.html and register today!