It's a cool time to be working in IT! I know good things are happening all over, but it's good to see groups and events going strong around Virginia! :)
Some technologists in the Roanoke area are starting a new SQL Server Users Group: the Roanoke Valley SQL Server Users Group. Harold Buckner and Robin Edwards are a couple of good people I've spoken with regarding this effort.
Founding a new User Group is hard work. A meeting location has to be located and usually prepared - and then cleaned after the meeting. You have to identify speakers and presenters willing to travel to your location, then schedule them and any resources they may require (LCD projector, etc.). Organizers have to then get the word out. I'm telling you, it's a lot of work!
I think Harold, Robin, and their associates are off to a great start - they had about 30 people attend their kickoff meeting last month! Go guys, go!
For more information about RVSSUG, visit http://www.rvssug.org/ or contact Harold Buckner at: HBUCKNER@roanokecountyva.gov