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Beantown .NET Meeting in Waltham on 1/31 with David Chappell

Beantown .NET is doing a special joint meeting with Boston .NET, Boston .NET Architecture, and New England Visual Basic Professionals user groups at Microsoft in Waltham on Thursday, January 31.  (Thanks to Chris Bowen for organizing this.)

For this meeting we have David Chappell presenting “Understanding Software + Services”.

As always, our meeting is open to everyone so bring your friends and co-workers.  For this meeting, there is no need to RSVP.

Future meetings:

• No meeting on February 7
• March 6 – Adam Machanic – SQL Server 2008
• April 10 – Benjamin Day – NHibernate & Other .NET ORMs
• May 1 –Mario Cardinal – “Best Practices to Decrease Coupling and Raise Cohesion”

Beantown Meeting Details

When: Thursday, January 31, 2007, 6:00 – 8:00pm

201 Jones Rd., 6th Floor
Waltham, MA 02451


Understanding Software + Services

The move to service-orientation is well underway, both inside enterprises and on the Internet. What role does traditional software play in a world of on-line services? In particular, how is Microsoft approaching the combination of software plus services? This presentation provides an overview of this area, giving an introduction to and a perspective on this emerging combination.

David Chappell is Principal of Chappell & Associates in San Francisco, California. Through his speaking, writing, and consulting, he helps IT professionals around the world understand, use, and make better decisions about enterprise software.

David has been the keynote speaker for dozens of conferences and events in the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America. His popular seminars have been attended by tens of thousands of developers, architects, and decision makers in forty countries. He has also spoken at many universities, including the National University of Singapore, Moscow State University, and Sweden’s Uppsala University.

David’s books have been published in ten languages and used regularly in courses at MIT, ETH Zurich, and other educational institutions. He is Series Editor for Addison-Wesley’s award-winning Independent Technology Guides, and he’s been a columnist for several publications. In his consulting practice, David has helped clients such as Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Stanford University, and Target Corporation adopt new technologies, market new products, train their sales staffs, and create business plans.

David’s comments have appeared in The New York Times,, and many other publications. Earlier in his career, he wrote software for supercomputers, chaired a U.S. national standardization working group, and played keyboards with the Peabody-award-winning Children’s Radio Theater. David holds a B.S. in Economics and an M.S. in Computer Science, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. You can reach him at:


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