Related link: http://www.sdforum.org
For about four years now, I’ve been volunteering at SDForum. It’s a nice place. The goal is to educate the developer community, to help everyone keep pace with technology, and, in general, to just foster the community. There are 2,000 members, and 20+ meetings a month; we’ve managed to survive the way Silicon Valley has cratered in the past year (and even thrive).
I’ve been chair of the Java SIG (meets monthly in Palo Alto; see here for details) for a little over 2 years. It’s been a fun run, and I’ve learned a hell of a lot from chairing it.
Anyway. I’m starting a new SIG right now, and that’s actually consuming most of my blogging energy (I’ll start blogging in earnest in another week or so) But, in lieu of blog entries, might I suggest visiting the SDForum website and seeing if anything we’re doing interests you.
I’d love to hear feedback on SDForum. What would make us a better organization?