I am very excited about my new responsibilities in the DotNetNuke core team. As quoted
“The DotNetNuke team is pleased to invite you to accept the following role / responsibility for 2007:
Core Team Member / Media Project Lead, User Group Champion (Europe) *
* Alternative roles/responsibilities may become available depending upon your personal interest, availability and project need.
Leigh ~ Media Project is a no-brainer... we're looking forward to continuing improvements in that project and the kind of assistance you can provide in areas like compression, due to its affects on media content delivery. But we're also very excited about getting serious in support of user groups this year. Although you're designated in this role for Europe, we have not yet identified counterparts in other areas as we would like to pursue definition of this program through you first. We hope this is an area that you can be excited about and have passion for... we believe you'd be a natural! We'd be looking to you to help us plan out what that program would look like and how to get it rolling.”
Well I sort of knew this was going to happen; it seems I do have a bit of a flare for getting User Groups of the ground – http://netherlands.dnn-usergroup.net -. I am not sure when the programme will be released but I am sure it will be sooner rather than later. We are currently putting the procedures and terms into place.
I would imagine that it would be the Netherlands to have the first official European DotNetNuke user group as this was setup some time ago and has grown extremely large. I would then follow with – in no particular order - Belgium, Germany, and United Kingdom.
I will also continue to run the SDN – Software Developer Network - DotNetNuke section and still manage the SDE’s - Software Developer Event- and SDC’s - Software Developer Conference - where I am responsible for a 100% DotNetNuke Track.
I will still be continuing my efforts with the Media module and hope to release the internal media provider to the solution early this year.