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We have been meeting since August 2011. There was an all Saturday .NET Micro event held the prior month and attendees stated they would like to have a monthly user group meeting on NETMF. I run another user group here in Dallas as well, so I knew what it takes to get one going and keep it going.
We have between 5 to 15 users each meeting, not an extreamly large crowd, but there is interest and many return each month to learn more. It is setup for the .NET programmer who knows little to nothing about electronics. We have several Electrical Engineers if an advanced user should have a tough question, that it can be answered. If someone wants to focus more on the electronics side of things there is always the Dallas Makerspace group they can attend.
I bring several kits (GHI kits of course 8)) to each meeting for new users if they don’t have any microcontollers to work with. I want them to get a hands-on experience to see that it is not as hard as they think it is.
It’s a fun time and I look forward to it each month.