The Fox Valley .NET Users Group (FVNUG) has been going strong for almost 8 years, but over the past several years we’ve outgrown .NET itself. We’ve covered topics like Node.js, PhoneGap, Mono and jQuery that are outside the Microsoft realm, but even Windows 8 Store Apps, Windows Phone and Azure are technically not .NET, so we’ve decided to broaden ourselves with a name change. Going forward this group will be known as the Northeast Wisconsin Developers Users Group (NEWDUG).

We feel that we are evolving to the needs of our users and will make a point to not alienate our strong user base. Our intention is still proceed onward for years to come along the same relative trajectory, but with the added bonus of being open to new topics and users. For example, we will probably see a few JavaScript topics and may see iOS and Android covered. This is a community driven group and we just want to meet your needs.

If you have ideas for new topics, please share them with the NEWDUG board and we’ll do our best to meet your needs. Please help spread the word about our group, as there are probably people that have overlooked us in the past simply because of .NET being in the name. Make sure to let them know that some topics may be of interest.

Some of you may be asking yourself about what is going to happen to the Fox Valley Day of .NET conference. Don’t worry, we’re still going to have a free annual conference, but it will be referred to as the Northeast Wisconsin Code Camp (NEWCC). More details to come on NEWCC, but we can say that we are targeting the March/April time frame as usual.

During the transition of all the resources used for the group, there may be a couple hiccups. Please be patient as we transition accounts, sites and other things. This site, http://newdug.org, will be the authoritative place for our group.

Thanks!

-NEWDUG Board