INETA: THE NEXT STEP IN USER GROUP EVOLUTION
INETA provides structured, peer-based organizational, educational, and promotional
support to the growing worldwide community of Microsoft® .NET user groups. Our mission
is to offer assistance and resources to community groups that promote and educate
their membership in Microsoft's .NET technologies. INETA welcomes all facets of
the .NET user community, from developers and architects to project managers and
IT professionals. Members can be user groups or special interest groups that:
- Focus on a single aspect of .NET, such as C#
- Target the entire .NET platform
- Concentrate on other development technologies but are also interested in .NET
INETA is the next evolution in user group communities – a non-profit, independent
organization, chartered with supporting all user groups interested in the Microsoft
.NET platform. INETA is run by a board of user group leaders, elected by their peers,
and supported by Microsoft Corporation and other sponsors.
By, and for, the User Group Community
Conceived and developed from the ground up by .NET user group leaders, INETA is
committed to the .NET community and to facilitating its growth and development.
In taking on the responsibility of being an open and independent coordinator for
.NET user groups worldwide, INETA places a high priority on listening to the needs
of its member groups and responding to them with tangible – and workable – initiatives.
Who can join INETA?
At this time, membership in INETA is free to any user group, regardless of geographic
location, technical focus, or affiliation. Leaders and officers of user groups interested
in .NET will find the most value in active involvement with INETA.
Organizing, Educating and Promoting User Groups
INETA’s services are being developed to meet the needs of the .NET user group community
on a variety of fronts, including:
- Organizational: For user group leaders and officers
- Educational: Supporting the core need of user groups
- Promotional: Building the membership
How to get involved – a call for volunteers!
INETA relies heavily on the ideas, personal time, and energy of its membership,
leaders, and officers. If you are a user group leader – or even an enthusiastic
supporter of the .NET user community looking for a way to help, grow with your peers,
and find out about volunteer opportunities, contact us to get involved.
INETA relies on the support of its sponsors, and is presently organizing plans for
working with companies and organizations interested in partnering with INETA for
financial, logistical, content, or other types of support. If you are interested
in sponsoring INETA, please contact us.
To practice what it preaches, INETA's Internet presence is based on all the latest
Microsoft .NET products, architectures, and technologies. Through this site, user
group leaders will find not only excellent information to help make their own group
a success and ways to contribute to the success of the .NET community, but will
also have an opportunity to see some of the latest .NET technologies in action.
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