Had a great time last night at the Nashville Visual Studio.NET users group meeting. Turnout for my presentation was pretty good. I'd say we had 25-30 people there. Tek Systems had food catered in and a pretty good size group of us went out for beers after the meeting. I really had fun, its not often that I get to hang out and drink beer with so many people who speak my language. Luckily I had the foresight to take today off from work!
I have to admit at least 5 of the people there came not so much out of interest in mono but just to support me and I certainly appreciate that.  Thanks go out to my current SERVPRO team members Randall Forsha and Ben Eschenfelder, Allen Reeder, David Neal, and Josh Evitt who worked with me at Transcender, Rob Foster who worked with me at Quilogy and also organizes the NashVS meetings, and also Robert Young who worked with me at Quilogy.
That still leaves 20 to 25 people who came out to learn about mono. I got a lot of good questions and feedback and saw some people taking notes. So hopefully some will take the next step and try mono out for themselves. Only one or two people said they had been using linux already, but I got the sense that many of the people there were planning to start. The Virutal PC images with Suse were a big hit as were the monoppix cds.

I hadn't been to one of the meetings in a few years but I had so much fun I may start going every month.

I'll be giving a presentation about mono on Thursday Feb 10,  2005 at the Nashville Visual Studio .NET User's Group meeting hosted at Tek Systems.

I plan to give an introduction to mono with an emphasis on developing ASP.NET applications in Visual Studio for deployment on mono.  I've learned a lot about mono through my work with mojoPortal and hope my presentation will help other .NET developers get started using mono.