Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/01/05/xp_club_north/

Extreme Programmers! Meet up in Leeds

Yes, Ermintrude, there is life up north...

By David Norfolk

Posted in Developer, 5th January 2007 16:34 GMT

eXtreme Programmers are nothing if not clubbable, but the eXtreme Tuesday Club (XtC) is a City thing, as in the City of London, and I'd hate for Reg Dev to seem London-centric. So, as there are also plenty of eXtreme Programmers up North, I was interested to hear of one of them (with some sponsorship from Erudine) trying to get another XP club going....

Check out it out here if you're going to be in the Leeds area....

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If there is one trend in 21st Century development, it is the importance of online developer communities as a balance to employer and vendor interests. Although, once again, perhaps this trend isn't so new after all...

Remember the power of Share (its official site is here) in the IBM mainframe world? And the UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) is a power in the Oracle world too; and then there's... Perhaps it's only in the Wonderful World of Desktop Computing where the vendors have all the power!