I spent nearly a week in Texas, visiting four user groups and talking about Couchbase as much as possible.

The second two days of the week I spent in Houston. Here are the videos:

Houston.js Group – I Have a NoSQL Toaster

I visited the Houston.js meetup on October 12th. The Iron Yard hosted the meetup. It was a cool little boot camp / startup facility, with a great mix of people with a variety of focuses: experienced, new, enterprise, startup, were all in attendance.

Unfortunately, the video of my screen didn’t record correctly, so I just have video of myself and the projector. But you can get the slides for I Have a NoSQL Toaster from SpeakerDeck and follow along if you want].

Houston .NET User Group

Finally, I visited the Houston .NET User Group, which I learned may be the oldest .NET user group in the nation. It was a very unique group and very lively.

They were kind enough to give me a (very comfortable) polo shirt featuring the user group logo. If you are in the Houston area, you simply must attend one of these meetings, even if you aren’t a .NET developer.

Summary

Thank you, Houston, and thank you, Texas! Let’s do it again some time.

If you’d like me to visit your user group or conference, I’d love to! Ask me on twitter at @mgroves or leave a comment below.

Posted by Matthew Groves, Developer Advocate

Matthew is a Developer Advocate for Couchbase, and lives in the Central Ohio area. He has experience as a web developer as a consultant, in-house developer, and product developer. He has been a regular speaker at conferences and user groups all over the United States, and he has written AOP in .NET for Manning Books. He has experience in C# and .NET, but also with other web-related tools and technologies like JavaScript and PHP. You can find him on Twitter at @mgroves.

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