I really enjoyed the spring experience and I got to thinking of ways to, somewhat, recreate that great learning experience by starting a local, Boston, user group.
At Thursday's lunch I noticed that most of the people at my table where from my area, Boston. In fact one guy lived just down the road.
Wonder if anyone has started a local user group for Spring?
Boston does already have a great Java user's group, nejug.org, but I'm just blown away how much Spring specific stuff I've heard about at the conference that I can use. I think it would be great if spring developers could do more of this type of sharing and promoting spring.
I've been using Spring since the fall of 03 and I'm surprised that spring hasn't taken off more than it has. I'm always promoting Spring to other developers. And I don't like how Spring is sometimes misunderstood. Think local user groups would help promote Spring and debunk some of the misunderstandings.