For the second night in a row I was at Max Technical Training in Mason for a user group meeting. Tonight it was the Cincinnati .NET Users Group. Brian Prince from Quick Solutions spoke on service oriented architecture (SOA). I always enjoy hearing Brian speak, and tonight was no exception. He presented a good high level introduction to SOA and talked about some of his experience with SOA. Which leads me to one gripe; as described on the CINNUG web site, the topic was Applied SOA, and there was not much in this presentation about the application of SOA; it was a fine presentation, but addressed theory rather than practice.
There is certainly an art to choosing presentation titles; the wrong title can set up the wrong expectations and leave people disappointed, even with a good presentation. I realized this after my Code Camp presentation this spring when some of the comments I received after the presentation led me to think that my title misled people to believe it was an introductory level presentation, when I actually assumed that attendees were familiar with caching basics.
To make it three user groups in a row, tomorrow I plan to attend the Dayton .NET Developers Group meeting. Bill Wagner will be speaking on generics. If you're in the south Dayton area, stop by for what I anticipate will be a great meeting.