So, what's happening with our local user group? More than you might have expected! We've been very busy behind the scenes preparing for some upcoming sessions and making sure that we have a kick ass community for our members. First of all of course, if you missed the news -- Koen de Weggheleire (of and Multi-Mania fame) has taken over the role of user group manager and he's doing a wonderful job. Serge and myself are still involved and we have a number of other members that are actively lending a hand.

Then, the name change. We started back in July 2004 as the Macromedia User Group Belgium (MMUG), rebranded to Multimedia User Group Belgium after the acquisition by Adobe was complete December 2005 and now we've gone all the way and named our group the Adobe User Group Belgium, with a domain name to match:

The site not only has a forum for all your technical and conversational needs, we also have a growing list of Flash, Flex and AIR tutorials (to which you can contribute) and other benefits for registered user group members. Be sure to check it out!

Now for some of the events we have in store!

We'll start out on September 15th with an 'inspirational Saturday' at the offices of These Days in Antwerp with creative showcases by These Days, BUT and Lost Boys. This is followed by a BBQ, a user group first and we hope we can make this a regular yearly event.

Drinks are sponsored by These Days but we do ask for a contribution for the barbeque, more information on the site. An excellent opportunity for networking and among other things we'll be raffling a full ticket to MAX Europe in Barcelona (including flight and hotel stay!) -- what more of an excuse do you need?

The user group posse (read Koen, Serge and myself) will all be presenting at MAX Europe in Barcelona as well, so if you are there too drop us a message on the user group forum and we'll organize a little get together.

In October we'll have Ben Forta over in Belgium again for some ColdFusion goodness followed by our regular Mike Chambers the next month.