From the official site
Global Day of Coderetreat is a world-wide event celebrating passion and software craftsmanship. Over 2200 passionate software developers in 90 cities around the world will spend the day practicing the craft of software development using the coderetreat format. You can find out more information about the day on the coderetreat blog.
Register for the Dallas event here: http://plancast.com/p/8qcv/global-day-code-retreat-dallas-tx-usa
I love TED videos, I’d love to go to a TED conference someday. This is the closest thing (for most of us) for now.. TEDxSMU is hosting 3 different viewing parties all on the same day for FREE. From the event site:
Sign up for the FREE viewing parties for TEDxSMU! Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff, Tech Wildcatters in Uptown, and the AT&T Foundry in Plano are hosting viewing parties for the simulcast of TEDxSMU on December 3 from 9AM-6PM (doors at 9; show at 10). All you have to do is register and show up. Food and drinks will be available for sale at both locations…other than that, did we mention it’s free?
Register for a viewing party on Eventbrite: http://txsviewing.eventbrite.com/
Local ASP.NET Ninja, Eric Sowell, is hosting a full day of training for *practically free* (less that $20). From the site: