This past Thursday, I attended the first meeting of the D2Sig in Houston. The D2 stands for "Developer 2 Designer" and the group will be focused on the XAML technologies of WPF and Silverlight as well as any area where developers and designers might need to work more closely than they have in the past.
Markus Egger from EPS was the presenter and, as always, he gave a great presentation which included a general overview of WPF, Silverlight, and some demo video of a Surface table in action.
I would recommend this new group to designers or developers in the Houston area that are interested in the these new up and coming technologies.
I’m guessing around 30 or so people showed up to the first meeting so I think that is a pretty good start.
J Sawyer has an official announcement here for the first meeting with a little more detail. The upcoming meetings will be the first Tuesday of each month at the Microsoft offices in Houston.