Established September, 1992
In-the-SPIN is an electronic newsletter
published by the Boston SPIN for its members and the software community. It is
distributed to the Boston SPIN's 1,000+ members and freely available on our
website. In-the-SPIN's goal is to benefit members by providing information on
upcoming events, supplementing SPIN meetings with additional information and
helping members connect with one another.
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In-the-SPIN Newsletter: Editorial & Submission Guidelines
1) Providing information about upcoming meetings and events that are of interest to members
2) Supplementing Boston SPIN presentations and roundtables with additional information to help further readers' own software development knowledge and capabilities
3) Helping connect Boston SPIN members with one another
In-the-SPIN is distributed every 2-3 months during the Boston SPIN
annual schedule, which runs from September through June. Each issue will
focus on the topics of the prior 2-3 SPIN meetings, and upcoming events leading
up to the next issue.
Articles submitted for consideration should be a maximum of 300 words and cover a Boston SPIN Presentation or Roundtable topic from the prior meeting.
Articles should be focused on providing readers with a practical tip or information they can use to apply the topic's information to their own projects, rather than simply summarizing the talk or roundtable.
Articles should be written in an informal tone, with an active voice that speaks to and engages the user.
Short and succinct articles are most likely to be read in their entirety, so authors are encouraged to limit their writing to the essential points and provide links for readers to obtain additional information.
In-the-SPIN does not publish advertisements or articles that promote commercial products or services.
submissions should be made to
firstname.lastname@example.org by the last day of the month in which the topic
was presented. The In-the-SPIN editor reserves the right to edit each
submission for accuracy, content, length, and style. By submitting an article
to us, you agree to let us use the article in our newsletter. However, you
retain the copyright to your work and are free to re-publish it elsewhere once
it has been published in In-the-SPIN.
is also interested in helping members connect with one another and learn what
their peers are saying about our topics. If you have blogged about any of our
recent SPIN meetings, email
email@example.com and we will include a link to your blog in the
If you know
of an upcoming free or non-profit software process improvement event in the
Boston area, email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to include it in our next issue.