From my friends at CMAP:

Central Maryland Association of .NET Professionals (CMAP)
 
Tuesday
December 6th
6:30 PM
 
UMBC Technology Center
1450 South Rolling Road
Halethorpe, MD 21227
 
Main Topic
 
Hardcore .NET (CLR Internals)
 
Presented by Sam Gentile
 
Sam Gentile, internationally known as an excellent speaker and a .NET expert, will show us how to write more effectively .NET framework code that makes maximum utilization of the Common Language Runtime. We will dive deep into the CLR, including Value vs. Reference Types and Garbage Collection, but in a way that focuses on how to write code more effectively. Sam?s code examples will include avoiding boxing penalties, Whidbey Generics, Implementing IDisposable and Finalizers.
 
About Sam Gentile
 
Sam Gentile has been acknowledged by Microsoft as an MVP for C#/.NET each of the last two years. He has delivered .NET training to user groups and companies all over the world. Sam has worked as a Chief .NET Architect in the design of .NET based products, with an emphasis on occasionally-connected smart mobile edge device architectures and synchronization technologies. Currently, Sam works in the technology areas of Indigo, VSTS, .NET 2.0, Yukon, WinFX and Avalon, as well as legacy technologies. Sam applies technologies using an Agile approach as technology must be applied to deliver business and customer value and satisfaction while ensuring that development can respond quickly.
 
He is frequently called upon by Microsoft to participate in Software Design Reviews for future products, such as Indigo, to lend his expertise. Sam is the co-author of Wrox's Professional Visual C++ .NET, as well as articles published by MSDN, O'Reilly, .NET Developer's Journal, and is now working on an Indigo book. 
 
ASP.NET 2.0 Mini-Series
 
Of course, CMAP has something for just about everyone. Our next installment of our popular ASP.NET 2.0 mini-series will feature Dan Kahler speaking about Login Controls and Membership Support. Do not forget to bring a newcomer and collect a free raffle ticket. We will have plenty of pizza, refreshments and good conversation.
 
Your ongoing support enables the CMAP executive board to continue to improve the quality of programming we offer the community. Help us by attending the next meeting and bringing your friend and/or colleague, and by sending your comments to suggestions@cmap-online.org. Directions to the UMBC Technology Center are below.
 
Perry Goldenberg
CMAP Marketing Director
 
 
Sponsored by PPS
 
Lynn Eskite - Recruiter, Information Systems
Lynn joined the staff of PPS in 1998. Lynn holds a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Maryland, University College and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her prior experience includes recruiting in the health insurance industry and Senior HR Generalist responsibilities in a national organization.  
LEskite@ppsinfo.com
 
About PPS
 
Locally owned and operated since 1978, PPS, a Baltimore-based firm, is one of the area's most respected staffing organizations. PPS strives to provide the highest quality work force for all types of employer needs, including permanent, temporary, and temp-to-perm placements.
 
PPS recruiters have years of experience and extensive contacts throughout the area. Our Recruiters take a personal interest in every placement they handle, resulting in the best possible match between clients and applicants.
 
 
Meeting Space Sponsor AVICode
 
Directions to CMAP Main Meeting at UMBC Technology Center:
 
From Baltimore - Take I-95 South (follow Washington signs.) Pass Beltway (I-695) exit. Next exit (47B) will be I-195. Take exit and bear right (North towards Catonsville. DO NOT GO SOUTH ON I-195 TOWARDS BWI AIRPORT). Continue with directions 'Once on I-195 N' below.

From Washington - Take I-95 North (toward Baltimore). Pass Harbor Tunnel (I-895) exit. Next exit (47B) will be I-195. Take exit and bear left, under I-95, North towards Catonsville. DO NOT GO SOUTH ON I-195 TOWARDS BWI AIRPORT. Continue with directions 'Once on I-195 N' below.

Once on I-195 N
Continue on I-195 North. Stay in the middle lane and go PAST the UMBC exit on the right until you come to the stop sign at Rt.166 (Rolling Road). Turn left onto Rolling Road (Rt.166)(South towards Arbutus). Go 1/2 mile to sign for 'Rolling Road' (There is also a sign to 'Gun Road.' If you start to go over a bridge, you've gone too far.) Turn right. Road immediately forks, left-hand fork is the road leading to the UMBC TechCenter. Proceed another 1/2 mile to the parking lot. Meeting room is on the left once in the front door.

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