Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area:

  • Tuesday, October 28, 2008 7:00 PM: Capital Area .NET UG October Meeting: Introduction to ASP.NET MVC Framework - The ASP.NET Framework is Microsoft’s latest framework for developing web applications, using the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern. This introductory session will focus on providing an overview of this new technology and answering the simple questions that usually arise from the first look at this new technology. Questions like: Where is my Postback? How does using ASP.NET MVC Framework help me avoid tight coupling? Will I be able to more easily test my solutions? Roberto Hernandez is currently a senior consultant for Excella Consulting, who has been designing and writing software using Microsoft technology for the past the 10 years. You can read more about Roberto at his blog at community.rhpconsulting.net.
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  • Wednesday, October 29, 2008 6:00 PM: Innsbrook .Net User Group Oct Monthly Meeting - The Innsbrook .Net User Group is holding thier monthly October meeting on the 29th. Social time is set up from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm with the presentation to start at 6:30 pm (after announcements). This month Sixto Saez will present on Test Driven Development. What is TDD? Why is TDD such a hot topic in the development community? What are its benefits? Sixto will demonstrate how using TDD will help developers and organizations develop and deliver better software. Please Register at http://www.clicktoattend.com/?id=131602
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  • Thursday, October 30, 2008 6:00 PM: Richmond Meet and Code - At this month's meeting Chris Busse is going to come talk to us about REST web services. GET some REST: Working with 3rd-party web service APIs A lot of web applications these days provide APIs that allow you to extend your programs to work with them or create mashup between more than one web app. Examples include Twitter, 37signals' Basecamp, Amazon S3, and Google Maps. We'll take a look at how to read and write to these APIs from your .NET application and things that you need to be aware of such as when to use GET vs. POST, HTTP Status Codes, Authentication, caching/performance considerations, and XML parsing.
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  • Saturday, November 01, 2008 6:30 PM: DC ACM 50th Anniversary Gala - DC ACM is proud to announce that tickets are now on sale to the general public for our 50th Anniversary Gala! It will be held Saturday, November 1, 2008 at the Hilton in Downtown Silver Spring. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup, inventor of the C++ programming language. Title of Presentation: 50 years of C++ (including "prehistory") Abstract: This is a talk about the design and evolution of C++. As all programming languages, C++ owes a lot to earlier languages and evolves through the blending of ideas. This talk tries to answer some common questions about that success of C++: why did it succeed? At what did it succeed? How did it maintain a steady course over more than 25 years? At what did it not succeed? The scale of C++’s success was unanticipated and its continuing strength has left many language and business theorists puzzled, so explanations are required. Given the long time span involved and because no large system can be designed with 20-20 hindsight, a historical perspective is an essential part of any answer. A combination of technical, philosophical, and sociological issues must be considered. This talk focuses on the design aims of C++ and Dr. Stroustrup’s philosophy of incremental language evolution relying on feedback loops. It goes into some detail on the ISO standards process which has been central to the stability and evolution of C++. It gives a few – but only very few – illustrative code examples. All the details about the Gala -- which is a "black tie optional" party that includes a sit-down dinner, a silent auction, and a historical exhibit -- can be found at our website. We accept both checks and credit card payments (online). Ticket prices are as follows: October 1-18 $40/one ticket, $75/two tickets October 19-29 $50/ticket, $100/two tickets Full-time students (anytime) $25/ticket
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  • Thursday, November 06, 2008 6:00 PM: RVNUG November Meeting: Geocoding, RSS, and Mapping, Oh My! with G. Andrew Duthie - Take a trip into the wonderful world of geolocation with Microsoft Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie. Andrew will explore the use of such technologies as Windows Live Maps and RSS as data sources for geolocation, geocoding via the MapPoint Web Service, and mapping out geolocated data with the Virtual Earth Map control. If you’re feeling lost, this tour of geolocation tools and technologies may be just what you need to find yourself.
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