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Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area (plus online events you can view from anywhere)…this list now includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar, and all events entered in Community Megaphone are also now automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar:

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2009 7:00 PM: CMAP .NET Essentials
    Do not forget the CMAP .NET Essentials session on May 26, 2009 This SIG implements a complete ASP.NET application from the requirements all the way to the final deployment. In this session Randy Hayes, CMAP President and an MVP, who will continue his presentation by focusing on SQL Server Reporting Services and how it is applied to your ASP.NET application.
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  • Tuesday, May 26, 2009 7:00 PM: CapArea .NET - Jonathan Cogley on Test Driven Development with C# and Mocks
    Come along to write some real C# code using Test Driven Development and mocks. We will work on a problem and talk through how to identify and isolate dependencies to our logic. This will give you a taste for how the Thycotic team writes code to achieve full testability and high quality.
    Jonathan Cogley is the founder and CEO of Thycotic Software - a software development company operating in the Washington DC Metro Area with offices in Dupont Circle. Thycotic has released various .NET projects and APIs including an implementation of Remote Scripting for .NET, a database platform independent data access layer for ISVs and various tools for the Test Driven Developer.
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  • Wednesday, May 27, 2009 6:00 PM: Microsoft Developer Dinner for Partners: Microsoft Open Government Data Initiative – Cloud Computing, REST, AJAX, CSS, oh my!
    As data becomes both increasingly necessary and readily available in response to demands for transparency, collaboration and participation within government agencies and organizations, methods need to be developed to allow for interaction with that data. To help public sector entities meet these demands, Microsoft announced the Open Government Data Initiative (OGDI) on May 7, 2009. OGDI provides an Internet-standards-based approach to house existing public government data in Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, called Windows Azure. The approach makes the data accessible in a programmatic manner that uses open, industry-standard protocols and application programming interfaces (APIs).
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  • Wednesday, May 27, 2009 6:30 PM: Frederick .NET User Group May Meeting
    6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Intro Topic: SQL Server Dynamic Management Views with Jeremy Kadlec
    Speaker Bio: Jeremy Kadlec is the CTO @ Edgewood Solutions, where he focuses on core SQL Server Administration and Development needs for organizations on the east coast of the United States. Jeremy has worked to help the SQL Server community by leading both the Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group and the Baltimore SQL Server Users Group over the last 5+ years. He is a frequent speaker at local user group meetings and national conferences. He is also one of the founders of MSSQLTips.com where he has more than 200 contributions to the community in the form of valuable technical tips. In addition, the community has benefited from his book entitled the Rational Guide to IT Project Management.
    7:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Pizza/Social Networking
    7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Main Topic: Dissecting DevEvents.com: A Look at a Real World .NET MVC Implementation with Steve Andrews
    Main Topic Description: The ASP.NET MVC Framework provides a powerful Model View Controller (MVC) approach to building web applications, and provides separation of concerns, increased testability, control over HTML output, and intuitive URLs. We will start by looking at building a model framework with LINQ to SQL, including validation and model binding. Then, we’ll explore a custom generics-based repository and services implementation. Finally, we’ll tie it all together with a look at Views and jQuery.
    Speaker Bio: Steve Andrews is a Team System MVP and INETA NORAM Board Member and Speaker, and has been working as a developer for more than 9 years. During this time, he has designed and developed applications in such widely varying areas as trust accounting, medical information management, supply chain management, and retail systems. Steve is also an MCP, ICSOO, and community fanatic.
    8:30 PM - 8:45 PM – RAFFLE!
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  • Wednesday, May 27, 2009 7:00 PM: DC ALT.NET 5/2009
    Come along to write some real C# code using Test Driven Development through pairing. The intent of this presentation is to introduce the concept of pair programming in such a way that we all participate in a fishbowl style. We'll cover the basics of how to and how two heads can be better than one!
    BIO - Jonathan Cogley is the founder and CEO of thycotic - a software development company operating in the Washington DC Metro Area with offices in Vienna, Virginia. Jonathan has worked for many interesting companies over the last decade as a software consultant in both the UK and the USA. His company has released various .NET projects and APIs including an implementation of Remote Scripting for .NET, a database platform independent data access layer for ISVs and various tools for the Test Driven Developer. Test Driven Development (TDD) is the cornerstone of the thycotic approach to software development and the company is committed to innovate TDD on the Microsoft .NET platform with new techniques and tools. Jonathan is also a columnist and editor for the popular ASP.NET Web site, ASPAlliance. He is an active member in the developer community and speaks regularly at various .NET User Groups, conferences and code camps across the US. Jonathan is recognized by Microsoft as an MVP for C# and has also been invited to join the select group of the ASPInsiders who have interactions with the product teams at Microsoft.
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  • Monday, June 01, 2009 9:00 AM: XAMLfest Online
    Are you excited about WPF but concerned about the learning curve? Have you seen Silverlight but don’t know where to get started? Or are you curious about how tools like Expression Blend help designers and developers deliver great user experiences together? If so, join us at XamlFest!
    XAMLfest Online is a five day event delivered through both live sessions and recorded training. It is intended for people in designer or developer rols - or both!
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  • Tuesday, June 02, 2009 1:00 PM: MSDN Mid-Atlantic Roadshow
    Join MSDN Mid-Atlantic Roadshow Evangelists for an afternoon of content for developers and architects, with the amazing ticket price of zero. All attendees will also receive a free Windows 7 Release Candidate DVD (while supplies last)! Register today – seating is limited! Topics include: • Developing on Microsoft Windows 7: the new Taskbar and Jump Lists, the Scenic Ribbon, file management with Libraries, and Windows Web Services • What’s New in Internet Explorer 8 for Developers
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  • Tuesday, June 02, 2009 6:30 PM: Ft Lauderdale Online: Entity Framework Core Concepts - Julie Lerman - www.thedatafarm.com
    06/02/2009 - 6:30 PM Online / Live Meeting - ADO.NET Entity Framework is an important part of Microsoft key strategy for data access going forward. This introductory session will provide you with a basic understanding of why Entity Framework exists, how it can be used in your applications today and what to expect in future versions of the product. This no-potholes-barred session will ensure that you not only have an understanding of value of EF and the EDM, but also a road map of some of the pitfalls you will encounter as you face version 1. Note that this session will be provide more concept than code. Julie Lerman is an independent consultant and .NET Mentor who has been designing and writing software applications for over 20 years. Julie is currently writing "Programming Entity Framework" for O'Reilly press (pub. date October 2008). Julie is well known in the .NET community as a Microsoft MVP, ASPInsider and INETA Speaker. She is a prolific blogger, a frequent presenter at technical conferences arounc the world and author of articles in well-known technical publications. Julie lives in Vermont where she runs the Vermont.NET User Group, is a board member of the Vermont Software Developers Alliance, and a member of the Champlain College Software Engineering Advisory Board. Julie is the author of O'Reilly's "Programming Entity Framework" (pub. date October 2008). You can read Julie’s blogs at www.thedatafarm.com/blog and blogs.devsource.com/devlife. If you want to buy the book and help Julie, please use this link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FProgramming-Entity-Framework-Julia-Lerman%2Fdp%2F059652028X&tag=thdafa-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325.
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  • Tuesday, June 02, 2009 6:30 PM: CMAP June Main Meeting - Dissecting DevEvents.com: A Look at a Real World .NET MVC - The ASP.NET MVC Framework provides a powerful Model View Controller (MVC) approach to building web applications, and provides separation of concerns, increased testability, control over HTML output, and intuitive URLs. We will start by looking at building a model framework with LINQ to SQL, including validation and model binding. Then, we'll explore a custom generics-based repository and services implementation. Finally, we'll tie it all together with a look at Views and jQuery. Steve Andrews is a Team System MVP and INETA speaker, and has been working as a developer for more than 9 years. During this time, he has designed and developed applications in such widely varying areas as trust accounting, medical information management, supply chain management, and retail systems. Steve is also a MCTS, ICSOO, and community fanatic.
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  • Thursday, June 04, 2009 1:00 PM: MSDN Mid-Atlantic Roadshow
    Join MSDN Mid-Atlantic Roadshow Evangelists for an afternoon of content for developers and architects, with the amazing ticket price of zero. All attendees will also receive a free Windows 7 Release Candidate DVD (while supplies last)! Register today – seating is limited! Topics include: • Developing on Microsoft Windows 7: the new Taskbar and Jump Lists, the Scenic Ribbon, file management with Libraries, and Windows Web Services • What’s New in Internet Explorer 8 for Developers
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  • Thursday, June 04, 2009 6:00 PM: Unlocking the hidden value of your organization through people, technology and innovation....
    Thursday, June 4 2009 6:00 PM Eastern
    Registration: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=81190787250
    LiveMeeting: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/usergroups/join?id=43ZWP7&role=attend
    The implications of collaborative innovation are many—the most important being its potential to reshape not just individual enterprises, but whole industries, perhaps even entire economies. Hector believes in investing in innovation in good and bad times. This session covers the alignment of business and technology to create a flexible environment that fosters innovation without permission. How do we get the most out of your employees and how does the employee get the most out of management. Its a WIN-WIN proposition. This session will provide insights on how to unlock all of the assets that are hidden in an organization. i.e. technical, communications, services, experiences, and most important the employees capabilities and desires. Unlocking thought leadership and innovation is at the heart of this presentation.
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  • Thursday, June 04, 2009 6:00 PM: RVNUG: Annual -thon event
    Join us for our annual -thon event. This year we will be exploring different methodologies. We will have 5 short presentations (each on a different way to build software applications) followed by a panel discussion. Don't miss the opportunity to hear 5 experts in one night! FREE Pizza as always plus FREE swag for all attendees.
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  • Saturday, June 06, 2009 8:30 AM: Silverlight FireStarter DC
    A Silverlight Fire Starter is a one-day event providing developers and designers information on the concept behind Silverlight as a technology, what tools are useful in development and the knowledge in order to start building their own applications. Learn:
  • About Silverlight 3
  • Expression Blend
  • Silverlight for Business Apps
  • Much, much more
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