Events This Week – June 1st, 2009

Events This Week – June 1st, 2009

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June already? How did that happen? Well, before summer gets into full swing, take advantage of some great free opportunities to fill your head with great technical info…note in particular that we’re running two MSDN Roadshows this week in Mid-Atlantic, one in Reston, VA tomorrow (6/2), and another in Richmond, VA on Thursday (6/4). We’ll be covering everything you ever wanted to know for developers on Internet Explorer 8 and Windows 7, so you don’t want to miss this…and every attendee will get a DVD copy of the Windows 7 Release Candidate (we’ve got both x86 and x64 flavors), and we’ll have some nice books and prizes to raffle as well.

And if you haven’t had a chance to start delving into the wonderful world of Silverlight yet, this Saturday is your chance to get a jump start on learning. We’re hosting a Silverlight Firestarter in our Reston, VA office which features two of our area’s top experts on Silverlight, Pete Brown and Frank La Vigne (both of whom are currently working on Silverlight books), as well as yours truly providing a “lessons learned” look at Silverlight from the web developer’s perspective.

Without further ado, 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 includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar, and all events entered in Community Megaphone are also automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar:

  • 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 - Reston
    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 - 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 the current version and EF4 in VS2010. 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 around 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 - Richmond
    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 FireStarter 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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  • Tuesday, June 09, 2009 6:00 PM: Capital Area SharePoint User Group June 2009 Meeting
    SPEAKER: Ashish Jaiman
    TOPIC: Silverlight
    ABSTRACT: Microsoft Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. Silverlight offers a flexible programming model that supports AJAX, VB, C#, Python, and Ruby, and integrates with existing Web applications. Silverlight supports fast, cost-effective delivery of high-quality video to all major browsers running on the Mac OS or Windows. You will be able to create apps (RIA) using Silverlight having Richly compelling experiences Real relevance for business Interop with ASP.NET and AJAX This talk will focus on Silverlight 2 and how you can create compelling RIAs using Silverlight 2, we will look at the next generation of Silverlight 3, features, controls and much more. Bio: Ashish is an ISV Architect Evangelist with Microsoft, managing ISVs in the Mid-Atlantic area. In his role he drives and accelerates the adoption of new (mostly pre release) technologies and tools with in the ISV community. He focuses on SQL 2008, VS 2008, Win2008, Net3.5 and web based technologies. Ashish has over twelve years of experience in designing and developing enterprise software, bringing technical solutions to business problems and consistently delivered high quality software on time and on budget. Before joining Microsoft he has worked with small startups. His blog can be found at http://blogs.msdn.com/ajaiman Ashish Jaiman can be reached at ashishja (at) microsoft.com.
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  • Tuesday, June 09, 2009 6:00 PM: Hampton Roads .NET Users Group
    Parallel Extensions for .NET The manycore revolution started several years ago. Striving to conserve power while meeting the ever-growing demand for performance, chip manufacturers have been focusing on adding more computing cores to their packaging instead of ratcheting up the clock speeds. You've seen this for yourself. Almost every $800 laptop now has two computing cores. Soon, four cores will be commonplace on desktop computers. By 2013, the average software application is expected to have access to 8 or more processors whether it’s running in the cloud, in your server farm or on the desktop. The key to taking advantage of this new infrastructure is multi-threading. But multi-threading is hard because you have to deal with ugly things like mutexes, monitors, semaphores and other locking mechanisms. Not only is it difficult to understand but multithreaded code is usually very difficult to debug, test and maintain with confidence. What if there was a better way to take advantage of the manycore revolution? What if concurrent programming were baked into the platform so that anyone could do multithreading and do it well? Microsoft has a vision for that. They have been busy building a technology stack that makes so-called concurrent programming much simpler than it has been in the past. Really impressive performance gains are available using just a few lines of code. Best of all, the average developer can do this because there are no mutexes, no semaphores and no locks required. None of that craziness! During this highly interactive session, Kevin Hazzard will show you how you can leverage the Parallel Extensions for .NET to do some truly amazing things. Every developer will get something valuable from this session, no matter how experienced they are.
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    • wats all this im hearing about microsoft annoucing mgs 5 on the 1st june conference is it true, if so why the hell is in nt been annouced by ps3

    • tom,

      I saw the announcement about Metal Gear Solid coming to XBOX 360, which is pretty cool. No idea why no announcement for PS3, but with the raft of announcements from the pre-E3 media briefing, I care even less about PS3 than I did before...Project Natal, Last.fm, Facebook and Twitter, full games on demand, and not one but two new Halo games on the horizon...good time to be an XBOX gamer!

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