Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest…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:

  • PGHDOTNET - Four Guys With Code
    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 5:30 PM, Pittsburgh, PA
    Join us on August 11th for a mini-session marathon on a variety of .NET-related topics. Whether you're a Windows or a web developer, whether you're looking for available technologies or something on the cutting edge, this session is for you! Each session will be between 15 and 20 minutes long, provide you with a good understanding of the topic, and should be a lot of fun! See you there!
    Our Topics:
    Build a RESTful Data-Driven Application with jQuery - David Hoerster
    We'll take the openly available Baseball Stats 2008 Access database and build a data-driven application using jQuery that allows you to see team and player data from the early days of Major League Baseball. We'll show how jQuery, along with a few jQuery plugins, allow you to create a great looking application with very little server-side code.
    A Birds Eye View of the Dynamic Features of C# 4.0 - Jeremy Jarrell
    C# 4.0 is just around the corner and with it is our first taste of true dynamic typing in C#! This talk will give not only a quick introduction to the new dynamic features coming in C# 4.0 but we'll also talk about how these same features improve C#'s ability to live in harmony with pure dynamic languages such as IronPython and IronRuby.
    Silverlight 3.0 - Out Of Browser Experience - John Hidey
    With Silverlight 3 there is no longer the restriction of the application having to be run from within the browser. By allowing applications outside of the browser a new world of disconnected applications opens up. Join John as he shows this new feature within Silverlight and gives a few tricks and tips along with way when implementing disconnected applications.
    Refactoring Code with Resharper - Eric Kepes
    Eric will take some old code (that he made even worse that it already was) and demostrate how you can use Resharper to clean it up and make it easier to maintain.
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  • Capital Area SharePoint User Group Aug 2009 Meeting
    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 6:00 PM, Rockville, MD
    Speaker: Dux Raymond Sy, PMP
    Topic: SharePoint Worst Practices: 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Implementing SharePoint
    Abstract:
    In this presentation, you will learn how to effectively manage SharePoint projects and prevent the 5 common mistakes in implementing SharePoint.
    In addition, participants will be able to:
    • Identify the key components of a successful SharePoint implementation
    • Value the significance of properly planning for a SharePoint rollout
    • Define the maintenance and support needs of the SharePoint implementation
    The primary audience for this class executives, managers, consultants who wish to properly implement SharePoint and immediately reap its’ organizational benefits.
    Participants will get presentation notes, best practices checklists, and a SharePoint project plan.
    Bio:
    With over 15 years of experience in Information Technology and Project Management, Dux (you're right, it's pronounced as "ducks") has earned a reputation as among the leading experts in leveraging technology to enhance project management. A certified Project Management Professional (PMP), he is currently a managing partner and the chief evangelist of Innovative-e, Inc., a Microsoft-certified, business technology consulting and services company that serves startups to Global 50 clients.
    Author of "SharePoint for Project Management" published by O'Reilly Media. He is focused on empowering organizations on how to leverage the benefits of SharePoint technologies with quantifiable goals such as: Increasing productivity and efficiency, decreasing collaboration redundancies and streamlining electronic communications.
    He regularly blogs on topics related to project management, SharePoint and globalization at MeetDux.com.
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  • Hampton Roads .NET Users Group
    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 6:30 PM, Chesapeake, VA
    A Trip Around Silverlight 3
    Silverlight 3 has been released to web a month ago. Come see what new in the platform including RIA .NET Services (Auto WCF proxy generation from your ORM of choice), Animation Easing, Custom Dialogs, and taking your Silverlight app out of the Browser.
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  • RockNUG Release 3.2
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 6:30 PM, Rockville, MD
    The DIY meeting is back, with all of last year's interesting content and without, it is hoped, the power outage.
    Some highlights:
    * Scott Lawrence - Doxygen
    * Sheng Xu - Load Testing Using Visual Studio 2008 Team System Test Edition
    Also we'll have the standard swag, pizza and geeky goodness you've come to expect from RockNUG.
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  • VAN: Jeremy Miller - Discusses Separated Presentation Part 2
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 8:00 PM, Online
    1. Separated Presentation patterns. You know, what are your options, why are they different, and when would you choose one or another for a particular scenario. Model View Presenter variants and Presentation Model (MVVM).
    2. "Screen Activation Lifecycle" -- Design patterns and the system responsibilities for systems composed of multiple screens
    3. DSL development within a desktop application.
    4. Test Automation strategies. How testability impacts design
    5. Event Aggregation
    6. Managing the application shell
    7. Using an IoC tool within a desktop application for extensibility
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  • Lehigh Valley .NET user group meeting
    Monday, August 17, 2009 6:30 PM, Center Valley, PA
    Judy will cover HTML, Object Oriented Programming, Relational Databases, the Visual Studio Development Environment, Developing Windows Forms Applications, Console Applications, Windows Services, Web Forms, and Web Services. This will be a chance to learn the basics to get started in Visual Studio programming; it will also cover topics that you may have limited experience with.
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  • TechNet Events Presents: TechNet Unleashed: Game On Tour! - Baltimore, MD
    Wednesday, August 19, 2009 8:30 AM, Baltimore, MD
    Touring this fall, the East Region TechNet team of John Baker, Dan Stolts, Blain Barton and Yung Chou are bringing you a game plan of sessions that are sure to spike your productivity. From current tools and technologies to practical insights, there will be plenty of action for everyone! Topics include Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7; Remote Desktop Services and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure; and DirectAccess with Windows 7. Free admission, complimentary breakfast and coffee, and a chance to score some surprise giveaways to boot!
    Reservations are required, so register today for a seat at these free and relaxed technology events.
    This event will be held at the Best Western Hotel & Conference Center Baltimore.
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  • MSDN Webcast: geekSpeak: Composite Application Development
    Wednesday, August 19, 2009 12:00 PM, Online
    In this geekSpeak, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) David Kelley discusses composite application development in Microsoft Silverlight and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). He covers the Silverlight Designer/Developer workflow, tooling, design patterns, anti-practices, and working with distributed teams. Your hosts for this geekSpeak are Glen Gordon and Mithun Dhar.
    The geekSpeak webcast series brings you industry experts in a "talk-radio" format hosted by developer evangelists from Microsoft. These experts share their knowledge and experience about a particular developer technology and are ready to answer your questions in real time during the webcast. To ask a question in advance of the live webcast, or for post-show resources, be sure to visit the geekSpeak blog.
    Guest Presenter: David Kelley, Senior Software Architect, IdentityMine
    David Kelley is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Microsoft Silverlight, and he has been building Web-based, distributed applications for more than ten years. He is a Silverlight user experience architect at IdentityMine, and his passion is building user experiences that are elegant and easy to use. David's career highlights include a Silverlight demonstration with Bill Gates at TechEd 2008, and developing the "Entertainment Tonight" Web site for the Silverlight 1 launch and Emmy Awards. In his spare time, David is the executive officer of the Seattle Designer Developer Interaction Group
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  • MSDN Events Presents: The Mid-Atlantic Roadshow, Fall 2009 Tour - Baltimore, MD
    Wednesday, August 19, 2009 1:00 PM, Baltimore, MD
    Join Microsoft Evangelists Dani Diaz, G. Andrew Duthie, and David Isbitski as they present a half day event packed full of great information for developers and architects. Learn about creating Rich Internet Applications using Silverlight 3 and Expression Studio, get the most out of your XAML based applications, and get a glimpse into how Microsoft is simplifying the traditional n-tier application pattern by bringing together ASP.NET and Silverlight. Code a working application that spans across all three sessions, and at the end of the day walk away with a working application that shows the technologies and practices covered. Free admission and a chance to score some surprise giveaways to boot!
    Reservations are required, so register today for a seat at these free and relaxed technology events.
    This event will be held at the Best Western Hotel & Conference Center Baltimore.
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  • Module Templating with Steve Fabian
    Wednesday, August 19, 2009 7:00 PM, Vienna, VA
    What is it? Why would you use it in your custom DotNetNuke modules? What are your options? Are there different types of templating? We'll take a look at your existing choices, the core TokenReplace function, the Repository module's templating engine .. and maybe a surprise :) Plus a quick look at T4 the code templating engine built into Visual Studio.
    Templating will elevate your module to the next level and provide that key flexibility that will distinguish your modules from all the others.
    About the Speaker:
    Steve Fabian has been developing software for over 25 years in dozens of programming languages. From small utility applications to large scale core enterprise applications used by hundreds of thousands of users. Steve is a member of the DotNetNuke Core Development Team and Project Trustee, as well as the Project Lead for the DotNetNuke Repository Module and the Core Release Tracker Process.
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  • TechNet Events Presents: TechNet Unleashed: Game On Tour! - Chevy Chase, MD
    Thursday, August 20, 2009 8:30 AM, Chevy Chase, MD
    Touring this fall, the East Region TechNet team of John Baker, Dan Stolts, Blain Barton and Yung Chou are bringing you a game plan of sessions that are sure to spike your productivity. From current tools and technologies to practical insights, there will be plenty of action for everyone! Topics include Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7; Remote Desktop Services and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure; and DirectAccess with Windows 7. Free admission, complimentary breakfast and coffee, and a chance to score some surprise giveaways to boot!
    Reservations are required, so register today for a seat at these free and relaxed technology events.
    This event will be held at the Microsoft Washington, DC office, Suite 700.
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  • MSDN Events Presents: The Mid-Atlantic Roadshow, Fall 2009 Tour - Chevy Chase, MD
    Thursday, August 20, 2009 1:00 PM, Chevy Chase, MD
    Join Microsoft Evangelists Dani Diaz, G. Andrew Duthie, and David Isbitski as they present a half day event packed full of great information for developers and architects. Learn about creating Rich Internet Applications using Silverlight 3 and Expression Studio, get the most out of your XAML based applications, and get a glimpse into how Microsoft is simplifying the traditional n-tier application pattern by bringing together ASP.NET and Silverlight. Code a working application that spans across all three sessions, and at the end of the day walk away with a working application that shows the technologies and practices covered. Free admission and a chance to score some surprise giveaways to boot!
    Reservations are required, so register today for a seat at these free and relaxed technology events.
    This event will be held at the Microsoft Washington, DC office, Suite 700.
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  • Using Blend and Visual Studio Together
    Thursday, August 20, 2009 6:00 PM, Charlottesville, VA
    The Internet is full of "Hello World" type examples of getting started
    with WPF, but they hardly teach enough to do anything useful, let alone really cool! WPF and Silverlight represent a sea change in
    development and design possibilities. In this presentation, you will
    learn how to use Visual Studio and Blend together to develop meaningful applications, simplify tasks, and add spice to your GUI software.
    Originally an AS/400 RPG Programmer, Joel is a former Contributing
    Editor of ITJungle.com (originally MidrangeServer.com) and has taught various Internet technologies at Blue Ridge Community College. He has
    been developing in C# full time since 2003 and is currently devoting most of his development efforts to WPF. A frequent speaker at User Groups and Code Camps, Joel enjoys teaching and writing about .NET and
    web technologies, which he happily shares on his blog at
    http://www.developingfor.net. Joel has served as the Director of Operations for Stonewall Technologies, Inc., in Staunton, VA, since
    2000.
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