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:

  • 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. 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. 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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  • Capital Area .NET Users Group Meeting
    Tuesday, August 25, 2009 7:00 PM, Vienna, VA
    C# 3.0 Deep Dish with a slice of C# 4.0
    This presentation will focus on new C# 3.0 language features with a nod to features coming in C# 4.0. These features will be shown outside the context of LINQ (i.e., pure C#). This is because it is crucial to understand these language enhancements as a foundation before diving into LINQ. This demo-heavy presentation will deep dive into various features by examining the IL in order to understand what is really happening “behind the scenes.” It will cover Local Variable Initialization, Object Initializers, Collection Initializers, Anonymous Types, Auto-Implemented Properties, Extension Methods, Lambdas, Query Expressions, Partial Methods, and Implicitly-Typed Arrays. We will also preview the new features of C# 4.0 including dynamics, named and optional parameters, and variance.
    Steve Michelotti, MSCD, MCPD, MCT is a consultant for Applied Information Sciences. He has consulted at Advertising.com/AOL where he was the Tech Lead for one of the highest volume .NET applications in the world. He is a frequent presenter at developer user groups and Code Camps in the Maryland/Virginia area. He has been on Microsoft Channel9 and his published articles include Visual Studio Magazine and his blog: www.geekswithblogs.net/michelotti.
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  • MSDN Webcast: geekSpeak: Generics and Collections
    Wednesday, August 26, 2009 12:00 PM, Online
    What's the best way to get your arms around a collection of data? In this geekSpeak, Steve Bearman helps us explore the Microsoft .NET Generic Collections, which includes the List, LinkedList, Stack, Queue, Dictionary, SortedList, SortedDictionary, and HashSet collection classes. We look at what collection classes do and how to get the most out of them. 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: Steve Bearman, President, Suzy B Studios
    Steve Bearman is a long-time independent developer and consultant with his own company, Suzy B Studios. He first developed software to support science and engineering, and he now develops software for a broader range of technology, including medicine, business, ecommerce, and finance.
    Steve has taught graduate-level computer science, published technical papers on data collection and its use, and managed operations and marketing for a manufacturing corporation. He is an active member of the developer community, and he enjoys collaborating on projects of all sizes. Steve earned his degrees in mathematics (algorithms and mathematical statistics).
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  • Frederick .NET User Group Meeting
    Wednesday, August 26, 2009 6:30 PM, Frederick, MD
    •6:30 PM Intro Topic: July Code Challenge Follow-up
    •7:00 PM Pizza/Sponsor demo
    •7:30 PM Main Topic: LINQ to SQL in N-Tier Applications with Steve Michelotti
    •Description: Creating an N-Tiered design with clear “separation of concerns” in crucial to successful solutions. However, there have been considerable misconceptions that using LINQ essentially means putting SQL statements directly in the code behinds of web pages. This presentation will create a tiered application from the ground up in order to debunk this misconception. The presentation tier for the application which will be built “on the fly” will not have any knowledge that LINQ is even being used behind the scenes in the data layer. Rather than simple CRUD operations on a single row, the presentation will highlight real-world scenarios with complex objects (e.g., parent/child relationships). The presentation will first show out of the box LINQ auto-generated SQL and then, in minutes, switch to all stored procedures in order to examine the differences. Throughout the talk, the “gotchas” for building N-Tiered LINQ applications will be presented with their appropriate solutions.
    •Speaker Bio: Steve Michelotti, MSCD, MCPD, MCT is a consultant for Applied Information Sciences. He has consulted at Advertising.com/AOL where he was the Tech Lead for one of the highest volume .NET applications in the world. He is a frequent presenter at developer user groups and Code Camps in the Maryland area. He has been on Microsoft Channel9 and his published articles include Visual Studio Magazine and his blog: www.geekswithblogs.net/michelotti.
    •8:45 PM Raffle!
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  • DC ALT.NET Meeting - jQueryUI
    Wednesday, August 26, 2009 7:00 PM, Alexandria, VA
    jQuery UI and the jQuery UI CSS Framework
    jQuery UI, built on top of jQuery, is a complete set of behaviors and components that can be used in building Rich Internet Applications. Behaviors and components included in jQuery UI include drag-and-drop, resizing, mouse-sorting, mouse-selecting (click-select, shift-select, ctrl-select, lasso select), dialogs, sliders, tabs, trees, grids, toolbars and menus.
    Each component adheres to a consistent standard across API, design, behavior and theming. This minimizes the surprise and makes learning all of them as easy as learning one. Just as with jQuery, there is a plugin system in jQuery UI that allows users to easily modify/extend existing components, as well as create your own.
    jQuery UI also includes a powerful and flexible CSS framework. The jQuery UI CSS Framework, the first CSS framework to focus on UI widgets rather than web page design and layout, brings consistency to a web User Interface, while allowing developers of all levels of design experience to customize and tweak it to fit an existing or a new site design.
    This session covers how jQuery UI is designed and how it leverages the power, flexibility, and expressiveness of the jQuery API. A live demonstration shows you how to use some of the more common jQuery UI behaviors and components, the jquery UI CSS Framework, and ThemeRoller, the tool for building and customizing jQuery UI Themes.
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