I feel a bit guilty for getting this out late this week, but I’ve been under the weather for the last few days, so what can you do?

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:

  • Andy Hunt Speaking in Richmond
    Wednesday, October 21, 2009 5:00 PM, Glen Allen, VA
    On October 21 the Richmond Java User’s Group will be hosting Andy Hunt, author, Pragmatic Programmer Series, who will be discussing his book Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor your Wetware. This is not to be missed!.
    Please invite colleagues in the technical field (BA, BSA, etc) since this is not exclusively a Java / programming topic.
    Please let me know if you’re planning to attend. We are in need of a few volunteers to help run this event.
    Please register at the link below so we can have an accurate head count for food and seating.
    http://www.richmondjug.com/event/pragmatic-thinking-and-learning-andy-hunt-pragmatic-programmer
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  • Microsoft Developer Dinner Series for Partners
    Wednesday, October 21, 2009 6:00 PM, Reston, VA
    Join Marc Schweigert for a demo focused session over dinner on developing applications for Windows 7 using the .NET Framework. Windows 7 enables developers to create distinctive and intuitive applications that significantly enhance discoverability, usability, and sheer enjoyment. New methods of desktop integration put application functionality right at the user's fingertips, and Windows Explorer and Libraries provide easy access to high-value information. The Windows Ribbon control and Windows Animation framework make it easier to build interactive and appealing user interfaces. New touch application programmable interfaces (APIs) enable natural interactions through multi-touch and finger-panning, and manipulation and inertia APIs enable impressive visual effects.
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  • BaltoMSDN October Meeting: Building a Windows Azure Application
    Wednesday, October 21, 2009 6:30 PM, Hunt Valley, MD
    Microsoft Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie will begin with a brief overview of Azure. We will then illustrate through demo how to build a Windows Azure application from the ground up. We will illustrate how to consume Azure Table Storage, how to host services, web pages and Silverlight components, as well as how to deploy your solution to the cloud.
    This event will be held at System Source.
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  • Mash-Up Your DotNetNuke Using RESTful APIs with Antonio Chagoury
    Wednesday, October 21, 2009 7:00 PM, Vienna, VA
    You heard of "Web 2.0"... Google Maps, Windows Live, Twitter, Facebook... now let's build a mash-up of these services and programmatically interact with them using their published APIs.
    During this session we will be developing creative DotNetNuke modules mashups and demonstrate the multitude of integration possibilities that help provide richer user experiences.
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  • DC ALT.NET Meeting - 10/22/2009 - MongoDB
    Thursday, October 22, 2009 7:00 PM, Alexandria, VA
    This month DC ALT.NET will once again move into the not often covered subjects
    in the .NET world, in covering MongoDB with David James. There has been a bit
    of discussion around non relational databases lumped under the name of NoSQL.
    Later this month, I'm helping curate the NoSQLEast conference in Atlanta, GA
    which may be of interest to some of you. This meeting, we'll dive into MongoDB,
    one of the NoSQL solutions.
    MongoDB is an open source document-oriented database written in the C++
    programming language. Like other document-oriented databases, MongoDB is
    designed for problems without heavy transactional requirements that aren't
    easily solved by traditional relational databases, including problems which
    require the database to span many servers. K. Scott Allen has a great writeup
    on how to use MongoDB from C# that you can find here and is a great read at
    http://odetocode.com/Blogs/scott/archive/2009/10/13/experimenting-with-mongodb-from-c.aspx. And yes, there is even LINQ support as well. Come join us and find out what NoSQL alternatives can do for you.
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  • Microsoft Public Sector Technology Conference
    Tuesday, October 27, 2009 9:00 AM, Harrisburg , PA
    We invite you to join us for a day of developer-oriented technical sessions, featuring the Microsoft Visual Studio Team System, .NET Framework, .NET Services Service Bus, Silverlight 3 and Internet Explorer 8. These exciting technologies enable entirely new types of applications to be built in record time. Learn how Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) helps software development teams deliver complex software solutions more successfully. The Microsoft Visual Studio Team System platform provides software development lifecycle tools aimed at enforcing best practices for the roles performed by team members - project managers, architects, developers, database professionals, and testers.
    The day’s sessions will target Developers, Architects and Web designers, be very much demonstration oriented, and will be delivered by seasoned developers with experience in Government and Public Sector. Seize this opportunity to immerse yourself amidst these exciting new technologies!
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  • Architect Innovation Cafe
    Tuesday, October 27, 2009 11:00 AM, Online
    An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3
    Presenter: Tim Heuer
    Title: Deploying Windows 7 from an Infrastructure Architect’s Perspective
    Presenter: Doug Klokow
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  • Frederick .NET User Group October Meeting
    Wednesday, October 28, 2009 6:30 PM, Frederick, MD
    •6:30 PM - 7:00 PM -
    Pizza/Social Networking/Announcements
    •7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Main Topic: Mash-Up Your DotNetNuke Using RESTful APIs with Antonio Chagoury
    Main Topic Description: You heard of "Web 2.0"... Google Maps, Windows Live, Twitter, Facebook... now let's build a mash-up of these services and programmatically interact with them using their published APIs.
    During this session we will be developing creative DotNetNuke modules mashups and demonstrate the multitude of integration possibilities that help provide richer user experiences.
    •8:30 PM - 8:45 PM – RAFFLE!
    Please join us and get involved in our .NET developers community!
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  • Expression 3 Launch Extravaganza
    Wednesday, October 28, 2009 7:00 PM, Vienna, VA
    Joel Cochran will present on Expression Blend 3 and, thanks to INETA, we've got some great swag to give away to celebrate the launch of Expression Suite 3!
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  • Innovation/Showcase on Windows 7 - Malvern, PA
    Thursday, October 29, 2009 12:00 PM, Malvern, PA
    “Windows 7 is what a modern managed desktop should be. It helps us increase productivity, reduce costs, and provide enhanced desktop security”
    - Doug Miller, Practice Architect, CDW
    Join us at Microsoft’s Windows 7 Innovation Showcase where you can explore how Windows 7 delivers ‘the new efficiency” by growing your business through cost savings, productivity and innovation! Register today to see what Innovation can do for you!
    During this showcase we will discuss Top 7 Reasons to Develop on Windows 7, How to Make your Application Shine on Windows 7,Connect your Application to the Physical World and Making the leap to Windows 7
    Find out more about the Windows 7 Innovation Showcase at our blog - http://blogs.msdn.com/innov8showcase, or follow @innov8showcase on Twitter (http://twitter.com/innov8showcase). Get weekly updates on events, customer and partner solutions, technical articles and updates on Microsoft’s latest technologies.
    This event will be held in Suite 210 of the Microsoft Malvern office in Great Valley Corporate Center.
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