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:

  • 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.
    Speaker Bio: Antonio Chagoury is the CEO and Chief Software Architect of Inspector IT Inc (www.inspectorit.com), a .net and DotNetNuke solutions provider based in the Washington DC Metro Area.
    Inspector IT’s main core competencies range from large scale e-commerce applications architecture and development to mash-ups, social networking components and Web 2.0 solutions. To learn more about Inspector IT visit www.inspectorit.com.
    •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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  • Maximize Your SharePoint Investment: Leverage It as a Development Platform!
    Monday, November 02, 2009 10:00 AM, Chevy Chase, MD
    We invite you to join us at this in-person & virtual event that will assist your agencies and organizations in further realizing the return on your existing SharePoint investment via Enterprise SharePoint Development. Enterprise Application Development on the SharePoint Platform enables a multitude of SharePoint benefits to be coupled with the power of the .NET platform. This combination allows the creation of flexible, integrated and secure line-of-business applications to be built in a fraction of the time of traditional development. So join us at the event in Reston or DC on a date and time convenient to you, or virtually, as we explore Microsoft’s current and long term strategy for the Microsoft SharePoint Platform and supporting Development Tools. Seize this opportunity to immerse yourself in the exciting world of Enterprise SharePoint Development!
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  • Maximize Your SharePoint Investment: Leverage It as a Development Platform!
    Tuesday, November 03, 2009 10:00 AM, Reston, VA
    Maximize Your SharePoint Investment: Leverage It as a Development Platform!
    We invite you to join us at this in-person & virtual event that will assist your agencies and organizations in further realizing the return on your existing SharePoint investment via Enterprise SharePoint Development. Enterprise Application Development on the SharePoint Platform enables a multitude of SharePoint benefits to be coupled with the power of the .NET platform. This combination allows the creation of flexible, integrated and secure line-of-business applications to be built in a fraction of the time of traditional development. So join us at the event in Reston or DC on a date and time convenient to you, or virtually, as we explore Microsoft’s current and long term strategy for the Microsoft SharePoint Platform and supporting Development Tools. Seize this opportunity to immerse yourself in the exciting world of Enterprise SharePoint Development!
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  • CMAP November Meeting-C# 4.0 New Language Features by Steve Michelotti
    Tuesday, November 03, 2009 6:30 PM, Columbia, MD
    Location: Howard Community College Business Training Center.
    This presentation will cover the new C# 4.0 language features. This demo-heavy session will begin by covering various dynamic scenarios with C# including the new “dynamic” keyword, simplified Reflection, custom dynamic objects, duck typing, Iron Ruby integration, and more. We will also cover named and optional parameters, new COM Interop enhancements, co-variance, and contra-variance. If you are a C# developer, come learn about the new language tools that you can put in your toolbox!
    Steve Michelotti is a Microsoft ASP.NET MVP and an Architect/Developer for Applied Information Sciences (AIS). 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 previously was the Chief Technologist at e.magination. Steve is a frequent presenter at developer user groups and Code Camps along the East Coast and holds the MCSD, MCPD, and MCT certifications. Steve has been on Microsoft Channel9 and his published articles include Visual Studio Magazine and his blog: www.geekswithblogs.net/michelotti.
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  • Ft Lauderdale Online: Validating Data in Silverlight 3 Forms and MVVM - Ryan Morgan - Arrow Designs
    Tuesday, November 03, 2009 6:30 PM, Online
    11/03/2009 - 6:30 PM - Online - One of our favorite new features in Silverlight 3 is validation. Using data annotations, developers can include validation logic right in the model and wire it up so that TwoWay binding in XAML knows when there are validation errors. Join Ryan Morgan from Arrow Consulting & Design as he explains how to use validation in SL3, how to localize the text of your error messages, and a technique for forcing validation on forms before they are saved.
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