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:

  • Fireside Chat: SharePoint features for user group leaders
    Tuesday, January 19, 2010 5:00 PM, Online
    Have you been provided with a free hosted SharePoint site? (http://gitca.org/hostedsites)
    Wondering what to do next?
    Join Viral and find out some of the great things that SharePoint can help you with in managing and promoting your user group
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  • Frederick .NET User Group Monthly Meeting
    Tuesday, January 19, 2010 6:30 PM, Frederick, MD
    FredNUG is pleased to announce that we have a great presenter lined up to start out 2010. On January 19th, we’ll enjoy some pizza and beverages while hearing what the Microsoft New Efficiency is all about. Then, starting at 7 PM, David Makogon will present an overview of Silverlight 4 with a sprinkle of RIA Services. It will be great to hear what’s being added to the Silverlight bag of tricks.
    Scheduled agenda:
    6:30 PM - 7:00 PM – Pizza and New Efficiency Launch
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Main Topic: Overview of Silverlight 4 plus RIA Services with David Makogon
    8:30 PM - 8:45 PM – RAFFLE!
    Please join us and get involved in our .NET developers community!
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  • Microsoft Developer Dinner Series for Partners: More Than Pretty Colors: Building Business Apps with Silverlight 4 & WCF RIA Services
    Wednesday, January 20, 2010 6:00 PM, Reston, VA
    Join Marc Schweigert and James Chittenden in this session over dinner for a comprehensive, developer/code focused overview of:
    • What’s new in the Silverlight 4 beta and the latest release of WCF RIA Services (formerly .NET RIA Services).
    • How to incorporate prototyping into your design process using Expression Blend and SketchFlow. You will see how the design can be moved forward into a real application using both Expression Blend and Visual Studio.
    • The Model View ViewModel (MVVM) design pattern and how to effectively implement it in common scenarios.
    • The new Bing Maps Silverlight control and how to incorporate location based information into your applications.
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  • Building & Utilizing Advanced Forms
    Wednesday, January 20, 2010 7:00 PM, Vienna, VA
    We’ve discussed the modules and utilities out there for making forms now let us put them to work! We’ve compiled a few real world uses for getting value out of your website and will dive into how to accomplish each with a detailed walk-through.
    We will be demonstrating how to build simple-to-medium level e-commerce using Paypal and Authorize.net which can be used for anything from: paying invoices, purchasing products, registering for paid events. But that’s not all! We will feature: gathering email addresses and other information for sending to 3rd party mailer systems, multi-page forms and extended information requests, and building content for other modules.
    Finally we realize that presentation can be as important as utility so we will walk through steps you can take to jazz up your forms.
    Speaker:
    Jonathan Sheely, Affinigent
    Jonathan is the Senior Application Developer for Affinigent, a Microsoft Gold Partner deploying web solutions in York, Pennsylvania. Jon is a jack of all trades developer who focuses on content delivery applications and how to make managing that content easier for end users. When not working, Jon enjoys working… And will someday discover the outside world.
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  • Fireside Chat: Welcome to Office Live Meeting
    Thursday, January 21, 2010 8:00 AM, Online
    Join us to discover how to increase productivity using Office Live Meeting. In this 60-minute presentation, you will learn best practices for successful presenting through live demonstrations, as well as your questions!
    Topics discussed include:
    • How to access the Office Live Meeting Service and configure your account to get started today!
    • Scheduling Live Meetings using the Conferencing Add-in for Outlook and using Meet Now to collaborate instantly with anyone.
    • Best practices for keeping attendees engaged with interactive meeting features.
    • References to additional Office Live Meeting support and resources will also be provided.
    Natasha Palandri has been a trainer with the Office Live Meeting Adoption Services group for over 4 years. With previous experience as a classroom technology trainer, she brings a particular understanding of the strategies new Live Meeting users may find helpful when transitioning from face-to-face to virtual communication and collaboration. In particular, Natasha enjoys exploring best practices for effectively working across cultures, and within the virtual team model.
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  • Fireside Chat: Welcome to Office Live Meeting
    Thursday, January 21, 2010 5:00 PM, Online
    Join us to discover how to increase productivity using Office Live Meeting. In this 60-minute presentation, you will learn best practices for successful presenting through live demonstrations, as well as your questions!
    Topics discussed include:
    • How to access the Office Live Meeting Service and configure your account to get started today!
    • Scheduling Live Meetings using the Conferencing Add-in for Outlook and using Meet Now to collaborate instantly with anyone.
    • Best practices for keeping attendees engaged with interactive meeting features.
    • References to additional Office Live Meeting support and resources will also be provided.
    Natasha Palandri has been a trainer with the Office Live Meeting Adoption Services group for over 4 years. With previous experience as a classroom technology trainer, she brings a particular understanding of the strategies new Live Meeting users may find helpful when transitioning from face-to-face to virtual communication and collaboration. In particular, Natasha enjoys exploring best practices for effectively working across cultures, and within the virtual team model.
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  • NOVA SQL User Group Meeting
    Monday, January 25, 2010 7:00 PM, Vienna, VA
    Our sponsor Fusion-io is giving away a solid state storage PCI-e card
    Title: Essential Database Management – Top Ten Recommendations
    Abstract: In this session, Paul and Kimberly will run you through their top-ten database maintenance recommendations, with a lot of tips and tricks along the way. These are distilled from almost 30 years combined experience working with SQL Server customers and are geared towards making your databases more performant, more available, and more easily managed (to save you time!). Everything in this session will be practical and applicable to a wide variety of databases. Topics covered and myths debunked include: backups, shrinks, fragmentation, statistics, and much more! Focus will be on 2005 but we'll explain some of the key differences for 2000 and 2008 as well.
    Speaker: Paul Randal and Kimberly Tripp
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  • DC ALT.NET - Clojure with Craig Andera
    Wednesday, January 27, 2010 7:00 PM, Alexandria, VA, VA
    The next meeting of DC ALT.NET will be held on Wednesday, 1/27 from 7-9PM. This month we have Craig Andera to talk about Clojure.
    So, what is Clojure?
    C# has been adding exciting new features with every release, but many of these have been available in other languages for years or even decades. By examining some of the features of these other languages, we can hope to glean what's in store for the future of C#. Clojure is a JVM-based Lisp with an integral and interesting approach to concurrency. In this talk, we'll examine those features, after a brief introduction to Clojure syntax.
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  • Richmond SharePoint User Group
    Thursday, January 28, 2010 5:30 PM, Glen Allen, VA
    Reducing the Friction of SharePoint Development with SharePoint 2010
    Josh Carlisle, B&R Business Solutions
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  • Also, wanted to get this one in, since volunteers are needed ASAP so the organizers can get logistics in place:

    Southern Maryland Give Camp
    Friday, March 19, 2010 3:30 PM, St. Mary's City, MD
    GiveCamp is a weekend-long event where software developers, designers, and database administrators donate their time to create custom software for non-profit organizations. This custom software could be a new website for the nonprofit organization, or a small data-collection application to keep track of members. The only limitation is that the project should be scoped to be able to be completed in a weekend.
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