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 March Meeting - PGHDOTNET and Pgh ALT.NET Talk TDD and MVC
    Tuesday, March 09, 2010 5:30 PM, Pittsburgh, PA
    At this month's meeting we'll discuss not only the core ideas and concepts that make ALT.NET what it is, but we'll also discuss how you can apply some of these very same concepts to your own day to day development using frameworks like ASP.NET MVC. Some concepts we'll be discussing our Test-Driven Development, Inversion of Control, and the SOLID principles.
    Scott Guthrie announced ASP.NET MVC to the world at the first ALT.NET Conference in October of 2007. Since then, this new framework has made impressive inroads into the mainstream .NET community. The flexibility inherent in this lightweight framework has made many of the ideas which first inspired the ALT.NET mindset achievable in every day .NET development.
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  • Hampton Roads .NET Users Group : March Meeting
    Tuesday, March 09, 2010 6:00 PM, Chesapeake, VA
    Do you love shiny new toys? Well, Windows 7 has some nice surprises for you, then. There are many, many new features in Windows 7 for developers to discover, and in this session, we’ll talk about two that can be both fun and useful in your applications, multi-touch, and the Sensor and Location API.
    Windows 7 has built-in support for multi-touch, and there are libraries available that make it easy to add multi-touch to your current applications. And the .NET Framework 4 provides improved support for multi-touch in managed code, making it easier than ever to add this feature to your applications.
    The Sensor and Location API is new to Windows 7 and provides a consistent way for applications to interact with sensors such as accelerometers, light sensors, and other devices that use this API to communicate with Windows. No more learning inconsistent and obscure APIs for each new piece of hardware you wish to interact with.
    G. Andrew Duthie, aka .net DEvHammer, is the Developer Evangelist for Microsoft’s Mid-Atlantic States district, where he provides support and education for developers working with the .net development platform. In addition to his work with Microsoft, Andrew is the author of several books on ASP.NET and web development, and has spoken at numerous industry conferences from VSLive! and ASP.NET Connections, to Microsoft’s Professional Developer Conference (PDC) and Tech-Ed.
    Andrew is also the creator and developer of Community Megaphone, a site designed for promoting and finding developer community events.
    Andrew can be reached through his blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/gduthie/. You can also follow Andrew on twitter.
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  • TechNet Events Presents: The Next Wave - Azure, Hyper-V and Windows 7 Deployment
    Wednesday, March 10, 2010 8:30 AM, Towson, MD
    Join your local TechNet Events team for a lively tour of the latest tools and resources for IT Pros. We’ll start with an overview of Windows Azure, and explore how you can use this high-performance hosted platform to build customer-facing applications and add horsepower to your computing infrastructure. Next, we’ll look at all the tools and techniques available for building virtual environments in Hyper-V version 2.0, then finish the day by demonstrating how to simplify your Windows 7 deployments. TechNet Events are free, live learning sessions packed with hands-on technical content. If you register and attend this event, you will be placed in a raffle to win a chance to bring home one (1) free copy of Windows 7 – you could be the lucky winner! Register today!
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  • MSDN Events Presents: The MSDN Mid Atlantic Roadshow
    Wednesday, March 10, 2010 1:00 PM, Towson, MD
    Join your local MSDN Events team as we take a deep dive into cloud computing and the Windows Azure Platform. We’ll start with a developer-focused overview of this new platform and the cloud computing services that can be used either together or independently to build highly scalable applications. As the day unfolds, we’ll explore data storage, SQL Azure, and the basics of deployment with Windows Azure. Register today for these free, live sessions in your local area. If you register and attend this event, you will be placed in a raffle to win a chance to bring home one (1) free copy of Windows 7 – you could be the lucky winner! Register today!
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  • RockNUG Release 3.9
    Wednesday, March 10, 2010 6:30 PM, Rockville, MD
    C# 4.0 New Language Features
    by Steve Michelotti
    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!
    About Steve Michelotti - 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.
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  • An Introduction to Report Builder 2.0
    Thursday, March 11, 2010 6:30 PM, Glen Allen, VA
    What does the fountain of youth have in common with happy, self-served BI users? Microsoft’s Report Builder 2.0 answers that question and more. Report Builder 2.0 is a report authoring tool with enhanced data layout, visualization and formatting capabilities left out of the earlier (and not widely used) Report Builder 1.0. This session introduces the audience to the dependencies and capabilities of Report Builder 2.0 and offers ways BI users might finally build those reports they always wanted.
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  • Roanoke Code Camp 2010
    Saturday, March 13, 2010 8:00 AM, Roanoke , VA
    The Roanoke Valley .NET User Group (RV.NUG) , with support from Microsoft, the International .NET Association (INETA) is hosting the third Roanoke Code Camp on Saturday, March 13th at Virginia Western Community College. This is an all-day, all-free event consisting of 4-5 tracks for a total of 20-25 presentations. Topics include Visual Studio 2008, .NET Framework, SQL Server 2008 and SharePoint.
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  • TechNet Events Presents: The Next Wave - Azure, Hyper-V and Windows 7 Deployment
    Tuesday, March 16, 2010 8:30 AM, Pittsburgh, PA
    Join your local TechNet Events team for a lively tour of the latest tools and resources for IT Pros. We’ll start with an overview of Windows Azure, and explore how you can use this high-performance hosted platform to build customer-facing applications and add horsepower to your computing infrastructure. Next, we’ll look at all the tools and techniques available for building virtual environments in Hyper-V version 2.0, then finish the day by demonstrating how to simplify your Windows 7 deployments. TechNet Events are free, live learning sessions packed with hands-on technical content. If you register and attend this event, you will be placed in a raffle to win a chance to bring home one (1) free copy of Windows 7 – you could be the lucky winner! Register today!
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  • MSDN Events Presents: The MSDN Mid Atlantic Roadshow
    Tuesday, March 16, 2010 1:00 PM, Pittsburgh, PA
    Join your local MSDN Events team as we take a deep dive into cloud computing and the Windows Azure Platform. We’ll start with a developer-focused overview of this new platform and the cloud computing services that can be used either together or independently to build highly scalable applications. As the day unfolds, we’ll explore data storage, SQL Azure, and the basics of deployment with Windows Azure. Register today for these free, live sessions in your local area. If you register and attend this event, you will be placed in a raffle to win a chance to bring home one (1) free copy of Windows 7 – you could be the lucky winner! Register today!
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  • MSDN Events Presents: The MSDN Mid Atlantic Roadshow
    Thursday, March 18, 2010 1:00 PM, Allentown, PA
    Join your local MSDN Events team as we take a deep dive into cloud computing and the Windows Azure Platform. We’ll start with a developer-focused overview of this new platform and the cloud computing services that can be used either together or independently to build highly scalable applications. As the day unfolds, we’ll explore data storage, SQL Azure, and the basics of deployment with Windows Azure. Register today for these free, live sessions in your local area. If you register and attend this event, you will be placed in a raffle to win a chance to bring home one (1) free copy of Windows 7 – you could be the lucky winner! Register today!
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  • 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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