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:

  • Frederick .NET User Group Monthly Meeting
    Tuesday, April 20, 2010 6:30 PM, Frederick, MD
    Agenda:
    6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Pizza/Social Networking/Announcements
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - Main Topic: Getting Started with Entity Framework 4 with Dane Morgridge
    Main Topic Description:
    Getting Started with Entity Framework 4
    With .Net 3.5 Microsoft release Linq to Sql and with .Net 3.5 SP1 came the Entity Framework, both powerful ORM tools leveraging Linq technology. Entity Framework v1, while usable, was definitely lacking some important features and the Entity Framework team delivered with version 4 coming with Visual Studio 2010. In this session we will look at Entity Framework 4 from the ground level and you will get a solid understanding of it basic principles. We will also go through all of the new features in Entity Framework 4 and see how far it’s come since the initial release. If you’ve never taken a look at Entity Framework, now is the time as version 4 is the real deal.
    Speaker Bio: Dane Morgridge has been a developer for 9+ years and has worked with .Net & C# since the first public beta. His current passions are Entity Framework, WPF, WCF, Silverlight and LINQ. He works mostly with C#, but is also a big fan of whatever new technology he happens to come across. In addition to software development, he is the host of the Community Megaphone Podcast and also enjoys dabbling in graphic design, video special effects and hockey. When not with his family he is usually learning some new technology or working on some side projects. He is currently working as the Development Manager & Architect at Roska Direct in Montgomeryville, PA. He can be reached through is blog http://geekswithblogs.net/danemorgridge or on Twitter @danemorgridge.
    8:30 PM - 8:45 PM – RAFFLE!
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  • Microsoft Developer Dinner Series for Partners: Overview of the Windows Phone 7 Series Application Platform
    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 5:30 PM, Reston, VA
    Speaker for tonight's presentation:
    Marc Schweigert, Principal Developer Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation, US Public Sector Developer and Platform Evangelism Team
    Background:
    The new Windows Phone is coming! We’ll start with a high-level overview of the new application platform and a complete picture of the developer story. Learn about the developer tools, the application frameworks, the support for Silverlight, and the support for XNA. Next, we will dive into the functionality for Silverlight applications covering new input paradigms including multi-touch, software keyboard, accelerometer and microphone, as well as the APIs to leverage phone applications like email, phone dialer, contact list and more. We will also cover the new application model, updated control templates, themes, and services available to applications, including new Windows Phone web services.
    What you will learn:
    Join Marc Schweigert in this session over dinner for a comprehensive, developer focused overview of:
    • Developer tools, the application frameworks, the application frameworks, the support for Silverlight and the support for XNA.
    • Functionality for Silverlight applications.
    • New application model, updated control templates, themes and services – including new Windows Phone web services!
    Who Should Attend:
    Developers, Architects, Web Designers and technical managers who wish to get an early look at the next advancement in Software Development.
    Notice to all Public Sector Employees: Zune HD will be raffled at the conclusion of the dinner. Due to government gift and ethics laws and Microsoft policy, government employees (including military and employees of public education institutions) are not eligible to participate in the raffle.
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  • CapArea.NET with special guest Visual Studio Product Unit Manager Scott Wiltamuth
    Tuesday, April 27, 2010 7:00 PM, Vienna, VA
    Are you ready to hear the backstory behind the latest version of Visual Studio? Do you have burning questions for the Visual Studio team? Then you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to hear from Scott Wiltamuth, a Microsoft Product Unit Manager for Visual Studio Languages. Scott is bringing his 17 years of experience at Microsoft to Richmond, and will share his perspective on the Visual Studio 2010 release, drill down into how .NET languages are moving forward in Visual Studio 2010, and spend time answering attendees questions about the new release.
    If you use Visual Studio, or want to find out more about it, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the new release directly from the source…don’t miss out!
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  • Inaugural jQuery DC Meetup
    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 6:30 PM, Chevy Chase, MD
    Join us for the first jQuery Meetup in the Washington, D.C. metro area on the evening of Wed. April 28. We'll meet at the Microsoft - DC/Chevy Chase office to talk about what's new in jQuery UI 1.8 as well as discuss as a group how, how often, and where we want to get together in the future.
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  • Richmond.NET UG host Visual Studio Product Unit Manager Scott Wiltamuth
    Thursday, April 29, 2010 6:00 PM, Glen Allen, VA
    Are you ready to hear the backstory behind the latest version of Visual Studio? Do you have burning questions for the Visual Studio team? Then you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity to hear from Scott Wiltamuth, a Microsoft Product Unit Manager for Visual Studio Languages. Scott is bringing his 17 years of experience at Microsoft to Richmond, and will share his perspective on the Visual Studio 2010 release, drill down into how .NET languages are moving forward in Visual Studio 2010, and spend time answering attendees questions about the new release. If you use Visual Studio, this is a great opportunity to learn more about the new release directly from the source…don’t miss out, register now!
    As a Product Unit Manager for Visual Studio Languages, Scott Wiltamuth manages Microsoft’s .NET programming languages: VB, C#, F#, IronPython and IronRuby. In his seventeen year tenure at Microsoft, Scott has worked in a variety of roles on a wide range of development tools, including Visual C#, Visual Basic, Visual Basic for Applications, VBScript, JScript, Visual J++, and OLE Automation. Scott is one of the designers of the C# language, and holds bachelor's and master's degrees in Computer Science from Stanford University. Scott’s blog can be found at http://blogs.msdn.com/scottwil.
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