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.

I’d like to highlight in particular the two opportunities folks have to meet Scott Wiltamuth from the Visual Studio team, who will be in Vienna, VA at Caparea.NET on Tuesday, and in Richmond at Richmond .NET on Thursday, as well as the first DC jQuery User Group meeting this Wednesday, and last but not least, there are a couple of Windows Azure webcasts you should take a look at:

  • 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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  • DC ALT.NET - What has Mono done for .NET Developers lately?
    Tuesday, April 27, 2010 7:00 PM, Alexandria, VA
    Mono is an open-source, cross-platform implementation of the .NET framework based on the ECMA standards for C# and the Common Language Infrastructure. With Mono, users can run .NET applications written and compiled in Visual Studio on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. This session will provide an introduction to cross-platform development and deployment with Mono. Participants will see how they can leverage their existing skills and tools to write .NET applications that will run on multiple platforms and architectures with Mono. The presentation will also include a discussion of cross-platform considerations for leveraging Mono, and demonstrate how to use MoMA, the Mono Migration Analyzer, to determine how ready an application is for cross-platform deployment. Additional demonstrations will examine how best to leverage Visual Studio to develop and deploy to Linux and OS X, and take a peek at the current state of Moonlight 3 and 4.
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  • @Home with Azure: Online HOL workshop
    Wednesday, April 28, 2010 11:00 AM, Online
    Elevate your skills in this 2 hour online workshop you will be guided through the process of building and deploying a large scale Azure application. Forget about “Hello World”! In less than two hours you will build and deploy a real cloud application that leverages the Azure data center and helps make a difference in the world. In addition to building an application that will leave you with a rock-solid understanding of the Azure platform, the solution you deploy will contribute back to Stanford’s Folding@home distributed computing project. There’s no cost to you to participate in this session; attendees will receive temporary, full-access accounts to Azure for two weeks.
    Presented by: Microsoft Developer Evangelists Jim O’Neil and Brian Hitney and Microsoft Partner Evangelist John McClelland.
    Register Today – attendance is limited to 100 per session.
    More info and complete schedule: http://distributed.cloudapp.net/
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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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  • Microsoft Public Sector Developer Roadshow
    Tuesday, May 04, 2010 8:30 AM, Philadelphia, PA
    We invite you to join us for a day of developer-oriented sessions, featuring Visual Studio 2010. The event begins with a presentation on Visual Studio 2010 – new features, add-ons and SKU plan changes. The next presentation will discuss the how Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) 2010 integrates with Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, System Center 2010 and third party best-of-breed products. This will be followed by an overview of VSTS 2010’s Requirements and Testing & Build Management features. The session following the lunch break will present modeling, prototyping and deployment features in VSTS 2010. The next session will discuss test labs and developer desktop virtualization with Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010. The last session of the day will provide information on licensing and upgrading to VSTS 2010 and Developer Asset Management.
    Demonstrations will include:
    • Visual Studio 2010 IDE walkthrough
    • TFS & SharePoint 2010’s Administration Tools
    • System Center 2010 - scanning developer desktops
    • Team Collections, Projects & Requirements elicitation
    • Testing & Developer Virtualization
    The sessions will 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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  • @Home with Azure: Online HOL workshop
    Tuesday, May 04, 2010 7:00 PM, Online
    Elevate your skills! In this 2 hour online, hands-on workshop you will be guided through the process of building and deploying a large scale Azure application. Forget about “Hello World”! In less than two hours you will build and deploy a real cloud application that leverages the Azure data center and helps make a difference in the world. In addition to building an application that will leave you with a rock-solid understanding of the Azure platform, the solution you deploy will contribute back to Stanford’s Folding@home distributed computing project. There’s no cost to you to participate in this session; attendees will receive temporary, full-access accounts to Azure for two weeks.
    Presented by: Microsoft Developer Evangelists Jim O’Neil and Brian Hitney and Microsoft Partner Evangelist John McClelland.
    Register Today – attendance is limited to 100 per session. http://bit.ly/cmaz54
    More info and complete schedule: http://distributed.cloudapp.net/
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  • Microsoft Public Sector Developer Roadshow
    Wednesday, May 05, 2010 8:30 AM, Harrisburg, PA
    We invite you to join us for a day of developer-oriented sessions, featuring Visual Studio 2010. The event begins with a presentation on Visual Studio 2010 – new features, add-ons and SKU plan changes. The next presentation will discuss the how Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) 2010 integrates with Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, System Center 2010 and third party best-of-breed products. This will be followed by an overview of VSTS 2010’s Requirements and Testing & Build Management features. The session following the lunch break will present modeling, prototyping and deployment features in VSTS 2010. The next session will discuss test labs and developer desktop virtualization with Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010. The last session of the day will provide information on licensing and upgrading to VSTS 2010 and Developer Asset Management.
    Demonstrations will include:
    • Visual Studio 2010 IDE walkthrough
    • TFS & SharePoint 2010’s Administration Tools
    • System Center 2010 - scanning developer desktops
    • Team Collections, Projects & Requirements elicitation
    • Testing & Developer Virtualization
    The sessions will 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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  • .NET Rocks! Visual Studio 2010 Road Trip - Richmond
    Wednesday, May 05, 2010 5:30 PM, Richmond, VA
    Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell are loading up the DotNetMobile (a 30 foot RV) and driving to Richmond, VA to show off the latest and greatest in Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0!
    And to make the night even more fun, we’re going to bring a mystery rock star from the Visual Studio world to the event and interview them for a special .NET Rocks Road Trip show series.
    Along the way we’ll be giving away some great prizes, showing off some awesome technology and having a ton of laughs. We'll even feed you dinner! You have no excuses to stay at home.
    And one lucky person at the event will win “Ride Along with Carl and Richard” and get to board the RV and ride with the boys to Raleigh, NC, the next town on the tour (don’t worry, we’ll get you home again!)
    So come out to the most fun you can have in a geeky evening – and find out what’s new and cool in Visual Studio 2010!
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  • RVNUG May Meeting: Silverlight 4 - Joel Cochran
    Thursday, May 06, 2010 6:00 PM, Roanoke, VA
    Silverlight 4 is a major milestone in the progression of this exciting platform. New features include Elevated Trust, Printing Support, Right-click support, Full Screen Mode, Keyboard support, Mouse Wheel support, a Clipboard API, and more! Silverlight 4 is an increasingly compelling technology, and with the enhancements in this latest update, Silverlight 4 will definitely be "ready for Business."
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