What a spring we’re having here in Mid-Atlantic! We’ve had visits from Scott Wiltamuth of the Visual Studio team, the .NET Rocks Visual Studio 2010 Road Trip, the CMAP Code Camp (where Dane Morgridge and I recorded live for the Community Megaphone Podcast), and that’s just in the last couple of weeks. What a great time to be a developer in Mid-Atlantic.

But enough about the past, 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:

  • Hampton Roads .NET Users Group : May Meeting
    Tuesday, May 11, 2010 6:00 PM, Chesapeake, VA
    Techniques for Designing and Building Better Code
    Abstract:
    This session will provide developers with 12 definitive ideas and techniques that can be used immediately that will improve not only the code you write, but the way that you think about the code you write. The goal of this session is to help developers write more effective code. All code presented will be in C#.
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  • Microsoft Public Sector Azure Boot Camp
    Wednesday, May 12, 2010 9:00 AM, Reston, VA
    We invite you to attend a 2-day deep dive program on Windows Azure to better prepare you to work in the cloud, build and deliver solutions on the Windows Azure Platform. The sessions will be delivered by Azure experts and are aimed at developers, architects, web designers and information technology professionals who wish to be at the forefront of software development. Each day will run from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and will be filled with training, discussion, reviewing real scenarios, and hands on labs. Seize this opportunity to immerse yourself with an exciting new technology!
    For more information please visit www.azurebootcamp.com, or email us at askdpeps@microsoft.com
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  • @Home with Azure: Online HOL workshop
    Wednesday, May 12, 2010 11:00 AM, Online
    Elevate your skills! In this 2 hour hands-on, 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.
    http://bit.ly/cmaz512
    More info and complete schedule: http://distributed.cloudapp.net/
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  • Pittsburgh .NET Users Group - Windows Workflow (WF) in .NET 4.0 / Visual Studio 2010
    Tuesday, May 18, 2010 5:30 PM, Pittsburgh, PA
    Microsoft has re-written much of Windows Workflow for 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0. In this talk, you will learn the basics of the new classes and tools. We will also build out a sample application that demonstrates how you can use WF and an ASP.NET website for managing and tracking a standard approval process workflow.
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  • @Home with Azure: Online HOL workshop
    Wednesday, May 19, 2010 4:00 PM, Online
    Elevate your skills! In this 2 hour hands-on, 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.
    http://bit.ly/cmaz519
    More info and complete schedule: http://distributed.cloudapp.net/
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  • Microsoft Developer Dinner Series for Partners: Overview of the Reactive Extensions for .NET/Silverlight/JavaScript
    Wednesday, May 19, 2010 5:30 PM, Reston, VA
    Come hear how the Reactive Extensions ("Rx") framework takes care of the difficult parts of asynchronous programming by viewing asynchronous computations as push-based collections. Instead of focusing on the hard parts, developers now can start dreaming about the endless possibilities of orchestrating and synchronizing computations at a high-level of abstraction. In this session we cover the design philosophy of the Reactive Extensions for .NET/Silverlight/JavaScript, rooted on the deep duality between the well-known iterator and the observer design patterns. From this core understanding, we start looking at various combinators and operators defined over observable collections, as provided by Rx, driving concepts home by a bunch of samples. Democratizing asynchronous programming starts today. Don't miss out on it!
    What you will learn
    Join Matt Podwysocki in this session over dinner for a comprehensive, developer focused overview of:
    • Design philosophy of the Reactive Extensions for .NET/Silverlight/Javascript
    • Various combinators and operators defined over observable collections, as provided by Rx
    Who Should Attend
    Developers, Architects, Web Designers and technical managers who wish to get an early look at the next advancement in Software Development.
    Zune HD will be raffled at the conclusion of the dinner. Notice to all Public Sector Employees: 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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  • Software Architecture Workshop
    Thursday, May 20, 2010 9:30 AM, Reston, VA
    We are organizing an exclusive Software Architecture Workshop (SAW) for enterprise and ISV architects. The event will be an intense and interactive one day OpenSpace type conference that is specifically targeted to address problems and opportunities for Architects.
    Benefits:
    • UPDATE on Microsoft technologies (Silverlight 4, Windows Phone 7, Azure and more…)
    • Opportunity to Network with other Architects in the area, Microsoft delegates, and Microsoft MVPs
    • Learn about and share your experiences adopting new Architecture paradigms, such as S+S, Cloud Computing, Patterns, Scalability, TCO, The Future of Software, etc.
    • Discuss Solutions, Challenges, and Opportunities for ISVs today
    We are planning 2-3 parallel tracks to allow for discussing a range of relevant topics to you.
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  • DC TechFest
    Friday, May 21, 2010 8:00 AM, Washington, DC
    DC TechFest is a 1-day technical education conference for Developers, IT Pros, and Power Users. This Microsoft-centric event provides 15 sessions on a variety of topics, including the recent wave of 2010 Microsoft products. The full agenda can be found at www.DC-TechFest.com. Early Bird Rate is $129 through April 23rd; $179 standard event price.
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  • Richmond Code Camp 2010.1
    Saturday, May 22, 2010 8:00 AM, Richmond, VA
    50 technical sessions in 10 technology tracks delivered by local, regional and nationally-recognized experts on emerging languages, web development, business intelligence, database development, patterns and best practices, software methodologies and more. Free Wi-Fi. Awesome modern venue at the J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Massey Library Technology Center. It's all free and lunch and breakfast are provided.
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