Happy Memorial Day to my US readers! Please remember those who have fallen in the service of freedom as you enjoy the holiday.

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:

  • @Home with Azure: Online HOL workshop
    Tuesday, June 01, 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/cmaz_61  
    More info and complete schedule: http://distributed.cloudapp.net/
    [ Event Details | Add To Calendar ]
  • CMAP Main Meeting - An Introduction to Microsoft Azure
    Tuesday, June 01, 2010 6:30 PM, Columbia, MD
    In this talk, I'll go over Azure, Microsoft's cloud computing platform. I'll review what it is and the services it offers, as well as its cost. We'll see what you'll need as a developer, and we'll build an application.
    David Makogon is a Senior Consultant at RDA (www.rdacorp.com), and the technical lead on RDA's Architectural Guidance Practice Group (blog at http://rdaarchitecture.blogspot.com). He's also a Microsoft Solutions Advocate and an Azure Virtual Technical Specialist. You can follow him on twitter (@dmakogon) and visit his blog (www.DavidMakogon.com).
    [ Event Details | Map & Directions | Add To Calendar ]
  • Webcast: Performance & Load Testing Applications with Visual Studio Ultimate
    Thursday, June 03, 2010 11:00 AM, Online
    Event Overview
    Traditional load testing can lead to guessed fixes and multiple test iterations and prohibit agility, which prevents performance testing from becoming integrated into iterative development approaches. Thus, critical test and development resources are wasted, frequently resulting in poor application performance. Please join us for a 1 hour view into how load and performance testing with Microsoft VS2010 can:
    • Help determine infrastructure adequacy
    • Help determine number of users application can handle
    • Help determine transaction rate of business functions
    • Help detect concurrency issues
    • Collect data for capacity planning and scalability
    • Measure response times for user requests
    • Help determine stability of the system
    • Help identify bottlenecks in application environment
    Presenters: Ed Reynolds and Ken Arneson, ALPI
    [ Event Details | Add To Calendar ]
  • RVNUG: Annual -thon Event
    Thursday, June 03, 2010 6:00 PM, Roanoke, VA
    Join us for our annual -thon event. This year we will be exploring different Open Source projects available to the .NET developer. We will have 6 short presentations (each providing an overview of a free open source project) followed by a panel discussion. Don't miss the opportunity to hear 6 experts in one night! FREE Pizza as always plus FREE swag for all attendees.
    [ Event Details | Map & Directions | Add To Calendar ]
  • Random Hacks of Kindness DC
    Friday, June 04, 2010 5:30 PM, Chevy Chase, MD
    The Disaster Relief Codejam
    Register today at http://rhokdc.eventbrite.com/.
    What is Random Hacks of Kindness?
    It is an initiative that brings together disaster relief experts and software engineers to work on identifying key challenges to disaster relief, and developing solutions to these critical issues. This Codejam is the second in a series of Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) events that will bring the best and brightest together for a "give camp" to solve real world-problems related to Crisis/Disaster Relief.
    We are excited that RHoK #1.0 will be a global event! While the main stage will be in Washington D.C., RHoK will feature simultaneous satellite hackathons on every continent. It will include a keynote reception at the State Department and forty-eight hours of dedicated hacking at Microsoft's offices, followed by an awards ceremony showcasing the winning hacks.
    Learn more at http://rhok.org
    [ Event Details | Map & Directions | Add To Calendar ]
  • Shenandoah Valley Visual Studio 2010 Launch
    Saturday, June 05, 2010 8:30 AM, Weyer's Cave, VA
    Visual Studio 2010 is now available, and this version of the IDE promises to be the best ever. Come and see presentations on Visual Studio 2010 and the new .NET Framework 4.0 features by top regional speakers. If you are a .NET Developer or would like to learn more about this exciting platform, then you won't want to miss this event! All are welcome to attend, but seating is limited so reserve your spot now! And be sure to tell your friends!
    Presented with assistance from the Roanoke Valley .NET User Group, this will be the first such event held in our area.
    Come and learn about the exciting changes to Visual Studio and the .NET Framework while you socialize and network with fellow developers.
    [ Event Details | Map & Directions | Add To Calendar ]
  • @Home with Azure: Online HOL workshop
    Wednesday, June 09, 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/cmaz_69  
    More info and complete schedule: http://distributed.cloudapp.net/  
    [ Event Details | Add To Calendar ]

Want your events listed? You can add them here.

You can also add your events via the Community Megaphone web service API, which is now live. You can get more information on the API, and how to sign up, at http://www.communitymegaphone.com/API.aspx. You can also email me for more information.