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:

  • Webinar: Intro to Machine Learning for .NET
    Tuesday, October 12, 2010 10:00 AM, Online
    The purpose of this session is to demystify the central ideas behind pattern recognition and machine learning by demonstrating two key elements of the same: namely classification and clustering. Most developers shy away from such algorithms simply because of their perceived difficulty while missing the inherent simplicity of these approaches. The first part of the session will demonstrate how a computer can learn from labeled examples in order to predict appropriate labels for future examples. The second portion will deal with learning the structure of data without having to know anything about it a priori. This introduction will include a demonstration of linear classification as well as a simple clustering algorithm called K-Means. The intent of the session is to empower advanced developers to learn certain techniques that will allow for exciting and novel features in any software they develop in the future.
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  • Hampton Roads .NET Users Group :: October 2010 Meeting
    Tuesday, October 12, 2010 6:00 PM, Chesapeake, VA
    Make Your Website Scream...In A Good Way
    When you think website performance you might be thinking about what is going on behind the web server. You might think about code optimization, database call reduction, data caching, etc... But have you ever thought about how much the front end of your website can hurt its performance? In this presentation we are going to look at a handful of strategies that will help you create a better experience for your users. Come see how easy it can be to reduce page size, cut down on latency, and make your website load and render faster.
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  • Introduction to WebMatrix
    Wednesday, October 13, 2010 5:30 PM, Wheeling, WV
    Andrew Duthie will provide an introduction to the Microsoft WebMatrix beta, a streamlined web development environment that supports both ASP.NET and PHP, in which web devs can create sites from rich templates, or from full open source applications such as DotNetNuke, WordPress, Joomla, or a variety of ASP.NET and PHP apps available on the Application Gallery.
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  • RockNUG Release 4.4
    Wednesday, October 13, 2010 6:30 PM, Rockville, MD
    October 13, 2010
    6:30-9:00 PM
    Montgomery College, Rockville
    ROOM SB 212 -- Upstairs This Semester
    Ramp Up on ASP.NET MVC 2
    by Roberto Hernandez
    Learn about the new features in the ASP.NET MVC2 release. Learn how Areas, Templates, Validation, Model Metadata, and Strongly typed URL Helpers will improve the development experience on the ASP.NET MVC stack.
    Roberto is currently a Managing Consultant for Excella. He has been designing and writing software solutions using Microsoft technology for the past 12 years. He is originally from the Dominican Republic, and the proud father of two beautiful daughters that make his life special.
    n00b Presentation 6:30 - 7:00 Decorator Pattern - Dean Fiala
    Pizza/Announcements 7:00 - 7:30
    Featured Presentation 7:30 - 9:00 Ramp Up On ASP.NET MVC2 - Roberto Hernandez
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  • SharePoint ShopTalk
    Thursday, October 14, 2010 12:30 PM, Online
    SharePoint ShopTalk is a weekly discussion where our panel of experts answer questions about SharePoint. No question is too small or too big.
    Join the SharePoint ShopTalk LinkedIn Community to submit questions prior to the event. You may also tweet your questions during the event to @spshoptalk as well via the live meeting.
    We will address questions received during our talk. We look forward to the continued sharing of SharePoint knowledge.
    Audio Call-in Number: (760)-569-0111
    Audio Passcode: 724468#
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  • Webcast: Overview of Visual Studio 2010
    Thursday, October 14, 2010 2:00 PM, Online
    Visual Studio 2010 is a powerful IDE that ensures quality code. Visual Studio 2010 is packed with new and enhanced features that simplify the entire development process from design to deployment. Customize your workspace with multiple monitor support. Create rich applications for SharePoint and the Web. Target multiple versions of the .NET Framework with the same tool. Eliminate the dreaded "no repro" problem with IntelliTrace. Come find out more...
    Discussion points:
    1. Visual Studio 2010 and MSDN products
    2. Benefits of MSDN Subscriptions
    3. Comparison of the different editions of Visual Studio 2010
    4. Test Professional for Tester/Load Testing
    5. Test & Lab management
    6. Team Foundation Server
    7. Licensing Discussion
    Target Audience: Developers, Architects, Project Managers, QA and Business Analysts
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  • Pittsburgh Code Camp 2010.2
    Saturday, October 16, 2010 8:00 AM, Pittsburgh, PA
    Pittsburgh's Code Camp is back for the Fall and it's going to be bigger and better than ever. 25 sessions, great food, lots of great local and regional speakers, lots of local .NET developers -- what else would you want in a Code Camp?
    Join us at the University of Pittsburgh's Sennott Square facility for a day of .NET-goodness.
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  • Webinar: Powering the ASP.NET MVC User Experience with jQuery
    Tuesday, October 19, 2010 10:00 AM, Online
    Most developers agree that JavaScript development can be a frustrating and error-prone endeavor. At the same time synchronous browser interactions and postbacks are rapidly becoming a thing of the past. Fortunately there is an answer: jQuery and ASP.NET MVC. In this session we will start with an overview of getting started with jQuery. Then we will look at AJAX support in Visual Studio 2010. Finally we will integrate jQuery with ASP.NET MVC actions to provide a powerful user experience.
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  • Week3 Webinar - Creating SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflows
    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 10:00 AM, Online
    Visit www.week3.org to register for our monthly webinar sessions and access our archived webinars.
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  • HRSSUG October Meeting
    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 6:30 PM, Virginia Beach, VA
    Join us for our monthly meeting of the Hampton Roads SQL Server and SHarePoint User Group. Paul Telkamp will be our presenter and talking on development in SharePoint 2007 and 2010. You can register hereL http://www.eventbrite.com/event/944774847
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  • Webcast: Feature Demonstration of Microsoft Visual Studio
    Thursday, October 21, 2010 2:00 PM, Online
    During this webcast, we will provide a demonstration of technical functionalities and feature capabilities of the following:
    1. Test Professional for Tester/Load Testing
    2. Test & Lab management
    3. Team Foundation Server – Version Control, Work Items, Reporting services
    Target Audience: Developers, Architects, Project Managers, QA and Business Analysts
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  • The Service Bus in the Sky (Cloud Computing Security)
    Thursday, October 21, 2010 6:30 PM, Alexandria, VA
    Have you ever needed to build a web site that lets users log on using their Facebook passwords? Have you ever needed to connect applications that are running inside different firewalls? Perhaps the applications are in different data centers within the same organization, or perhaps one end is in your customers' or suppliers' data centers. Perhaps you need a flexible identity management solution that lets you switch from Active Directory to Google IDs, Facebook Connect, or Live ID with no code changes. Maybe you even want to write a massively multiplayer game like World of Warcraft, but you don't want to create your own server infrastructure to support it. You can solve these problems using Windows Azure AppFabric. The solutions work even if your application is hosted in your own data center, and you never plan to run code in the cloud.
    In this session, we'll build a web site that allows you to long on with your Facebook credentials. We'll also build a chat application that works through firewalls, and demo it running across multiple networks.
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