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:

  • NOVA SQL User Group Meeting
    Monday, February 28, 2011 7:00 PM, Vienna, VA
    Title: SQL MCM Certification (Live Meeting)
    Abstract: Joe will be giving an in-depth talk on the SQL MCM Certification program. He'll discuss how the SQL MCM Certification program format use to look and how it looks today. He'll also describe the benefits of a SQL MCM Certification and how to prepare for it.
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  • Central Maryland Association of .NET Professionals
    Tuesday, March 01, 2011 6:30 PM, Columbia, MD
    Managing Software Evolution with Mercurial
    By: Buchanan (Buck) Dunn
    Whether you are developing an application with a team or even solo hacking. Keeping track of changes that are made and being able to work with previous or alternate versions quickly becomes a necessary task. Mercurial is a distributed source control system that provides a good collection of the features needed to allow collaboration for you and your team. In this presentation Buck will give an overview of distributed source control systems, an overview working with Mercurial and some direction in setting up an effective workflow for you and your team.
    About Buchanan (Buck) Dunn - Buchanan (Buck) Dunn is a Senior C# Web Developer with Invision located in Herdon,VA. Previously he has worked for Deltek, Corporate Executive Board and DubMeNow. He has spoken at Code Camps and User Groups in the DC area.
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  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Launch Event
    Wednesday, March 02, 2011 6:00 PM, Virginia Beach, VA
    Come learn how your organization can reach unparalleled levels of effectiveness with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. You’ll see first-hand how the fluent Microsoft Office user experience will save employees time and increase adoption. You’ll learn how you can get insightful and actionable dashboard data; and how business connections, team management and process collaboration are built right into the system!
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  • SharePoint-as-a-Development-Platform in Federal Government
    Thursday, March 03, 2011 9:00 AM, Reston, VA
    Join us for a day of exploring SharePoint-as-a-Development-Platform. First we will examine some real world Federal SharePoint development projects looking at both business and technical details. From there, will take a developers tour into the SharePoint Development Platform and demonstrate how you can quickly build custom SharePoint applications leveraging the project templates, designers, and packaging tools within Visual Studio 2010. Finally, we will explore how to streamline your SharePoint development projects with the use of Team Foundation Server (TFS) for all of your Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) activities.
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  • Microsoft Web Camp
    Tuesday, March 08, 2011 9:00 AM, Malvern, PA
    ASP.NET MVC 3 – Introduction and Core Topics
    We’ll start the day with a look at the fundamentals of creating websites using ASP.NET MVC. We’ll introduce the main concepts, see ASP.NET MVC in action as we create a starting site, and review the latest features released with version 3, including a look at the new Razor view engine and WebMatrix fit in.
    Getting the Data – Models
    It’s hard to think of many websites that don’t use data, so it’s a good thing there are some great ways to bring data into the fold with ASP.NET MVC. With Visual Studio 2010, Entity Framework, OData, and validation techniques, you’ll see how models can be easily created and used to take care of data while keeping productivity high and difficulties low.
    Lunch
    Taking Control – Coordinating with Controllers
    Keeping a watchful eye on things, controllers in ASP.NET MVC help coordinate the goings-on for each request. We’ll take a close look at effective practices, addressing cross-cutting concerns with filters, and keeping things running smoothly with testing. You’ll also see how using NuGet to leverage open source packages can help you can focus on being creative, not creating infrastructure.
    Something to See – Working with Views
    Having great data and coordination is important, but we’re guessing you’ll want web pages to show something to users as well, and views are the key (though as we’ll cover, views are not always about web pages!) From HTML helpers, dynamic content, digging a bit deeper into Razor syntax, and using jQuery for a richer client-side experience to the latest web standards and developer tools in Internet Explorer 9, there’s a lot to see when it comes to views.
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  • HRNUG : March 2011 : Lightning Talks!
    Tuesday, March 08, 2011 6:00 PM, Norfolk, VA
    This month we're going off the script! Instead of bringing in a regular speaker, we're going to put the spot light on you all!
    What is a Lightning Talk?
    Lightning talks are 15 minutes in length, and give you the opportunity to talk about something cool or exciting you've been looking at or have run across in your development. Some tidbits aren't enough for a 75 minute talk, but they're perfect for a 15 minute segment. That's a lightning talk!
    How many Lightning Talks will there be?
    This will depend on the number of people that want to present talks. We'll limit participation to 6-8 people, so we're not there all night. Just let us know that you have something you want to talk about.
    Do I have to speak?
    No! Of course not. We're not doing this to make people feel uncomfortable. It's completely up to your if you want to speak.
    How do I sign up to speak?
    Register yourself with the ticket type "Lightning Talk Speaker", and start thinking about the type of talk you want to give. You'll be contacted later.
    What if I have an additional question?
    Shoot an email to admin@hrnug.org and we'll help you out!
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  • Microsoft Web Camp
    Thursday, March 10, 2011 9:00 AM, Chevy Chase, MD
    ASP.NET MVC 3 – Introduction and Core Topics
    We’ll start the day with a look at the fundamentals of creating websites using ASP.NET MVC. We’ll introduce the main concepts, see ASP.NET MVC in action as we create a starting site, and review the latest features released with version 3, including a look at the new Razor view engine and WebMatrix fit in.
    Getting the Data – Models
    It’s hard to think of many websites that don’t use data, so it’s a good thing there are some great ways to bring data into the fold with ASP.NET MVC. With Visual Studio 2010, Entity Framework, OData, and validation techniques, you’ll see how models can be easily created and used to take care of data while keeping productivity high and difficulties low.
    Lunch
    Taking Control – Coordinating with Controllers
    Keeping a watchful eye on things, controllers in ASP.NET MVC help coordinate the goings-on for each request. We’ll take a close look at effective practices, addressing cross-cutting concerns with filters, and keeping things running smoothly with testing. You’ll also see how using NuGet to leverage open source packages can help you can focus on being creative, not creating infrastructure.
    Something to See – Working with Views
    Having great data and coordination is important, but we’re guessing you’ll want web pages to show something to users as well, and views are the key (though as we’ll cover, views are not always about web pages!) From HTML helpers, dynamic content, digging a bit deeper into Razor syntax, and using jQuery for a richer client-side experience to the latest web standards and developer tools in Internet Explorer 9, there’s a lot to see when it comes to views.
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  • SharePoint-as-a-Development-Platform in Federal Government
    Thursday, March 10, 2011 9:00 AM, Washington, DC
    Join us for a day of exploring SharePoint-as-a-Development-Platform. First we will examine some real world Federal SharePoint development projects looking at both business and technical details. From there, will take a developers tour into the SharePoint Development Platform and demonstrate how you can quickly build custom SharePoint applications leveraging the project templates, designers, and packaging tools within Visual Studio 2010. Finally, we will explore how to streamline your SharePoint development projects with the use of Team Foundation Server (TFS) for all of your Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) activities.
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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.