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:

  • 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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  • RockNUG Release 4.9
    Wednesday, March 09, 2011 6:30 PM, Rockville, MD
    Getting Started With Azure
    by David Makogon
    Ready to get started building cloud-based apps, but not sure how to get started? David will demonstrate how to jump into Azure without running up that pesky learning curve and stumbling over those little details. He will also show a number of practical "how-tos" including scalable web sessions and hosting executables.
    David Makogon was briefly an Azure MVP, before Microsoft decided to make him an Azure evangelist. You can read his latest thoughts at http://www.davidmakogon.com/, or his shorter thoughts at http://twitter.com/#!/dmakogon.
    6:30 - 7:00 n00b Presentation Facade Pattern - Dean Fiala
    7:00 - 7:30 Pizza/Announcements
    7:30 - 9:00 Featured Presentations
    Getting Started with Azure - David Makogon
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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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  • 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 ShopTalk
    Thursday, March 10, 2011 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.
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  • Roanoke Code Camp 2011
    Saturday, March 12, 2011 7:30 AM, Roanoke, VA
    The Roanoke Valley .NET User Group (RV.NUG), with support from Microsoft, the International .NET Association (INETA) is hosting the fourth Roanoke Code Camp on Saturday, March 12th at Virginia Western Community College.
    This is an all-day, all-free event consisting of 4-5 tracks for a total of 20-25 presentations. Including Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework, SQL Server 2008 and SharePoint.
    Roanoke Code Camp will be held at Virginia Western Community College in the Business Science Building.
    Want to speak? Learn? Both? Volunteer? Visit the Roanoke Code Camp Web site to learn more, submit your presentation ideas, and, of course, register to attend!
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  • System Center User Community Group Day - Microsoft Reston, VA
    Saturday, March 12, 2011 8:30 AM, Reston, VA
    DMVMUG (District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia Management User Group) is excited to announce an upcoming FREE System Center Suite Event! This informative event includes our journey to the cloud, operating system deployment and birds of feather/asks the experts time slots. Seating is limited.
    Finalization of sessions and partner participation will be announced on February 15th.
    Follow here for more details: > http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1287038567?ref=elink
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  • .NET Security - A to Z
    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 6:30 PM, Washington, DC
    Security is never a topic that get's old or stale, and it's never something that we can put down. In the 21st Century, security is always an implied feature of an application. We'll review basic cryptographic functionality, how best to secure data, and protect your users. We'll be covering simple AES encryption and hashing, knowing what they are, and when to use each.
    Speaker Bio
    Kevin Jones is a Senior Consultant and Team Lead at Thycotic Software Ltd and an ASP.NET MVP. He is also an advocate for Agile and Lean software development.
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  • Stafford SharePoint Users Group Launch
    Thursday, March 17, 2011 5:30 PM, Stafford, VA
    Join us, help us get this new group started.
    John Stover will be speaking on SharePoint Dataview Web Parts
    Email us for more information: StaffordSUG@gmail.com
    Pizza will be provided by L-3 Communications.
    John Stover is a SharePoint expert, author, blogger, speaker, and Principle Consultant at SusQtech. With a focus on web content management, ecommerce, social networking, governance, information architecture, and project management, he presents pretty frequently at conferences, seminars, user groups, and workshops. John works with various organizations from Fortune 100 companies to Federal Government agencies, but is passionate about working with associations and nonprofits. John is co-author of SharePoint for Nonprofits. He is PMP certified and has multiple Microsoft certifications including MCT and MCTS.
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  • What's new with Denali (New Version of SQL Server)
    Thursday, March 17, 2011 6:00 PM, Wheeling, WV
    This presentation will cover all of the new features coming our way in the next major version of SQL Server. From contained databases to high availability to T-SQL enhancements, we will cover the good, the bad, the missing and the ugly. Lots of demos and no marketing.
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  • Goodbye Entity Framework 1, Hello Entity Framework 4!
    Thursday, March 17, 2011 6:30 PM, Alexandria, VA
    The 1.0 release of the Entity Framework was not a resounding success – developers found themselves fighting the framework. Thankfully, Entity Framework 4 enables you to work how YOU want to work. Database-first, Model-first, or Code-First – you decide. Self-tracking entities, POCO entities, custom entities – you decide. Auto-generated SQL or stored procedures – you decide. With a slew of new features EF4 will allow you to quickly achieve a high level of productivity. This demo-heavy presentation will cover the new features of Entity Framework 4 with a focus on features that will enhance the quality of your code!
    Steve Michelotti Steve Michelotti is a Microsoft ASP.NET MVP and an Architect/Developer for Applied Information Sciences (AIS). He has consulted at Advertising.com/AOL where he was the Tech Lead for one of the highest volume .NET applications in the world. He previously was the Chief Technologist at e.magination. Steve is a frequent presenter at developer user groups and Code Camps along the East Coast and holds the MCSD, MCPD, and MCT certifications. Steve has been on Microsoft Channel9 and his published articles include Visual Studio Magazine and his blog: www.geekswithblogs.net/michelotti.
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