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:

  • To Manage and Deploy: Take control of your critical infrastructure with the Microsoft Management Stack
    Tuesday, April 05, 2011 9:00 AM, Chevy Chase, MD
    Move from crisis mode to enhanced IT control with the Microsoft management stack. Join your local TechNet Events team for a full day of live learning and see first-hand how to plan, deploy and implement today’s most powerful infrastructure management tools. We’ll go deep inside the latest capabilities of Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010, Management Packs for System Center Operations Manager, System Center Virtual Manager, and System Center Configuration Manager. You’ll leave these free sessions with the knowledge and resources you need to more effectively manage your complete IT environment.
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  • CMAP Main Meeting - Container Driven Design with Blend - Joel Cochran
    Tuesday, April 05, 2011 6:30 PM, Columbia, MD
    Topic: Container Driven Design with Blend
    Container Driven Design (CDD) is a GUI layout pattern that maximizes flexibility, speeds view design, and decreases XAML file size. Topics focus on Fixed vs. Fluid Layout, understanding the Star system, using containers effectively, conceptual content areas, and rapid View design. Using Blend we will create several samples and demonstrate a typical implementation of CDD.
    Presenter: Joel Cochran
    Joel Cochran is an Expression Blend MVP, an INETA Community Champion, and a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) in Windows Forms and WPF. He is the founder of BlendSIG, a virtual Special Interest Group focused on Expression Blend and author of the upcoming "Expression Blend in Action: a developer's guide" by Manning Publications. He has been developing for Windows since 2003 and is a self-proclaimed "Blend Evangelist". A frequent speaker at User Groups and Code Camps, he enjoys teaching and writing about .NET and other topics. You can find him online at http://www.developingfor.net or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/joelcochran. Joel has served as the Director of Operations for Stonewall Technologies, Inc., an ISV, in Staunton, VA, since 2000.
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  • To Manage and Deploy: Take control of your critical infrastructure with the Microsoft Management Stack
    Thursday, April 07, 2011 9:00 AM, Malvern, PA
    Move from crisis mode to enhanced IT control with the Microsoft management stack. Join your local TechNet Events team for a full day of live learning and see first-hand how to plan, deploy and implement today’s most powerful infrastructure management tools. We’ll go deep inside the latest capabilities of Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010, Management Packs for System Center Operations Manager, System Center Virtual Manager, and System Center Configuration Manager. You’ll leave these free sessions with the knowledge and resources you need to more effectively manage your complete IT environment.
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  • philly.NET Code Camp 2011.1
    Saturday, April 09, 2011 8:30 AM, Fort Washington, PA
    Our fist 2011 Code Camp will be held at the DeVry University campus in Fort Washington, PA on Saturday, April 9 from 8:30-5:00. Please register at EventBrite. Detailed directions are on the DeVry web site.
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  • HRNUG :: April Meeting
    Tuesday, April 12, 2011 6:00 AM, Virginia Beach, VA
    Practical MVVM
    Provides an introduction to MVVM with a focus towards real world implementation. Primary topics of discussion include ViewModel to View relationships, ViewModel design patterns, Binding strategies, and Commands.
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  • RockNUG Release 4.10
    Wednesday, April 13, 2011 6:30 PM, Rockville, MD
    Montgomery College, Rockville
    ROOM SB 205 -- Down the Hall
    Rx (Reactive Extensions for.NET)
    by Matthew Podwysocki
    Asynchronous, event-driven "reactive" programming is way too hard in today's world of development tools and frameworks. The huge amount of manual and error-prone plumbing leads to incomprehensible and hard to maintain code. As we reach out to services in the cloud, the desire for asynchronous computation is ever increasing, requiring a fresh look on the problems imposed by reactive programming. Centered around the concept of observable data sources, Rx provides a framework that takes care of the hard parts of reactive event stream programming. Instead of focusing on the hard parts, you now can start dreaming about the endless possibilities of composing queries over asynchronous data sources, piggybacking on convenient LINQ syntax. In this session, we'll cover the design philosophy of Rx, rooted on the deep duality between the interactive IEnumerable interface and the new reactive IObservable interface in .NET 4. From this core understanding, we'll 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!
    >Matthew Podwysocki is a Senior developer working for Microsoft and contributing to the Reactive Extensions framework.
    6:30 - 7:00 n00b Presentation Template Method Pattern - Dean Fiala
    7:00 - 7:30 Pizza/Announcements
    7:30 - 9:00 Featured Presentations
    Rx - Matthew Podwysocki
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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.