Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next couple of weeks for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest:

MD

CMAP Main Meeting - The Abstractions of AngularJS - Scott Allen
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 6:30 PM, Columbia, MD
View CMAP Main Meeting - The Abstractions of AngularJS - Scott Allen on Bing Maps Topic: The Abstractions of AngularJS

AngularJS is a complete JavaScript framework to support model-view-whatever (MVW) development of complex client applications. Scott will dive into the core AngularJS abstractions – controllers, modules, services, filters, views, models, directives, and more. We’ll see how to build and combine these abstractions with the ASP.NET Web API data from the server. Understanding these core abstractions is the key to making your JavaScript and AngularJS code maintainable and flexible.

Presenter: Scott Allen

K. Scott Allen is the founder of OdeToCode LLC and a software consultant who lives in Western Maryland. Scott has 20 years of commercial software development experience and has delivered software products for embedded devices, Windows desktop, web, and mobile platforms. Scott is also a Pluralsight instructor and a host of the Herding Code podcast. Scott tweets irregularly as @OdeToCode.
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UX Design: the Good, Bad, and Ugly (and how to be good)
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 7:00 PM, Frederick, MD
View UX Design: the Good, Bad, and Ugly (and how to be good) on Bing Maps A well-designed user interface can make all the difference in whether those who visit your website or open your app come away having done what you want and feeling good about it. In this session we'll review common interface design issues and how to address them, comparing and contrasting the good, the bad, and the ugly of user interface design.
- Importance of a layout plan - and tips for a good one
- Intuitive data entry flow
- Navigation - make the journey easy and interesting
- Action-oriented language
- Effective use of colors and fonts
- Proper use of object/field types (radio buttons, check boxes, etc.)
- Website essentials
About the Speaker: Julia Ferguson spent much of her early career designing and building client-server and then web-based applications. She developed training courses on user interface design and frequently spoke at conferences on the subject. She now runs a consulting practice for a large software company, CA Technologies and is also a co-founder of Cowork Frederick.

Event venue: Cowork Frederick
Hosted by: Frederick Web Technology Group
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PA

Game Development Workshop
Friday, September 27, 2013 5:00 PM, Middletown, PA
View Game Development Workshop on Bing Maps ACM Student Chapter at Penn State Harrisburg will be hosting Lindsay Lindstrom where she will be discussing Construct 2, a robust 2-D Game Development tool, and Windows 8, the latest operating system from Microsoft.

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VA

Applied Windows Azure - Vishwas Lele (RD/MVP)
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 6:30 PM, Vienna, VA
View Applied Windows Azure - Vishwas Lele (RD/MVP) on Bing Maps Windows Azure platform offers a rich set of building blocking that can greatly ease developers in designing LOB applications. In this session, we will look at several of these building blocks including, HDInsight, Mobile Services, Windows Azure Active Directory, HPC, Web Sites. For each building block, we will review the use cases, walk through the code, discuss design trade-offs and, of course, demonstrate the application functionality.
Bio
Vishwas Lele works for Applied Information Sciences. He is also a Windows Azure MVP and Microsoft Regional Director.

Event venue: AT&T Building
Hosted by: Capital Area .NET Users Group
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Windows Store Game Development Workshop
Saturday, September 28, 2013 10:00 AM, Reston, VA
View Windows Store Game Development Workshop on Bing Maps Important! Please register for this event at http://aka.ms/fallw8game1 so we can have an accurate headcount for the event.
This workshop will introduce game development concepts using HTML5 Canvas and JavaScript, along with available game frameworks such as ImpactJS, CreateJS, and others.
The workshop will start with a presentation by Technical Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie, and will also provide hands-on time for you to start working with the technologies covered during the lecture portion.
Note that this is the first of 3 game development workshops, and you can attend any, or all three.

IMPORTANT
To participate in the hands-on portion of these events you MUST bring a PC with the following installed:
-Windows 8 (any x86 or x64 version will work fine)
-Visual Studio 2012 (for Windows Store apps, you'll need Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8, or higher. For Windows Phone apps, you'll need Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows Phone, or higher)
We will NOT have PCs available for attendee use, so please come prepared if you want to work hands-on. If you need a copy of either Windows 8 or Visual Studio 2012, head over to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/apps/br229516/.

For Mac users, there are a variety of boot and virtualization options you can use to run Windows 8 and Visual Studio, which are documented here:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/jj945492.aspx 

Please visit http://bit.ly/18E7IRz for more details on this event and the other workshops in the series.

Event venue: Microsoft - Reston
Hosted by: DC/Baltimore Windows App Developers
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Windows App Workshop
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 1:00 PM, Reston, VA
View Windows App Workshop on Bing Maps IMPORTANT: Please register at http://aka.ms/fallw8app1 so we can have an accurate headcount for attendance.
In this app workshop, attendees will be introduced to the concepts of using a publicly-available API as the basis for a Windows Store or Windows Phone app. We'll walk through the Meetup/Bing starter kits, which leverage the Meetup API for data, and the Bing Maps (or Nokia Maps, for Windows Phone) APIs for mapping related points of interest.
We'll also discuss the concepts of rapidly building a minimum viable product, getting it published, taking feedback, iterating on the idea, and updating the app. And we'll also discuss the basics of marketing your app, and available resources for that purpose.
This event will include both lecture and hands-on time. This is the first of three events in the series. You may attend any or all of the events, as each will cover a different starter kit.

IMPORTANT 
To participate in the hands-on portion of these events you MUST bring a PC with the following installed:
- Windows 8 (any x86 or x64 version will work fine)
- Visual Studio 2012 (for Windows Store apps, you'll need Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8, or higher. For Windows Phone apps, you'll need Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows Phone, or higher)
We will NOT have PCs available for attendee use, so please come prepared if you want to work hands-on. If you need a copy of either Windows 8 or Visual Studio 2012, head over to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/apps/br229516/.

For Mac users, there are a variety of boot and virtualization options you can use to run Windows 8 and Visual Studio, which are documented here:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/jj945492.aspx

Please visit http://bit.ly/18E7IRz for more details on this event and the other workshops in the series.

Event venue: Microsoft - Reston
Hosted by: DC/Baltimore Windows App Developers
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