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

RockNUG Release 7.3
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 6:30 PM, Rockville, MD
View RockNUG Release 7.3 on Bing Maps Polyglot Persistence!
- David Makogon

Picture this: You're working on a storage problem, wondering how you're going to shoe-horn something into your database. Maybe it's SQL Server. Maybe it's MongoDB or some other NoSQL variant. No matter which database option you choose, there always seem to be situations where data simply doesn't fit right, and it becomes more of a code exercise than a storage exercise.

In this talk, we'll eschew the single-database tradition and look at a new approach gathering steam: Polyglot persistence, which simply means using multiple data storage mechanisms based on particular needs of your application. While polyglot persistence certainly includes both SQL and NoSQL variants (or even NewSQL), this demo-centric talk will cover NoSQL specifically.

We'll look at four fundamental NoSQL types: Key/Value, Document, Column Family, and Graph, and see where their sweet-spots are. We'll also work through a sample e-Commerce shopping site architecture and see an example of how multiple databases could be combined in the real world.

David Makogon has been a software creationist and architect for over 25 years. He’s currently a Senior Cloud Architect at Microsoft specializing in Windows Azure, and has the dubious title of World’s First Former Windows Azure MVP. David is also a member of the MongoDB Masters group. Outside of computing, David is an avid photographer and family man, with a penchant for puns and an uncanny ability to read backwards.

6:30 - 7:00 n00b Presentation: NuGet and Chocolatey - Scott Lawrence
7:00 - 7:30 Pizza/Announcements
7:30 - 9:00 Polyglot Persistence! - David Makogon
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Baltimore SQL Server User Group Meeting
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 6:30 PM, Columbia, MD
View Baltimore SQL Server User Group Meeting on Bing Maps Introduction to SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) Tabular Model by Ray Barley, Principal Architect, RDA Corporation
                       
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Baltimore GiveCamp
Friday, October 18, 2013 5:00 PM, Baltimore, MD
View Baltimore GiveCamp  on Bing Maps A GiveCamp is a weekend of "coding for charity," where teams of Project Managers, Business Analysts, Team Leads, Developers, DBA's and Designers come together to make technical dreams a reality for local MD non-profits. Most projects are new website builds, website redesigns, and database builds. Technologies used for these projects include: WordPress, .NET, PHP, SQL, Access, Site Finity, and others.

The projects kick off Friday night, and teams are working until Sunday afternoon. While some people stay all weekend, most go home and sleep, and the space and food is provided all weekend.

This is our 3rd GiveCamp event, and in the last 2 years, we've helped over 30 non-profits thus far, saving them over $500,000!

If interested in being a part of our 2013 efforts, please register via the website.  
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VA

Windows Store Game Development Workshop
Saturday, October 19, 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/fallw8game2 so we can have an accurate headcount for the event.
This workshop will introduce higher-level game development tools that produce HTML5 games, including Construct 2 and GameMaker. If time allows, we'll look at additional tools.
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 second of 3 game development workshops, and you can attend just one, 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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