On January 24th 2011 we are organizing the first Web Camp Belgium event. Scott Hanselman has confirmed his presence, and now with some changes to other confirmed speakers we will have a full two hour keynote by Scott. The keynote will cover all that is new with the Microsoft Web Platform.
In addition to more time with Scott we have a new speakers confirmed: Jonathan Carter will be covering OData. Gill Cleeren and Katrien De Graeve will still each do a session as previously announced. Take a look at the adapted agenda below.

With a few seats left you should hurry up if you want to attend the event in-person.
Event location: Business FacultySt. Lendriksborre 6 / Font Saint Landry 6
Brussel - Neder over Heembeek 1120
Belgium

  > > Register here for`in-person full day event

Full day event live stream
The second part of the news is that we are no longer just streaming the opening keynote but actually the whole event. Join us for the opening keynote and stay online to follow the sessions on HTML5, jQuery and OData. If you cannot make it to the event this is the best option for you.

  > > Register here for watching live stream

Hope to see you there and join the conversation on Twitter, before, during, and after the event: #webcampbe

 

Agenda

8:30

9:00

Welcome and registration

9:00

11:00

Opening Keynote – What’s new in the Microsoft Web Platform

Scott Hanselman, Principle Program Manager, Microsoft

Just recently, Microsoft have released a bunch of new products that web developers can use to build websites and web applications.  Scott will take you on a whirlwind tour of what’s new in the Microsoft Web Platform, including ASP.NET MVC 3, NuGet and more.

11:00

11:30

Coffee Break

11:30

12:30

HTML5: How about today? (Katrien De Graeve)

What is HTML5? With more and more browsers supporting HTML5, ECMAScript 5 and other web standards, developers now have a strong web platform they can use to create a new class of web application that is more powerful and interactive than ever before.  What's in HTML5 that lets us take our sites to the next level?
Expect demos and code!

12:30

13:30

Lunch

13:30

14:45

Come in as jQuery zero, go out as jQuery hero

(Gill Cleeren)

   

jQuery is the web developers’ new favorite. This lightweight JavaScript library has developers writing JavaScript code again, and loving it! What previously needed 20 lines of code can now be done in just 3 lines. Who wouldn’t be enthusiastic? Microsoft showed its love for the library by fully integrating it in Visual Studio. I dare to ask: should you stay behind? In this session, we’ll take a look at jQuery and we’ll teach you what you need to know to get you on your way. More specifically, we’ll look at selectors, attributes, working with WCF, jQuery UI, and much more. You could easily walk out of this session wearing a sticker: “I love jQuery”!

14:45

15:15

Coffee Break

15:15

16:30

OData: Open Data for the Open Web

(Jonathan Carter, Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft)

   

There is no shortage of valuable data being generated by applications, reports, tools, Web sites, etc. Unfortunately, this leaves many of us wishing we could programmatically access the data and logic behind an app, report, or Web site. To break down data silos and increase the shared value of data and its associated business logic through the Web, Microsoft has recently announced the Open Data Protocol which enables exposing any data source as a Web-friendly data feed. Join this session to understand what the Open Data Protocol (OData) is and how it adds end-user and developer value to many of Microsoft's leading products and services (such as SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft Codename "Dallas", Windows Azure, SQL Server Reporting Services, SQL Server PowerPivot for Excel, Visual Studio, .NET, Silverlight, AJAX, etc.), as well as being accessible from a range of platforms such as Java and PHP. "

16:30

17:30

Closing drink