Events This Week – July 28th, 2009

A delayed ETW post this week, but we’ve got some great stuff this week, including tonight’s 10th Anniversary meeting for the Capitol Area .NET User Group! I’ll be speaking on the guest panel, along with Brian Noyes, Vishwas Lele, Hal Hayes, Sahil Malik, Jonathan Cogley, and hosted by Scott Lock. We’ve got a gently used XBOX 360 and Plasma TV to give away, along with a nice carrying case for the XBOX, and a copy of Guitar Hero 3.

Another place I’ll be this week is the Capitol Area .NET Silverlight SIG, where I’ll be presenting tomorrow (Wednesday, the 29th) on Lessons Learned moving from ASP.NET to Silverlight.

Without further ado, here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area…this list includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar, and all events entered in Community Megaphone are also automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar:

  • July Meeting - 10 Year Anniversary Party!
    Tuesday, July 28, 2009 7:00 PM, Vienna, VA
    Come join us for our 10 Year anniversary meeting! We are going to have some awesome prizes including a gently used XBox 360 and flat panel TV courtesy of Microsoft. We are also going to have a panel featuring Brian Noyes (MVP, RD), Hal Hayes, Vishwas Lele (MVP, RD), Sahil Malik (MVP), Jonathan Cogley (MVP), and local Microsoft Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie. Scott Lock (MVP) will be hosting. Come on out and join the celebration!
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  • Baltimore SQL Server Users Group Meeting
    Monday, August 03, 2009 7:00 PM, Columbia, MD
    A Lap Around Visual Studio Team System
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  • Ftl Online: Silverlight 3 for Business Apps - Jason Beres - Infragistics
    Tuesday, August 04, 2009 6:30 PM, Online
    08/04/2009 - 6:30 PM - Online Only with Live Meeting - Silverlight is arguably the biggest shift in web technologies in the last decade. But is Silverlight 3 ready for prime time business applications? In this code-focused talk, you will learn how platform features like navigation framework, RIA Services, visual states, animations, isolated storage, data templates and custom styles can give you to tools you need to bring your business applications to life with high-fidelity user experience and enhanced end-user productivity. Jason Beres is the Director of Product Management for Infragistics, the world leader in user interface development tools and experts in the User Experience (UX) market. Jason is one of the founders of Florida .NET User Groups, he is the founder of the Central New Jersey .NET User Group, he is a Visual Basic .NET MVP, and he is on the INETA Speakers Bureau. Jason is the author of several books on .NET development, including the recently published Silverlight 3 Programmers Reference from Wrox Press. Jason is a national and international conference speaker; he is a frequent columnist for several .NET publications, and keeps very active in the .NET community.
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  • CMAP August Meeting -LINQ From The Ground Up
    Tuesday, August 04, 2009 6:30 PM, Columbia, MD
    Location: Howard Community College Scott Allen will provide a practical demonstration of LINQ. We will look at what makes language integrated query work. Bring your questions and thinking cap to this fast and fun journey through interfaces, extension methods, and lambda expressions, and see how to apply this wonderful technology to everyday business problems and not just traditional data queries. Scott Allen is a founder of OdeToCode and a member of the Pluralsight technical staff. Scott has over 15 years of commercial software development in areas ranging from 8 bit embedded systems to highly scalable web applications. He is a Microsoft MVP, a frequent speaker at international conferences, and writes the Extreme ASP.NET column for MSDN magazine. You can reach Scott on his blog at, or on Twitter as @OdeToCode.
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  • MSDN Webcast: geekSpeak: Inside the Microsoft Web Deployment Tool
    Wednesday, August 05, 2009 12:00 PM, Online
    In this geekSpeak, Mark Rosenberg introduces us to the Microsoft Web Deployment Tool and shows us how the tool is used to easily move configuration information, content, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates, and other types of data associated with a Web server. Mark examines the scenarios where the Web deployment tool shines, how the tool is incorporated in the Web Platform installer, and where the tool features in the upcoming Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. This geekSpeak is hosted by Glen Gordon and Mithun Dhar.
    The geekSpeak webcast series brings you industry experts in a "talk-radio" format hosted by developer evangelists from Microsoft. These experts share their knowledge and experience about a particular developer technology and are ready to answer your questions in real time during the webcast. To ask a question in advance of the live webcast, or for post-show resources, be sure to visit the geekSpeak blog.
    Guest Presenter: Mark Rosenberg, Senior Development Instructor, QuickStart
    Mark Rosenberg has been writing software with Microsoft technologies for the last 10 years. He has been speaking to user groups and at code camps for the last two years and has been a certified trainer for the last year.
    Mark likes to talk to developers and has been talking to anyone who will listen. He is very active in the developer community, speaking at user groups and running two user groups in Southern California. As if that was not enough, he also is the International .NET (INETA) User Group liaison in Southern California and is on the INETA Speakers Bureau Committee. He currently is working as a senior development instructor at QuickStart Intelligence, which is a training company with offices in California.
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  • VAN: Jeremy Miller - Discusses Screen Activation Lifecycle Part 1
    Wednesday, August 05, 2009 8:00 PM, Online
    "Screen Activation Lifecycle" -- Design patterns and the system responsibilities for systems composed of multiple screens Attend the meeting at
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