Events this Week – August 4th, 2009

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, and all events entered in Community Megaphone are also automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar:

  • 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
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  • Capital Area SharePoint User Group Aug 2009 Meeting
    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 6:00 PM, Rockville, MD
    Speaker: Dux Raymond Sy, PMP
    Topic: SharePoint Worst Practices: 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Implementing SharePoint
    In this presentation, you will learn how to effectively manage SharePoint projects and prevent the 5 common mistakes in implementing SharePoint.
    In addition, participants will be able to:
    • Identify the key components of a successful SharePoint implementation
    • Value the significance of properly planning for a SharePoint rollout
    • Define the maintenance and support needs of the SharePoint implementation
    The primary audience for this class executives, managers, consultants who wish to properly implement SharePoint and immediately reap its’ organizational benefits.
    Participants will get presentation notes, best practices checklists, and a SharePoint project plan.
    With over 15 years of experience in Information Technology and Project Management, Dux (you're right, it's pronounced as "ducks") has earned a reputation as among the leading experts in leveraging technology to enhance project management. A certified Project Management Professional (PMP), he is currently a managing partner and the chief evangelist of Innovative-e, Inc., a Microsoft-certified, business technology consulting and services company that serves startups to Global 50 clients.
    Author of "SharePoint for Project Management" published by O'Reilly Media. He is focused on empowering organizations on how to leverage the benefits of SharePoint technologies with quantifiable goals such as: Increasing productivity and efficiency, decreasing collaboration redundancies and streamlining electronic communications.
    He regularly blogs on topics related to project management, SharePoint and globalization at
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  • Hampton Roads .NET Users Group
    Tuesday, August 11, 2009 6:30 PM, Chesapeake, VA
    A Trip Around Silverlight 3
    Silverlight 3 has been released to web a month ago. Come see what new in the platform including RIA .NET Services (Auto WCF proxy generation from your ORM of choice), Animation Easing, Custom Dialogs, and taking your Silverlight app out of the Browser.
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  • VAN: Jeremy Miller - Discusses Separated Presentation Part 2
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009 8:00 PM, Online
    1. Separated Presentation patterns. You know, what are your options, why are they different, and when would you choose one or another for a particular scenario. Model View Presenter variants and Presentation Model (MVVM).
    2. "Screen Activation Lifecycle" -- Design patterns and the system responsibilities for systems composed of multiple screens
    3. DSL development within a desktop application.
    4. Test Automation strategies. How testability impacts design
    5. Event Aggregation
    6. Managing the application shell
    7. Using an IoC tool within a desktop application for extensibility
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