Events This Week – August 31st, 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:

  • CMAP September Meeting-Using Blend 3 and SketchFlow to Gather Requirements for WPF and Silverlight Applications by Michael Wolf
    Tuesday, September 01, 2009 6:30 PM, Columbia, MD
    Join us, at the Howard Community College Business Center, for a highly participatory interactive deep dive into SketchFlow, lead by a foremost RIA technologist. SketchFlow is a new application released with Expression Blend for wire framing, sketching, and prototyping applications. This session will include an introduction to the wire framing process. We will work together to develop an application sketch, using Blend 3, design-time data, and designer-developer workflow.
    Michael Wolf is a thirteen year veteran of developing web applications, Michael was an early adopter of Rich Internet technologies, developing solutions for initial betas of, AJAX , Microsoft WPF/Silverlight, and the Microsoft Surface. As Principal Architect for Cynergy’s Microsoft practice Michael has presented on stage with Microsoft at both MIX 09 as well as TechEd 09. Michael has also been cited and or contributed several white papers on Silverlight and WPF. In addition acting as Technical Lead Michael’s team won the first Microsoft Phizzpop National Design Challenge, beating a field of 30 of the top design firms in the country. Michael has also developed several enterprise WPF / Silverlight / Surface applications for companies from Startups , to Broadcast Television, to Microsoft. Michael is an active member of the Silverlight and WPF community via blogs and user group presentations, as well as a member of the Silverlight/WPF insiders and Blend insiders group.
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  • Ft Lauderdale Online: Build Unit Tests the Easy Way with VS.NET 2008 - Paul Sheriff - President, PDSA
    Tuesday, September 01, 2009 6:30 PM, , Online
    09/01/2009 - 6:30 PM - Online Only with Live Meeting - Everyone knows that they should be writing better test cases for their applications, but how many of us really do it? In VS.NET 2008 testing is an integrated part of the development environment. So there is no longer any reason to avoid not doing test driven development and automated unit testing. In this seminar you will learn how to architect your applications to make testing quicker and easier. You will learn to use the tools in VS.NET 2008 to help you do the testing.
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  • 24 Hours of PASS
    Tuesday, September 01, 2009 8:00 PM, Online
    24 Hour Virtual Event Featuring Top Community SQL Server Speaker from around the world. This event is FREE.
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  • PGHDOTNET September Meeting - Theming ASP.NET Sites with CSS3
    Tuesday, September 08, 2009 5:30 PM, Pittsburgh, PA
    Theming ASP.NET Sites with CSS3
    The session begins with some CSS3 basics and moves onto how to create the ultimate presentation. Chris will demonstrate how to build rich themes without graphics, graceful degradation, and how to use simple graphics to enhance style. You’ll become familiar with support for legacy browsers, Web 2.0, and walk away with an overview of ASP.NET framework themes.
    About Chris Bannon:
    Chris Bannon is familiar with many acronyms: UX, ASP.NET, AJAX, C#, SQL & jQuery. As the lead Web Developer at ComponentOne, he has mastered techniques such as CSS Layout, Unobtrusive JavaScript, Semantic Markup, and Progressive Enhancement. Chris manages the product line for many ComponentOne's Microsoft Visual Studio products and is trained in Notepad, SQL Management Studio and Expression Blend.
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  • Hampton Roads .NET Users Group
    Tuesday, September 08, 2009 6:30 PM, Chesapeake, VA
    Geek Dinner! Location TBD, visit for the latest information!
    No official meeting this month.
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  • CapArea SharePoint User Group
    Wednesday, September 09, 2009 7:00 PM, Vienna, VA
    jQuery is an open source Javascript framework, supported by Microsoft.
    This library is being used all over ASP.Net MVC sites, as well as dotNetNuke, and of course SharePoint. We will take an introductory dive into developing with jQuery, then look at how we can deploy it into our SharePoint environment, and where we can benefit from SharePoint and jQuery working together. We will review some of the most popular jQuery scripts used with SharePoint today.
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  • TechNet Events Presents: TechNet Unleashed: Game On Tour! - Roanoke, VA
    Thursday, September 10, 2009 8:30 AM, Roanoke, VA
    Touring this fall, the East Region TechNet team of John Baker, Dan Stolts, Blain Barton and Yung Chou are bringing you a game plan of sessions that are sure to spike your productivity. From current tools and technologies to practical insights, there will be plenty of action for everyone! Topics include Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7; Remote Desktop Services and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure; and DirectAccess with Windows 7. Free admission, complimentary breakfast and coffee, and a chance to score some surprise giveaways to boot!
    Reservations are required, so register today for a seat at these free and relaxed technology events.
    This event will be held at the Roanoke Higher Education Center. Please park in Lot 3 (a map is available at the registration URL).
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  • MSDN Events Presents: The Mid-Atlantic Roadshow, Fall 2009 Tour - Roanoke, VA
    Thursday, September 10, 2009 1:00 PM, Roanoke, VA
    Join Microsoft Evangelists Dani Diaz, G. Andrew Duthie, and David Isbitski as they present a half day event packed full of great information for developers and architects. Learn about creating Rich Internet Applications using Silverlight 3 and Expression Studio, get the most out of your XAML based applications, and get a glimpse into how Microsoft is simplifying the traditional n-tier application pattern by bringing together ASP.NET and Silverlight. Code a working application that spans across all three sessions, and at the end of the day walk away with a working application that shows the technologies and practices covered. Free admission and a chance to score some surprise giveaways to boot!
    Reservations are required, so register today for a seat at these free and relaxed technology events.
    This event will be held at the Roanoke Higher Education Center, room 209. Please park in Lot 3 (parking map available at the registration URL).
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  • RV.NUG: Silverlight with Andrew Duthie
    Thursday, September 10, 2009 6:00 PM, Roanoke, VA
    Silverlight Lessons Learned: Join Microsoft Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie as he takes you on the journey of an experienced web developer tackling a first major Silverlight 2 application. You'll hear about his experience working with two of his fellow evanglists to prepare an application to help the folks at Tech-Ed connect attendees with local user groups and events in their area, and the challenges they faced along the way, including differences in styling between web and Silverlight applications, asynchronous programming trickiness, and the need for good troubleshooting tools. You'll learn that in the end, Silverlight allowed the team to deliver a very cool application, but there was plenty for them to learn along the way! .
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  • DC ALT.NET 9/2009 - Webmachine/Erlang with Kevin Smith
    Thursday, September 10, 2009 7:00 PM, Alexandria, VA
    Getting Some REST with Erlang and Webmachine
    Kevin Smith of Hypothetical Labs will be speaking about WebMachine: an erlang REST toolkit which makes it easy to develop HTTP interfaces using Erlang. Providing RESTful interfaces is quickly becoming the norm for modern websites. There's more to REST than handling GETs and POSTs, though. This talk will illustrate how the combination of Erlang and webmachine simplifies and speeds the development of REST resources.
    About Kevin Smith
    Kevin Smith has, at various times, been a network administrator, DBA, developer, team lead and trainer over his 14 year career. He ?rst learned about Erlang in 2006 via Joe Armstrong's excellent “Programming Erlang” and has never looked back. He attended the first (and only?) Erlang Studio where he was asked to produce what became the popular PragProg screencast series "Erlang In Practice". Until recently, Kevin was a developer at Engine Yard where he worked on a distributed systems management application using Erlang. Kevin founded Hypothetical Labs in April of this year to focus on Erlang full time. He is also the co-author of the upcoming book "Erlang Web Application Development".
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