Events this Week – September 7th, 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:

  • 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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  • RockNUG Release 3.3
    Wednesday, September 09, 2009 6:30 PM, Rockville, MD
    Understanding Windows Live Framework & Mesh
    presented by John Blumenauer
    Developers can now utilize the Microsoft Live Framework to implement applications that are occasionally-connected. In this session, I will provide an overview of the Live Framework and Mesh platform architecture and explain the goals of the technology. While the focus will be on the Live Framework SDK and resource model and how to access it, the three main types of applications which it supports will also be discussed and demonstrated.
    John Blumenauer is Director of Software Engineering for Metrico Wireless,Inc. in Frederick, MD. Before working in the wireless industry, John designed and developed applications of all sizes in a variety of areas, including aerospace/defense, point of sale, engineering and financial. During John’s 13-year career in software development, he has worked with a variety of languages and has contributed to projects of all sizes, including large scale enterprise applications. He enjoys sharing his knowledge and valuable experience with the development community by speaking at code camps and user groups throughout the region. John is the President and co-founder of the Frederick (MD) .NET User Group His blog can be found at
    6:30 - 7:00 n00b Presentation
    7:00 - 7:30 Pizza/Announcements
    7:30 - 9:00 Featured Presentation -- John Blumenauer: Understanding Windows Live Framework & Mesh
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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 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 G. 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 evangelists 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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  • Silverlight III
    Monday, September 14, 2009 6:00 PM, California, MD
    Silverlight enables companies to design, develop, and deliver powerful applications and experiences for the web. It’s a browser plug-in that works with Mac OS, Windows, Linux, and devices. Best of all, it's free, only 4MBs, and installs in ten seconds.
    Guest speaker: G. Andrew Duthie
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