Events This Week – September 13th, 2010

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:

  • Pittsburgh .NET Users Group - ASP.NET MVC and Silverlight Playing Nice
    Tuesday, September 14, 2010 5:30 PM, Pittsburgh, PA
    This presentation by Steve Hook guides the group through creating a very basic Silverlight video player that can be used in a plugin style to add to your website. Steve has designed some clever ASP.NET MVC helpers to aid in the process. Towards the end he will have an advanced feature that allows communication between Silverlight and ASP.NET MVC through the user of Javascript/jQuery and scriptable objects. This presentation should have something for each experience level.
    What you will learn:
    Using Expression Blend 4 to quickly create a video player.
    Access video files through Silverlight using a file structure.
    Basic use of MVVM for non MVVM people.
    Organizing jQuery into a ScriptContent section.
    Implementing a Display Template in MVC.
    Wiring up a Silverlight plugin through the MVC framework.
    Sending initialization properties to Silverlight plugins.
    Clever ways to send information from Silverlight -> MVC and MVC -> Silverlight.
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  • HRNUG : September 2010 Meeting
    Tuesday, September 14, 2010 6:00 PM, Chesapeake, VA
    On Persistence Layers, with an Application to the Trennung von Anliegen Problem
    Regardless of you data access technology (e.g. ADO.NET, LINQ to SQL,
    Entity Framework, NHibernate, etc.), the design of your persistence
    layer can make or break an application. Add to this, data which is
    sourced and saved from/to remote web services (e.g. SOAP and REST) can
    also add complexity to the mix. This discussion will weave a story of
    how to craft well architected, testable, and scalable persistence
    layer implementations.
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  • HRSSUG September Meeting
    Wednesday, September 15, 2010 6:30 PM, Virginia Beach, VA
    The Hampton Roads SQL Server and SharePoint User Group will feature SQL Server MVP, Andy Leonard. Andy is a great friend of our user gorup and one of the best speakers we have the pleasure of hosting.
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  • Webcast: Overview of Visual Studio 2010
    Thursday, September 16, 2010 2:00 PM, Online
    Visual Studio 2010 is a powerful IDE that ensures quality code. Visual Studio 2010 is packed with new and enhanced features that simplify the entire development process from design to deployment. Customize your workspace with multiple monitor support. Create rich applications for SharePoint and the Web. Target multiple versions of the .NET Framework with the same tool. Eliminate the dreaded "no repro" problem with IntelliTrace. Come find out more...
    Discussion points:
    1. Visual Studio 2010 and MSDN products
    2. Benefits of MSDN Subscriptions
    3. Comparison of the different editions of Visual Studio 2010
    4. Test Professional for Tester/Load Testing
    5. Test & Lab management
    6. Team Foundation Server
    7. Licensing Discussion
    Target Audience: Developers, Architects, Project Managers, QA and Business Analysts
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  • Introduction to Windows Azure
    Thursday, September 16, 2010 6:30 PM, Alexandria, VA
    Azure is Microsoft's cloud-computing platform. In this introduction, we'll review the overall platform and its core components, such as service roles, storage, and the service bus. We'll build a sample app that takes advantage of these components, as well as SQL Azure, Microsoft's cloud-based relational database. Guest Speaker: David Makogon
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  • Introduction to Dependency Injection
    Wednesday, September 22, 2010 6:30 PM, Washington, DC
    Learn the basics of dependency injection, the advantages of using an inversion-of-control container, and how to use the most popular DI/IoC container available StructureMap.
    Guest Speaker:
    Roberto Hernándezis is currently a Managing Consultant for Excella. I have been designing and writing software solutions using Microsoft technology for the past 12 years. I am originally from the Dominican Republic, and the proud father of two beautiful daughters that make my life special.
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  • Webcast: Feature Demonstration of Microsoft Visual Studio
    Thursday, September 23, 2010 2:00 PM, Online
    During this webcast, we will provide a demonstration of technical functionalities and feature capabilities of the following:
    1. Test Professional for Tester/Load Testing
    2. Test & Lab management
    3. Team Foundation Server – Version Control, Work Items, Reporting services
    Target Audience: Developers, Architects, Project Managers, QA and Business Analysts
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