Events This Week – October 26th, 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:

  • Webinar: Implementing Custom OData Providers
    Tuesday, October 26, 2010 10:00 AM, Online
    In this session we will analyze WCF Data Services in detail and learn how to create custom providers.
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  • Parallel Computing and GPU-based Applications
    Wednesday, October 27, 2010 5:30 PM, Reston, VA
    The topic for the event consists of three parts on parallel computing: an overview of Microsoft’s parallel computing platform and programming tools and facilities, followed by NVidia’s discussion of GPU computing via Visual Studio, and MotionDSP’s discussion on GPU-based video processing capabilities.
    Microsoft and Parallel Computing
    An overview of the parallel programming tools and facilities available from Microsoft including our activities in the area of GPU computing. This will include an update on some interesting tools and trends we see in the ecosystem.
    Parallel Nsight: GPU Computing via Visual Studio
    A brief introduction to how Microsoft and NVIDIA are delivering the potential of GPU accelerated computing integrated in Visual Studio. Highlights will include video demos of the CUDA debugger and powerful Profiling tools.
    GPU-based Video Processing
    Recent proliferation of various video sources and the ease of digital distribution has resulted in an exponential rise in the amount of video data that needs to be processed, both during the mission (in real time), and post-mission (offline). Historically, custom application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) have been required for all demanding image processing tasks. Now, graphics processors (GPUs) provide orders of magnitude more computing power at a fraction of the cost. In this talk, you will hear how MotionDSP uses GPUs to provide previously-unattainable video processing capabilities to full motion video (FMV) applications. The talk will also include a demonstration of the Ikena software and will provide the details on the design and performance challenges of MotionDSP's video technology.
    Speakers for tonight's presentation
    * David Rich, Director, Technical Computing Strategic Business Development, Microsoft
    * John Ashley, Senior Solutions Architect, NVIDIA
    * Nikola Bozinovic, Vice President of Engineering, MotionDSP
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  • IIS Express, Razor, and WebMatrix, oh my!
    Wednesday, October 27, 2010 6:30 PM, Washington, DC
    Does the announcement of so many new technologies make you wonder where the yellow brick road is that will lead you to the Oz of understanding? Well, there’s no denying that there’s a lot to keep up with these days if you’re a web developer. So let Microsoft Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie give you an overview of Microsoft WebMatrix, ASP.NET Web Pages, the new Razor syntax, and IIS Express, and how they fit in with the existing offerings in Microsoft’s web stack.
    Learn how and when you’d want to leverage these new technologies, and when existing technologies may be a better choice. Expect discussion and demo, and bring your questions, so we can make this an interactive and dynamic session!
    Speaker Bio
    G. Andrew Duthie, aka .net DEvHammer, is the Developer Evangelist for Microsoft’s Mid-Atlantic States district, where he provides support and education for developers working with the .net development platform. In addition to his work with Microsoft, Andrew is the author of several books on ASP.NET and web development, and has spoken at numerous industry conferences from VSLive! and ASP.NET Connections, to Microsoft’s Professional Developer Conference (PDC) and Tech-Ed. Andrew is also the creator and developer of Community Megaphone, a site designed for promoting and finding developer community events.
    Andrew can be reached through his blog at
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  • Webinar: Science of a Great UI
    Thursday, October 28, 2010 10:00 AM, Online
    Explore the how and why of great UI. If you believe you’re not an artist, that UI is merely subjective, or that a great UI is not worth the effort, then this session is for you. You’ll learn how to measure UI quality, covering user models, entry points, orienteering, and discoverability, with tips and code samples for the WPF and .NET developer sprinkled throughout. Regardless of whether you’re building WPF applications or the traditional Windows Forms or Web ones, you’ll learn how to reduce visual noise, lower barriers to entry, enhance clarity, and in general make your applications a pleasure to use. It’s all about making your customers happy and this session will show you how.
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  • Philly PDC Viewing Party
    Thursday, October 28, 2010 11:30 AM, Malvern, PA
    PDC 2010 has been SOLD OUT for while now. That’s why the PDC is offering live streaming of the entire conference, including the keynotes AND breakout sessions.
    Watch It Via Live Broadcast at the Microsoft Malvern Office
    We’re going to be hosting a local PDC 2010 viewing party on October 28th, 2010. You could watch the PDC at home or alone in your cube at work, but why not come out and catch the conference with fellow developers locally in your area! It’ll be a great opportunity for networking and sharing thoughts on the conference with your peers. Plus, there’ll be food and some goodies too!
    Since the event is taking place on the west coast, the streaming party will start around noon and run into the evening here on the east coast. Check the site for agenda details.
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  • SharePoint ShopTalk
    Thursday, October 28, 2010 12:30 PM, Online
    SharePoint ShopTalk is a weekly discussion where our panel of experts answer questions about SharePoint. No question is too small or too big.
    Join the SharePoint ShopTalk LinkedIn Community to submit questions prior to the event. You may also tweet your questions during the event to @spshoptalk as well via the live meeting.
    We will address questions received during our talk. We look forward to the continued sharing of SharePoint knowledge.
    Audio Call-in Number: (760)-569-0111
    Audio Passcode: 724468#
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  • CMAP Main Meeting - Goodbye Entity Framework 1, Hello Entity Framework 4! - Steve Michelotti
    Tuesday, November 02, 2010 6:30 PM, Columbia, MD
    Topic: Goodbye Entity Framework 1, Hello Entity Framework 4!
    The 1.0 release of the Entity Framework was not a resounding success – developers found themselves fighting the framework. Thankfully, Entity Framework 4 enables you to work how YOU want to work. Database-first, Model-first, or Code-First – you decide. Self-tracking entities, POCO entities, custom entities – you decide. Auto-generated SQL or stored procedures – you decide. With a slew of new features EF4 will allow you to quickly achieve a high level of productivity. This demo-heavy presentation will cover the new features of Entity Framework 4 with a focus on features that will enhance the quality of your code!
    Presenter: Steve Michelotti
    Steve Michelotti is a Microsoft ASP.NET MVP and an Architect/Developer for Applied Information Sciences (AIS). He has consulted at where he was the Tech Lead for one of the highest volume .NET applications in the world. He previously was the Chief Technologist at e.magination. Steve is a frequent presenter at developer user groups and Code Camps along the East Coast and holds the MCSD, MCPD, and MCT certifications. Steve has been on Microsoft Channel9 and his published articles include Visual Studio Magazine and his blog:
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