Open Government Data: From the Cloud to the Phone–Dev Dinner Event Nov. 17, 2011


Event ID:

Event Title:
Microsoft Public Sector Developer Dinner Event: Open Government Data: From the Cloud to the Phone

Event Date:
November 17, 2011


Event Time:
18:00 – 20:00

Event Location:
Sheraton Reston Hotel
11810 Sunrise Valley Drive

Ballroom A
Reston, VA 20191
(703) 620-9000


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Microsoft Public Sector Developer site

Open Government Data Initiative site

Microsoft Public Sector Developer blog

Cloud Computing whitepaper



What you will learn

In this public sector developer dinner event, we will first review Microsoft’s open government data initiative (OGDI), and examine the data and applications in the Microsoft Windows Azure Marketplace.

We will then provide an update on the Windows Azure cloud computing platform and discuss how to build cloud computing solutions using data available from the marketplace. Finally, we will show you how to bring the marketplace data from the cloud to the phone using RESTful protocol services.

Event location

Sheraton Reston Hotel

11810 Sunrise Valley Drive

Ballroom A

Reston, VA 20191

(703) 620-9000

Speakers for tonight's presentation

Frank La Vigne is a Microsoft developer evangelist based in Washington DC. He has been hooked on software development since he was 12 when he got his own Commodore 64 computer. Since then, he's worked as developer for financial firms on Wall Street and in Europe. He has worked on various Tablet PC solutions and building advanced user experiences in Silverlight and WPF. His Silverlight 4 book came out last April and was the first Silverlight 4 book on the market. He founded the CapArea.NET User Group Silverlight Special Interest Group and has spoken at TechEd, MEDC, DevConnections, and Code Camps along the East Coast. He blogs regularly at

Joel Reyes is a senior developer evangelist at Microsoft. Back in the days as a GW-Basic-Kid (GBK), it never crossed my mind the possibility of working for the very company that inspired me to pursue a career in systems engineering and computer science… And here I am!

RIT, Xerox and now Microsoft have had the most profound impact in my professional life which has always been Software. From developer, project manager, people manager, then consulting and now evangelism, I have enjoyed seeing the impact of software in the life of corporations as well as individuals. Today I have the privilege of working in helping make our Local Governments more efficient and more connected with the people. Privately, I enjoy family life, computers and direct involvement in my community to make a difference of those less fortunate. So the journey goes on…

Dr. Zhiming Xue “Z" is a senior Microsoft Architect Evangelist, based in the Washington DC area. He currently focuses on the Windows Azure platform while continuing to deliver technical presentations on Windows Phone, SharePoint, Silverlight, ASP.NET and the web platform at Microsoft events, workshops and conferences. Prior to his current role, he played lead developer and architect roles at Microsoft Services to support enterprise customers in both private sector and public sector. Please follow his blog at

Who Should Attend

Developers, Architects, and technical managers who are interested in building cloud-based apps.

Attend this event for your chance to win an Xbox Kinect!


Xbox Kinect will be raffled at the conclusion of the dinner.

Notice to all Public Sector Employees: Due to government gift and ethics laws and Microsoft policy, government employees (including military and employees of public education institutions) are not eligible to participate in the raffle. Further information on Microsoft compliance with U.S. government gift and ethics rules can be found here.

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