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Apr 17, 2012

Upcoming Events for April 17th, 2012

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 user group events entered in Community Megaphone are also automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar:

Online

MSDN Webcast: HackReady.Phone, Episode 5: Enhancing the User Experience and App Usability with Live Tiles, Push Notifications, and Background Agents
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon Join us for HackReady, the new online learning series designed for developers to bring you the vital bits you need, without the fluff you won’t miss. Full of key information and demonstrations, this series gives you a solid understanding of the tools, techniques, and resources you need to become HackReady.

The HackReady.Phone series brings you seven episodes, from start to marketplace. Whether you are a new Windows Phone developer thinking about your first app or well on your way to publishing, these sessions help you get there. Join us for one or the whole series—pick and choose as you like.

In our final episode of the series, we focus on the Windows Phone Marketplace itself. Learn how to make your apps more discoverable and featured in the marketplace, as well as how to make money with your app now that it’s ready.



Introduction to Test Driven Development (TDD)
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 10:00 AM, Online
Online Event Icon In order to prevent bugs and release quality code to market, you also need developer testing, including test driven development (TDD).

Discover what test driven development is and how it can help you write better code.

Learn:

• The difference between unit testing and test driven development (TDD).
• The TDD cycle: How to get started with TDD (Red-Green-Refactor)
• Benefits of TDD
• Problems and Pitfalls of TDD
• Principles of TDD
• How TDD can be used to debug both new and legacy code

Join this webinar to learn what you need to know in order to start Test Driven Development (TDD) today.
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Datawarehouse Dimension Processing with Integration Services - From Simple to Complex - Todd McDermid
Thursday, April 19, 2012 12:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon Data Warehouse Dimension Processing with Integration Services - From Simple to Complex

Overview: The SCD Wizard included in Integration Services is easy to use, and has all the features you need for smaller, simple dimension processing. However, it is not the easiest component to adjust, and doesn't perform very well with larger dimensions. This session will cover three alternative techniques for processing changes to dimension tables within SSIS: "rolling your own SCD" with Lookups and Conditional Splits, using the T-SQL MERGE statement, and the Kimball Method SCD component. The strengths and weaknesses of each technique will be described and demonstrated.
Takeaways: SSIS is capable of processing large dimensions by using techniques other than using the included SCD Wizard..

Todd McDermid

Todd McDermid is a SQL Server MVP, and is heavily involved with the Integration Services community. Speaking, blogging, leading open-source extensions, and moderating MSDN threaten to take time away from providing BI solutions at Moulding and Millwork. I've earned an MVP for blogging, speaking, moderating the MSDN SSIS forum, and publishing multiple code samples and extensions for SSIS on CodePlex.

Contact URL: http://toddmcdermid.blogspot.com

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Introducing the PASS Master Data\Data Quality Virtual Chapter
Monday, April 23, 2012 4:00 PM, Keller, Online
Online Event Icon We will be discussing plans for the new Virtual Chapter, getting feedback from you and a short demo.



MSDN Webcast: HackReady.Phone, Episode 7: Ready, Set, Publish: Everything You Need to Know About Releasing Your Apps
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 1:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon Join us for HackReady, the new online learning series designed for developers to bring you the vital bits you need, without the fluff you won’t miss. Full of key information and demonstrations, this series gives you a solid understanding of the tools, techniques, and resources you need to become HackReady.

The HackReady.Phone series brings you seven episodes, from start to marketplace. Whether you are a new Windows Phone developer thinking about your first app or well on your way to publishing, these sessions help you get there. Join us for one or the whole series—pick and choose as you like.

In our final episode of the series, we focus on the Windows Phone Marketplace itself. Learn how to make your apps more discoverable and featured in the marketplace, as well as how to make money with your app now that it’s ready.

 

PA

Windows Azure Update, State of Code Camp
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 5:30 PM, Malvern, PA
View Windows Azure Update, State of Code Camp on Bing Maps Our monthly meeting will be held at the Microsoft Greater PA Office in Malvern, PA on Wednesday, April 18 from 5:30-8:30. Refreshments are provided courtesy of philly.NET.



Road To Windows 8 - Philadelphia (free)
Thursday, April 26, 2012 2:00 PM, Malvern, PA
View Road To Windows 8 - Philadelphia (free) on Bing Maps This series of free State of .NET events attempts to answer these questions and more, by taking an unbiased look at current and future development with .NET and other relevant Microsoft technologies. This includes Visual Studio 2010 technologies as well as an in-depth look at what is coming in the next version of Visual Studio (“VS11”) and Windows 8.

Join Markus Egger, Microsoft RD and one of the longest running MVPs, for an afternoon of free information. CODE/EPS is in a unique position to share information based on real world experience in projects that are either our own or one of the many projects we get to see in our role as mentors, trainers and consultants, as well as feedback we receive from CODE Magazine readers. This is NOT marketing hype! We will tell you which information you should invest time and money in, and which ones to avoid.

Topics Include:
•Windows 8 •"Metro" Development
•The impact of Windows 8 on today’s development effort
•The future of C# and VB
•The future of HTML and JavaScript
•The future of C++

•WPF, Silverlight, and other XAML technologies today and tomorrow
•Architecture to serve the needs of modern applications
•The need for SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) today and tomorrow
•HTML 5, CSS3, and JavaScript
•ASP.NET MVC, Razor and jQuery
•"Visual Studio Async"
•Windows Phone 7 and other mobile devices
•and more!



TECHbash 2012
Saturday, April 28, 2012 8:00 AM, Nanticoke, PA
View TECHbash 2012 on Bing Maps Are you ready to see some exciting new technology and network with other IT professionals? If so, then register for TECHbash 2012 today! TECHbash is a free IT Professional and Developer conference presented by the .NET Valley user group. TECHbash 2012 will be held on April 28th, 2012. Hosted at Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, PA, TECHbash has grown over the years to include multiple tracks and more sessions. This year, we are anticipating having 3-5 tracks with 4-6 sessions per track. Don't wait, be sure to register today as seats are limited.

VA

Building Web Applications Using Node.js
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 6:30 PM, Arlington, VA
View Building Web Applications Using Node.js on Bing Maps You've heard the hype, now see what it is all about: our speakers will walk you through how to build, test, and deploy a web application using node.js. The presentation will cover installing node.js, starting with the express web framework, testing using mocha, storing data in MongoDB, deploying to Heroku, and - time permitting - integrating HTML5 websockets using socket.io.



Moving to the Cloud Using Platform as a Service
Thursday, April 19, 2012 6:30 PM, Arlington, VA
View Moving to the Cloud Using Platform as a Service on Bing Maps This session offers a definition and discussion of Platform as a Service (PaaS) that focuses on developers and open standards. CloudBees' PaaS will be used to demonstrate creating, operationalizing, and continuously building and deploying a Java EE Web profile application.



RADNUG - Intro to DI / IoC
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 6:30 PM, Spotsylvania, VA
View RADNUG - Intro to DI / IoC on Bing Maps Rappahannock Developers .NET User Group's April meeting.

We're excited to have Perry Neal present an "Introduction to Dependency Injection and Inversion of Control" at our April meeting.





TechNet Events Presents - IT Camp: The Future of IT
Thursday, April 26, 2012 9:00 AM, Reston, VA
View TechNet Events Presents - IT Camp: The Future of IT on Bing Maps Mark your calendar, set up a reminder, and join us at our IT Camp as we further “The Future of IT” event series. We will begin with the essentials of Microsoft Hyper-V and advance to real-world topics on Hyper-V manager, virtual networks, processes and operations on virtual machines, etc. This is an exciting opportunity to learn Hyper-V with hands-on* experience and gain technical insights of the technology in a relative short period of time. For many It professionals, a TechNet event is also a gathering to connect with those with similar professional interests and grow the community. Come and take this important step to get started on becoming the next private cloud expert in your organization. Seating is limited so reserve your place now!



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You can also add your events via the Community Megaphone web service API. You can get more information on the API, and how to sign up, at http://www.communitymegaphone.com/API.aspx. You can also email me for more information.

Tags: MSDN, Webcasts, User Groups, Testing, Windows Phone, SQL, Windows Azure, Windows 8, JavaScript, Cloud, Community

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