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Apr 23, 2012

Upcoming Events for April 23rd, 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:


Wednesday, April 25, 2012 6:30 PM, Baltimore, MD
View BaltoMSDN on Bing Maps HTML 5 Expert Panel
• Dave Clausen of Cloud Patterns
• Paul Tyng of LocalUp
• Mike Wolf of Cynergy
• Geoff Snowman formerly of Microsoft

CMAP Code Camp Spring 2012
Saturday, May 05, 2012 8:30 AM, Columbia, MD
View CMAP Code Camp Spring 2012 on Bing Maps The Central Maryland Association of .NET Professionals (CMAP) is holding its Spring 2012 Code Camp on Saturday, May 5th, 2012 at the Loyola University Maryland Graduate Center in Columbia, MD. The Code Camp will run from 8:30am - 5:30pm with 20-25 awesome sessions covering a wide range of database, software and portal development topics. It's totally free. No gimmicks. No sales pitches. Enjoy breakfast and lunch at no charge while you mingle with your peers.

To register for this event, please visit the CMAP Code Camp website ( and select the registration menu option.



Introducing the PASS Master Data\Data Quality Virtual Chapter
Monday, April 23, 2012 4:00 PM, 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.

SQL Performance Virtual Chapter
Thursday, April 26, 2012 1:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon Execution Plans: A Deep Dive
by Grant Fritchey

TechNet Webcast: How to use Windows Azure and Windows Phone to Enable a Real-Time Financial Close Process
Tuesday, May 01, 2012 9:30 AM, Online
Online Event Icon The Journal Entry Management (JEM) team architected a document management application for Windows Azure. The resulting solution delivers improved performance, capabilities, and services using Windows Phone while delivering operations savings. Join this webcast to learn more.

Driving application development through Behavior-Driven Development (BDD)
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 11:30 AM, Online
Online Event Icon Looking to start unit testing or test driven development but not sure what to test and how to start? Behavior Driven Development, an agile software development technique, can help spread unit testing and TDD in your team.

This webinar will walk through how you can be driving your application development through behavior driven, one specification at a time in a test-driven manner. You will see how BDD could fit with an agile process.


- What is Behavior-Driven Development (BDD)

- The relationship between BDD & Test-Driven Development (TDD)

- Basic specifications, Cucumber-language

- How BDD makes a good fit with agile processes

- Driving out your units in a test-first approach

- Mocking / Fakes / Stubs - what are they and how to use them

- Decoupling in software

This will be a vendor-neutral webinar, we will also be raffling Typemock Isolator licenses and t-shirts to winning webinar attendees. Sign up for a chance to win.
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TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2012 -What's New in the Tabular Model
Friday, May 04, 2012 9:00 AM, Online
Online Event Icon Although Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services has tremendous capabilities for building analytic (OLAP) databases, the learning curve can intimidate developers. The new tabular model in Analysis Services provides developers with some of the same general features as the regular multidimensional capabilities of OLAP, but in a somewhat simplified user interface. In this webcast, we create an analytic database by using the tabular model in Microsoft Visual Studio (SQL Server Data Tools), pointing to a relational database as the source. Because there's still a learning curve with the tabular model, we split this up into two parts. This webcast focuses on the basics of the tabular model (because it's new to many people), and in the second part, we look at some of the more detailed features. If you need a "first look" at what the tabular model offers, this webcast is for you.



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!
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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.


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!

VIP Hackathon
Monday, April 30, 2012 9:00 AM, Arlington, VA
View VIP Hackathon on Bing Maps Now, in this hot-button election year, Pew and their partners at Microsoft, Google, and AT&T are inviting you to roll up your sleeves and help make a difference. On April 30, 2012, join Pew, Microsoft, the Sunlight Foundation, and many others as we unleash the potential of this amazing and timely collection of civic data.

What tools do you need to be a better citizen? What app would get your friends out to the voting booth? What data would benefit your local board of elections? Come mash, hack, and mindmeld with other civic hackers and problem-solve these and other exciting questions.

RVNUG May Meeting: Continuous Delivery in Practice with Roberto Hernandez
Thursday, May 03, 2012 6:00 PM, Roanoke, VA
View RVNUG May Meeting: Continuous Delivery in Practice with Roberto Hernandez on Bing Maps Learn the basic concepts behind continuous delivery, a software development strategy that optimizes your delivery process to get high-quality, valuable software delivered as quickly as possible. In addition, learn how to leverage current build and continuous integration technology to support the continuous delivery process.

Want your events listed? You can add them here.

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 You can also email me for more information.

Tags: HTML5, Code Camps, Community, SQL, Windows Phone, Testing, Windows 8, Webcasts, User Groups

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