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Aug 27, 2012

Upcoming Events for August 27th, 2012

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next couple of weeks 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:

MD

Windows 8 Dev Weekend Day 1
Friday, August 31, 2012 6:00 PM, Severn, MD
View Windows 8 Dev Weekend Day 1 on Bing Maps Day 1 of our 3 Day Windows 8 Dev Weekend hosted at Unallocated Space, a Severn, MD area hackerspace,

If you wish to attend, please visit the site and register via the provided link.

Today's itinerary is:

6p – Welcome/Introduction/Reg
6:15p – Install Win 8 – RTM ISO/Disk/Bootable drive available on site – available on file server
7p – Visual Studio Introduction / Installation – available on file server
8p – C# Basics / Introduction
9p – Managed vs Unmanaged code, insight into MS’s development technologies



Windows 8 Dev Weekend Day 2
Saturday, September 01, 2012 10:00 AM, Severn, MD
View Windows 8 Dev Weekend Day 2 on Bing Maps Day 2 of our 3 Day Windows 8 Dev Weekend hosted at Unallocated Space, a Severn, MD area hackerspace,

If you wish to attend, please visit the site and register via the provided link.

Today's itinerary is:

10a – Welcome/Introduction/Reg
10:15a – The Windows 8 Development Platform for Metro Apps
11a – Designing Apps with Metro Principles and Personality
12p – What Web Developers must know to build Metro Apps
1p – Lunch break
2p – Building Metro Style apps with XAML – What .NET developers need to know.
3p – Integrating with the windows 8 Experience with Contracts
4p – Building a Windows 8 Metro-style UI
5p – How and When Metro style Apps run – Application lifecycle.
5:30p – Dinner break
6p – Bring your Apps together with Tiles + Notifications
7p – Building Metro-Style Apps that leverage Modern Hardware.
8p – Installing Windows 8 & Visual Studio – Installfest!
9p – Wrap-up, Open Q&A
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Windows 8 Dev Weekend Day 3 - Hackathon!
Sunday, September 02, 2012 10:00 AM, Severn, MD
View Windows 8 Dev Weekend Day 3 - Hackathon! on Bing Maps Day 3 of our 3 Day Windows 8 Dev Weekend hosted at Unallocated Space, a Severn, MD area hackerspace,

If you wish to attend, please visit the site and register via the provided link.

Today's itinerary is:

Developers with Win8 Metro experience will be on hand to attempt to answer any questions as we work on our apps!
Day will include intermittent lightning talks about various subjects as the need arises.

10a – Welcome/Introduction/Reg
11a – Coding!
12a – Coding!
1p – Lunch break
2p – Coding!
3p – Coding!
4p – Coding!
5p – Dinner break
6p – Coding!
7p – Coding!
7:30p – AppX – Demo the apps you’ve been working on!
8p – AppX – Demo the apps you’ve been working on! At the end of demonstrations, the panel of 3 judges will tally the scores together to award your SEMI-FABULOUS prizes to the top 3 apps!
9p – Wrap-up, open Q&A

Prizes To Be Announced
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Online

Creating Change from Within: Getting Your Team to Unit Test
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 12:00 PM, Online
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Faced with management that do not care about “being agile” and unit testing what can a single developer do? Quite a lot!

Every developer has the power to improve the organization he works in in small iterative steps – and we can show you how to get your organization to start unit testing.

Learn:

Influencing people without formal authority.
Helping your team to embrace unit testing and TDD.
How to start unit testing from scratch.
Teaching your team to write good tests.
Making a change without disrupting the daily routine.
Working with teams that do not yet unit test.
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VA

RADNUG August Meeting
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 6:30 PM, Spotsylvania, VA
View RADNUG August Meeting on Bing Maps Rappahannock Developers .NET User Group's August meeting.

Continuing our "Back to Basics" series we will take a few minutes to learn about some basic, but typically misused .NET concepts.

We will then dive into our windows 8 development series by going over where we are and where we plan to go. We will take a deep dive into application contracts and see how easily we can share and consume data with other applications and Windows 8!

Check out our blog to keep up and participate with the windows 8 development!

Hope you can come! Tell a friend!
Want to do a 5-15 minute talk? Speak up!
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Richmond SharePoint User Group August Meeting
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 12:00 PM, Richmond, VA
View Richmond SharePoint User Group August Meeting on Bing Maps TBD
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CreateathonDC
Friday, September 07, 2012 9:00 AM, Alexandria, VA
View CreateathonDC on Bing Maps The mission of CreateathonDC is to allow a team of professional creative and technical volunteers handpicked from the creative community (managed by The Web Devleopment Group) to give a complete online makeover to three nonprofits located in the DC area. Our goal in doing so is to increase the accessibility of these organizations to the general population. With a stronger web presence, these organizations can expect to see a higher level of awareness brought to their cause.

The chosen nonprofits will receive:
-Complete graphical redesign of the nonprofit's website (and logo if needed)
-Implementation of WordPress or Drupal content management systems
-Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube branding
-A social marketing strategy plan for post launch

The total value of a makeover can be up to $25,000 in time and material which most smaller organizations cannot afford. This is a way for creative people from DC to give back to DC based communities in need.

To learn more about CreateathonDC visit our site at http://createathondc.com/

To apply as a volunteer, follow this link: http://createathondc.com/#idApply 
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Tags: User Groups, Webcasts, Community, SharePoint, Windows 8, Testing, Hackathon

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