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Dec 3, 2012

Upcoming Events for December 3rd, 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:


CMAP Main Meeting - Windows 8 - Pete Brown
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 6:30 PM, Columbia, MD
View CMAP Main Meeting - Windows 8 - Pete Brown on Bing Maps Topic: Windows 8

Pete talks about Windows 8 development from a XAML and .NET developer’s point of view. We’ll cover what you need to know to build successful high-quality Windows Store apps above and beyond the basics: performance, ARM considerations, remote debugging, contracts, common reasons behind Windows Store submission failures, and how to share code with your desktop apps. Bring your questions!

Presenter: Pete Brown

Pete Brown is a Windows Platform Evangelist, XAML and Gadget guy at Microsoft. He's a father of two, and husband to one. When not trying to blow stuff up, or electrocute himself (or talk about himself in the third-person) Pete focuses on the community around code that has nothing to do with a browser (Windows 8, WPF, Silverlight, .NET Micro Framework, Robotics, and more), with a particular focus on XAML and things that blink in the night. Pete is the author of the best-selling Silverlight 4 in Action, and of the new Silverlight 5 in Action, both published by Manning, and Windows 8 XAML in Action, currently in development with Manning. It will be amazing, and your purchase will help him afford replacements for the stuff he has blown up in the course of research.
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RockNUG Release 6.6
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 6:30 PM, Rockville, MD
View RockNUG Release 6.6 on Bing Maps Developing Mobile Web Sites with Lightswitch & jquery Mobile
- L. Van Lowe

In June Microsoft announced HTML support in Visual Studio Lightswitch which is now the quickest way to create a form over data application for mobile devices. The new updates to Lightswitch now include templates with jquery mobile. In this session you will learn how to create a mobile web site. You will also see how customize the javascript and the CSS for that site.

Van started programming Mainframes using COBOL, JCL for a fortune 100 company. Van has been a line of business application developer for over 30 years. In 2003 Van started developing application professionally with .Net specializing ASP.Net.

He spends his spare time creating LightSwitch applications for Prince William Special Olympics. Over the last year deployed a couple of LightSwitch applications. Recently he deployed a LightSwitch app for mobile devices.

Van has a BA in Mathematics from Lehman College in New York City and a MS in Computer Science from George Washington University. Van holds MCP certifications in Visual Basic, Access, ASP.Net and SQL Server.

6:30 - 7:00 n00b Presentation: TBD
7:00 - 7:30 Pizza/Announcements
7:30 - 9:00 Feature Presentation: Developing Mobile Web Sites with Lightswitch & jquery Mobile - Van Lowe
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2012 DC Agile Engineering Conference and Global Day of Coderetreat
Friday, December 07, 2012 8:00 AM, Arlington, VA
View 2012 DC Agile Engineering Conference and Global Day of Coderetreat on Bing Maps Learn how to succeed with Agile engineering!

Excella Consulting is excited to present the 2012 DC Agile Engineering Conference followed by the Global Day of Coderetreat on December 7th and 8th in Arlington, VA.

Day 1: DC Agile Engineering Conference presented by Excella Consulting

Join us on Friday December 7th for a day full of insightful presentations and demonstrations on Agile engineering practices. This one day conference will be split into 3 tracks:
>6 presentations covering the latest on Test Driven Development (TDD), continuous integration (CI), DevOps, and acceptance testing
>Open space to drill in on deep technical practices and address your toughest challenges
>Dojo session for hands-on TDD to warm up for the Global Day of Coderetreat

This conference will not have vendors nor sales pitches; it's all about practitioners learning and sharing the latest in Agile technical practices with fellow practitioners.

Day 2: Global Day of Coderetreat

Come back the next day, Saturday December 8th, for hands-on coding during the Global Day of Coderetreat. This is a one day event being held simultaneously in over 200 cities around the world. The Coderetreat day builds on the topics covered in the Agile Engineering Conference and focuses on hands-on coding while applying clean code, refactoring, unit testing, pair programming, and TDD practices.

Come with your laptop equipped with your favorite programming and unit testing environment. Be prepared to pair up, code, practice, learn, share, and have fun!
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HRNUG :: December 2012 :: Using ASP.NET 4.0 Web API/RavenDB to build a RESTful App
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 6:00 PM, Virginia Beach, VA
View HRNUG :: December 2012 :: Using ASP.NET 4.0 Web API/RavenDB to build a RESTful App on Bing Maps The rise of mobile has led to a wide range of devices where it is increasingly important for application developers to support a variety of platforms, such as iPhone, Android phones, Windows 8 phones, iPads, Android tablets, and Windows 8 tablets. Utilizing a RESTful HTTP API allows the application functionality to be consistently used across the different platforms. WS-* web services, such as WCF, based on the Web Service standards have been used to connect the backend of web applications to other services, but are not well supported on the new mobile clients, because of the complexity and large payload. Microsoft has created the Web API framework as part of ASP.NET 4.0 so that .NET developers can provide RESTful APIs for their applications. I will discuss how ASP.NET 4.0 Web API can be used to provide an API for client applications and how the RavenDB database can be used on the backend of the application.
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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: ASP.NET, Web API, REST, Agile, LightSwitch, jQuery, Windows 8, XAML, User Groups, Community

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