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Jan 7, 2013

Upcoming Events for January 7th, 2013

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:

DC

Tips, Tools, and Lessons Learned Building a .NET CMS
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 6:30 PM, Washington, DC
View Tips, Tools, and Lessons Learned Building a .NET CMS on Bing Maps An effective content management system must enable a content editor to quickly and easily manage the information on their site. It must also allow a developer to efficiently add new features to the site, including robust admin tools. In this session, the speaker will demonstrate Lighthouse.NET, an ASP.NET MVC content management system developed by his firm over the course of several years and recently ported to ASP.NET MVC. Along the way, he will highlight his experience with the following techniques and technologies:
• Facebook login integration – How we utilized Facebook's Client-Side JavaScript SDK and Social Graph API to incorporate “Login with Facebook” functionality into Lighthouse.NET.
• Leveraging SignalR for enhanced debugging – SignalR is a powerful library allowing server-side code to push content to the browser using WebSockets. Lighthouse.NET uses SignalR to enable developers to display all queries run through the system in a separate Debug Panel. This is very helpful during development.
• Security – Handling authentication, especially related to cookies and sites served over SSL.
• Working with NuGet - NuGet is a Visual Studio extension that makes it easy to add, remove, and update libraries and tools in Visual Studio projects. When changes are made to the core of Lighthouse.NET (which consists of .cs code files, .cshtml views, as well as JavaScript, CSS, and image assets), we create a new NuGet package from the core project. This package can be imported into a CMS project that leverages Lighthouse.NET.
About the Speaker
Adam Polon is a principal at Modern Signal, a full service web design and development firm based in Washington, DC. Adam has fourteen years of experience managing and programming large-scale web development projects of varying lengths. Clients have included Thompson Corporation, General Electric, Whole Foods, Schlumberger and The Pew Charitable Trusts
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MD

CMAP Main Meeting - Windows 8 Application Development with HTML5 for .NET Developers - Jim Jackson
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 6:30 PM, Columbia, MD
View CMAP Main Meeting - Windows 8 Application Development with HTML5 for .NET Developers - Jim Jackson on Bing Maps Topic: Windows 8 Application Development with HTML5 for .NET Developers

The new cool kid is Windows 8 app development, Microsoft's entry into the touch-first platform market. Windows 8 Apps can be written using C#, JavaScript or C++. While Silverlight, Windows Phone and WPF developers will no doubt gravitate to C# with Xaml, web developers may wish to try their hand at using HTML5, CSS and JavaScript to build Windows Store Applications. But what does it take to deliver that experience using Visual Studio 2012? The sites dev.windows.com and design.windows.com can help you get started learning the basics and there are a few published end-to-end examples as well. But most of the published material is around C# and Xaml. Jim will walk through some of the features that make HTML applications in the Windows store attractive and useful as well as the JavaScript equivalent to some C# features that Pete Brown discussed at the December meeting. This discussion will assume your basic level of knowledge regarding Windows 8 applications and jump as quickly as possible into the code.

Presenter: Jim Jackson

Jim Jackson is the co-author of HTML5 for .NET Developers, available now at http://ww.manning.com/jackson. (Note: This book is NOT about developing HTML5 applications for Windows 8 but you can use the HTML, CSS and JavaScript skills you learn to build Windows 8 Apps.) Jim has worked on rich HTML5 web applications for clients like Vogue, Rolling Stone and Playboy and is currently building an HTML5 game for the Windows App Store. Jim will walk through the realities of working with HTML5 and JavaScript to build a rich client application. Some topics he will cover are the use of existing HTML5 JavaScript APIs like Canvas and IndexedDB as well as the paradigm shift necessary to build a completely asynchronous application.
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RockNUG Release 6.7
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 6:30 PM, Rockville, MD
View RockNUG Release 6.7 on Bing Maps New Location! New Location!
2600 Tower Oaks Boulevard, Rockville, Maryland <-- New Location!
Suite 300

Exploring your Data with Power View
- Jessica Moss

Exploring your data has never been easier with Power View included in SQL Server 2012. Learn how to quickly analyze and discover new trends in your information by using the intuitive, easy to use, and business-friendly tool. This session will not walk through installation of the tool, but will instead describe the different visualizations provided and how to use each one.

Jessica M. Moss is a well-known architect, speaker, author, and Microsoft MVP of SQL Server business intelligence. Jessica's expertise includes dimensional modeling, ETLs, semantic modeling, report design, and helping customers across industries successfully implement and enhance their business intelligence solutions. Jessica enjoys sharing her knowledge with the central Virginia community, speaks regularly at user groups, code camps, and conferences, and has co-authored five technical books.

6:30 - 7:00 n00b Presentation: Hisham Baz
7:00 - 7:30 Pizza/Announcements
7:30 - 9:00 Exploring your Data with Power View - Jessica Moss
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Online

InCycle Software presents: DevOps series #2 - Building release-friendly apps - Strategies for continuous deployment
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 3:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon your package ready to release in production? Do you need to provide a hot fix but still struggle with releasing your line of code? Join us to learn more about best practices in build and packaging with Team Foundation Server 2012. The session will provide different branch and merging strategies as well as packaging solutions supported by usage scenarios. Start implementing continuous delivery to release early and often by adopting a modern release cycle!

Agenda
• Source Code, Dependency and Binaries Management
• Scripting & Packaging solutions
• Database update strategies
• Common release scenarios
• Branch & Merging strategies and plans

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Top 10 Business Benefits of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
Monday, January 14, 2013 1:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon Why should your business focus on Application Lifecycle Management? What benefits will you see to your overall business? How does ALM impact your bottom line? Come attend this free webinar to discover all the answers!

Agenda
• Source Code, Dependency and Binaries Management
• Scripting & Packaging solutions
• Database update strategies
• Common release scenarios
• Branch & Merging strategies and plans

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SQL Server Development in Visual Studio 2012
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 9:00 AM, Online
Online Event Icon The winds of change are blowing across the SQL development landscape. In Visual Studio 2012, SQL development is no longer a second class citizen. From the newly introduced SQL Server Data Tools, to complete integration into the Visual Studio ALM solution, SQL development is poised to take a giant step towards integration into modern programming practices.
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Operations Management in the Application Lifecycle
Thursday, January 17, 2013 1:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon Application lifecycles start when the software is envisioned and lasts until it is retired. Most of that time is generally spent in maintenance and upgrade, after an application is deployed into production but before it is retired. This session will describe how to optimize this segment of the application's lifecycle with new Microsoft tools.
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PA

Philly .NET Hands-On Lab
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 5:30 PM, Malvern, PA
View Philly .NET Hands-On Lab on Bing Maps Windows 8 Contracts and Settings
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Philly Pluralsight Study Group
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 5:45 PM, Exton, PA
View Philly Pluralsight Study Group on Bing Maps Check out the website for more info and to sign up.
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Philadelphia VFP User Group
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 7:00 PM, Fort Washington, PA
View Philadelphia VFP User Group on Bing Maps Menachem Bazian: PHP in the Real World
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VA

Office Hours - Windows Store Apps
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 10:00 AM, Reston, VA
View Office Hours - Windows Store Apps on Bing Maps Have an app you're working on for the Windows Store, and have a few questions, or just want another set of eyeballs to look over the app before you submit it for store certification? Office Hours is your opportunity to spend some in-person time with Microsoft Technical Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie and get the answers you need.

Office Hours is also an opportunity to get away from your daily grind for a little quiet coding time, if that's what you're looking for.
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Hampton Roads .NET User Group January Meeting
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 6:00 PM, Virginia Beach, VA
View Hampton Roads .NET User Group January Meeting on Bing Maps Ken Taylor will be talking about how to add a messaging solution to your .NET project with RabbitMQ and EasyNetQ.
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Office Hours - Windows Store Apps
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 10:00 AM, Reston, VA
View Office Hours - Windows Store Apps on Bing Maps Have an app you're working on for the Windows Store, and have a few questions, or just want another set of eyeballs to look over the app before you submit it for store certification? Office Hours is your opportunity to spend some in-person time with Microsoft Technical Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie and get the answers you need.

Office Hours is also an opportunity to get away from your daily grind for a little quiet coding time, if that's what you're looking for.
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Windows 8, HTML5, and JavaScript: Happy Together
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 6:30 PM, Arlington, VA
View Windows 8, HTML5, and JavaScript: Happy Together on Bing Maps In this talk, Microsoft Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie will show you how you can build polished and functional Metro style apps for Windows 8 using HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript. You'll see how you can leverage both your existing skills, as well as markup and code to get you started quickly. Whether you develop games or other apps, HTML and JavaScript provide a powerful combination for building great apps that you can sell through the Microsoft Store.
You'll learn about:
* Working with cloud-based services and JSON data
* Leveraging existing code and markup
* The lifecycle of a Windows 8 Metro style app
* How contracts make your app easier to use

Bio:
G. Andrew Duthie, aka devhammer, is the Technical Evangelist for Microsoft's Mid-Atlantic States district, where he provides support and education for developers working with the .net development platform. In addition to his work with Microsoft, Andrew is the author of several books on ASP.NET and web development, and has spoken at numerous industry conferences from VSLive! and ASP.NET Connections, to Microsoft's Professional Developer Conference (PDC) and Tech-Ed. Andrew has been participating in the user group community since way back in 1997, when one of his co-workers dragged him out to the Internet Developers User Group in Tyson's Corner, VA, and he's been hooked ever since.

Andrew is also the creator and developer of Community Megaphone, a site designed for promoting and finding developer community events.
In addition to his work in software development, Andrew has enjoyed some recent forays into the world of hardware experimentation, including developing for Kinect and .NET Gadgeteer, using his newly-formed hardware chops to do everything from blinking LEDs and making strange noises, to flying a helicopter with his bare hands.
Andrew can be reached through his blog at http://devhammer.net/. You can also follow Andrew on twitter.
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RADNUG - January 15th Meeting
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 6:30 PM, Fredericksburg, VA
View RADNUG - January 15th Meeting on Bing Maps Come hear Art Lucia come speak on Enhancing Windows 8 at RADNUG's January meeting.

We're meeting at a NEW LOCATION courtesy of the fine folks at SimVentions in Fredericsburg, VA.

NOTE: For 2013 RADNUG will be moving our monthly meetings to the THIRD TUESDAY of the month.

Hope to see you there!

Signup: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5117476510

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WV

AITP Greater Wheeling
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 5:30 PM, Wheeling, WV
View AITP Greater Wheeling on Bing Maps Monthly meeting of AITP Greater Wheeling Chapter. January meeting features Sexual Predator Internet Initiative Task Force.
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Tags: ASP.NET, HTML5, Windows 8, Windows Store, SQL, Visual Studio, ALM, FoxPro, Office Hours, User Groups, Webcasts

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