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Jul 23, 2012

Upcoming Events for July 23rd, 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:


Baltimore GiveCamp - Technical Analysis Day
Saturday, August 04, 2012 9:00 AM, Baltimore, MD
View Baltimore GiveCamp - Technical Analysis Day  on Bing Maps GiveCamp is a "coding for charity" event where PM's, BA's, Team Leads, Web and Database Developers, DBA's, & Designers team up over the course of a weekend to develop websites, databases, mapping applications, etc.. for local non-profits who otherwise couldn't afford it. At the 2011 GiveCamp, we saved 21 non-profits over $250,000 in technology and resource costs. For 2012, we have 30 non-profits registered.

The Technical Analysis Day is where the Team Leads will receive the requirements from the Business Analysts, who gathered the requirements on June 2nd, 2012. The Team Leads will also evaluate the technologies/platforms, choose one for the project, and give the GC committee an estimate of the # and types of resources needed to complete the project.
Food and drinks will be provided to all volunteers at the Technical Analysis Day and over the course of the GC weekend, which will be held at UMBC's Technology building.

Check out the details and register at the website.

For any questions, feel free to reach out to the Recruiting/Volunteer Coordinator, Erica Woods, at


Interactive TDD: Building a Spaceship
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 10:30 AM, Online
Online Event Icon I bet you've had enough of calculator examples. Let's do something important. Something that will change the world. We're going to TDD a... Spaceship!

In this interactive webinar we're going to collect and analyze requirements as we go, discuss design options, evaluate API and build a real (virtual) C# spaceship using test driven development.

Azure Florida Association Running Java in Windows Azure - Patriek van Dorp
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 6:30 PM, Online

When looking for a Cloud platform to host your Java applications there are a lot of providers to choose from. Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform is one of these platforms, which offers a rich set of services that can be used with any language or framework, thus also with Java. In this session I want to show the efforts made by Microsoft, in cooperation with third-party vendors, to make deploying Java Applications as easy as possible for Java- (non-.NET) developers. Additionally, I will briefly touch on the recently announced IaaS offering, which makes deploying Java applications onto Linux in Windows Azure possible.

PASS Performance Virtual Chapter
Thursday, July 26, 2012 2:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon Using the new XEvents in SQL 2012 by Kevin Cox

How to use XEvents in favor of Profiler or SQL Trace.


July RADNUG Meeting: Summertime Shorts
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 6:30 AM, Spotsylvania, VA
View July RADNUG Meeting:  Summertime Shorts on Bing Maps The Rappahannock Area Developers invite you to our July Meeting, continuing our "Summertime Shorts" series.

We will be talking about:
- Back to Basics: Separation of Concerns - MVC, MVP and MVVM in 15 minutes or less
- Wndows 8 Dvelopment: Metro and XAML Overview

Hope to see you there!

Richmond SharePoint User Group July Meeting
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:00 PM, Richmond, VA
View Richmond SharePoint User Group July Meeting on Bing Maps Topic TBD

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: User Groups, Webcasts, SharePoint, SQL, Windows 8, XAML, Windows Azure, Testing, GiveCamp

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