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Jul 9, 2012

Upcoming Events for July 9th, 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:


Building Android Apps in .NET with Mono for Android
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 6:30 PM, Washington, DC
View Building Android Apps in .NET with Mono for Android on Bing Maps This presentation will demonstrate building an Android mobile application that consumes existing services using Xamarin's Mono for Android. Mono for Android leverages Mono - an open-source implementation of the .NET framework. This allows .NET developers to program for the AndroidOS using C# in Visual Studio (or the MonoDevelop IDE if you prefer). During this presentation we will build out the same functionality as done in the companion session 'Building Android Apps in Java and Eclipse'.

Speaker Bio
Chris Atienza is CTO of Lotic Factor, Inc, a full-service technology consultancy headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia. He has been in IT for almost 2 decades and involved in mobile application development on various platforms for over half that time.


RockNUG Release 6.1
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 6:30 PM, Rockville, MD
View RockNUG Release 6.1 on Bing Maps Using HTML5 Today - Steve Albers

Learn about the state of HTML5 and how to use HTML5 features on your site today, including ways to help address cross-browser, cross-version compatibility issues.

Steve Albers is a Principal Software Architect & Developer for Time Warner Cable and has worked in software development for 20 years, focusing on web technologies, systems integration and application performance. Steve speaks at several user groups in the national capital area.

Steve has a BA in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech, an MS in Information Systems from George Mason University, and was an NVCC Continuing Education instructor. Steve has worked with .NET since 2002 and is Microsoft MCSD certified.

6:30 - 7:00 n00b Presentation: Jimmy Bosse
7:00 - 7:30 Pizza/Announcements
7:30 - 9:00 Using HTML5 Today - Steve Albers
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Executable Specifications in Action: Building a Mobile Bank
Thursday, July 12, 2012 10:00 AM, Online
Online Event Icon In this workshop we will exercise a combination of BDD and TDD methods by implementing a small mobile bank solution. We will start from user stories and scenarios, turning them into a set of executable specifications written in Gherkin language. Then we will proceed with implementation of scenario steps followed by writing production code in a test-driven manner. By the end of the workshop, we will have an in-memory bank communicating with its customers using simulated SMS messages.

Learning outcomes:
• Transform product requirements into executable specifications written in Gherkin language
• Exercise how to combine BDD and TDD in order to focus on continuous delivery of business values
• Use automated test frameworks for continuous feedback on feature completion
• Use a distributed version control system (Git) to switch between different code branches during the implementation phase

By the end of the workshop we will have an in-memory bank communicating with its customers using SMS messages. We will use Typemock Isolator to mock communication with the SMS gateway.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 8:00 AM, Online
Online Event Icon aspConf is a virtual conference focused on one thing: showcasing the ASP.NET stack as the platform for great web applications.

We've revamped the popular mvcConf conference to serve all of ASP.NET, Windows Azure, the MS Web Platform and the community as a whole. If you're a developer interested in taking our platform to the next level, aspConf is the conference you don't want miss.

Current Details:
Date: July 17th & 18th 2012
Where: Online (Here, there, everywhere!)
Cost: Free!


Windows 8: 30 to Launch Workshop
Thursday, July 12, 2012 6:00 PM, Philadelphia, PA
View Windows 8: 30 to Launch Workshop on Bing Maps During the month of July we are throwing down a Windows 8 app challenge in Philadelphia. . . Join us over 4 weeks to build your Windows 8 app and a chance to win exciting prizes!

Please remember this is a four part series and registration and attendance is expected at all four sessions.

By July 4: Submit your app
If your app meets certification requirements determined during your App Excellence Lab, you will receive a token to create your developer account for the new Windows Store!

Once you create your development account, submit your app to the Windows Store by July 4 for an opportunity to win exciting. There will be four winners per location picked from everyone who successfully submits an app.

Winners will be announced right here by July 30!

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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: Windows 8, User Groups, Webcasts, ASP.NET, MVC, HTML5

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