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May 7, 2012

Upcoming Events for May 7th, 2012

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) 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:

DC

Security Development Conference
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 8:00 AM, Washington, DC
View Security Development Conference  on Bing Maps Industry and government decision makers are increasingly aware that operational security protections and regulatory compliance are insufficient in protecting global applications and infrastructures. Organizations are realizing the value of secure development practices and seek to accelerate adoption and articulate this value to management.

The inaugural Security Development Conference 2012 (SDC 2012) will bring together industry professionals to network and learn from security experts about secure development practices. SDC 2012 will include information for leaders in software engineering, process and business management who are responsible for implementing or accelerating the adoption and effectiveness of secure development practices in their organizations.

 

MD

RockNUG Release 5.11
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 6:30 PM, Rockville, MD
View RockNUG Release 5.11 on Bing Maps Technical Center - Room 232
Montgomery College (Rockville Campus)
Getting Async with C# 5
- Kevin Jones
Asynchronous applications are becoming more relevant, and the need and justification of them is hard to ignore. Users are demanding better experiences with applications, and applications need to make the most out of the resources they are given. Once time consuming and difficult to write, the new C# 5 async functionality built on top of the Task Parallel Library finally makes asynchronous development a full class citizen in the language. We'll explore what it is, how it is doing it, and why we will all benefit from it.
Kevin Jones is an Team Lead and Senior Consultant for LogicBoost, a leading software development company based in Washington DC.

6:30 - 7:00 n00b Presentation: TBD
7:00 - 7:30 Pizza/Announcements
7:30 - 9:00 Featured Presentation: Getting Async with C# 5 - Kevin Jones
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Microsoft PubSec Live - Win8 At Night: Building Metro style apps with XAML: What .NET developers need to know
Thursday, May 10, 2012 6:00 PM, Chevy Chase, MD
View Microsoft PubSec Live - Win8 At Night: Building Metro style apps with XAML: What .NET developers need to know on Bing Maps If you are experienced with .NET or Silverlight and are already familiar with XAML, this session will teach you everything you need to know to create a Metro style app for Windows 8. This session will cover updates to familiar features and explore concepts that are new for Windows 8. This session will show you how to turn your XAML skills into money-making Metro style apps.



Metro Friday Hackathon - Chevy Chase
Friday, May 11, 2012 10:00 AM, Chevy Chase, MD
View Metro Friday Hackathon - Chevy Chase on Bing Maps Join us on three Fridays in May for Metro Friday Hackathons. We want to provide you with an event where you can join us and your peers and co-work on your projects with specific goals in mind. Bring a computer and ideas.

What: Hackathon for Metro style Apps on Win8 or for Windows Phone
When: 10am – 4pm, May 11, 18, 25
Where: Microsoft offices in the DC metro area, see below for specific dates/locations
Who: Anyone. We’ll be there, you should too!
Registration: Just drop a note to http://devhammer.net/contact, and let me know that you’re in

Ideas on what you could do:

- Publish your Windows Phone app during the hackathon!
- Profile your Windows 8 Metro app to qualify for early Windows Store access
- Evaluate your Windows Phone app for SDK 7.1.1 256mb emulator compatibility
- Work on a project with experienced folks to help you
- Jump start your Windows 8 or Windows Phone developer experience, cowork for a Day!

Dates and Locations:

- May 11 (this event) - Microsoft Chevy Chase Office, 5404 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD (room 7027)
- May 18 - Microsoft Reston Office, 12012 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, VA (rooms 3026 & 3028)
- May 25 - Microsoft Chevy Chase Office, 5404 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD (room 7027)

 

Online

Software Architecture in an Agile Environment
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 9:00 AM, Online
Online Event Icon How do architects build software in an agile environment.

Learn
• What is Software Architecture
• What is Agile development
• How they can live together?

Discover principles of Agile architecture

• Lifecycle and process
• Modeling and development
• The right solution for the right problem
• How to deliver quality with (TDD)
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Designing apps with Metro principles and Windows personality
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 2:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon Windows 8 marks the next step in the evolution of the Metro design language. Through the bold use of color, typography and motion, Metro brings a fresh new approach to the user experience. In this talk, you'll learn the design principles behind Metro and get insights into how to apply these principles in your own apps.



Microsoft Web Camp
Thursday, May 10, 2012 9:00 AM, Online
Online Event Icon What’s a Web Camp?
Web Camps are free, fun, no-fluff events for developers, by developers. You learn from experts in a low-key, interactive way and then you’ll get to apply what you’ve learned.

What am I going to learn?
At this Web Camp, you’ll learn how to develop beautiful, interactive and fast web sites using Microsoft’s web tools and platform. You will also learn how to deploy and scale your web sites with the cloud.

Here’s a snapshot of the topics that will be covered in the sessions and demonstrated with extensive hands-on resources.
– HTML5
– jQuery
– ASP.NET 4.5, MVC, and Web APIs
– Visual Studio 2011 Beta & WebMatrix 2.0 Beta
– Internet Explorer Site Pinning, Notifications, Jump Lists, Media
– Internet Explorer 10 Concepts and Developer Preparation
– Cloud deployment and scaling with Windows Azure
– And more….

What does it cost?
Web Camps are free. We appreciate your time, so we take care of the rest.

How do I register?
Registration is easy! It’s quick and painless. Seriously. Registration is free, but it’s also limited to keep things interactive and fun. We recommend you register right away to make sure you get a seat.
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TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2012 - What's New in the Tabular Model (Part 2)
Friday, May 11, 2012 9:00 AM, Online
Online Event Icon This webcast picks up where the previous part left off: we look at the different specific features in the tabular model, such as key performance indicators (KPIs), roles, partitions, and calculations. We also look at scenarios in which the tabular model works well compared to the traditional OLAP model, scenarios in which the models differ, and ways that we can scale the tabular model (which by default is an in-memory data model) for more enterprise-level applications (by using DirectQuery mode). After this webcast, you should have a better understanding of the tabular model and how it differs from the traditional OLAP, multidimensional model.



SQL Server Table Partitioning by Mike Fal
Thursday, May 17, 2012 12:00 PM, Online
Online Event Icon Eating The Elephant: SQL Server Table Partitioning

Is your table fat? Do you need to manage a table that has billions of rows within it and are overwhelmed by index rebuilds that take more than 12 hours? SQL Server's table partitioning gives the DBA the tools to manage this beast and support very large tables in a way where index management and data retrieval does not become unwieldy. This presentation will take you step by step through choosing an appropriate partitioning key, setting up the partitioning on the table, and finally maintaining the partitions.

Mike Fal

Mike Fal is a musician turned SQL Server DBA, with 10+ years of experience along with some brief excursions into Oracle and Netezza. He has worked in several different industries, including healthcare, software development, marketing, and manufacturing and has experience supporting databases from 1 GB to 4 TB in size. Mike received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1996 and has been caught playing trombone in public on more than one occasion.

Contact URL: http://www.mikefal.net/
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PA

Philadelphia VFP User Group
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 7:00 PM, Fort Washington, PA
View Philadelphia VFP User Group on Bing Maps This month, we’ll have a short presentation by member Dan Baker, followed by open mike night. Please bring any questions or tips.

Dan says he’s been “using the Web Browser to create controls for my VFP applications. It's a work in progress but I have a calendar date picker and a two-level hierarchy table with various HTML input controls inside to show.”



Code Camp 2012.1
Saturday, May 12, 2012 8:30 AM, Abington, PA
View Code Camp 2012.1 on Bing Maps Our first 2012 Code Camp will be held at the Penn State campus in Abington, PA on Saturday, May 12 from 8:30-5:00. Detailed directions are on the Penn State web site.

- Lots of code, just say no to slides!
- 8 hours of learning and networking
- 70 sessions by 60+ speakers (8:30, 10:00, 11:30/12:00, 1:40, 3:10)
- 13 tracks + Open Spaces Forum
- 600 seats with tables (laptops welcome)
- Breakfast, lunch (two groups), and afternoon snack
- Raffles and prizes after second lunch and closing
- Booster registration option for charity donations, parties, and prizes
- Easy parking
- Convenient hotels (TBD)
- After hours party at the Brick House (network with speakers and attendees)
- The official Twitter hash tag will be #phillycc. Use it when you tweet and search it to stay in the know.

TechNet Events Presents - IT Camp: The Future of IT
Thursday, May 17, 2012 9:00 AM, Pittsburgh, PA
View TechNet Events Presents - IT Camp: The Future of IT on Bing Maps Mark your calendar, set up a reminder, and join us at our IT Camp as we further “The Future of IT” event series. We will begin with the essentials of Microsoft Hyper-V and advance to real-world topics on Hyper-V manager, virtual networks, processes and operations on virtual machines, etc. This is an exciting opportunity to learn Hyper-V with hands-on* experience and gain technical insights of the technology in a relative short period of time. For many It professionals, a TechNet event is also a gathering to connect with those with similar professional interests and grow the community. Come and take this important step to get started on becoming the next private cloud expert in your organization. Seating is limited so reserve your place now!

 

VA

Hampton Roads .NET User Group
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 6:00 PM, Virginia Beach, VA
View Hampton Roads .NET User Group on Bing Maps Join us as Derik Whittaker talks about making lemonade out of lemons - tips and techniques for working with bad code and making it better.



Microsoft PubSec Live - Win8 At Night: Building Metro style apps with XAML: What .NET developers need to know
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 6:00 PM, Reston, VA
View Microsoft PubSec Live - Win8 At Night: Building Metro style apps with XAML: What .NET developers need to know on Bing Maps If you are experienced with .NET or Silverlight and are already familiar with XAML, this session will teach you everything you need to know to create a Metro style app for Windows 8. This session will cover updates to familiar features and explore concepts that are new for Windows 8. This session will show you how to turn your XAML skills into money-making Metro style apps.



VMware's vision, strategy and direction for the Cloud
Thursday, May 17, 2012 6:30 PM, Arlington, VA
View VMware Curtis Brazier will present VMware's vision, strategy and direction for Cloud Computing as they move into 2012 and beyond. The session will include exposure to VMware's strategy for IaaS, PaaS, DaaS (Data as a Service) and end user consumption. VMware will discuss the technology that makes this vision and strategy come to life and how they see the market adoption from private, hybrid and service provider cloud computing.



Cap Area - Client/Dev (formerly Silverlight) SIG - Intro to Windows 8 using XAML - Van Van Lowe
Thursday, May 17, 2012 7:00 PM, Arlington, VA
View Cap Area - Client/Dev (formerly Silverlight) SIG - Intro to Windows 8 using XAML - Van Van Lowe   on Bing Maps Abstract:

In this session you will see how to create a Metro App using Xaml and C#. You will learn how to use the new templates in Visual Studio to create a metro app. You will also learn to make changes to these basic templates so that you can customize your metro app. We will also go over new features of metro app such as the charms and the app bar.

Bio:

Van, a Senior Web Developer for Innervisions Software, Inc. since 1996, 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.

Van is currently the leader of the Cap Area .Net Client/Dev (formerly Silverlight) Special Interest Group. He spends his spare time creating Lightswitch applications for Prince William Special Olympics. He has recently deploy a couple of Lightswitch applications.
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Metro Friday Hackathon - Reston
Friday, May 18, 2012 10:00 AM, Reston, VA
View Metro Friday Hackathon - Reston on Bing Maps Join us on three Fridays in May for Metro Friday Hackathons. We want to provide you with an event where you can join us and your peers and co-work on your projects with specific goals in mind. Bring a computer and ideas.

What: Hackathon for Metro style Apps on Win8 or for Windows Phone
When: 10am – 4pm, May 11, 18, 25
Where: Microsoft offices in the DC metro area, see below for specific dates/locations
Who: Anyone. We’ll be there, you should too!
Registration: Just drop a note to http://devhammer.net/contact, and let me know that you’re in

Ideas on what you could do:

- Publish your Windows Phone app during the hackathon!
- Profile your Windows 8 Metro app to qualify for early Windows Store access
- Evaluate your Windows Phone app for SDK 7.1.1 256mb emulator compatibility
- Work on a project with experienced folks to help you
- Jump start your Windows 8 or Windows Phone developer experience, cowork for a Day!

Dates and Locations:

- May 11 - Microsoft Chevy Chase Office, 5404 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD (room 7027)
- May 18 (this event) - Microsoft Reston Office, 12012 Sunset Hills Road, Reston, VA (rooms 3026 & 3028)
- May 25 - Microsoft Chevy Chase Office, 5404 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase, MD (room 7027)
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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 http://www.communitymegaphone.com/API.aspx. You can also email me for more information.

Tags: Windows 8, Windows Phone, Hackathon, User Groups, Security, Async, XAML, HTML5, Agile, SQL, FoxPro, Code Camps

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