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Nov 7, 2011

Upcoming Events for November 7th, 2011

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

Windows Phone Camp
Thursday, November 17, 2011 2:00 PM, Washington, DC
View Windows Phone Camp on Bing Maps What's a Windows Phone Camp?
A free, full day event chock-full of everything you need to know to develop a Windows Phone application. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or just getting started with .NET development this full-day event is for you. Interested in profit? We'll also lead discussions on how to monetize your applications and generate profits with your apps.
Don't miss the new Windows Phone 7.5 (codename "Mango") features as well - with detailed sessions in the afternoon around Fast Application Switching, Multitasking, Live Tiles, Push Notifications, and more.
The day will be capped with an open lab hands-on session and prizes for apps completed. This is the perfect opportunity to begin work on your dream application, or finish that app you've already started, with Windows Phone experts there to guide you every step of the way. Bring your own laptop to join in the fun and show off your killer app!
Don't miss a chance to win your very own Windows Phone (ARV $500) – plus many other cool prizes. No purchase necessary, but you must be present to win.

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MD

RockNUG Release 5.5
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 6:30 PM, Rockville, MD
View RockNUG Release 5.5 on Bing Maps Exploring map APIs (Google, Bing and Yahoo!)
by Vladimir Bychkov
Google Maps and Bing Maps made a revolution in the way we think about map. The level of interactivity they bring is just incredible, but these services provide much more than just driving directions. There are rich APIs that enable developers to build highly customized map-based application. We will learn how to use those APIs from both client (Javascript) and server (.NET services) side. We will start from the very basic concepts in map scripting, and build our way to the full-featured web-application.
Vladimir Bychkov is a Sr Software Engineer with Segue Technologies, Inc. (www.seguetech.com) where he designs, develops, and implements IT solutions for a wide range of commercial and federal customers.
6:30 - 7:00 n00b Presentation TBA
7:00 - 7:30 Pizza/Announcements
7:30 - 9:00 Featured Presentations Exploring map APIs (Google, Bing and Yahoo!) - Vladimir Bychkov

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CMAP Code Camp
Saturday, November 12, 2011 8:00 AM, Columbia, MD
View CMAP Code Camp on Bing Maps It's time for another Code Camp in Central Maryland!
The Fall 2011 CMAP Code Camp will feature dozens of great technical sessions, great opportunities to network with your peers, and of course, lunch and snacks to keep you well-fueled.
All of this for the low, low price of FREE!
Don't miss out...registration will open soon!


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Online

SSWUG Webcast: Webcast: Developing on SQL Azure
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 11:00 AM, Online
Online Event Icon SQL Azure is a fully functional SQL Server in the cloud, which is meant to bridge the gap between on-premise and cloud facilities. This platform helps developers build, host and scale applications through Microsoft datacenters.
Ike Ellis, consultant and instructor for DevelopMentor, will explain what SQL Azure means to the developer and the DBA. He will discuss key differences, gotchas and performance tuning methods. He will also cover SQL Reporting Services in the cloud and SQL Azure Data Sync Services.


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Tips & Tricks for Unit Testing with Typemock Isolator
Thursday, November 10, 2011 10:00 AM, Online
Online Event Icon Finding unit testing difficult to start? Want to learn how to mock the unmockable and test brownfield code? Have code that is slowing you or your dev team down? Learn tips and tricks for easier, effective unit testing.
Discover how to write effective tests that save you time and let you test even external dependencies.
In this webinar, learn:
•How to fake (mock) any type
•Best practices in writing unit tests
•How to write tests that don’t break


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SSWUG Webcast: SOLID Development Patterns for Mere Mortals
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 11:00 AM, Online
Online Event Icon Software development patterns have been around long before the MVC Framework gained momentum.
In this session, Philip Japikse will start with a review of Robert C. Martin's (Uncle Bob) SOLID acronym. After building the proper foundation, he will show several development patterns, their C# implementation, and when and how they should be used in modern software development.


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PA

Philadephia VFP User Group
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 7:00 PM, Fort Washington, PA
View Philadephia VFP User Group on Bing Maps This month, we'll review Southwest Fox and the DevConnections conference being held this week in Las Vegas. Then, we'll continue our ongoing conversation about tools we use. Plan to share information about one tool you love.


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November Phila SQL Server Users Group Meeting
Thursday, November 10, 2011 5:30 PM, Malvern, PA
View November Phila SQL Server Users Group Meeting on Bing Maps First Session(s): DBA Open forum - panel discussion on DBA roles and responsibilities
Keynote Session: Jessica Moss (SQL Server MVP) Report Parts: How to Increase Development Productivity in SSRS
Abstract: Using SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services and Report Builder 3.0, report writers can store, re-use, and modify pieces of reports using "report parts". Report parts are stored on the report server and are provided to others for collaboration in a report part library to increase initial development productivity and decrease maintenance turn-around time. This presentation will describe how to set up a user-friendly and easily maintained report part library by discussing how to create report parts, how to store them on the report server, and how to import them into a new report.


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Philly.NET Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 5:30 PM, Malvern, PA
View Philly.NET Monthly Meeting on Bing Maps 15 Minutes of Fame. This is the Philly.NET monthly meeting. We will be giving a few people a chance to speak for 15 minutes about various topics.


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VA

Windows Phone Camp
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 2:00 PM, Blacksburg, VA
View Windows Phone Camp on Bing Maps What's a Windows Phone Camp?
A free, full day event chock-full of everything you need to know to develop a Windows Phone application. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or just getting started with .NET development this full-day event is for you. Interested in profit? We'll also lead discussions on how to monetize your applications and generate profits with your apps.
Don't miss the new Windows Phone 7.5 (codename "Mango") features as well - with detailed sessions in the afternoon around Fast Application Switching, Multitasking, Live Tiles, Push Notifications, and more.
The day will be capped with an open lab hands-on session and prizes for apps completed. This is the perfect opportunity to begin work on your dream application, or finish that app you've already started, with Windows Phone experts there to guide you every step of the way. Bring your own laptop to join in the fun and show off your killer app!
Don't miss a chance to win your very own Windows Phone (ARV $500) – plus many other cool prizes. No purchase necessary, but you must be present to win.

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CapArea .Net - Using HTML 5 Today - Steve Albers
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 6:30 PM, Vienna, VA
View CapArea .Net  - Using HTML 5 Today - Steve Albers  on Bing Maps Presentation description:
HTML5 capabilities in recent browsers offer improvements in interactivity, performance, search engine optimization and maintainability.
This session describes the state of HTML5 today and covers strategies for taking advantage of HTML5. Learn how to use HTML5 features on your site today, including ways to help address cross-browser, cross-version compatibility issues
Bio:
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 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.

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Introducing Windows Azure & SQL Azure
Thursday, November 17, 2011 6:30 PM, Arlington, VA
View Introducing Windows Azure & SQL Azure on Bing Maps This presentation will cover the basic concepts of Windows Azure including: Compute, Storage, Azure AppFabric Service Bus and ACS, and SQL Azure. Attendees will be shown how to migrate a sample on-premise application to Windows Azure and then extend that application by leveraging the additional capabilities the cloud provides. Additional application architecture patterns will be discussed and attendees will be shown a number of additional Azure based demos.


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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 http://www.communitymegaphone.com/API.aspx. You can also email me for more information.

Tags: Windows Phone, User Groups, Code Camps, Mapping, Bing Maps, SQL, Windows Azure, Testing, Agile, Webcasts, HTML5

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