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Oct 10, 2011

Upcoming Events for October 10th, 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:


  • RockNUG Release 5.4
    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 6:30 PM, Rockville, MD
    ASP.NET MVC and KnockoutJS
    by Roberto Hernandez
    Introduction to MVVM in the browser for the .NET World! Learn the basics of using KnockoutJS in ASP.NET MVC. KnockoutJS is the new open source Javascript library that simplifies the browser code needed to implement complex and modern user interfaces.
    Roberto Hernandez is currently a Managing Consultant for Excella and a Microsoft C# MVP. He has been designing and writing software solutions using Microsoft technology for the past 12 years. He is originally from the Dominican Republic, and the proud father of two beautiful daughters that make his life special.
    6:30 - 7:00 n00b Presentation Tim Plourde - TBA
    7:00 - 7:30 Pizza/Announcements
    7:30 - 9:00 Featured Presentations ASP.NET MVC and KnockoutJS - Roberto Hernandez
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  • Windows Phone Camp
    Tuesday, October 18, 2011 9:00 AM, Chevy Chase, MD
    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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  • CMAP Give Camp
    Friday, October 21, 2011 5:00 PM, Baltimore, MD
    Give Camp is a 3-day event where developers, designers, DBAs, and other professionals get an opportunity to share their time and talents with charities and non-profits in need of technical help.
    The Central Maryland Association of .NET Professionals (CMAP) is hosting the first Baltimore-area Give Camp this year at UMBC in Catonsville, MD.
    Want to get involved? Check out the volunteer information at:
    [ Event Details | Map & Directions | Add To Calendar ]


  • Tips for Easy Unit Testing: Dealing with Legacy Code - Part II
    Monday, October 10, 2011 10:00 AM, Online
    Want to learn how to write better unit tests? Learn more about to write stable unit tests.
    Attend this webinar and you will learn:
    • Common problems with unit testing, and how to solve them
    • Applying unit testing patterns to legacy code
    • How to turn a “real-world” legacy code into maintainable code
    • How unit tests help you understand and change code fearlessly
    • How to write better unit tests that don’t break
    Sign up! We will be giving away two free licenses for Isolator .NET.
    This will be a continuation of July's webinar. There is no requirement to have watched the previous webinar, bu it is encouraged, as it will increase your understanding. Watch it here:
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  • SSWUG Webcast: Using PowerPivot to Prototype Business Intelligence Projects
    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 11:00 AM, Online
    PowerPivot is a tool developed for Self Service Business Intelligence (SSBI). It allows for quickly loading data in-memory, establishing relationships and creating calculations. However, Business Intelligence (BI) professionals can use this tool as well in order to prototype traditional BI project artifacts, allowing them to test the accuracy of assumptions about the data model as well as validate calculations prior to building them into the cube.
    Javier Guillén, who is a Business Intelligence consultant for Mariner, will explore how PowerPivot can be leveraged to enhance the design phase of traditional BI implementations in Microsoft SQL Server.
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  • SSWUG Webcast: SQL Server 2008 Auditing
    Wednesday, October 19, 2011 11:00 AM, Online
    Ayad Shammout, who is the Principal Consultant for Advanti Solutions, will cover the technical details of the new Auditing feature in SQL Server 2008.
    He will use several demonstrations to show how to leverage the feature in an SQL server environment.
    He will also show how to build a Centralized Auditing Solution, where all events in the environment can be viewed centrally with rich dashboards and reports to track actions by server, database, object and users across all SQL servers.
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  • SSWUG Free Expo Event: SharePoint Integration
    Friday, October 21, 2011 9:00 AM, Online
    SSWUG.ORG’s virtual expo will review ways to integrate certain software systems with SharePoint to add dimensions of functionality to your collaboration efforts.
    Through our in-depth sessions with some of the leading SharePoint experts in the IT field, you will see many demonstrations and examples on enhancing workflow processes, accessing relevant results in real time and increasing productivity.
    By the end of our event, you should have the tools and understanding needed to combining outside platforms with SharePoint for desired results.
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  • Philadephia VFP User Group
    Tuesday, October 11, 2011 6:30 PM, Fort Washington, PA
    The Philadelphia VFP User Group continues our Southwest Fox previews continue this month with a visit from Menachem Bazian. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM. We'll be providing dinner this month. Please email if you plan to share our dinner, so we'll make sure to have enough.
    Menachem will speak on "Boosting Your Client Server Application Using Stored Procedures."
    [ Event Details | Map & Directions | Add To Calendar ]

  • October Phila SQL Server User Group Meeting
    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 5:30 PM, St. Davids, PA
    PSSUG Appreciation night. We'll have 2 -30 minute sessions, and a speaker contest of 6 - 15 minute sessions at the Radnor Hotel in St.Davids, PA.
    Session 1: Mark Wojciechowicz - Applying Data Visualization in SSRS 2008
    Session 2: Chris Exley - How to perform drillthrough on calculated members in SSAS
    Speaker contest (15-20 minute sessions):
    1) Alex Grinberg - Advanced T-SQL: OUTPUT CLAUSE
    2) Chuck Kruele - Powershell for sql admin task
    3) Bob Blackburn - SSIS: A faster SCD with the Hash function
    4) Slot Open
    5) Slot Open
    6) Slot Open
    [ Event Details | Map & Directions | Add To Calendar ]

  • Philly Code Camp
    Saturday, October 15, 2011 8:30 AM, Fort Washington, PA
    Our second 2011 Code Camp will be held at the DeVry University campus in Fort Washington, PA on Saturday, October 15 from 8:30-5:00. Please register at EventBrite. Detailed directions are on the DeVry web site.
    •Lots of code, just say no to slides!
    •8 hours of learning and networking
    •70 sessions by 65+ speakers (8:30, 10:00, 11:30/12:20, 2:10, 3:40)
    •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 (Horsham Days Inn, 245 Easton Rd, Horsham, PA 19044 (215) 674-2500, ask for group philly.NET Code Camp)
    •After hours party to be determined (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.
    [ Event Details | Map & Directions | Add To Calendar ]


  • RBTC Software Developer Forum - Git
    Thursday, October 20, 2011 6:00 PM, Blacksburg, VA
    Matt Camilli will discuss Git and the benefits of a distributed version control system (DVCS). Git is a free, open source DVCS, attractive to developers creating both small and large projects due to its speed and efficiency. Join us and learn why Git is a great choice of version control for all projects. Matt will also demonstrate getting started with Git along with some of Git's most common features.
    [ Event Details | Map & Directions | Add To Calendar ]

  • The Powerful Database in the Cloud --
    Thursday, October 20, 2011 6:30 PM, Arlington, VA is the world’s first enterprise cloud database. It's proven technology that reliably powers billions of transactions per quarter and securely manages data for thousands of organizations’ business-critical apps and users. In this talk, you’ll gain a broad overview of the various and unique technologies within You’ll learn how to use to power big data apps, mobile apps, and social apps that you can build with the development language of your choice.
    [ Event Details | Map & Directions | Add To Calendar ]

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, Code Camps, ASP.NET, MVC, JavaScript, Give Camps, Windows Phone, Webcasts, Testing, SQL, SharePoint, FoxPro

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