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Oct 1, 2012

Upcoming Events for October 1st, 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:


Capital Area Software Testing Forum, Hosted by Microsoft
Monday, October 01, 2012 9:00 AM, Chevy Chase, MD
View Capital Area Software Testing Forum, Hosted by Microsoft on Bing Maps Microsoft and ALP International Invite You to Attend the 2012 National Capital Area Software Testing Forum

This free half-day event featuring talks by specialists in the software testing industry will be held on October 1 and we hope you can attend.

8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Networking

9:00 – 9:15 State of Testing, Andrew Pollner, Chair

9:15 – 9:45 What’s new for Testing in VS 2012 Test Professional:
-Overview Testing Solution (2010)
-VS2012, new features for QA Teams
Presented by: Brian Jordan from Microsoft

9:45 – 10:45 Microsoft and HP in a blended Environment:
-HP and Microsoft comparison
-Using both products in a QA organization
Presented by: Ed Reynolds from ALPI

10:45 – 11:00 BREAK

11:00 – 11:45 Agile Dev/Test under a Waterfall - Introducing the GovDev Processes:
-Introduction to Processes
-Demo of features most relevant to QA teams
Presented by: Brian Jordan from Microsoft

11:45 – Noon Q&A/Open Discussion
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CMAP Main Meeting - An Evening of ASP.NET MVC 4 - K. Scott Allen
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 6:30 PM, Columbia, MD
View CMAP Main Meeting - An Evening of ASP.NET MVC 4 - K. Scott Allen on Bing Maps Topic: An Evening of ASP.NET MVC 4

A fast paced evening of application building with ASP.NET MVC 4. We'll take a look at new features in version 4 of the framework, but also cover the fundamentals of the MVC design pattern and see how to build controllers, views, and models using Visual Studio 2012.

Presenter: K. Scott Allen

K. Scott Allen is the founder of OdeToCode LLC and a software consultant who lives in Western Maryland. Scott has 20 years of commercial software development experience and has delivered software products for embedded devices, Windows desktop, web, and mobile platforms. Scott is also a Pluralsight instructor and a host of the Herding Code podcast. Scott tweets irregularly as @OdeToCode.
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RockNUG Release 6.4
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 6:30 PM, Rockville, MD
View RockNUG Release 6.4 on Bing Maps I Didn't Know JavaScript Could Do That!
- David Hoerster

JavaScript used to be a language that most ASP.NET developers shied away from, or only used it for some simple form validation. With the ascent of jQuery, developers are realizing that JavaScript is more than just a way to validate data or perform some simple functions. It's a powerful language that is quickly becoming the engine driving most web applications. But for most developers, their exposure is limited to using JavaScript through frameworks, such as jQuery, and they really haven't been exposed to the true power of JavaScript. In this session, we'll learn about some features of JavaScript that you may not be familiar with. From the concepts of truthy and falsey, to extending your objects through prototypal inheritence (and properly exposing your object's functions), we'll take a tour through the JavaScript language that will make you say "I Didn't Know JavaScript Could Do That!".

David Hoerster, a C# MVP, is a recovering corporate financial analyst and has been working with the Microsoft .NET Framework since the early 1.0 betas. He is the co-founder of BrainCredits (, a recent start-up that is hoping to change the way people learn on the web. David is the co-chair of the Pittsburgh .NET User's Group (PGHDOTNET), organizer of several recent Pittsburgh Code Camps and is also an occasional speaker at Pittsburgh and regional user group and code camp events. David can be found rarely blogging at DavidHoerster and also is an occasional Tweeter (@DavidHoerster).

6:30 - 7:00 n00b Presentation: TBD
7:00 - 7:30 Pizza/Announcements
7:30 - 9:00 Feature Presentation: I Didn't Know JavaScript Could Do That! - David Hoerster
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Introducing Windows Server 2012, Visual Studio 2012, and Windows Azure
Thursday, October 11, 2012 9:00 AM, King of Prussia, PA
View Introducing Windows Server 2012, Visual Studio 2012, and Windows Azure on Bing Maps Don't miss your chance to see Windows Server 2012 in action! We’ve seen hundreds of thousands of downloads of the pre-release versions, thousands of engineers worked on this product – and we couldn't be more proud to share it with you.

Join us at the Cloud OS Signature Series to learn about Windows Server 2012 and a whole host of new features and updates we've made to Windows Azure, System Center, and Visual Studio this year.

- Windows Server 2012 is at the heart of the "Cloud Operating System (OS)" and delivers on the promises of a modern data center to bring you the economics, agility and innovation of cloud both on your premises and off.

- Combined with Windows Azure and System Center, there is no better platform for connecting to data and services across on-premises and public.

- And now with Visual Studio 2012, we offer a comprehensive family of products for every organization, team and individual developer that wants to modernize or create exciting apps to run on-premises or in the cloud.

At this one-day event, you will hear directly from our Redmond-based product team and Microsoft technology evangelists who will share what's new with Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure, Visual Studio, and System Center 2012. You will have the opportunity to engage with our experts and get hands-on with the technology to see how you can build your modern datacenter.

This event will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton at Valley Forge.
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Richmond Code Camp 2012
Saturday, October 06, 2012 8:00 AM, Richmond, VA
View Richmond Code Camp 2012 on Bing Maps The next Richmond Code Camp will be held at the University of Richmond on Saturday, October 6th 2012. It's totally free. No gimmicks. No sales pitches. Enjoy breakfast and lunch at no charge while you mingle with your peers and enjoy over 40 awesome sessions covering a wide range of software development topics.
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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.

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