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Oct 8, 2012

Upcoming Events for October 8th, 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:


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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Baltimore GiveCamp
Friday, October 19, 2012 5:00 PM, Baltimore, MD
View Baltimore GiveCamp  on Bing Maps GiveCamp is a "coding for charity" event where PM's, BA's, Team Leads, Web and Database Developers, DBA's, & Designers team up over the course of a weekend to develop websites, databases, mapping applications, etc.. for local non-profits who otherwise couldn't afford it. At the 2011 GiveCamp, we saved 21 non-profits over $250,000 in technology and resource costs. For 2012, we have 30 non-profits registered.

Food and drinks will be provided to all volunteers over the course of the GC weekend, which will be held at UMBC's Technology building.

Check out the details and register at the website.

For any questions, feel free to reach out to the Recruiting/Volunteer Coordinator, Erica Woods, at
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5th Annual State & Local Government Summit
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 8:00 AM, Online
Online Event Icon Our 5th Annual State & Local Government Summit is coming up and it’s a great opportunity for all of us to reach out to our customers and invite them to a great couple of days with Microsoft. This year’s theme is – The Changing Landscape: Forging Forward to Drive Real Impact in Government. And building on the great momentum over the last few years, we’re adding a few new elements to offer even more to our customers.


Philadelphia VFP User Group
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 7:00 PM, Fort Washington, PA
View Philadelphia VFP User Group on Bing Maps Tamar Granor will do a preview of her Southwest Fox session “VFP: Ideal for Tools.”

Abstract: We've had developer tools written in the FoxPro language since the days of FoxPro 2.0. Quite a few come with VFP, and the community has built lots more. In this session, we'll explore the Visual FoxPro language features that make building developer tools possible. We'll look at how the VFP language allows you to dig into projects, classes, data and code. Examples will be drawn from a variety of VFP tools, including those in VFPX.

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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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Learn Windows 8 Development
Saturday, October 20, 2012 8:00 AM, Virginia Beach, VA
View Learn Windows 8 Development on Bing Maps Windows 8 has been released, and we know that you are all dying to learn how your development experience is going to change over the course of the next several years. For one day only, we're offering an exclusive workshop for the community to come learn from industry experts in an intimate environment.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

If you'd like to code along with the presenters, please feel free to bring a laptop.
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itCon 2012 Charleston, WV
Saturday, October 20, 2012 10:00 AM, Elkview, WV
View itCon 2012 Charleston, WV on Bing Maps AITP Region 18 is sponsoring a Windows 8 / Server 2012 load fest. Microsoft IT Pro Yung Chou will be presenting the new features of Windows * and Server 2012. Being held at the Elk Valley Library.
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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 You can also email me for more information.

Tags: Community, Windows 8, Visual Studio, Windows Azure, GiveCamp, JavaScript

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