Events this Week – January 17th, 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 all events entered in Community Megaphone are also automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar:

  • jQuery on the Go
    Tuesday, January 18, 2011 6:18 PM, Washington, DC
    Abstract: jQuery has revolutionized the way we build applications for the web. Now, with the alpha release of jQuery Mobile, we will be able to harness the power of jQuery on our mobile devices.Build single mobile applications that run across multiple devices. In this talk, Kevin Griffin will guide you through what's available in the alpha of jQuery Mobile.
    Bio: Kevin Griffin is a .NET Developer for Antech Systems, located in Chesapeake, VA. He’s a Microsoft Client App Dev MVP, ASPInsider, and the leader of the Hampton Roads .NET Users Group. Additionally, he serves as an INETA mentor for the state of Virginia. He can often be found speaking at or attending other local user group meetings or code camps. He enjoys working with new technology, and consistently works on being a better developer and building the best software he can.
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  • Azure Boot Camp - Pittsburgh
    Wednesday, January 19, 2011 8:00 AM, Pittsburgh, PA
    Windows Azure Boot Camp is a two day deep dive class to get you up to speed on developing for Windows Azure. The class includes trainers with deep real world experience with Azure, as well as a series of labs so you can practice what you just learned.
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  • Understanding Implications of the Cloud (Part 2)
    Wednesday, January 19, 2011 1:00 PM, Online
    Second in the series the focus will be on the implications for adopting Cloud Computing as a core pillar of a go to market strategy. This webinar will provide an understanding of what ISVs face relative to change management challenges and implications for their current business models. This session will discuss the multitude of factors that must be fully understood to successfully adopt a Cloud Strategy. These include presenting the legal, architectural, economic and operational ramifications for an ISV. This session will explore the business model evolution, implications on the software engineering processes and examples of software architecture patterns on Windows Azure. Examples include evolution of licensing models, support and SLA considerations, customer focused development, and deploying a cloud application services to customers.
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  • Learning SSIS under 1 hour
    Thursday, January 20, 2011 6:00 PM, Wheeling, WV
    Need to know what is the corresponding SSIS transformation or task to a specific T-SQL statement? How do you accomplish Unions, Joins, and Merges in SSIS? How do you do CASE statements in SSIS? How do you group and aggregate data in SSIS? In this session I will cover the some of the most important SSIS control flow and data flow tasks to jumpstart DBAs and Developers into SSIS with SQL Server 2008-R2. At the end of this interactive demo, you will be able to identify what control flow tasks and data flow transformations can be used in place of T-SQL statements and scripts.
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  • IIS Express, Razor, and WebMatrix, oh my!
    Thursday, January 20, 2011 6:30 PM, Alexandria, VA
    Does the announcement of so many new technologies make you wonder where the yellow brick road is that will lead you to the Oz of understanding? Well, there’s no denying that there’s a lot to keep up with these days if you’re a web developer. So let Microsoft Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie give you an overview of Microsoft WebMatrix, ASP.NET Web Pages, the new Razor syntax, and IIS Express, and how they fit in with the existing offerings in Microsoft’s web stack.
    Learn how and when you’d want to leverage these new technologies, and when existing technologies may be a better choice. Expect discussion and demo, and bring your questions, so we can make this an interactive and dynamic session!
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  • Easing (Leaping) Into the Cloud (Part 3)
    Wednesday, January 26, 2011 1:00 PM, Online
    The objective of this third and final session will be to introduce a decision making framework - based on real world experience - for rationally adopting Windows Azure as a core element of an application architecture. Topics include best practices on how to get started, envisioning potential new services, determining ROI/TCO, and working through application selection to achieve early success. The approach examines the multiple dimensions of economic modeling and TCO, Cloud Fit Analysis and the impact of Azure on support and operations. Real world case studies will be presented highlighting the steps for successful adoption of Windows Azure.
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  • Monthly Public Sector Developer Dinner Event: SharePoint 2010 as a Development Platform Series
    Wednesday, January 26, 2011 5:30 PM, Reston, VA
    For the next several months, we will focus on SharePoint 2010 Development starting January 2011 and kick off the series with a two-part discussion: introduction to SharePoint 2010 development and SharePoint 2010 customization and branding. Future events will cover basic and advanced SharePoint 2010 development topics -- web parts, workflows, sandboxed solutions, Business Connectivity Services, Excel Services, Azure and cloud computing integration, content management, search, to name a few.
    Introduction to SharePoint 2010 Development (45 minutes) - presented by Dr. Zhiming Xue “Z"
    In this introduction session we will discuss new Visual Studio 2010 features and templates for SharePoint 2010 development, and other related tools such as SharePoint Designer and PowerShell. Through demos we will also discuss SharePoint application development, debugging and deployment process.
    Branding Custom Sites in SharePoint 2010 (60 minutes) - presented by Greg Galipeau
    In this session we will discuss branding techniques to create custom internet sites in SharePoint 2010. While SharePoint 2010 introduces many innovative techniques such as the new ribbon, it also produces challenges for designers when the design is built for the Internet.
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