Events This Week – January 4th, 2011

Welcome to 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:

  • Practical MVVM, Joel Cochran
    Thursday, January 06, 2011 12:00 AM, Roanoke, VA
    In this months session Joel Cochran will provide an introduction to MVVM with a focus towards real world implementation. Primary topics of discussion include ViewModel to View relationships, ViewModel design patterns, Binding strategies, and Commands.
    Joel Cochran is an Expression Blend MVP, an INETA Community Champion, and a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) in Windows Forms and WPF. He has been developing in C# since 2003 and is a Blend fanatic and self-proclaimed "Blend Evangelist". A frequent speakerat User Groups and Code Camps, he enjoys teaching and writing about .NET and other topics. You can find him online at or on Twitter at Joel has served as the Director of Operations for Stonewall Technologies, Inc., an ISV, in Staunton, VA, since 2000.
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  • SharePoint Saturday, Virginia Beach
    Saturday, January 08, 2011 7:30 AM, Virginia Beach, VA
    SharePoint Saturday, Virginia Beach is about bringing great SharePoint content to the Hampton Roads area. We're lucky to have the wonderful support of the City of Va Beach Public Schools and Tidewater Community College who provide the use of their top-notch technical facility, the Virginia Beach Advanced Technology Center.
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  • HRNUG :: January Meeting
    Tuesday, January 11, 2011 6:00 PM, Norfolk, VA
    There are many techniques commonly used by functional programmers that can be of great use to object oriented developers. We’ll start with a brief introduction to functional programming. Then we’ll spend most of our time looking at some common, real world, problems we see as objected oriented developers and use functional techniques to solve those problems in a clean and concise way.
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  • The Business Case for Azure (Part 1)
    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 1:00 PM, Online
    First in a series of three webinars, the objective of this session is to provide an understanding of why Software as a Service is a compelling business model for today's ISVs and how Windows Azure can be a key enabler for ISVs considering the adoption of Cloud Technologies. This session will review the economics as well as the business and technical drivers for adopting Cloud Computing. Attendees will be exposed to the impact of the Windows Azure (Platform as a Service) on balancing Capital and Operating expenses, extending market reach and innovating whether the goal is to develop new application services or extend existing applications. Different patterns of cloud computing will be compared and contrasted as well as a an overview of the application scenarios for developing software for the cloud.
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  • Roanoke Valley SQL Server User Group
    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 6:00 PM, Roanoke, VA
    SSIS Design Patterns
    Andy Leonard, MVP
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  • RockNUG Release 4.7
    Wednesday, January 12, 2011 6:30 PM, Rockville, MD
    January 12, 2011
    6:30-9:00 PM
    Montgomery College, Rockville
    ROOM SB 202 -- Upstairs This Semester
    Do-It-Yourself User Group
    by Everyone
    Some outstanding topics this year:
    * Reflector - Scott Lawrence
    * NuGet - Jimmy Bosse
    * Jasmine: JavaScript unit testing framework - Brian Chiasson
    * Your Topic and Name Here! Contact Dean.
    6:30 - 7:00 n00b Presentation Singleton Pattern - Dean Fiala
    7:00 - 7:30 Pizza/Announcements
    7:30 - 9:00 Featured Presentations Reflector - Scott Lawrence
    NuGet - Jimmy Bosse
    Jasmine - Brian Chiasson
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  • RSSUG January Meeting
    Thursday, January 13, 2011 6:30 PM, Glen Allen, VA
    Have you heard about Denali? Hot off the press from Microsoft is their latest database release. If you missed it at the PASS Summit, come see what is new for SSIS in the Community Technical Preview (ctp1) release of Denali and what all the buzz is about. I will take a hands-on approach to looking at the new features in SSIS, and also take a look at what Dependency Services is about. I am sure you will be as excited about the new release as I am, so we will also cover the basics you need to know to get up-and-running with the ctp release.
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