Events this Week – January 6th, 2009

Wow…2009 already. I’m back from a nice long vacation, and there’s a lot coming up, so let’s get to it!

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area:

Thursday, January 08, 2009 6:00 PM: RV.NUG January Meeting: MVC - NOTE: Second Thursday due to the holiday. TOPIC: Walk through an ASP.NET MVC application PRESENTER: Justin Etheridge, founder of Richmond Meet and Code Dinners
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Friday, January 09, 2009 2:00 PM (PST): Developer Round Table - Everything/Anything LINQ with special Guest Jim Wooley author of LINQ in Action 2pm PST on Microsoft Island in SL.
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Saturday, January 10, 2009 8:00 AM: SharePoint Saturday - Join SharePoint architects, developers, and other professionals that work with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for ‘SharePoint Saturday’, on Saturday, January 10th, 2009 at the Virginia Beach Advance Technology Center. SharePoint Saturday will be an educational, informative & lively day filled with sessions from respected SharePoint professionals & MVPs, covering a wide variety of SharePoint-orientated topics. SharePoint Saturday is your local chance to immerse yourself in SharePoint! Details at
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Saturday, January 10, 2009 10:00 AM: Thycotic TDD Training - Are you interested in TDD or are looking for ways to improve the quality of your team's code? Join us January 10th for a free Test Driven Development training course. This course will focus on the key components of TDD including:
- Why testing should come first
- Testing quality
- The importance of refactoring
- Different types of testing
- Unit testing legacy code

Prerequisites include:
- Must be proficient in C#
- Must have good understanding of Object Oriented principles

This is a hands-on training course aimed at helping you learn the basics of TDD. The instructors use TDD everyday and are experts in Agile Programming.

Course will be held at the HRTec Computer Technology Center, Suite 302B
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Tuesday, January 13, 2009 6:30 PM: Hampton Roads .NET Users Group - The inaugural meeting of the Hampton Roads .NET Users Group. Our guest, Guy Hurst, will be discussing LINQ with us. Hosted at Antech Systems in Cheaspeake, VA.
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009 6:30 PM: RockNUG Release 2.7 - Ryan Olshan presents Architecting and Consuming REST APIs in .NET using Lullaby. The n00b presentation will have Jimmy Bosse and Kevin Jones presenting Ping Pong Pair Programming. Plus the usual pizza, swag and .NET goodness.
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Friday, January 16, 2009 7:30 AM: MSDN Developer Conference - The best of the PDC in your own backyard - for just $99. Hear all of the exciting announcements around the Azure Services Platform and Windows 7. Other sessions include the latest developments in .NET, Silverlight, Surface, Parallel Programming, Live Mesh, and more. Lots of great giveaways too! LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Reston
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Friday, January 16, 2009 10:30 AM: WomenBuild Washington DC - Both men and women are welcome to attend this Lego Serious Play workshop, networking oasis, and multimedia presentation held at the MSDN Developer Conference. Two repeating sessions—12.30 and 2.00 PM sharp. 3.30 networking hour—open to all Open to MEN and WOMEN No additional charge Consists of a series of hands on workshops with Lego and interactive discussions on empowering women with technology All attendees will receive a Lego SeriousPlay WomenBuild kit!
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