Events This Week – July 12th, 2010

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:

  • CMAP Silverlight Study Group Meeting - Intro to XAML
    Monday, July 12, 2010 7:00 PM, Laurel, MD
    This will be the kickoff meeting for the CMAP study group covering Silverlight 4 Business Application Development
    We will meet at the Aquilent Conference Center on Monday, July 12, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Future meetings will be held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month.
    As a study guide, we will be reading "Microsoft Silverlight 4 Business Application Development: Beginners Guide" by Cameron Albert and Frank La Vigne.
    For the first meeting, Steve Stewart and I will be presenting the material in Chapter 1 and an introduction to XAML Syntax. Anyone interested in expanding their knowledge about Silverlight is welcome to attend any of the meetings.
    Please note that there are currently no plans to provide pizzas at these meetings, so you might want to grab a bite before arriving or bring a snack.
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  • RockNUG Release 4.1
    Wednesday, July 14, 2010 6:30 PM, Rockville, MD
    Wednesday, July 14, 2010
    6:30-9:00 PM
    Montgomery College, Rockville
    ROOM SB 117
    WPF and the .NET Framework 4.0
    by Kevin Jones
    What's better than chocolate + peanut butter? WPF 4.0 + .NET 4.0, of course! We'll take a look at all of the new Windows Presentation Foundation features and .NET tools while developing a WPF application using the .NET Framework 4.0.
    Kevin Jones is a Senior Consultant and Team Lead at Thycotic Software Ltd and an ASP.NET MVP. He is also an advocate for Agile and Lean software development.
    n00b Presentation 6:30 - 7:00 Still Some more MVC2 - Dean Fiala
    Pizza/Announcements 7:00 - 7:30
    Featured Presentation 7:30 - 9:00 WPF and the .NET Framework 4.0 - Kevin Jones
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  • XNA Game Development for Windows Phone 7
    Thursday, July 15, 2010 10:00 AM, Online
    Hosted by the AT&T Developer Program. All actual attendees can enter to win an AT&T Smartphone. Winner will be notified via email after the Webcast.
    Join us and discover a developer overview of how to build games for Windows Phone 7 with Microsoft XNA Game Studio 4. Learn about the developer tools, the XNA Framework, and the resources available to build interactive, compelling, games with Windows Phone 7.
    In this webcast you will learn how to create games for Windows Phone 7 using XNA Game Studio 4. This session will cover the programming model, how to work with content, game input, and available resources.
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  • SQL SERVER 2008 R2 LAUNCH EVENT - What is SQL Server 2008 R2 and Why Do IT Professionals Care?
    Saturday, July 17, 2010 9:30 AM, Online
    Location: This is an online meeting via Live Meeting
    These sessions were designed to show the IT Professional the many features and benefits of SQL Server 2008 R2. In addition to innovations and improvements with PowerPivot, Application and Multi-server Management, Master Data Management, and Complex Event Processing, we’ll cover other key capabilities in this release to help you enable managed self-service business intelligence, improve IT efficiency, and scale with confidence on a trusted platform. We’re confident you will find greater efficiency, scalability, and satisfaction with the many new capabilities of SQL Server 2008 R2.
    Pre-registration is REQUIRED, please go to: to register
    Access information will be sent to you by email.
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  • Blend-O-Rama
    Monday, July 19, 2010 11:30 AM, Online
    Blend-O-Rama is a series of 5 lunch and learns designed to take you from zero to hero in Expression Blend.
    By registering for the event, you'll be sent reminders for each of the sessions with a link to the LiveMeeting log in page.
    Blend-O-Rama is being presented by self-described "Blend Evangelist" Joel Cochran. The event is being sponsored by Kevin Griffin, and the resources provided by the Hampton Roads .NET Users Group.
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