Events This Week – July 6th, 2009

A belated Happy Independence Day to my U.S. readers!

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area…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 Main Meeting - A Lap Around Silverlight 3 with Pete Brown
Tuesday, July 07, 2009 6:30 PM, Columbia, MD
Exactly two years ago, on 7/7/7, Pete and a coworker flipped the switch on the first managed code Silverlight application ever to go into production. Silverlight sure has come a long way since then. Join us for a lap around the new features in Silverlight 3 ranging from business application development to rich media, validation, navigation and out of browser support, plus a little fun stuff thrown in for grins. If you’re new to Silverlight 3, or new to Silverlight itself, you’ll want to join us for this end-to-end look at Microsoft’s RIA platform. Pete Brown is a Microsoft Silverlight MVP, an INETA speaker, and a RIA Architect for Applied Information Sciences in the Washington, DC area.
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CMAP Geek Lunch
Wednesday, July 08, 2009 11:45 AM, Columbia, MD
For anyone interested in eating lunch with a bunch of "Geeks", we will be meeting at Panera Bread Company this Wednesday, July 8th.
The plan is to be there around 11:45am.
This is a very informal gathering. There is no set time for this to start or end.
Event will be held at Panera in Dobbin Center.
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Web Development with Castle Monorail, Active Record and Brail view engine
Wednesday, July 08, 2009 8:00 PM, Online
Have a look at the first popular MVC .Net based web framework. Also will be covering persistence with ActiveRecord, and view templates using Brail. Bonus, will demo a plug-in framework for building CMS like applications.
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Monday, July 13, 2009 6:00 PM, California, MD
A Smart Client is an application that uses local processing, consumes XML Web Services and can be deployed and updated from a centralized server. While the .NET Framework (Windows Forms) and the .NET Compact Framework provide the ability to develop Smart Clients with ease, other technologies can provide smart client applications by utilizing the same architecture. Smart Client is the concept of architecting your application solution into a smart, flexible and convenient platform that utilizes web services for communication.
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Capital Area SharePoint User Group July 2009 Meeting
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 6:00 PM, Rockville , MD
SPEAKER: Sahil Malik
TITLE: SharePoint and Silverlight, perfect together
ABSTRACT: Silverlight is one of the most exciting things to come out of Microsoft lately. In this session, Sahil cooks up a practical and interesting completely hands-on demonstration of how to use Silverlight in SharePoint. Not only does he talk of various details of Silverlight, along with proper deployment of Silverlight projects in SharePoint, he also mixes WCF and demonstrates using Silverlight with full access to the SharePoint object model. You should attend if you are interested in either Silverlight, SharePoint, WCF, or any mixture of the above.
BIO: Sahil Malik, the founder and principal of Winsmarts, has been a Microsoft MVP and INETA Speaker for the past many years, author of many books and numerous articles, consultant and trainer who delivers training and talks at conferences internationally.
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Hampton Roads .NET Users Group
Tuesday, July 14, 2009 6:30 PM, Chesapeake, VA
Dissecting A Look at a Real World .NET MVC Implementation The ASP.NET MVC Framework provides a powerful Model View Controller (MVC) approach to building web applications, and provides separation of concerns, increased testability, control over HTML output, and intuitive URLs. We will start by looking at building a model framework with LINQ to SQL, including validation and model binding. Then, we'll explore a custom generics-based repository and services implementation. Finally, we'll tie it all together with a look at Views and jQuery.
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