Events This Week – May 18th, 2009

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next week (or so) for the Mid-Atlantic area (plus online events you can view from anywhere)…this list now includes events imported from the UGSS event calendar, and all events entered in Community Megaphone are also now automatically synced to the UGSS event calendar:

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 5:30 PM: IT Pro Tiki Hut Tour - Spring 2009
Join the rest of the IT Pros for an evening discussing Windows XP to Windows Vista to Windows 7. Why Vista today for Windows 7 tomorrow. Presented by your local MVP's! Free Pizza and Windows 7 DVDs and cool prize including a Rock Band 2, See you there!
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009 6:00 PM: Informacion GeoEspacial en SQL Server 2008
SPEAKER: Rene Huamani Aguilar MCPD: Enterprise Application Developer Describiremos las nuevas capacidades de gestion de datos espaciales en SQL Server 2008, su uso y las posibilidades de desarrollo de aplicaciones GIS con productos Microsoft y de otros fabricantes. Para ingresar el dia de la reunion:\&role=attend\&pw=X9%2BKtNPbN o Copie esta direccion y paguela en su explorador web: Copie y pegue la informacion necesaria: Id. de la reunion: QK68HC Codigo de entrada: X9+KtNPbN
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 6:30 PM: [BaltoMSDN](
Mark Lindell presents Behavior Driven Development. Behavior Driven Development offers a new way of approaching the same problem while shifting the emphasis towards communicating with the user through clear specifications.
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009 7:00 PM: How to: Real world implementations of DotNetNuke
ABSTRACT: Ever wonder how other people are using DotNetNuke? If so then this meeting is just for you. This month we will be talking about how one development company implements DotNetNuke including all the phases of the DotNetNuke life cycle from: Hosting Environments, Default Configurations (you know those host settings we have to change every time as well as web.config changes), how we develop and deploy skins, 3rd party modules we use as a standard base, the optimizations we do for SEO and performance, Implementation of landing pages for Pay Per Click campaigns and lastly how to maintain sites with some regular house-keeping methods.
BIO: Jonathan Sheely is the Senior Application Developer for Affinigent, a Microsoft Gold Partner deploying web solutions in York, Pennsylvania. Jon is a jack of all trades developer who focuses on content delivery applications and how to make managing that content easier for end users. When not working, Jon enjoys working… And will someday discover the outside world.
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Thursday, May 21, 2009 6:00 PM: Architecting an n-tier application for the Azure Platform
In this session we will take an existing n-tier .NET application and discuss how it can be re-architected to take advantage of the Azure platform. Through several demonstrations and code walkthroughs, we will take a deep look into the key mechanisms enabled by the Azure Platform including - Web and Worker Role, Azure Storage, .NET Services and Azure Storage.
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Thursday, May 21, 2009 6:00 PM: How to talk to your manager about your career and actually make it happen...
Thursday, May 21 2009 6:00 PM Eastern
This career discussion will help you with the following questions and suggest some career changing ideas that can put you in the right position to compete and meet your aspirations. When I start my job, how do I initiate a conversation about my future? Is this normal, and when do I do this? I am relatively new and I work from home—how do I obtain guidance to move my career forward? How do I use social networks to increase my chances of moving my career and professional relationships forward? How do I get others to recognize my leadership skills and contributions?. Everyone around us is like a recruiter. Managers, supervisors and executives are always looking for that special individual who can bring leadership into the organization, regardless if you are inside or outside the company. Everything we do on daily basis counts and matters, when studies show that close to 35% of resumes contain inaccuracies, screening becomes difficult. We need to be able to back up the resume with explanations of how our skills were applied and accomplishments achieved. Al of this can be learned and applied for success. These and many more questions are explored with real tips on how you can write a great resume, move your career and your life in a positive direction.
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Saturday, May 23, 2009 8:00 AM: NoVA Code Camp 2009.1
We are happy to announce the first 2009 Northern Virginia Code Camp (NoVa Code Camp) to be held on May 23, 2009. The venue for this first event is the Microsoft Office Facilities located at 12012 Sunset Hills Rd, Reston, VA.
We have a great speaker line up with lots of great topics that cover the latest and greatest technologies. Code Camps are FREE (yes, as in beer!) and are a great way to keep up with the pace of technology.
Registration is now open, and If you have not already registered, then go ahead and do so right away to secure your spot (
The schedule may be found at:
Finally, if you are as cool as all the other kids nowadays and you are on Twitter, then follow @novacodecamp and stay up to date with up to the minute news and updates.
Also, don't forget to add a tag to your tweets related to this codecamp using #novacc hash tag.
We all look forward to seeing you there!
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009 7:00 PM: CMAP .NET Essentials
Do not forget the CMAP .NET Essentials session on May 26, 2009 This SIG implements a complete ASP.NET application from the requirements all the way to the final deployment. In this session Randy Hayes, CMAP President and an MVP, who will continue his presentation by focusing on SQL Server Reporting Services and how it is applied to your ASP.NET application.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2009 6:30 PM: Frederick .NET User Group May Meeting
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM - Intro Topic: SQL Server Dynamic Management Views with Jeremy Kadlec
Speaker Bio: Jeremy Kadlec is the CTO @ Edgewood Solutions, where he focuses on core SQL Server Administration and Development needs for organizations on the east coast of the United States. Jeremy has worked to help the SQL Server community by leading both the Northern Virginia SQL Server Users Group and the Baltimore SQL Server Users Group over the last 5+ years. He is a frequent speaker at local user group meetings and national conferences. He is also one of the founders of where he has more than 200 contributions to the community in the form of valuable technical tips. In addition, the community has benefited from his book entitled the Rational Guide to IT Project Management.
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Pizza/Social Networking
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Main Topic: Dissecting A Look at a Real World .NET MVC Implementation with Steve Andrews
Main Topic Description: 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.
Speaker Bio: Steve Andrews is a Team System MVP and INETA NORAM Board Member and Speaker, and has been working as a developer for more than 9 years. During this time, he has designed and developed applications in such widely varying areas as trust accounting, medical information management, supply chain management, and retail systems. Steve is also an MCP, ICSOO, and community fanatic.
8:30 PM - 8:45 PM – RAFFLE!
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