Events This Week – May 4th, 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 05, 2009 6:30 PM: Ft Lauderdale Online: Introduction to the ASP.NET MVC Framework - Jim Zimmerman
05/05/2009 - 6:30 PM Online / Live Meeting -
Learn the basics of:
•Model, Views, and Controllers
•RESTful Routing
•Typed and UnTyped Views
•Partial Views
•ViewData and TempData
•ModelBinders and DataBinding
•ModelState, Validation, and Error Handling
•ActionFilters and AuthorizationFilters
•HTML Helpers
•ASP.NET AJAX and jQuery
Speaker Jim Zimmerman is currently a Visual Developer – ASP/ASP.NET MVP. He speaks on various .NET related topics including Ajax and Code Generation at Code Camps and .NET user groups in Florida. Jim is a member of the Ajax Control Toolkit ( and tries to blog when the kids are sleeping at He co-authored the book, Beginning ASP.NET 2.0 Ajax from Wrox press, which was published in July of 2007.
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Tuesday, May 05, 2009 6:30 PM: CMAP Main Meeting - WCF REST 3.5
Tuesday night is not a night to rest but a night to join us for a RESTful evening of learning about a different approach to web services. You need not be a RESTifarian, but you will rest easier knowing you have REST in your toolbox. With the advent of WCF 3.5, there are now many features at your disposal to build Web 2.0-style services. This demo-heavy presentation will cover both building and consuming WCF REST services. We will dive into many of the new APIs available in the WCF REST Starter Kit with a nod to new features on the horizon in WCF 4.0. Consuming REST services will be explored through a pure AJAX jQuery client as well as a Silverlight client. The session will also give a brief introduction to ADO.NET Data Services.
Presenter: Steve Michelotti Steve Michelotti, MSCD, MCPD, MCT is a consultant for Applied Information Sciences. He has consulted at where he was the Tech Lead for one of the highest volume .NET applications in the world. He is a frequent presenter at developer user groups and Code Camps in the Maryland area. He has been on Microsoft Channel9 and his published articles include Visual Studio Magazine and his blog:
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Thursday, May 07, 2009 12:00 PM: LIDNUG: Stephen Toub on .Net parallel extensions
Learn the ins and outs of .Net Parallel Extensions - puzzled? come along and get the details first hand from one of the industry's leading technologists.
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Thursday, May 07, 2009 6:00 PM: RV.NUG May Meeting: Microsoft OPC
RV.NUG Monthly meeting. Rich Quackenbush on "How to put your eggs in one basket and like it". A presentation on Microsoft Open Packaging Convention (OPC)
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Monday, May 11, 2009 11:30 AM: LIDNUG: Scott Guthrie talks shop with developers
Get a chance to ask those questions that’s been sitting on your mind of Scott Guthrie in this virtual Q&A session.
Following on from Brian Harry’s highly successful event earlier, LIDNUG is bringing you this unique opportunity to virtually meet and greet The Gu.
Register and attend for your chance to win a 1 year full MSDN Premium VSTS Subscription (worth in excess of USD$10,000) plus many other give-aways.
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Tuesday, May 12, 2009 6:30 PM: Hampton Roads .NET Users Group - May Meeting
Crafting software is one of the most rewarding and challenging tasks that one can engage in. As Fred Brooks said in “The Mythical Man Month”:
“The programmer, like the poet, works only slightly removed from pure thought-stuff. He builds his castles in the air, from air, creating by exertion of the imagination”.
Building software is exciting because we truly are limited only by our imaginations, creativity, and the occasional budget. But this can be a problem as well. With an infinite level of paths in front of us, which direction do we take? How do we know if we are taking the right path? In this talk we are going to look at a few strategies for large system design, and discuss some ways in which we can make our systems better.
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 6:30 PM: RockNUG Release 2.11
Coding for Fun and Profit, presented by Jeff Schoolcraft. Learn how to hone your mad skillz and free your inner guru. User participation encouraged -- so bring your laptop. Also the Final Chapter of Poor Man's ORM for n00bs and the usual pizza, swag and .NET-related humor.
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