Events This Week – October 18th, 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:

  • Webinar: Powering the ASP.NET MVC User Experience with jQuery
    Tuesday, October 19, 2010 10:00 AM, Online
    Most developers agree that JavaScript development can be a frustrating and error-prone endeavor. At the same time synchronous browser interactions and postbacks are rapidly becoming a thing of the past. Fortunately there is an answer: jQuery and ASP.NET MVC. In this session we will start with an overview of getting started with jQuery. Then we will look at AJAX support in Visual Studio 2010. Finally we will integrate jQuery with ASP.NET MVC actions to provide a powerful user experience.
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  • Natural User Interfaces: CapArea.NET Silverlight
    Tuesday, October 19, 2010 7:00 PM, Arlington, VA
    The Natural User Interface (NUI) is the next revolution of human-computer interaction. Microsoft Surface has shown the potential of multi-touch NUIs to uniquely engage users, and multi-touch tablets and displays are becoming more and more common. In this presentation, Joshua will cover fundamental NUI and multi-touch concepts and discuss multi-touch development options with WPF 4 and Silverlight. You will learn about raw touch input and the manipulation API and see the differences between WPF and Silverlight multi-touch development. If you are interested in creating rich, engaging multi-touch interfaces for the web or client, then you won't want to miss this presentation!
    Joshua Blake is an integrator (developer-designer hybrid) with extensive experience developing Natural User Interfaces for Microsoft Surface and Windows 7. He is a Microsoft Surface MVP and is deeply involved in the Microsoft Surface and NUI communities. He maintains the InfoStrat.VE and Blake.NUI open source projects on CodePlex. Joshua maintains a blog “Deconstructing the NUI” at and is currently writing a Manning book Multitouch on Windows ( Joshua is a senior consultant with InfoStrat in Washington, DC.
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  • Week3 Webinar - Creating SharePoint Designer 2010 Workflows
    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 10:00 AM, Online
    Visit to register for our monthly webinar sessions and access our archived webinars.
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  • HRSSUG October Meeting
    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 6:30 PM, Virginia Beach, VA
    Join us for our monthly meeting of the Hampton Roads SQL Server and SharePoint User Group. Paul Telkamp will be our presenter and talking on development in SharePoint 2007 and 2010. You can register here:
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  • DNN Q&A - Finding Solutions to Common and Uncommon Problems
    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 7:00 PM, Vienna, VA
    Feel like you missed out by not attending the Day of DotNetNuke:Chicago? Well you did! But not to worry we will be doing a recap of the sessions and share what we learned and what inspired us.
    After that we will hold a Q&A session where we can discuss problems you have been facing with DNN and get our community roundtable to help you solve them.
    Some topics to consider are:
    How do I setup an Intranet for my company?
    How do I migrate from my old CMS to DotNetNuke?
    What are the best e-commerce stores for DotNetNuke today? or will that store allow me to do X?
    For us programmers out there: How do I utilize jQuery to enhance my website?
    Feel free to come up with your own questions or if you are excited about a particular way you solved a certain problem we'd love to hear about it at this months CDUG!
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  • Webcast: Feature Demonstration of Microsoft Visual Studio
    Thursday, October 21, 2010 2:00 PM, Online
    During this webcast, we will provide a demonstration of technical functionalities and feature capabilities of the following:
    1. Test Professional for Tester/Load Testing
    2. Test & Lab management
    3. Team Foundation Server – Version Control, Work Items, Reporting services
    Target Audience: Developers, Architects, Project Managers, QA and Business Analysts
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  • The Service Bus in the Sky (Cloud Computing Security)
    Thursday, October 21, 2010 6:30 PM, Alexandria, VA
    Have you ever needed to build a web site that lets users log on using their Facebook passwords? Have you ever needed to connect applications that are running inside different firewalls? Perhaps the applications are in different data centers within the same organization, or perhaps one end is in your customers' or suppliers' data centers. Perhaps you need a flexible identity management solution that lets you switch from Active Directory to Google IDs, Facebook Connect, or Live ID with no code changes. Maybe you even want to write a massively multiplayer game like World of Warcraft, but you don't want to create your own server infrastructure to support it. You can solve these problems using Windows Azure AppFabric. The solutions work even if your application is hosted in your own data center, and you never plan to run code in the cloud.
    In this session, we'll build a web site that allows you to long on with your Facebook credentials. We'll also build a chat application that works through firewalls, and demo it running across multiple networks.
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  • WP7 Firestarter - Hampton Roads
    Saturday, October 23, 2010 8:00 AM, Suffolk, VA
    The power to build smart, visually stunning games and applications is right in your hands with Windows Phone 7. Want to see what’s under the hood? This full-day series of learning events for developers will take you behind the scenes with an inside look at the philosophy, design language, and the fundamentals of Silverlight and XNA coding for Windows Phone 7. You’ll also see how the Windows Marketplace provides exciting new distribution and monetization opportunities for developers and application publishers.
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  • Webinar: Implementing Custom OData Providers
    Tuesday, October 26, 2010 10:00 AM, Online
    In this session we will analyze WCF Data Services in detail and learn how to create custom providers.
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  • Parallel Computing and GPU-based Applications
    Wednesday, October 27, 2010 5:30 PM, Reston, VA
    The topic for the event consists of three parts on parallel computing: an overview of Microsoft’s parallel computing platform and programming tools and facilities, followed by NVidia’s discussion of GPU computing via Visual Studio, and MotionDSP’s discussion on GPU-based video processing capabilities.
    Microsoft and Parallel Computing
    An overview of the parallel programming tools and facilities available from Microsoft including our activities in the area of GPU computing. This will include an update on some interesting tools and trends we see in the ecosystem.
    Parallel Nsight: GPU Computing via Visual Studio
    A brief introduction to how Microsoft and NVIDIA are delivering the potential of GPU accelerated computing integrated in Visual Studio. Highlights will include video demos of the CUDA debugger and powerful Profiling tools.
    GPU-based Video Processing
    Recent proliferation of various video sources and the ease of digital distribution has resulted in an exponential rise in the amount of video data that needs to be processed, both during the mission (in real time), and post-mission (offline). Historically, custom application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) have been required for all demanding image processing tasks. Now, graphics processors (GPUs) provide orders of magnitude more computing power at a fraction of the cost. In this talk, you will hear how MotionDSP uses GPUs to provide previously-unattainable video processing capabilities to full motion video (FMV) applications. The talk will also include a demonstration of the Ikena software and will provide the details on the design and performance challenges of MotionDSP's video technology.
    Speakers for tonight's presentation
    * David Rich, Director, Technical Computing Strategic Business Development, Microsoft
    * John Ashley, Senior Solutions Architect, NVIDIA
    * Nikola Bozinovic, Vice President of Engineering, MotionDSP
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  • IIS Express, Razor, and WebMatrix, oh my!
    Wednesday, October 27, 2010 6:30 PM, Washington, DC
    Does the announcement of so many new technologies make you wonder where the yellow brick road is that will lead you to the Oz of understanding? Well, there’s no denying that there’s a lot to keep up with these days if you’re a web developer. So let Microsoft Developer Evangelist G. Andrew Duthie give you an overview of Microsoft WebMatrix, ASP.NET Web Pages, the new Razor syntax, and IIS Express, and how they fit in with the existing offerings in Microsoft’s web stack.
    Learn how and when you’d want to leverage these new technologies, and when existing technologies may be a better choice. Expect discussion and demo, and bring your questions, so we can make this an interactive and dynamic session!
    Speaker Bio
    G. Andrew Duthie, aka .net DEvHammer, is the Developer Evangelist for Microsoft’s Mid-Atlantic States district, where he provides support and education for developers working with the .net development platform. In addition to his work with Microsoft, Andrew is the author of several books on ASP.NET and web development, and has spoken at numerous industry conferences from VSLive! and ASP.NET Connections, to Microsoft’s Professional Developer Conference (PDC) and Tech-Ed. Andrew is also the creator and developer of Community Megaphone, a site designed for promoting and finding developer community events.
    Andrew can be reached through his blog at
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  • Webinar: Science of a Great UI
    Thursday, October 28, 2010 10:00 AM, Online
    Explore the how and why of great UI. If you believe you’re not an artist, that UI is merely subjective, or that a great UI is not worth the effort, then this session is for you. You’ll learn how to measure UI quality, covering user models, entry points, orienteering, and discoverability, with tips and code samples for the WPF and .NET developer sprinkled throughout. Regardless of whether you’re building WPF applications or the traditional Windows Forms or Web ones, you’ll learn how to reduce visual noise, lower barriers to entry, enhance clarity, and in general make your applications a pleasure to use. It’s all about making your customers happy and this session will show you how.
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