Events This Week – September 27th, 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:

  • Service Broker - NOVA SQL User Group Meeting
    Monday, September 27, 2010 7:00 PM, Vienna, VA
    Speaker: Chad Boyd
    Title: Service Broker
    Abstract: Service Broker is a new queuing and asynchronous messaging technology available with Sql Server 2005 & 2008. Service Broker can help database developers build secure, asynchronous, reliable, loosely-coupled, scalable applications without requiring complex and expensive add-on software or additional hardware. Because Service Broker is part of the Database Engine, administration of these applications is part of the routine administrative of the database. Find out how Service Broker makes it easier than ever for you to build reliable, scalable, asynchronous, queued database applications. When combined with other features within the Sql Server engine like the CLR and XML enhancements, SQL Server provides a great platform for building the next generation of business applications.
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  • Intro to WebMatrix - Frederick Web Technology Meetup
    Tuesday, September 28, 2010 7:00 PM, Frederick, MD
    Provide an introduction to the Microsoft WebMatrix beta, a streamlined web development environment that supports both ASP.NET and PHP, in which web devs can create sites from rich templates, or from full open source applications such as DotNetNuke, WordPress, Joomla, or a variety of ASP.NET and PHP apps available on the Application Gallery.
    The meeting will be held in Suite 402.
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  • Microsoft Developer Dinner for Partners: Developing Mapping Centric Applications for Microsoft Windows Phone 7
    Wednesday, September 29, 2010 5:30 PM, Reston, VA
    During this developers’ dinner we will provide an overview of Bing Maps, including a brief history and an overview of the current state. We will also discuss developing mapping centric applications for Microsoft Windows Phone 7 (WP7) and the Bing Maps control for WP7. Finally, we will discuss the rest of the story, including other platforms and how Microsoft “plays well with others.”
    Join Mark Merchant in this session over dinner for a comprehensive, developer focused overview of:
    • What is Bing Maps - a brief history and an overview of current state;
    • Developing mapping centric applications for Microsoft Windows Phone 7 (WP7) and the Bing Maps control for WP7;
    • The REST of the story, and other platforms, how well we play with others
    Developers, Architects, Web Designers and technical managers who wish to get an early look at the next advancement in Software Development, in particular the next generation of the Microsoft Mobile Platform.
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  • DC ALT.NET - The State of Package Management
    Thursday, September 30, 2010 7:00 PM, Alexandria, VA
    The Current State of Package Management in .NET
    ASP.NET package management has been under the microscope in recent years with Ruby Gems flourishing in the Ruby community. While there does not seem to be a clear leader in the .NET world, there are a few solutions gaining momentum. We will discuss the two most notable .NET package managers:
    * Nu
    * OpenWrap
    Both open source options are in early stages of development, but offer promising solutions to managing packages in .NET development. We will discuss and experiment with both tools, as well as briefly review how Ruby Gems handles packaging for the Ruby language.
    About Our Speaker
    Danny Douglass has over 7 years of experience as a web applications developer, focusing on Microsoft .NET technologies beginning with the 1.1 version of the .NET framework. He currently works as a senior applications developer for NRECA in Arlington, VA. He previously worked as a consultant for the World Bank, National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and other agencies/associations in the DC area. He resides in Alexandria, VA with his fiancée and 2 dogs.
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