Events This Week – Tech-Ed 2009 Edition (May 11th, 2009)

As you might be able to guess from the title, I’m at Tech-Ed 2009 this week in sunny (well, actually somewhat cloudy) Los Angeles, CA. If you weren’t able to make it in person, you can still catch a number of sessions online, and of course you can follow the buzz on twitter, if you’re so inclined.

Without further ado, 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:

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 6:00 PM: Capital Area SharePoint User Group - Microsoft SharePoint 2007 Workflow
Microsoft SharePoint 2007 provides a robust, customizable work environment for users to create, collaborate, and store business information. In SharePoint, you can attach custom business processes to documents or list items. These custom business processes is represented by using Workflows. A workflow is a natural way to organize and run a set of work activities to form an executable representation of a work process. This invariably increases productivity, traceability, efficiency, seamless integration, and return on investment.
Oladapo Oguntoyinbo is the Principal SharePoint Engineer at AboutWeb LLC. Oladapo is currently engaged as a Senior IT Specialist with Lockheed Martins Corporation for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. His expertise spans the development of custom webparts and features, integration of SharePoint with non-SharePoint application using XML technologies, SharePoint Business Process Workflows, extending SharePoint list forms using Javascripts and SharePoint Solution Oriented.
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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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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 DVD,s and cool prize including a Rock Band 2, See you there!
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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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