Upcoming Events for October 21st, 2013

Here are the events listed in Community Megaphone for the next couple of weeks for the Mid-Atlantic area, as well as webcasts of interest:


WebSharper Intro: Exploring HTML5 Visualization in F#
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 6:30 PM, Washington, DC
View WebSharper Intro: Exploring HTML5 Visualization in F# on Bing MapsWhat: Today's browsers are capable of executing complicated graphical programs. Let us explore what we can make the browser do in our favorite language, F#!

In this hands-on session we will learn to develop HTML5 apps in F# with WebSharper, with a focus on visualization. We will quickly look at a few examples covering:

• Doing raster graphics with Canvas
• Doing vector graphics with SVG via Raphael JS
• Programming user interaction with visual objects
• Interactive planar graph layout
• Modelling simple physics and writing "fast enough" code
• Creating interactive timelines
• Going 3D with WebGL in the browser

For our main in-depth example we will be programming boids[1], a simple model of bird flocking, showcasing 2D/SVG programming, user interaction and optimizing code by vectorizing computations.

[1]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boids

*Bonus*: CloudSharper Preview
Bring a laptop and a browser for the session - besides Visual Studio, we will have the option of using CloudSharper, the yet-unreleased cloud-based F#/WebSharper IDE from IntelliFactory.

Who: Anton (@t0yv0) has 5 years experience of writing F#, primarily involving developing and maintaining WebSharper.
Together with colleagues from IntelliFactory, Anton has successfully
used SVG-based HTML5 visualization to develop a tool for exploring bacterial genomes for the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Anton's professional interests revolve around typed functional programming (F#, Haskell, OCaml, SML, Racket), and, more recently, type theory (Coq).
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IT Con Pittsburgh-Meadow Lands
Saturday, October 26, 2013 8:00 AM, Washington, PA
View IT Con Pittsburgh-Meadow Lands on Bing Maps Half day event with presentations on Windows Server 2012 R2; Windows 8.1; and The Importance of IT Certification.
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TECHbash 2013
Saturday, November 02, 2013 8:00 AM, Dallas, PA
View TECHbash 2013 on Bing Maps On Saturday, November 2nd, 2013, you want to be at TECHbash. Where else are you going to find top-notch training, peer interaction, and great giveaways for free?

Whether you are an IT professional, a software developer, or a web designer, we have something for you. Check back soon for more details and don't forget to follow us on Twitter.
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2013 Harrisburg .Net Code Camp
Saturday, November 02, 2013 8:00 AM, Harrisburg, PA
View 2013 Harrisburg .Net Code Camp on Bing Maps Code Camps have been wildly successful throughout the country, and we?re happy to bring that success to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Code Camp is a community event where developers learn from featured authors and fellow developers. All are welcome to attend and speak.
For session and speaker information check out our site: www.central-penn.net
Event registration starts at 8:00 AM, sessions start at 8:30
Session tracks: WEB, Tools, SQL, Architecture + Framework, TFS
Our Four Star lineup of Speakers: Brian Minisi, Chris Gomez, Daniel Clark, Douglas Finke, Douglas Finke, Joel Cochran, John Petersen, Justin Rusbatch, Kevin Goff, Rusty Green, Scott Allen, Steve Michelotti

Sessions will cover a variety of topics related to Visual Studio and companion tools. Our schedule is currently in development, so please check back regularly for updates on presenters, sessions, and contributors.

Registration is now open. You must be registered to attend.

Code Camp is:
- By and for the developer community
- Always free
- Community developed material
- No fluff, only code
- Never during working hours
- Plenty of SWAG at our end of event raffle.

For information on volunteering to speak, please contact Rajeev Nair at rajeevg.nair@gmail.com. For information on sponsorship, please contact Lance Wulfers at Lance.Wulfers@gmail.com

Event venue: ITT Technical Institute - Harrisburg Campus
Hosted by: Central Penn .Net User Group
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Windows App Workshop
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 1:00 PM, Reston, VA
View Windows App Workshop on Bing Maps IMPORTANT: Please register at https://aka.ms/fallw8app2 so we can have an accurate headcount for attendance.
In this app workshop, attendees will be introduced to the concepts of using a publicly-available API as the basis for a Windows Store or Windows Phone app. We'll walk through one of the APIMASH starter kits.

We'll also discuss the concepts of rapidly building a minimum viable product, getting it published, taking feedback, iterating on the idea, and updating the app. And we'll also discuss the basics of marketing your app, and available resources for that purpose.

This event will include both lecture and hands-on time. This is the second of three events in the series. You may attend any or all of the events, as each will cover a different starter kit.

To participate in the hands-on portion of these events you MUST bring a PC with the following installed:
- Windows 8 (any x86 or x64 version will work fine)
- Visual Studio 2012 (or 2013) (for Windows Store apps, you'll need Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8, or higher. For Windows Phone apps, you'll need Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows Phone, or higher)

We will NOT have PCs available for attendee use, so please come prepared if you want to work hands-on. If you need a copy of either Windows 8 or Visual Studio 2012, head over to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/apps/br229516/  

For Mac users, there are a variety of boot and virtualization options you can use to run Windows 8 and Visual Studio, which are documented here:

Please visit http://bit.ly/18E7IRz for more details on this event and the other workshops in the series.

Event venue: Microsoft - Reston
Hosted by: DC/Baltimore Windows App Developers
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