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EVENTS

Gitca Events

  • BaltoMSDN

    11/28/2011 6:30 PM

    11/28/2011 9:00 PM

    (GMT-10:00) Hawaii

    Website:

    www.BaltoMSDN.com

    Description:

    Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2010

    Type:

    User Group

    Location:

    307 International Drive, Hunt Valley, MD, 21030

  • TechNet HOLO: Addressing Application Compatibility in Windows 7

    1/4/2012 9:00 AM

    1/4/2012 1:00 PM

    (GMT-8) Pacific Time (US & Canada), Tijuana

    Website:

    http://bit.ly/uZAKMP

    Description:

    Learn about tools and resources to reduce the time, cost, and complexity of addressing application compatibility.

    Windows 7 Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5:

    The Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) enables IT professionals who work in a corporate environment to determine, before rolling out within the organization, whether their applications are compatible with a new version of Windows. ACT also enables you to determine how an update to the new version will impact applications.

    Windows 7: Mitigating Application Issues Using Shims:

    Use the built-in tools in Windows 7 to solve basic application compatibility issues to turn an incompatible application from not functioning to fully functioning. The Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) creates a distributable fix so you can deploy the fixes in an enterprise-wide capacity.

    What is a HOLO event? It’s an online event where you listen to a live presentation and work on lab exercises. As you work on your labs, Microsoft experts can assist and provide guidance by chatting with you one-on-one or by virtually taking control of your lab.

    Type:

    Webcast

    Location:

    Online Event - no location info.

  • How to Test Dependencies and Legacy Code

    1/4/2012 10:00 AM

    1/4/2012 11:00 AM

    (GMT-10) Hawaii

    Website:

    http://bit.ly/rt0C0w%20

    Description:

    Software testing isn’t just a task for QA. In order to prevent bugs and release quality code to market, you also need developer testing, including unit testing. Discover why you should start unit testing, and how you can get started with automated tests quickly.

    Learn:

    • Benefits of unit testing
    • xUnit Frameworks
    • The difference between unit testing and test driven development (TDD).

    Join this webinar to learn what you need to know in order to start testing today.

    You may also win a free Typemock Isolator license.

    Type:

    ArcCast

    Location:

    Online Event - no location info.

  • Introduction to Unit Testing

    1/4/2012 10:00 AM

    1/4/2012 11:00 AM

    (GMT-10) Hawaii

    Website:

    http://bit.ly/rt0C0w%20

    Description:

    Software testing isn’t just a task for QA. In order to prevent bugs and release quality code to market, you also need developer testing, including unit testing. Discover why you should start unit testing, and how you can get started with automated tests quickly.

    Learn:

    • Benefits of unit testing
    • xUnit Frameworks
    • The difference between unit testing and test driven development (TDD).

    Join this webinar to learn what you need to know in order to start testing today.

    You may also win a free Typemock Isolator license.

    Type:

    Webcast

    Location:

    Online Event - no location info.

  • SSWUG Webcast: Why Networking and Career Management is Important to IT Professionals

    1/4/2012 11:00 AM

    1/4/2012 12:30 PM

    (GMT-8) Pacific Time (US & Canada), Tijuana

    Website:

    http://www.vconferenceonline.com/event/home.aspx?id=471

    Description:

    At one time, it was sufficient for the database administrators and other functional specialists in the information technology (IT) field to stay behind their computers and technology. Personality, social and networking skills were not an important trait to advance in the IT world. That is no longer the case.

    Laura Rose, who has been a business coach and corporate exit strategist for software companies for more than 20 years, will cover why it's important to network and how to use networking effectively for career management and advancement. She will also highlight what steps are needed to start integrating her tips into your lifestyle to stay successful.

    For anybody in the IT field who would like to better their career in 2012, this is a great opportunity to learn and be inspired.

    Type:

    Webcast

    Location:

    Online Event - no location info.

  • January Meeting - OData Client

    1/4/2012 12:00 PM

    1/4/2012 1:00 PM

    (GMT-6) Central Time (US & Canada)

    Website:

    http://naz-tek.net/Events.aspx

    Description:

    We'll introduce and discuss various aspects of consuming OData (WCF Data Services client)

    Type:

    User Group

    Location:

    3601 76th Street West, Lake Harriet conference room, 5th Floor (SW) Edina, MN, 55435

  • NYPCVB presents Netdunio and the .Net Micro Framework

    1/4/2012 6:00 PM

    1/4/2012 8:00 PM

    (GMT-5) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    Website:

    http://www.clicktoattend.com/?id=158673

    Description:

    Calling all geeks and their friends. How about using C# and VB to operate a Netduino board, which is a single-board microcontroller that contains a few input and output ports and does cool tricks like flashing a bright red LED and responding to an actual physical button. Had enough with the software buttons and Input Type = Button for the day. How about an actual physical button - real world hardware!

    Stefan Thoolen will be coming all the way from The Netherlands to demonstrate, joined by New York City's own Chris Walker, moderator of the Netdunio Forums.

    As usual, we'll have pizza and a few things to give away, and not as usual, we'll be meeting on Wednesday instead of Monday because Monday is New Year's Day. Microsoft NYC HQ.

    Type:

    User Group

    Location:

    1290 Avenue of the Americas, Sixth Floor New York City, NY, 10104

  • Unleashing your code-fu with code katas

    1/5/2012 6:30 PM

    1/5/2012 8:00 PM

    (GMT-5) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    Website:

    http://www.rvnug.org

    Description:

    We've all heard that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to "master" a skill. What they neglect to mention is that it takes 10,000 quality, effective hours of practice to master that skill. In software development, we "practice" on the job. And, usually, it's doing the same things, over and over, day in and day out. In this presentation you'll be provided with resources and techniques that will help you "practice" software development more effectively - in only 30 minutes a day!

    Type:

    User Group

    Location:

    5925 Cove Rd Roanoke, VA, 24019

  • LI.NETUG Jan. 5 - Refactoring to a S.O.L.I.D Foundation

    1/5/2012 6:30 PM

    1/5/2012 8:00 PM

    (GMT-5) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    Website:

    http://www.lidotnetusersgroup.com/Home.aspx

    Description:

    Topic: Refactoring to a S.O.L.I.D. Foundation

    In this session we take a small, functional but tightly-coupled, software solution and improve its design using each of Robert C. Martin's S.O.L.I.D. principles as follows:

    SRP: Single Responsibility Principle

    OCP: Open-Close Principle

    LSP: Liskov Substitution Principle

    ISP: Interface Segregation Principle

    DIP: Dependency Inversion Principle

    Each principle will be applied in sequence to the existing solution.

    Speaker: Steve Bohlen

    Biography: Currently a Senior Software Engineer for SpringSource where he is the Technical Lead and Community Evangelist for the Spring.NET Framework, Stephen brings his varied 18-year-plus experience in software and technology to the design and delivery of Software Engineering Solutions and Frameworks for other Software Engineers. In addition to his work on Spring.NET, Stephen is also an active contributor to several other .NET Open-Source Software projects including NHibernate, NDbUnit, and others.Stephen is also a current and past Microsoft MVP award recipient and presently holds the office of the Vice President for INETA, North America.

    Active in the software development community, Stephen speaks publicly, blogs (semi-)regularly, and is the author of several popular screencast series focused on Agile and ALT.NET concepts and technologies including the widely-praised 15-part Summer of NHibernate video series introducing viewers to the popular open-source O/RM tool. Stephen is also a founding/organizing member of the NYC ALT.NET user group which meets monthly to discuss Agile-focused techniques and technologies in the world of Microsoft software development and beyond.

    Type:

    User Group

    Location:

    5 Hub Drive Melville, NY, 11747

  • SQL Saturday #104

    1/5/2012 8:00 AM

    1/5/2012 5:00 PM

    (GMT-7) Arizona

    Website:

    http://sqlsaturday.com/104/eventhome.aspx

    Description:

    SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server professionals and those wanting to learn about SQL Server.

    This event will be held Jan 7 2012 at Mr. Biggs , 5825 Mark Dabling Boulevard, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80919.

    Admittance to this event is free, but we do charge a lunch fee of 10.00 so that we can provide a lunch - not pizza! Please register soon as seating is limited, and let friends and colleagues know about the event.

    Type:

    User Group

    Location:

    5825 Mark Dabling Boulevard Colorado Springs, CO, 80919

  • MSBINYC: SQL Server 2012: Exploring Power View (formerly Project Crescent) and Business Intelligence Semantic Model (BISM)

    1/9/2012 6:00 PM

    1/9/2012 8:30 PM

    (GMT-5) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    Website:

    http://msbinyc.com/

    Description:

    This session will be an overview of new end user Business Intelligence tools that will be delivered in SQL Server 2012, including Power View (formerly Project Crescent) and the Business Intelligence Semantic Model (BISM). Power View is a new tool that allows end users to visualize data and perform sophisticated analyses on their own. BISM provides a level of data abstraction which allows end users to find and select data without needing a deep understanding of database schema design or dimensional concepts. Attendees of this session will leave with an understanding of how to develop BISM models, Power View reports and Tabular Analysis Services cubes, which are new to SQL Server 2012.

    Presenter: Jaimie Fox, Microsoft

    Jaimie Fox is a Technical Solutions Professional for Microsoft in the NY/NJ Metro district where he is the district’s database/BI community lead. He has 15 years of experience in delivering business analysis, data warehousing, and business intelligence solutions. Jaimie has spent most of his career as a consultant helping various organizations by architecting and developing solutions on Microsoft’s Business Intelligence stack on SQL Server and SharePoint. Jaimie has worked with all versions of SQL Server since version 6.5 while his knowledge of SharePoint is still growing.

    Type:

    User Group

    Location:

    1290 Avenue of the Americas, 6th Floor New York, NY, 10104

  • A Day with Microsoft Virtualization, Hyper-V, SCVMM 2012 and SCOM 2012...

    1/10/2012 9:00 AM

    1/10/2012 5:00 PM

    (GMT-6) Central Time (US & Canada)

    Website:

    http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200060246&CR_EAC=300030360

    Description:

    Microsoft virtualization technologies provide you a solid foundation for delivering IT as a Service to take your business to the private cloud. Our Private Cloud solution is not just about virtualization. We offer strong management capabilities, using which you can holistically manage all of your services and applications, which is where you’re true business value lies, not in VMs or physical servers. Using our solution, you can get deep application insights and therefore deliver business SLAs with confidence. Microsoft offers virtualization that spans from desktop to data center to the cloud. We offer a comprehensive and customer-centric solution with more choice, flexibility, and cost savings than VMware.

    Type:

    TechNet Event

    Location:

    10100 College Blvd Overland Park, KS, 66210

  • How to Test Dependencies and Legacy Code

    1/11/2012 10:00 AM

    1/11/2012 11:00 AM

    (GMT-5) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    Website:

    http://bit.ly/rDB39q

    Description:

    You may have already started unit testing or at least understand the basics. But there’s one large obstacle that stands in your way: dependencies. Most code was not written to be easy to test. How can you test dependencies? Join this webinar and learn different methods and tools that help create real unit tests.

    Learn:

    • Why you are writing legacy code
    • Hand rolled mocks
    • Mocking frameworks
    • What makes a good unit test

    Type:

    Webcast

    Location:

    Online Event - no location info.

  • How to Test Dependencies and Legacy Code

    1/11/2012 10:00 AM

    1/11/2012 11:00 AM

    (GMT-5) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    Website:

    http://bit.ly/rDB39q

    Description:

    You may have already started unit testing or at least understand the basics. But there’s one large obstacle that stands in your way: dependencies. Most code was not written to be easy to test. How can you test dependencies? Join this webinar and learn different methods and tools that help create real unit tests.


    Learn:


    • Why you are writing legacy code

    • Hand rolled mocks

    • Mocking frameworks

    • What makes a good unit test

    Type:

    Webcast

    Location:

    Online Event - no location info.

  • TechNet Webcast: Live! IT Time: Private Cloud Chat (Episode 3) Share

    1/11/2012 10:00 AM

    1/11/2012 11:00 AM

    (GMT-8) Pacific Time (US & Canada), Tijuana

    Website:

    http://bit.ly/puS6xx

    Description:

    Have questions about Microsoft's Private Cloud solutions?

    If you attended one of the Live Private Cloud TechNet events below, hopefully we’ve inspired you to build out your own test environment with our downloadable evaluation products. If you did, you may need to ask some questions to help you along, or you may just have follow-up questions after the event.

    If you didn't attend an in-person event, but have questions regarding Private Cloud Computing join us anyway during this fun, interactive, live Q&A online session.

    Type:

    Webcast

    Location:

    Online Event - no location info.

  • SSWUG Webcast: Creating Dynamic Reports in Excel 2010 using PowerPivot

    1/11/2012 11:00 AM

    1/11/2012 12:30 PM

    (GMT-8) Pacific Time (US & Canada), Tijuana

    Website:

    http://www.vconferenceonline.com/event/home.aspx?id=472

    Description:

    This introductory session explores PowerPivot's ability to create dynamic reports in Excel 2010.

    Javier Guillén, who is a Business Intelligence consultant for Mariner, will explore PowerPivot technology through concrete examples that explain how to create dynamic reports by importing data from multiple sources, re-shaping the inherent data model and creating powerful calculations using Data Analysis Expressions (DAX).

    Type:

    Webcast

    Location:

    Online Event - no location info.

  • TriNUG Meeting: Modern JavaScript

    1/11/2012 5:00 PM

    1/11/2012 8:00 PM

    (GMT-5) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    Website:

    http://trinug.org/

    Description:

    The Triangle .NET Users Group (TriNUG) presents:
    JavaScript is a dynamic, functional, ubiquitous language that has many hidden secrets. In this session we will take a deep look at the core JavaScript features that many contemporary libraries leverage, including constructor functions, modules, closures, hash parameters, method chaining, and more. Having a solid grasp of these features will not only help you write more maintainable JavaScript code, but also allow you to take greater advantage of today’s JavaScript libraries.

    Presenter: K. Scott Allen
    K. Scott Allen is the founder of OdeToCode LLC and a software consultant who lives near Baltimore, MD. Scott has 18 years of commercial software development experience across a wide range of technologies. He has delivered software products for embedded devices, Windows desktop, web, and mobile platforms. He has developed web services for Fortune 50 companies and firmware for startups. Scott is also a speaker at international conferences, the co-author of Professional ASP.NET MVC 3, and he delivers classroom training and mentoring to companies around the world.

    Type:

    User Group

    Location:

    3040 E. Cornwallis Rd Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709

  • Moving to the Cloud

    1/11/2012 6:00 PM

    1/11/2012 9:00 PM

    (GMT-5) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    Website:

    http://www.wnybot.org

    Description:

    For this event, we're going to try going with two presentations. First up, we'll have a short presentation from our friends at PSI about current skill requirements in the job market, and where they see the job market going locally. Second will be a presentation on moving to the cloud utilizing Microsoft technology.

    Type:

    User Group

    Location:

    4185 Bayview Road Blasdell, NY, 14219

  • DC Alt.Net: "Overcoming the Obstacles, Pitfalls, and Dangers of Automated Testing"

    1/11/2012 6:30 PM

    1/11/2012 8:30 PM

    (GMT-5) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    Website:

    http://www.meetup.com/dcaltnet/events/44543322/

    Description:

    Overview: Have you ever bumped into a wall with your automated tests? Many developers bump into various roadblocks and hurdles when writing test code. Are your test methods starting to fail because the code-under-test uses DateTime.Now? Are your automated integration tests failing because the database they integrate with keeps changing? Do you have an explosion of test methods, with the ratio of test code to code-under-test way too high? Is your effort to refactor and improve code overwhelmed by the time it takes to rewrite all those failing unit tests?

    This presentation is about clearing away automated testing obstacles, avoiding common pitfalls, and staying away from dangerous practices.

    About the Author: Stephen Ritchie brings over 20 years of development experience and is the author of the soon-to-be-released Pro .NET Best Practices.

    Type:

    User Group

    Location:

    4301 Wilson Blvd Arlington, VA, 22303

  • RockNUG Release 5.7

    1/11/2012 6:30 PM

    1/11/2012 9:00 PM

    (GMT-5) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    Website:

    http://rocknug.org

    Description:

    Montgomery College, Rockville
    ROOM TC 232

    Mobile Development in MVC4
    by Kevin Jones

    The next version of MVC4 will include new functionality making it easy to display different content for different devices. We'll learn about this functionality and extending it even further, allowing you to create rich MVC4 applications that look great no matter what you use to look at them on any device.

    Kevin Jones is an Team Lead and Senior Consultant for LogicBoost, a leading software development company based in Washington DC.

    6:30 - 7:00 n00b Presentation TBA
    7:00 - 7:30 Pizza/Announcements
    7:30 - 9:00 Featured Presentations Mobile Development in MVC4 - Kevin Jones

    Type:

    User Group

    Location:

    51 Mannakee Street Rockville, MD, 20850

  • SSWUG and SolidQ In-Person Training: Advanced Report Development with SQL Server 2008 R2

    1/12/2014 8:30 AM

    1/13/2013 8:30 AM

    (GMT-8) Pacific Time (US & Canada), Tijuana

    Website:

    http://www.vconferenceonline.com/event/home.aspx?id=474

    Description:

    In a partnership agreement between SSWUG.ORG and SolidQ, a fast-paced, in-person seminar on SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 R2 (SSRS) will be offered on Jan. 12-13 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Seattle, Washington for students with previous experience and basic Reporting Services design skills.

    Paul Turley, course instructor and SQL Server MVP, will teach practical design techniques based on industry best practices and real-world reporting applications. He will explain how to incorporate complex filtering logic with parameters into queries and dataset filters. Paul will also show how to build highly-usable composite report designs using nested data regions and report items, such as charts, gauges, sparklines, data bars and indicators.

    Paul will also cover the following topics:
    - Designing BI solutions with business dashboards
    - Developing advanced reports for Analysis Services OLAP cubes with custom MDX queries
    - Applying expressions and custom programming techniques to solve complex business problems
    - Using external controls, web parts and programming code to automate reports and design custom reporting solutions

    Type:

    Hands-on Lab

    Location:

    1100 Dexter Avenue North, Suite #100 Seattle, WA, 98109

  • TechNet Webcast: Troubleshooting Office 365 and BPOS-S Services Using MOSDAL 4.0

    1/12/2013 12:00 PM

    1/12/2013 1:00 PM

    (GMT-8) Pacific Time (US & Canada), Tijuana

    Website:

    http://bit.ly/saq4Kr

    Description:

    Microsoft Online Services Diagnostics and Logging (MOSDAL) 4.0 introduces a new version that makes it easier for users and support to get the right information for troubleshooting issues within a specific Microsoft Office 365 or Microsoft Business Productivity Online Services—Standard (BPOS-S) service. This version delivers a new user interface that is more intuitive, User Account Control (UAC) features to block non-administrators from running certain tests, and additional data collection for Directory Synchronization and Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) version 2.0 servers.

    Type:

    Webcast

    Location:

    Online Event - no location info.

  • MVP Nation

    3/2/2012 8:00 AM

    3/3/2012 8:00 AM

    (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

    Website:

    http://mvp.smbnation.com/

    Description:

    After a hugely successful inaugural event MVP Nation is in its 2nd year. It is being billed as the First Windows 8 Conference taking place this year. It is going to be held at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond.

    MVP Nation offers the rare opportunity to learn directly from the esteemed Microsoft MVPs in a deeply technical environment. With a focus on the new Windows "8" technology, the two-day event will allow attendees to create their Windows "8" road map. MVP Nation is a gathering of three well-established communities. First are the Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs) who are award-winning technical experts focused on all Microsoft product groups. Second are community members who rarely have the opportunity to interact directly with the MVPs in a public event. Community members include IT Pros, consultants, resellers, channel partners and in-house IT staff. Third are the community sponsors who can connect with MVPs and attendees to create amazing technology products and services.

    Type:

    Conference

    Location:

    Microsoft Conference Center, Redmond, WA, USA