We’re going to be having a presentation by INETA
speaker Bill Vaughn at our next
And you get to choose the topic!
Bill has offered four presentation topics that he will
to allow us to choose from at the meeting.
The four topics are:
- Visual Studio Reporting - ReportViewer control, RDL,
Reporting Services, in Visual Studio 2008 and SQL 2008
- SQL Server CLR Executables – Developing CLR executables
- ADO.NET Connecting – Everything you want to know about connection
strings, connecting to servers, and monitoring the connection pool
- SQL Server Compact Edition – An overview of the compact
edition in comparison to other SQL editions, including an overview of the AND.NET
3.5 Sync Services.
You can find more detailed overviews of each session in the
forums section of the group site. So
come to the meeting ready to vote for your favorite topic.
We’re also working on organizing an open space session with
Bill Vaughn in the afternoon before the meeting. Stay tuned for more details, but do get it on
Bio: William (Bill)
Vaughn is an industry-recognized author, mentor and subject-matter expert on
Visual Studio, SQL Server, Reporting Services and data access interfaces. He’s worked
in the computer industry for over thirty-five years. In 2000, after 14 years at
Microsoft, Bill stepped away to work on his books, mentoring and independent
training seminars. His latest are Hitchhiker’s
Guide to Visual Studio and SQL Server (7th Edition) and Hitchhiker’s Guide to SQL Server Compact
Edition. He and Peter Blackburn
also wrote the critically acclaimed Hitchhiker’s
Guide to SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services. He’s available for consulting,
mentoring or custom training. See www.betav.com
In addition to the main presentation, we will have a grok
talk (ten minute presentation):
Title: Introduction to jQuery
Description: Thanks to modern frameworks, creating
be painful. This talk will provide a brief overview on how to use the jQuery
library to access and change elements and their properties, animate elements on
the page, and interact with server side processes via AJAX. We'll see how jQuery's rich syntax allows you
to leverage CSS selectors to find elements and how jQuery's extensive plugin
library makes it easy to add new, dynamic functionality to a page.
Bio: Rich Reuter has been developing software for 8
years. He has recently joined Sogeti as a Senior Consultant for the Microsoft
Practice. Rich's primary focus is web development on the ASP.NET platform, and he likes working on all facets
of web applications. He is also a proponent of TDD and Agile principles.
When not developing, Rich enjoys playing music and cooking. See http://www.richreuter.com