Hello everyone, I want to share some cool events going down in Wheeling, WV in December.
If you like wine or technology I highly recommend catching the Greater Wheeling Chapter of the Association for Information Technology Professionals meeting on December 9th. This meeting is open to the public. We will meet on the forth floor of Wheeling Central High School at 6pm. All attendees will have the change to share their 2009 accomplishments while we chow down a pizza dinner. Dinner will be followed by a wine tasting at the Good Mansion Wines store. Check out the event page to signup for the 2009 December meeting.
Are you a young superstar go getter? If so, OVConnect is the group for you. The mission is to bring young professionals in the valley together. This months installment includes a holiday toy drive with a happy hour twist. On December 17th at 5:00pm we will socialize and get our drink on at River City. In order to attend all you have to do is signup and bring a toy or make a ten dollar donation. All donations benefit Catholic Charities.
Bonus Pittsburgh Technology Event
Are you a .NET programmer and interested in what’s going on with MVC? If so, this months installment of the PGH.NET User Group is a must attend free event. The PGH.NET meeting is on December 8th. You can find more info here or register here.
Tonight I made the trip from Wheeling to Pittsburgh to attend “Four Guys with Code.” I thought David, Jeremy, John and Erick all presented good presentations. The following are some afterthoughts from the event:
Being a die-hard Pirates fan I really liked the “Build a RESTful Data-Driven Application with jQuery” presentation. David leveraged a baseball stats database while showcasing how easy it is to use jQuery. I have now implemented jQuery on a few projects so its always good to see how others are using this great library.
David mentioned that there will be a code-lab in September covering “Build WCF Data-Driven Applications with jQuery. I will add more when I get details.
The following three presentations all gave me some good thoughts. Being new to Silverlight John’s presentation opened my eyes toward things you must consider before you release a RIA application. Eric’s presentation gave me insight towards refactoring code and setting coding standards. Jermey’s presentation gave me a good introduction into dynamic C#.