Microsoft Web Camps are free events that allow you to learn and build on the Microsoft Web Platform. And these Web Camps are coming to Belgium!

The Belgian Web Camp event on 24th of January 2011 is a full-day event where will hear from Microsoft experts on the latest components of the platform, including ASP.NET MVC 3, jQuery, HTML5, OData and WebMatrix. Scott Hanselman will be doing a two-hour keynote together with James Senior, which is followed by three sessions delivered by Gill Cleeren and Katrien De Graeve.

Two options to registering for the event:

  1. Register to attend in-person
  2. Register for the keynote live stream and see how you could have free breakfast delivered to your company: 

Location: Business Faculty
St. Lendriksborre 6 / Font Saint Landry 6
1120 Brussel (Neder-over-Heembeek)
Belgium

Timing: Monday 24 January 2011, 8:30 to 17:00

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Agenda

8:30

9:00

Welcome and registration

9:00

11:00

Opening Keynote by Scott Hanselman and James Senior on ASP.NET MVC 3 and WebMatrix

11:00

11:30

Coffee Break

11:30

12:30

HTML5: How about today? (Katrien De Graeve)

   

What is HTML5? With more and more browsers supporting HTML5, ECMAScript 5 and other web standards, developers now have a strong web platform they can use to create a new class of web application that is more powerful and interactive than ever before. What's in HTML5 that lets us take our sites to the next level?
Expect demos and code!

12:30

13:30

Lunch

13:30

14:45

Come in as jQuery zero, go out as jQuery hero (Gill Cleeren)

   

jQuery is the web developers’ new favorite. This lightweight JavaScript library has developers writing JavaScript code again, and loving it! What previously needed 20 lines of code can now be done in just 3 lines. Who wouldn’t be enthusiastic? Microsoft showed its love for the library by fully integrating it in Visual Studio. I dare to ask: should you stay behind? In this session, we’ll take a look at jQuery and we’ll teach you what you need to know to get you on your way. More specifically, we’ll look at selectors, attributes, working with WCF, jQuery UI, and much more. You could easily walk out of this session wearing a sticker: “I love jQuery”!

14:45

15:15

Coffee Break

15:15

16:30

Oh, look at that data: using oData to expose your data over the web (Gill Cleeren)

   

While applications, sites, tools all generate tons of useful data, it is sometimes hard to access that data from your own application. To increase the shared value of data, Microsoft has introduced the Open Data protocol. Using Open Data, we can expose any data source as a web-friendly data feed.
In this session, we'll start by looking at oData, to make sure that everyone is on board with all the concepts. We'll see how it adds value for the developer and the end user for many of Microsoft's products and services. We'll then look at how we can build our own oData services using WCF Data Services, from working with the basic concepts to more advanced features such as query interceptors and service operations.
Come and learn about information and entity services that are stunning in their simplicity!

16:30

17:30

Closing drink

 

Speakers Web Camp Belgium

Scott Hanselman
hanselman_86x98Scott works out of his home office for Microsoft as a Principal Program Manager, aiming to spread good information about developing software, usually on the Microsoft stack. Before this he was the Chief Architect at Corillian Corporation, now a part of Checkfree, for 6+ years. He was also involved in a few Microsoft Developer things for many years like the MVP and RD programs and he'll speak about computers (and other passions) whenever someone will listen. Before Corillian and Microsoft, Scott worked as a Principal Consultant at a local Microsoft Solution Provider called STEP Technology, speaking, writing, consulting, and very much not getting rich during Web 1.0.
Blog: http://www.hanselman.com/blog/

senior_137x154James Senior
James works for Microsoft in Redmond as the Web Evangelist on WebMatrix, ASP.NET MVC and jQuery. He helps run Microsoft's top developer conferences like PDC, Mix and TechEd as well as being the mastermind behind Web Camps - free training events, the Web Camps Training Kit and TV show on Channel 9.
Blog: http://www.jamessenior.com/

Gill Cleeren
gillGill Cleeren is Microsoft Regional Director (www.theregion.com), MVP ASP.NET, INETA speaker bureau member and Silverlight Insider. He lives in Belgium where he works as .NET architect at Ordina. Passionate about .NET, he’s always playing with the newest bits. In his role as Regional Director, Gill has given many sessions, webcasts and trainings on new as well as existing technologies, such as Silverlight, ASP.NET and WPF. He also leads Visug (www.visug.be), the largest .NET user group in Belgium. He’s also the author of “Silverlight 4 Data and Serivices Cookbook, published by Packt Publishing.
Blog: www.snowball.be.

Katrien De Graeve
katrienKatrien is a Developer Evangelist for Microsoft Belgium and Luxembourg, focusing on Microsoft Web and UX stack. In this role she works with the community and is responsible for developer events. Before joining Microsoft in 2007, Katrien was active as a trainer, a web developer and later a team lead at a Belgian web agency. Very passionate about technology Katrien De Graeve has been active with the Internet technologies for over 14 years.
Blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/katriend/.

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