Reminder – DC ALT.NET Meeting 7/24/2008 – LINQ Deep Dive

Just as a reminder from the previous post, the July meeting for DC ALT.NET will be on July 24, 2008 from 7PM-9PM.  Check out our site and our mailing list for more information as it becomes available.  This month, K. Scott Allen, of OdeToCode and a co-host of Herding Code, will present a deep dive into LINQ and a code-along so that we can follow along.  The intent is to go as deep as we can with LINQ to find out what works, what doesn’t and how to use it effectively.  So, bring your laptops and get ready…


K. Scott Allen has recently recorded an episode on Herding Code dedicated to LINQ.  It’s well worth a listen as he talks about the following LINQ topics:

  1. What is it?
  2. How introducing LINQ to .NET changed the framework
  3. LINQ Providers
  4. LINQ to XML
  5. LINQ to SQL – how it’s different from EF, tips and tricks, when to use it

If that’s not enough, he also has a course through Pluralsight called LINQ Fundamentals.  This three day course covers the basic fundamentals in syntax, but also LINQ to SQL, LINQ to XML, as well as other topics. 

Special Thanks

Once again I’d like to thank Cynergy Systems, Inc for sponsoring this month’s event.  As a side note, they are actively looking for experienced .NET developers with interest in WPF and Silverlight.  So, if you’re looking for a great company that is a leader in the Rich Internet Applications area and want to work in downtown Washington D.C., definitely check them out. 


7/24/2008 – 7PM-9PM

Cynergy Systems Inc.
1600 K St NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
Show Map

Be there and hope to see a passionate crowd!  And don’t forget to bring your laptop!

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  • http:/// Nick

    Hi Matthiew,
    I saw your invitation for the private FriendFeed room for agile2008. This room was a mistake of mine, and since friendfeed has no functionality to delete rooms, I made it private. I will rename that abandoned room asap so no other people stumble upon it.
    Instead, please join the public room
    A colleague of mine and I simultaniously created both rooms, which causes this havoc.
    Sorry for the inconvenience.