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Entity Framework NYC Firestarter

Julie Lerman

Monday, September 27, 2010 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

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Entity Framework NYC Firestarter

This full-day event is FREE

When: Monday Sept 27th, 8am - 5pm

Where: Microsoft Office, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York City


Current Agenda

(this agenda is a work in progress...)


8-9 Registration

9-10 Intro (Why EF/ Overview) – Julie Lerman   

Why EF exists, where it fits into ADO.NET and long term MS strategy, basics about how EF works and some simple first step demos in VS2010.


10:15- 11:15 What’s new in EF4  - Julie Lerman and/or Steve Bohlen

Designer support, model first, stored procedure mappings, pass through sprocs. Lots of the other new stuff is in later talks.


11:30 - 12:30 RAD development with EF – Rachel Appel

Drag & Drop with WPF, EntityDataSource, ASP.NET Dynamic Data Sites.


12:30 - 1:30 Lunch Provided by Microsoft (Thanks!)


1:30 - 2:30 Entity Framework POCO Support Basics - Julie Lerman

How to create snapshot POCOs and dynamic proxy POCOs, differences between their behavior, new T4 code generation, customizing T4 for more targeted POCO classes


2:45 - 3:45 Disconnected strategies (WCF/ASP.NET) – Julie Lerman

Leverage new methods for custom WCF/ASP.NET apps, Self-Tracking Entities, quick look at WCF Data Services/OData & WCF RIA Services


4:00 - 5:00 Writing Testable/Maintainable Apps with EF  – Julie Lerman & Steve Bohlen

Build simple repositories, unit of work, unit tests, use them all in MVC app…


5:00 - 5:15 Wrap up and Raffles

Raffles (for attendees present at the event):


About the Presenters: 

Rachel Appel

Rachel works as a developer evangelist for Microsoft based in the NYC Metro area. Previous to joining Microsoft, Rachel has worked with a variety of languages, technologies and systems. She has developed software products of all sizes, from small desktop programs to large scale enterprise applications at some of the world’s leading companies. Rachel’s expertise lies within developing solutions that align business and technology using the Microsoft .NET family of products, particularly ASP.NET & SQL Server. She is also a recognized speaker who can be found giving talks at national conferences such as DevConnections, MIX, CodeStock and others.  Rachel is also an alumni of the Microsoft MVP award program and INETA Speakers Bureau.

blog: www.rachelappel.com

twitter: www.twitter.com/rachelappel


Steve Bohlen

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 as well having developed a number of Visual Studio productivity add-ins.

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.

blog: www.unhandled-exceptions.com/blog

twitter: www.twitter.com/sbohlen


Julie Lerman 

Julie Lerman is the leading independent authority on the Entity Framework and has been using and teaching the technology since its inception in 2006. She is a Microsoft MVP, .NET mentor and consultant who lives in the hills of Vermont. You can find Julie presenting on data access and other Microsoft .NET topics at user groups and conferences around the world. Julie blogs at thedatafarm.com/blog, is the author of the highly acclaimed "Programming Entity Framework (www.learnentityframework.com) and authors the MSDN Magazine Data Points column. .

blog: www.thedatafarm.com/blog

twitter: www.twitter.com/julielerman


Have questions about Entity Framework NYC Firestarter? Contact Julie Lerman

When & Where

Microsoft Metro New York Office
1290 Ave of the Americas
Sixth Floor
New York, NY 10104

Monday, September 27, 2010 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

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