October Meeting – WebMatrix, HTML5, and You

Updated 10/25/2010

The Greater Wheeling Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) will hold its Wednesday, October 13, 2010 meeting at the White Palace at Wheeling Park, Wheeling WV. White Palace is located inside Wheeling Park at 1801 National Rd, Wheeling, WV 26003 (map via bing).

Speaker and Topic

The speaker for the evening will be Andrew Duthie (blog | twitter) – Microsoft Developer Evangelist.

WebMatrix, HTML5, and You

If you do any web development at all, you’ve probably been hearing a lot lately about HTML5, and lots of claims about how it will revolutionize the web development world. In this talk, we’ll take a look at what technologies fall under the HTML5 umbrella, and which ones are really important. Along the way, we’ll also take a look at Microsoft WebMatrix, a lightweight and simple environment for building web pages and working with databases. Come find out how you can take advantage of these technologies to create rich interactive applications on the web.


G. Andrew Duthie, aka devhammer, is the Developer Evangelist for Microsoft’s Mid-Atlantic States district, where he provides support and education for developers working with the .net development platform. In addition to his work with Microsoft, Andrew is the author of several books on ASP.NET and web development, and has spoken at numerous industry conferences from VSLive! and ASP.NET Connections, to Microsoft’s Professional Developer Conference (PDC) and Tech-Ed. Andrew has been participating in the user group community since way back in 1997, when one of his co-workers dragged him out to the Internet Developers User Group in Tyson’s Corner, VA, and he’s been hooked ever since.

Event Schedule

We will meet on the first floor of the White Palace. Social time and registration will be from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. The buffet style dinner will begin at approximately 6:00 p.m. and the presentation will start after the meal. Cost for the evening is $18.00 for AITP members, $10.00 for AITP student members, and $23.00 for guests.

We will have our 50/50 drawing and door prizes for those in attendance for the September meeting.

RSVP to Join Us

E-mail Karen Kovacs at kkovacs@dwc.org to RSVP. Reservations are essential to ensure there is sufficient food and seating available for our group. Please respond early to give the restaurant ample time to prepare. No shows will be billed for the reserved meal.

Notice: 2011 Nominating Committee

The Greater Wheeling Chapter Nominating Committee is taking nominations for the following offices for 2011….

President – John Parkinson (Belmont County Engineering Department)

Vice-President – Bruce Koegler (Oglebay Resorts / Wheeling Park)

Secretary – Jim Clark (West Liberty University)

Treasurer – Bill Frank (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe)

Chapter Director 2011-2013 – Sharon Hall (Wheeling Hospital)

Chapter Director 2011-2013 – David Rapp (Wheeling Hospital)

Past President – John Sterrett (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe) will become our Immediate Past-President.

If you wish to run for one of the chapter offices, or would like to nominate someone to an office, please contact any chapter board member. The chapter elections will take place at the monthly dinner/meeting in November, 2010.

Our 50/50 Drawing at the meeting was for $23.00 and was won by Dave Gerner from Computers@homeUSA.com