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The latest Guild news, events, and developer community announcements for May 2014: Internet of Things, Call for Speakers, & Girl Develop It Charlotte.

Developer Community News

May 2014 Edition

Internet of Things

Join us and Mindseeker on Tuesday, May 27, at 6:00 PM in the Mt. Kilimanjaro/Mt. Everest rooms of the Charlotte Microsoft Campus. Dan Thyer is going to show you how to leverage your existing .NET skills for the IoT and connect to the physical world! Learn more at www.developersguild.org.

Call for Speakers

The Enterprise Developers Guild meets the fourth Tuesday of every month, except December, at the Microsoft Campus in Charlotte, NC. Please contact us if you would like to be a presenter at an upcoming Guild meeting. Your ideas, solutions, and interests could make a great presentation. We all love seeing how others solve problems in new and unique ways. Learn more at www.developersguild.org.

Girl Develop It Charlotte

A new Meetup Group is starting in Charlotte for women developers and programmers! Want to learn how to code? Have a great idea? Don't be shy. Develop it! Our courses focus on coding, leveraging existing technology, and having something to show for it. Learn more at www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-Charlotte-NC.


Community Calendar

How does Virtual Reality work and creating a game in Unity with the Oculus Rift

Monday, May 12, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Host: Charlotte Game Dev
Venue: Charlotte Microsoft Campus

In this talk Mark Davey will discuss how Virtual Reality (VR) works and what it takes to make a game using this technology. Next he will show what it takes to make a game for the Oculus Rift in Unity.

Node.js for the .NET Developer

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Host: Charlotte ALT.NET
Venue: CPCC Harris Campus

Node.js is all the rage today; all the cool kids are using it. Did you know you can leverage your .NET skills to quickly get up and running building Node applications? Did you know you can use Visual Studio to do this? This session will help you learn how to build applications in Node but it will be taught to you from the .NET developer’s point of view. We will walk through building an application and each step along the way we will compare and contrast the two languages and how the relate.

ES6 Generators

Thursday, May 15, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Cost: Free
Host: CharlotteJS
Venue: Skookum Digital Works

Garrett Johnson will be presenting on generators: how they work and how to use them for async flow control.

//publish/

Friday, May 16, 2014 @ 8:00 AM
Cost: Free
Host & Venue: Microsoft

Bring your existing app and game projects to Microsoft’s //publish/ event to code with developers from around the world. Collaborate and get help with app design, performance, testing, publishing, porting from Unity – you name it. It’s 32 straight hours devoted to getting your app up and running smoothly on Windows phones, tablets, and PCs.

Receive onsite support from Microsoft and community experts to remove blockers and add the finishing touches to your project. Join a testing group of your peers and try your app out on a range of devices. Connect online with developers and Microsoft product specialists from all over the globe in simultaneous worldwide events. Show off your completed project at the App Showcase.

Prizes will be awarded to showcase winners and there are special incentives to submit your app for publishing while at the event. Don’t forget – apps published to the Windows or Windows Phone Store before June 1st, 2014 are eligible for even more great prizes through the //publish/ Developer Contest.

Middle School Charlotte Cyber Saturday

Saturday, May 17, 2014 @ 9:00 AM
Cost: Free
Host: IT-oLogy
Venue: CPCC Central Campus

Creative programs vary including hands-on activities as well as presentations from IT professionals. The initiative gives students the opportunity to explore and experience technology in new ways, learn about careers in technology, and inspire students to continue to learn through critical thinking. More to come. We thank our program partner Time Warner Cable Connect a Million Minds and host partner Central Piedmont Community College along with the many business educational volunteers.

High School Charlotte Cyber Saturday

Saturday, May 17, 2014 @ 1:00 PM
Cost: Free
Host: IT-oLogy
Venue: CPCC Central Campus

Creative programs vary including hands-on activities as well as presentations from IT professionals. The initiative gives students the opportunity to explore and experience technology in new ways, learn about careers in technology, and inspire students to continue to learn through critical thinking. More to come. We thank our program partner Time Warner Cable Connect a Million Minds and host partner Central Piedmont Community College along with the many business educational volunteers.

Monthly Hack Night

Monday, May 19, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Host: Code For Charlotte
Venue: Hackerspace Charlotte

Let's get to hacking. This will be the monthly Hacking Night meeting for Code for Charlotte. Giving us all a chance to get together, talk, work on our respective projects and get updates on other projects.

Let's Meetup and Talk about The Internet of Things!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 @ 11:30 AM
Cost: Free
Host: Logical Advantage Charlotte Tech Talks
Venue: Logical Advantage

Don't miss Logical CTO, Dan Thyer and his notorious talk on the Internet of Things for our May Lunch and Learn!

Test Framework Shootout: Mocha

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Cost: Free
Host: Charlotte Front-End Developers
Venue: Myjive (at NC Music Factory)

More details to come...

ON YOUR CALENDAR

ConvergeSE
May 1 – 3, 2014
Columbia, SC
SharePoint Saturday Durham 2014
May 3, 2014
Durham, NC
TechEd North America 2014
May 12 - 15, 2014
Houston, TX
Roanoke Code Camp 2014
May 17, 2014
Salem, VA
GIANT Conf
June 11 – 14, 2014
Charleston, SC
CodeStock 2014
July 11 - 12, 2014
Knoxville, TN
That Conference
August 11 - 13, 2014
Wisconsin Dells, WI
BlendConf
September 11 – 13, 2014
Charlotte, NC
Raleigh Code Camp 2014
November 2014 (TBA)
Raleigh, NC

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