The latest Guild news, events, and developer community announcements for November 2014: AngularJS, Web Afternoon, and Community Calendar.

Developer Community News

November 2014 Edition

November Meeting: AngularJS

Join us and Signature Consultants on Tuesday, November 25, at 6:00 PM in the Mt. Kilimanjaro/Mt. Everest rooms of the Charlotte Microsoft Campus. More details will be announced soon. The meeting presenter is Microsoft Regional Director Jim Duffy. Learn more at

Web Afternoon

Web Afternoon is coming back to Charlotte on Friday, December 5th from 1-6pm. It's a 1/2 day event for people that love the web. Come join us at Wells Fargo Auditorium in uptown for an afternoon of short talks without ego, some great Q&A, and some informative panel discussions. Learn more at

Community Calendar

Project Spark and Kinect 2

Monday, November 17, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Host: Charlotte Game Dev
Venue: Charlotte Microsoft Office

Project Spark is an interesting game, or rather, simulation. This isn't just because it allows you to create games, but also in the way it teaches programming principles. It does so in a visual way, with icons instead of actual code. That's not the only thing Project Spark does though. Users have the capability to upload their projects and let others rate their creations. They can even implement improvements on original creations, this is referred to as Remixes. While Project Spark isn't necessarily a game, it does offer something significantly different to anything else available at the moment.

Azure + Mobile: A Match Made in Heaven?

Monday, November 17, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Cost: Free
Host: Charlotte Mobile Ninjas User Group
Venue: Cardinal Solutions (Packard Place)

Rachel Parsons will discuss the how Azure can enable quick development of mobile applications using Azure's Mobile Services, websites, and storage options to quickly get started with a backend. Rachel will provide an overview of Azure, and will then dive into the mobile-specific aspects of where Azure can really benefit the app development process.

Attack of Virtual Machines and Websites

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 @ 11:30 AM
Cost: Free
Host: Logical Advantage Charlotte Tech Talks
Venue: Logical Advantage

One day we woke up and our industry was under attack! The battle line drawn with IT departments on one side and the Cloud on the other. No longer did we as developers have to wait weeks for infrastructure needed for our next project. Suddenly we could have everything we could dream of in mere seconds.

Join Mark Wilson as he shows you a practical, no-BS intro to Azure from the perspective of a web developer. With the ability to run both Windows and Linux, you can deploy websites in .NET, Node.js, Java, PHP, Python and more. Push with Git, fire up a thousand VMs, and do it all from the command line. It's a whole new game and a whole new Cloud.

Introduction to Microsoft Azure Machine Learning

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Host: Charlotte ALT.NET
Venue: Charlotte Microsoft Office

At this meet up we will take a look at the world of machine learning and Microsoft Azure Machine Learning service. We will walk through the process to create your own machine learning model in the cloud, publish the model as a web service and code an application to call the web service to return a prediction.

Intro to AngularJS

Thursday, November 20, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Cost: Free
Host: Charlotte Front-End Developers
Venue: Cardinal Solutions (Packard Place)

AngularJS is an up-and-coming JavaScript framework supported and maintained by Google. Over the past year, usage for the framework has exploded, giving many developers reason to believe it's the next big thing. In this presentation, Angular developer Sarah Hudson will cover the basics of what Angular is and what it can do for your projects, as well as breaking down the components of Angular and what makes it unique and gives developers more control over custom templates and elements.

Accessibility in JavaScript

Thursday, November 20, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Cost: Free
Host: CharlotteJS
Venue: Skookum Digital Works

Melissa Avery-Weir will be giving a presentation on making the web accessible via JavaScript. More information to come...

Monthly Hack Night

Monday, November 24, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Host: Code For Charlotte
Venue: TBA

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.

From the iPod to IoT

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Host: Charlotte Internet of Things
Venue: Logical Advantage

Rick will start with a short introduction on the evolution of IoT from embedded and big data. He will discuss the design of the iPod in the context of the evolution of ARM processors, which are in everything now. He will explain how the iPod was an early IoT device, albeit requiring the last meter to be a Firewire or USB cable. He'll even bring in one of the original iPod software development boards!

He will then focus on the CC 3200 launchpad board and walk through a high level demo of getting the internal WiFi access point and web server going so folks could browse into it from their phones and maybe control the LEDs on the board or some other interesting device hooked up to the GPIOs.


Web Afternoon
December 5, 2014
Charlotte, NC
January 6–9, 2015
Sandusky, OH
Blue Diamond Awards
March 3, 2015
Charlotte, NC
March 16–19, 2015
Atlanta, GA
April 15–18, 2015
Columbia, SC
Code PaLOUsa
April 27–30, 2015
Louisville, KY
Microsoft Build
April 29–May 1, 2015
San Francisco, CA
Microsoft Ignite
May 4–8, 2015
Chicago, IL
GIANT Conference
June 14–17, 2015
Charleston, SC


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