The latest Guild news, events, and developer community announcements for March 2015: Kendo <3 Angular and Community Calendar.

Developer Community News

March 2015 Edition

Kendo <3 Angular: Two Great Libraries, Together At Last!

Join us on Tuesday, March 24, at 6:00 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) of the Microsoft Charlotte Office. Telerik’s Kendo UI framework provides everything you need to create great JavaScript applications. It includes a world-class widget library. But in recent years, AngularJS has exploded onto the scene. It has become a popular and elegant framework for creating web applications. Yet, Angular lacks its own built-in widget library. This could have created a nearly perfect match, but when Angular first came along, using it with Kendo UI wasn’t easy. That all changed recently when Telerik added support for AngularJS into Kendo UI, and now the two can finally be together! Jonathan "J" Tower will walk us through an introduction to both frameworks. He will show us how you too can make amazing web applications with AngularJS + Kendo UI. Please RSVP so we know how much food to order.

Community Calendar

The Anatomy of a DSC Resource

Thursday, March 5, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Host: Charlotte PowerShell Users Group
Venue: Charlotte Microsoft Office

This session will be presented by Jason Walker From Tampa, FL. Dive into the anatomy of a DSC resource. What is this about Get,Test, and Set-TargetResource? What do they do and what are they used for? We will walk through what each function does and how to write them. At the end of the session you will have an understanding on what it takes to develop your very own DSC resources.

Share and Polish

Monday, March 9, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Host: Charlotte Game Dev
Venue: Charlotte Microsoft Office

This meeting is dedicated to showing what you have been working on and getting some help, ideas, or testers to get the polish on your game. Also, come if you have an idea for a game and run it by the group for feedback and suggestions. A side focus would be to get games ready for publish for the Windows Publish Contest that ends on March 20th.

Durable Rails: Lessons from years in production

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 @ 5:30 PM
Cost: Free
Host: Charlotte Ruby Meetup Group
Venue: Think 809

A talk about the long-term maintenance of applications, and how to think about old software. We will also talk about Citygram, Code for Charlotte, and how to get involved in the tech community in Charlotte.

Spark Core Hack Night!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Host: Charlotte Internet of Things
Venue: SnapAV Corp Office

We normally meet the first Tuesday of the month; however for March we are meeting on the second Tuesday. Charlotte IoT steering committee member, James Wolf, will be leading the Spark Core Hack Night! James will lead us through a project designed to show our members the power of the Spark Core and the power of the IoT!

Augmented and Virtual Reality

Thursday, March 12, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Host: Charlotte ALT.NET
Venue: Charlotte Microsoft Office

Augmented and Virtual Reality are taking center stage in 2015. With Google Cardboard, Samsung's Gear VR and the Oculus Rift DK2 already available and numerous Augmented Reality glasses hitting the commercial market in the next few months there has never been a better time to dive into AR and VR development. Join us for an open discussion of these technologies and how game developers will directly benefit. We will have a hands on demonstration of current devices such as Google Cardboard, Samsung's Gear VR and the Oculus Rift DK2. We will also take a look at whats around the corner such as Microsofts HoloLens.

dotNetConf 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 @ 8:00 AM - Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 4:00 PM (PDT)
Cost: Free
Host: dotNetConf

The .NET Conf is a free, two-day virtual event co-organized by the .NET community and Microsoft. We will have more than 16 hours of content on subjects such as ASP.NET 5, .NET Core, C#, Roslyn, learnings from running large scale websites, and more! The event features speakers from the community and .NET product teams. These are the experts in their field and it will be your chance to learn, ask your questions live and get inspired for your next software project.

React.js with Joe Hudson

Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 6:30 PM
Cost: Free
Host: CharlotteJS
Venue: Skookum Digital Works

Joe Hudson ( from WalmartLabs will be discussing the application architecture used for new React-based hybrid applications at WalMart. The WalMart pharmacy web application is being re-built by combining React and Backbone.

One More Thing

Save the Date: Spark Conference

Join us for the 2015 Spark Conference on Saturday, June 6, at the UNC Charlotte Center City campus in Uptown Charlotte, NC. Connect with over 400 members of the regional developer community. Thoughts will be sparked. Questions will be answered. And fun will be had.


Blue Diamond Awards
March 3, 2015
Charlotte, NC
March 5–6, 2015
Salt Lake City, UT
Kalamazoo X
March 14, 2015
Kalamazoo, MI
March 16–19, 2015
Atlanta, GA
April 15–18, 2015
Columbia, SC
Global Azure Bootcamp
April 25, 2015
Charlotte, NC
Code PaLOUsa
April 27–30, 2015
Louisville, KY
Microsoft Build
April 29–May 1, 2015
San Francisco, CA
Greenville GROK
April 29–May 1, 2015
Greenville, SC
May 3–5, 2015
Boston, MA
Microsoft Ignite
May 4–8, 2015
Chicago, IL
GIANT Conference
June 14–17, 2015
Charleston, SC
September 2–4, 2015
Charlotte, NC


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