The latest Guild news, events, and developer community announcements for October 2014: Typescript+Angular-beyond basics, Geek Girl TechCon, and Blue Diamond Awards.

Developer Community News

October 2014 Edition

Typescript+Angular-beyond basics

Join us and TEKsystems Tuesday, October 28, at 6:00 PM in the Mt. Kilimanjaro/Mt. Everest rooms of the Charlotte Microsoft Campus. As we start move ever closer to the mobile/enterprise horizon, SPAs (single page applications) present an attractive platform for creating new applications in the enterprise environment. How can we leverage architecture proven to work in .NET to create simple, modular functionality client side? This talk will discuss in depth the possibilities with a focus on Typescript+Angular for client side language and framework. Learn more at

Geek Girl TechCon

Geek Girl TechCon is coming to Charlotte on November 15th at CPCC Central Campus, Overcash Building! We are so excited to announce our partnership with Geek Girl. In case you don't know, Geek Girl is a Hands-On Tech Conference for women, girls and men! All skill levels welcome, whether you are a beginner, intermediate, entrepreneur or future coding student, they have something for everyone.

In addition to workshops on Social Media, Entrepreneurial, Coding and more, there will be a Sharkette Tank (space still available to pitch), HackFest (hands-on learning about circuits and robots), panels about Technology career paths by Skookum Digital Works, Crowdfunding and Social Media Q&A. Prizes will include free co-working space at Packard Place and a full scholarship to a Tech Talent South coding immersion program. Learn more at

Blue Diamond Awards

The Blue Diamond Awards have celebrated the best in technology in the Greater Charlotte region for 20 years. On March 3, 2015, the celebration begins again. Nominations in Human Capital, IT Entrepreneur, Community Outreach, Cool Innovator, Student Innovator, Business Value - Small/Medium, Business Value - Corporate, and Business Value - Non-Profit close November 3rd. Learn more at

Community Calendar

Microsoft AzureConf 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 @ 11:00 AM
Cost: Free
Host: AzureConf
Venue: Channel 9

On October 21st, 2014, Microsoft will be hosting AzureConf, another free event for the Azure community. This event will feature a keynote presentation by Scott Guthrie, along with numerous sessions executed by Azure community members. Streamed live for an online audience on Channel 9, the event will allow you to see how developers just like you are using Azure to develop robust, scalable applications on Azure. Community members from all over the world will join known speakers such as Michael Collier, Mike Martin, Rick Garibay, and Chris Auld in the Channel 9 studios to present their own inventions and experiences. Whether you’re just learning Microsoft Azure or you've already achieved success on the platform, you won’t want to miss this special event.

This Old Code

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Host: Charlotte ALT.NET
Venue: Charlotte Microsoft Office

Negativity surrounds the concept of existing code. This negativity is baked into the language we use. We work on 'legacy projects', 'dirt field projects', 'rescue projects', 'antiquated projects', 'ancient projects'. I'd like to use the construction metaphor to look at these projects in a different light. I've been inspired by the TV program, 'This Old House'. I think the care and attention that's given existing structures while making them do more for their inhabitants is a great model for how we can treat our software projects. This talk isn't JavaScript specific; it's themes and guidance will apply to anyone who's worked on a project that someone else left behind or anyone who is likely to do so in the future.

BI/Dashboard & Reporting

Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Host: AvidXchange Tech Meetup
Venue: AvidXchange

A dashboard is "an easy to read, often single page, real-time user interface, showing a graphical presentation of the current status (snapshot) and historical trends of an organization’s key performance indicators to enable instantaneous and informed decisions to be made at a glance. Solution Architect, Matt Duffield, will give a presentation of how to create a various dashboard solution and Third party control to make it easy.

Monthly Hack Night

Monday, October 27, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Host: Code For Charlotte
Venue: @809

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.

Breaking Free from Bootstrap

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

More information to come...

Show and Tell!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Host: Charlotte Internet of Things
Venue: Logical Advantage

We will have show and tell night! Please bring anything cool to talk about from microcontrollers that you are excited about to your thoughts on services from Xively, IObridge, Adafruit and any others. We will set aside some time to discuss future meetings and ways that people can get involved in the group.


Microsoft AzureConf 2014
October 21, 2014
Channel 9
All Things Open
October 22 – 23, 2014
Raleigh, NC
IT-oLogy Trends 2014
November 6, 2014
Charlotte, NC
Passport to STEM
November 8, 2014
Charlotte, NC
Raleigh Code Camp 2014
November 8, 2014
Raleigh, NC
November 10 – 13, 2014
Las Vegas, NV
Internet Summit
November 11 – 13, 2014
Raleigh, NC
AWS re:Invent
November 11 – 14, 2014
Las Begas, NV
November 12 – 13, 2014
Online Live from New York, NY & Redmond, WA
Geek Girl Charlotte TechCon
November 15, 2014
Charlotte, NC


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