The latest Guild news, events, and developer community announcements for November 2015: From Difficult to Delighted, 2016 Conference & Event Lineup, and Community Calendar.

Developer Community News

November 2015 Edition

November Meeting: From Difficult to Delighted

Join us and TekPartners on Tuesday, November 24, at 6:00 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) of the Microsoft Charlotte Office. Do you ever feel like your customers or team members are tough to work with? In this session we will talk about how to get them to hear your point of view; how to find out what they really want (hint: It's NOT what they are demanding); and how to get them to be your advocate instead of your enemy. You’ll leave the session with some new ideas and an action plan to connect with even the most challenging team members or clients. Please RSVP so we know how much food to order.

2016 Conference & Event Lineup

2016 is already looking like a great year of opportunities to grow professionally. In the current world of rapid technology innovation, developer skills can quickly become outdated. Attending meetups and conferences are a great way to to get the training and networking you need! The updated conference & event calendar below lists the currently announced 2016 lineup. Please contact us or reply to this email with topics or speakers you would like see at Guild meetups next year.

Community Calendar

Conquer Big Data Challenges in Steaming, Security and Data Flow in IoT

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

David Callaghan will present the three major Big Data challenges in IoT that are not typically addressed, particularly at scale.

Developing Cross-Platform Windows & OSX Applications Using Electron

Tuesday, November 10 @ 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Host: Charlotte ALT.NET
Venue: Charlotte Microsoft Office

With Electron creating a cross-platform Windows, OSX, or Linux desktop application for your company or an idea you have is easy. Initially developed for GitHub's Atom editor, Electron has since been used to create applications by companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Slack, and Docker. In the session we’ll look at the supplied seed project that provides everything you need to get started on your own project.

Azure ExpressRoute for Developers

Wednesday, November 11 @ 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Host: Charlotte Microsoft Cloud
Venue: TBA

ExpressRoute is the key component of Azure connectivity. Mostly perceived as an expensive time consuming investment managed by enterprise IT, this session will attempt to break such myths around it, and why even developers should care about this technology.

Lunch and Learn: 0 to SPA in 3 weeks with AngularJS

Tuesday, November 17 @ 11:30 AM
Cost: Free
Host: Logical Advantage Charlotte Tech Talks
Venue: Logical Advantage

In this talk, LA and Unity / .Net Developer, Clint Guin will demonstrate a quick start to building fully featured web apps using modern web technologies like AngularJS, Angular Material, and Firebase. Clint will go over some problems he faced while working through Deborah Kurata’s “AngularJS Line of Business Applications” pluralsite course. Additionally, Clint will review how he made the application look and feel like a modern web app with Angular Material, and deployed it with Firebase.


November 18–19
Cost: Free
Host: Microsoft
Venue: Online

A year ago Connect(); started the journey for a new Microsoft for developers, unveiling the future of an open source .NET on Linux and Mac, and a free Visual Studio for targeting any device and any OS. Join us this year to hear directly from Scott Guthrie, Brian Harry, and Scott Hanselman on what’s next in this exciting journey. Get deeper insights into our exciting announcements with over 70 on-demand sessions. Interact with the engineering team members behind Microsoft tools and technologies to help you get started.

Panel: Single Page App Framework Showdown (Angular, Ember, React)

Thursday, November 19 @ 6:30 PM
Cost: Free
Host: Charlotte Front-End Developers
Venue: Cardinal Solutions (Packard Place)

Details coming soon.


January 5–8, 2016
Sandusky, OH
February 24–26, 2016
Montreal, Canada
Blue Diamond Awards
March 1, 2016
Charlotte, NC
Spring 2016
San Francisco, CA
April 4–7, 2016
New Orleans, LA
April 13–15, 2016
Columbia, SC
May 4–6, 2016
Salt Lake City, UT
Spark Conference
Spring 2016
Charlotte, NC
Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC)
July 10–14, 2016
Toronto, Canada
July 2016
Knoxville, TN
That Conference
August 8–10, 2016
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Microsoft Ignite
September 26–30, 2016
Atlanta, GA


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