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The latest Guild news, events, and developer community announcements for March 2014: GruntJS, Call for Speakers, & Community Calendar.

Developer Community News

March 2014 Edition

GruntJS at CPCC Harris Campus

Join us and The Select Group on Tuesday, March 25, at 6:00 PM in the Harris I Auditorium of the CPCC Harris Campus. The CPCC Harris Campus is off Morris Field Drive at Billy Graham Parkway just before you get to Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Derik Whittaker will demonstrate how to use GruntJS to build, transform, validate and deploy our code to our users. Learn more at www.developersguild.org

Call for Speakers - Carolina Code Camp 2014

We're looking for a few good coders who can also present. If you have ever wanted to take the podium, this is your year. We need LOTS of good presentations to get the quality and depth we want for Code Camp. We know nothing presents as well as experience. We want you to present to YOUR passion. Pick a topic you are good at and register as a speaker today! Learn more at codecamp.developersguild.org


Community Calendar

Charlotte PowerBuilder Conference

March 5 - 7, 2014
Cost: $350
Host: North Carolina PowerBuilder User Group
Venue: UNC Charlotte Center City Campus

The CPBC brings together many of the top application and database developers from the SAP PowerBuilder world to Charlotte for a three day event to spur innovation, share insight, and foster collaboration. The conference will feature a mix of plenary and break-out sessions, in depth focus topic training, and product demonstrations with a focus on mobile application cross-over, bringing data to and from the cloud, current user engagement ideas, and refactoring older code. There will be over 50 hours of PowerBuilder specific training and session topics available to attend!

Optimizing a Unity 3D game for better mobile performance

Monday, March 10, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Host: Charlotte Game Dev
Venue: Charlotte Microsoft Campus

Game designer Dan Russell-Pinson will discuss various methods to improve mobile performance for Unity 3D games including: combining meshes, texture atlasing, polygon reduction, shared materials, static and dynamic batching, quality settings, light mapping and more.

Business Insight through Cloud-Based Data Models

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 @ 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
Host: Charlotte ALT.NET
Venue: Premier

This session will explore promotion paths for PowerPivot models that mature to demand robust data transformations, as well as cleansing and master data procedures. You will learn the pros and cons of using cloud-based PowerPivot environments, as well as the recommended architectures for model growth.

Build Hybrid Cloud Solutions with Windows Azure and System Center 2012 R2

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 9:00 AM
Cost: Free
Host + Venue: Microsoft

Join us at this FREE full-day hands-on event to experience the power of Hybrid Cloud. Our field-experienced Technical Evangelists will guide you through the process of jumpstarting your knowledge on Windows Azure Storage, Virtual Machines and Virtual Networking for key IT Pro scenarios. Complete all of the hands-on labs and you’ll walk away with a fully functional Windows Server 2012 R2 or Linux cloud-based test lab running Windows Azure!

Sweet.js

Thursday, March 20, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Cost: Free
Host: CharlotteJS
Venue: TBA

Mike Walker will be introducing us to sweet.js, more details to come!

MongoDB

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 @ 11:30 AM
Cost: Free
Host: Logical Advantage Charlotte Tech Talks
Venue: Logical Advantage

Join Logical Advantage Senior .NET Developer, Joe Feser as he discusses MongoDB! In this talk we will go over what is involved in setting up MongoDB on Windows and what is involved in working with it in C#. We will discuss: how to serialize / deserilize objects, how to query the data, and how to configure databases and containers ("tables").

Front-End Dev Ops

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 @ 6:30 PM
Cost: Free
Host: Charlotte Front-End Developers
Venue: Myjive (at NC Music Factory)

Dustan Kasten, lead front-end engineer at Skookum Digital Works, will be giving us a sneak peek at an upcoming talk on front-end dev ops that he'll be presenting at Front End Ops Conf 2014 in April.

ON YOUR CALENDAR

Visual Studio Live!
March 10 - 14, 2014
Las Vegas, NV
O'Reilly Fluent Conference
March 11 – 13, 2014
San Francisco, CA
Game Developers Conference 2014
March 17 – 21, 2014
San Francisco, CA
Microsoft Build Developer Conference
April 2 – 4, 2014
San Francisco, CA
DevIntersection
April 13 - 16, 2014
Orlando, FL
TechEd North America 2014
May 12 - 15, 2014
Houston, TX
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

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