Recent Events

  1. October Meeting: Kevin Hazzard - Mobile Data Sync for Everyone

    October 02, 2014

    October 02, 2014


    Synchronizing data between a central database and mobile devices is difficult, especially if you have a mix of Android, iOS and Windows clients to support. Microsoft SQL Server has some great tools to make this problem much easier to solve. In this session, we'll look at SQL Change Tracking, a lightweight feature that adds versioning capability to your databases. We'll do a deep dive on how Change Tracking works internally and how you can use it to generate diff-grams that support any type of mobile client. The discussion will be code-focused, highly-interactive, fun and enlightening.

    Kevin Hazzard owns and manages Developer Journey LLC, a training and consulting firm specializing in software architecture and development. He's also a Group Principal at Linchpin People LLC, leaders in the data integration and wellness space. He's a long-time C# MVP and the author of a book entitled Metaprogramming in .NET. Kevin also serves as an elected member of his local School Board and dedicates most of his non-professional time promoting public education.


    Street: 1327 Grandin Rd. SW
    City: Roanoke
    Country: USA
    State: Virginia
  2. August Meeting: Taking the mystery out of CryptoCurrencies

    August 07, 2014

    August 07, 2014

    Presented by Chris Williams

    Maybe you've heard of BitCoin, but what about LiteCoin, DogeCoin, AmericanCoin or BBQCoin? (Yes, really.) These are just a few of the available CryptoCurrencies that are showing up. If you've wondered what they are, how to get them, how they work, or what Bitcoin Mining is, then this is the talk for you.

    Please note, this will be our first meeting at our new location at the Grandin CoLab!  Please don't show up at the wrong building!!!

    Street: 1327 Grandin Rd. SW
    City: Roanoke
    Country: USA
    State: Virginia
  3. July: No meeting

    July 03, 2014

    July 03, 2014

    There will be no meeting in July, due to the Independence Day holiday.

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  4. June Meeting: A Gentle Slap in the Node

    June 05, 2014

    June 05, 2014

    Presented by Kevin Griffin

    Node.js is really taking the world by storm.  Major businesses such as PayPal, Walmart, and Groupon are moving on from other platforms such as Java, .NET, and Ruby.  What is the allure?  Should you be preparing yourself for the next evolution in software development?  In this presentation, Kevin Griffin will provide you facts and heavy bias about usingnode.js for your next software project.  We will discuss the basic framework of a node.js application, including package management and deployment options.  The ability to spell "JavaScript" is helpful, but definitely not a requirement.  Come on out!

    Kevin Griffin has been working as a professional developer since 2006, where his first job was working on components for the Symantec security suites. Kevin is the owner of Griffin Consulting, Inc, CTO of Winsitter, and always looking for new challenges. As an Microsoft ASP.NET MVP and ASPInsider, Kevin spends a lot of time teaching and mentoring developers to learn new technologies and to be better developers. Over four years ago, Kevin started the Hampton Roads .NET Users Group. He serves as the Director of Membership for INETA. You can find Kevin speaking at conferences, code camps, and user groups across the country.

    Street: 207 Bullitt Ave SE
    City: Roanoke
    Country: USA
    State: Virginia
  5. May 17th - Roanoke Code Camp

    May 17, 2014

    May 17, 2014

    Join us for our 8th annual Roanoke Code Camp at American National University!  Please visit roanokecodecamp.org for details.  Registration is required, so claim your spot, now!

    Street: 1813 E Main St
    City: Salem
    Country: USA
    State: Virginia
  6. May: No Meeting

    May 01, 2014

    May 01, 2014

    There will be no meeting in May.  However, we will be hosting a Code Camp and American National University!  Come see us!

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