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October Meeting: Build An Angular App Using Free Microsoft Tools

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Welcome to Nashville Women Programmers! We host meetings on the second Monday of each month. Come to code, learn, teach, meet like-minded people, and have fun!




This Monday’s Topic

Build An Angular App Using Free Microsoft Tools

More About This Topic

This seminar is an introduction to using an assortment of free tools from Microsoft to build Angular applications. Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Community Edition will be used as the editor to build HTML and your Angular scripts. IIS express is used to host Web API methods you call from your Angular scripts. SQL Server Express will store all your data and allow you to select, insert, update and delete data from your web page.

Learning Objectives

• Where to get these free tools

• Build an HTML page and add Angular

• Build a CRUD page using Angular and the free Microsoft tools

Skill Level (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)


More About This Speaker

Paul D. Sheriff is the President of PDSA, Inc. ( ( PDSA develops custom business applications specializing in web and mobile technologies. Since 1991 PDSA has successfully delivered advanced custom application software to a wide range of customers and diverse industries. With a team of dedicated experts, PDSA delivers cost effective solutions, on-time and on-budget using innovative tools and processes to better manage today's complex and competitive environment.

To learn more about Paul, visit ( Paul can be reached via email at [masked] . You can follow Paul at and , and connect with him on LinkedIn at .





Eventbrite Nashville

Cummins Station

209 Tenth Avenue South

Suite 302

Nashville, TN 37217


See more details in the Parking section below.

How To Find Us

Use the South Lobby entrance by the Cinco de Mayo restaurant. The Eventbrite office is straight ahead. Enter the double doors, walk all the way back, and take a right into the main hall that starts in front of the main Eventbrite office. Take your first left into a hall with elevators. Take elevator A to the 3rd floor and it is the door directly in front of the elevator. We'll also put a note on the door directing people up to the new space. If you have any questions, you can email us at [masked].

Meeting Agenda

5:30-6:30 – Arrive, Socialize, Hack, Eat

6:30-7:30 – The Main Event: Coding/Learning/Etc.

7:30-8:00 – Wrap-up


Every second Monday, 5:30pm-8:00pm. For the most updated meeting information, check this Meetup group.


This group is hosted by women programmers with the goal to build a welcoming environment to learn and to grow diversity in the programming field.

We have three main goals:

1. Connect women programmers and supporters so that we can have friends with whom to attend other programming events in town.

2. Facilitate discovery and learning of new tech subjects from a speaker who has spent time studying, compiling, and translating information so a beginner to that topic can understand.

3. Provide an encouraging space where people can gain speaking experience, and hopefully go on to speak at local user groups, conferences, etc… thus increasing minority visibility and inspiring other underrepresented people in tech.


We embrace the Lambda Jam Conference Diversity Policy ( and welcome people of any gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, size, nationality, sexual orientation, ability level, neurotype, religion, elder status, family structure, culture, subculture, political opinion, identity, and self-identification.

What to Bring

- A laptop, tablet, smartphone, or pen/paper if you would like. None of these are required though.

- Questions on any tech topics or careers in tech.

- Any guests who are also interested in learning to code and/or increasing diverse participation in tech.

- Our meeting overlaps with dinner. Feel free to bring a packed meal or pick up something on the way there.

What to Expect

- Free to attend.

- Free internet.

- Our group has adopted the Hacker School Social Rules ( We seek to provide an environment of encouragement, openness, and support so all who attend can feel comfortable, welcome, and free to ask questions and grow.


(Listed starting with cheapest options)


Bike Parking

Free bike parking is available in front of Cummins Station. Don't forget your bike lock and reflectors for riding home at night!

Less Than $1 or Free Street Parking

All of the parallel parking spaces along the front of Cummins Station (and the nearby streets) are free after 6pm ( A few of these spots are reserved for valet in the evenings, so if you see a valet sign, park elsewhere.

If you arrive earlier than 6pm, put in just enough exact change to cover you until the spots turn free at 6PM.

Paid Lot Parking - Further, But Less Expensive

The Frist parking lot, across the street from Cummins Station, is the cheapest paid parking option.

Rates: $1.50 first 1/2 hour; $6 first hour; $3 each additional hour; $24 daily max; Special events pricing as posted.

Note: this parking lot is on the north side of Cummins Station, and Eventbrite is on the south side. However, you can enter Cummins Station from the North and walk through the inside of the building to get to the Eventbrite office.

More info on The First parking lot:

Paid Lot Parking - Closer, But More Expensive

Two paid parking lots are available directly across from Cummins Station. Last time we inquired, the rates was $6/hour after 5PM, with a maximum evening cost of $12, unless there is a special event pricing in effect.

If you eat in a restaurant in Cummins Station, you can get your parking validated, which reduces the cost to free in many cases.

Details on the[masked]th Ave South parking lot:

Details on the[masked]th Ave South parking lot:




If you have any more questions, feel free to contact us, your organizers, via Meetup. We look forward to seeing you!