What we're about

Join us on the forum!

We're located at https://charlottedevs.com . Please introduce yourself and feel free to make posts!

Join us on the CLTDevs slack channel!

We use slack for quick, rapid-fire communication. Click here to join!

https://slack.charlottedevs.com

Who we are:

We are a group specifically for people that are looking to grow their skills and get connected with the Charlotte developer community. Interested in software development but not sure where to start? Just graduated from a programming boot camp? Been coding for a few years? This meetup is for you!

Our goal:

To grow Charlotte as a tech community. It starts with junior developers!

Background:

There is some financial risk that companies take on by interviewing and hiring a junior developer. Quite often you see "years of experience" listed on job requirements to mitigate that risk. Our goal is to get to know you and vouch for you based on your credibility, not how long you've been programming, so you can get that interview.

Junior Developers

Join and get involved! The more we get to know you, the more likely we can recommend you. We're putting together a checklist of things to work on that will give you some code cred. Connect on slack to meet super nice and encouraging people!

Mentors

If you are a more experienced developer and interested in growing and mentoring the next generation of developers, please join! All contributions welcome.

Companies and Recruiters

Looking for new talent? Please get in touch! We can help spread the word and provide recommendations for you. We also have a #jobs channel that you are welcome to post at any time on slack.

Upcoming events (5+)

Learn about Apache Kafka with Ryan Pridgeon

Streaming platforms have emerged as a popular new trend, but what exactly is a streaming platform? Part messaging system, part Hadoop made fast, part speedy ETL and scalable data integration, with Apache Kafka at the core, streaming platforms offer an entirely new perspective on managing the flow of data. This talk will explain what a streaming platform such as Apache Kafka is and some of the use cases and design patterns around its use—including several examples of where it is solving real business problems. New developments in this area such as KSQL will also be discussed. Join Charlotte Devs and Ryan Pridgeon for this inspiring and informational talk! Ryan is a Software Engineer at Confluent, the company founded by the creators of Apache Kafka. Ryan works on their non-java clients; C(librdkafka), Confluent-Kafka-Python and Confluent-Kafka-Go. In addition to clients, Ryan works on security initiatives such as bringing ACLs to Confluent's Cloud offering. Prior to his current role, Ryan worked for Cloudera working with Hive, Impala, Oozie and Sentry. While not working Ryan enjoys tinkering with cars, carpentry and spending time with his lovely wife and 2 year old son. This meetup event is open to people of all experience and interest levels, however some knowledge of, or background with data application development would likely make it more enjoyable. ****PARKING Uptown can be a hassle but there are options! The light rail is a few blocks away at the 7th St station. There are a handful of parking garages around that are on the cheaper side in the evening, such as the one at 7th St and the one underneath Rock Bottom Brewing. There is free parking available on the street, but expect to hunt for those spots, and make sure to read the street signs about what time it's OK to park there.****

Cellular Automata with Caleb Martinez

Wray Ward

Join us for a quick look (45 - 50 minutes) into the fascinating world of Cellular Automata! Cellular Automata are a type of simulation that has been a part of Computer Science history since the 1940's! This presentation is accessible to all skill levels, as a majority of the presentation is code free. The following questions will be covered: - What exactly are Cellular Automata? - How do Cellular Automata work? - What types of Cellular Automata are there? - How have Cellular Automata changed throughout history? At the end of the presentation there will be a code demo written entirely in Javascript, and attendees will get a chance to ask questions about the challenges in implementing Cellular Automata in code. Caleb Martinez is a native Charlottean and Software Engineer working at LeanTaas, a company that improves healthcare through machine learning and data science. His interest in Cellular Automata began when he saw that a friend of his was drawing reactive diffusion pieces by hand, and he learned that that model was closely related to computer science and Cellular Automata.

7th @ 7th

7th Street Public Market

On the 7th of every month, members of Charlotte Devs meet at the 7th Street Market to have some tasty food, catch up on life and meet new people in the tech community. Come join us for lunch!

JavaScript Study Group!

Skookum

This will be a recurring STUDY GROUP (not a class) aimed at devs both new and seasoned to come together to discuss JavaScript and improve skills and best practices. Structure will be determined as time goes on. Grab your computer, projects and questions and join us for brainstorming, practice and pizza courtesy of Skookum! If you sign up and you change your mind, please change your RSVP so we can plan for pizza. Thanks! Parking Uptown can be a hassle but there are options! The light rail is a few blocks away at the 7th St station. There are a handful of parking garages around that are on the cheaper side in the evening, such as the one at 7th St and the one underneath Rock Bottom Brewing. There is free parking available on the street, but expect to hunt for those spots, and make sure to read the street signs about what time it's OK to park there. ***IMPORTANT*** Please read the note about how to find us to the right in the event details. ---> If anyone has any questions about how to find us, please feel free to contact us directly! :) Hope to see you there!

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JavaScript Study Group!

Skookum

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