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+)

Talkin' 'Bout Talkin'

Skookum

A talk by Charlotte Devs' own Tom Barcellona, and an attorney to boot! Get some insight on the magic of public speaking to impress your friends, clients, and shareholders*! Gain the confidence needed to give that tech talk you've always wanted to give*! Learn the secrets of speaking in front of others from somebody who speaks in front of others for a living! If you are worried about having to give your first talk, or looking to improve on your next one, this meetup will get you going in the right direction. * validity of claims has not been evaluated by Charlotte Devs, the FDA, or any other authorizing entity. Tom is making the move from trial lawyer to software developer. A former Assistant District Attorney with over 15 years of experience, he has always been an avid Linux user interested in software and server administration. He found himself using Python more and more to solve problems in the legal system, and decided to make the transition to full-time software developer. He brings with him the experience of over 80 jury trials including everything from murder to speeding. He also taught trial advocacy to other lawyers from across the country. In support of his experience, he has studied speaking, persuasion, and rhetoric for his entire career. His interests also include machine learning, InfoSec, and psychology.

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!

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!

Past events (86)

7th @ 7th

7th Street Public Market

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