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Main Meeting: Using Twilio to Send and Receive SMS & Phone Calls - Kevin Griffin

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 5:30:00 PM ( Add to calendar... )


Microsoft's Durham Office

4825 Creekstone Dr Durham NC

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Ninty-five percent of the world carries a phone in their pocket. This number is probably closer to one-hundred percent when you consider just the people who are using your applications. Is it possible that you can better connect your users by providing features that connect users via their phones? How about text notifications? Two-factor authentication? Customized call centers? The possibilities are endless. In this presentation, you will be guided through building SMS and voice features into your .NET applications via Twilio. Unlike most presentations, come with your phone in and and use it to interact with some of the great demos lined up!

Presenter: Kevin Griffin

Kevin Griffin is an author, teacher, mentor, and consultant focusing in software development. He is the author of the Twilio Blueprint ( As an independent consultant, Kevin specializes in helping businesses push their technology stacks into the 21st century. You can often find Kevin speaking at conferences and user groups across the country or blogging at

Meeting Agenda: 

5:30-6:00 - Welcome/Food 
6:00-6:15 - Announcements 
6:15-7:45 - Presentation 
7:45-8:00 - Give-aways

Thank you to the February Main Meeting sponsor! 

Geek Speak Toastmaster - Weekly Meeting 2/16/2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 7:30:00 AM ( Add to calendar... )


Carlisle Place

4721 Emperor Blvd Durham NC

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Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.

We are trying to get to 20 members so that we can charter. We currently have 18 people that attend regularly, get better, and will advance their careers. Come and check it out.

All communication is going through Slack now.

Data sig: Garbage In Garbage out - Elaine Cahill

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 6:00:00 PM ( Add to calendar... )


Progress Software (DataDirect)

3005 Carrington Mill Blvd Morrisville NC

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Garbage In Garbage out - data validation at all levels.

Tips and techniques to check and validate user data input in the UI and SQL Server .

Polyglot .NET: Introduction to R

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 6:00:00 PM ( Add to calendar... )



5520 Capital Center Drive Raleigh NC

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In this meetup, we are going to take a closer look at R inside Sql Server 2016 (and possibly Visual Studio if it is ready by then).

Dev Craftsmanship sig: SOLID principles

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 6:00:00 PM ( Add to calendar... )



2501 Blue Ridge Road Raleigh NC

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This will be a group discussion about the practical application of the SOLID principles and when/how you choose to use them.

Here is what inspired this topic, please take some time to watch some or all of it:

Interesting 55 minute video on “SOLID Architecture in Slices not Layers” by Jimmy Bogard. Recorded at the NDC 2015 conference last June…

Here’s the abstract for the session: “For too long we've lived under the tyranny of n-tier architectures. Building systems with complicated abstractions, needless indirection and more mocks in our tests than a comedy special. But there is a better way - thinking in terms of architectures of vertical slices instead horizontal layers. Once we embrace slices over layers, we open ourselves to a new, simpler architecture, changing how we build, organize and deploy systems.”

Web/Mobile sig: hands-on Modern Web App development

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 6:00:00 PM ( Add to calendar... )



1201 Edwards Mill Rd # 201 Raleigh NC

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We will go through the process of developing a Modern Web App as a group, becoming familiar with the process and gaining experience with some of the possible tool choices along the way.

The emphasis will be on the process and concepts rather than particular tools and libraries. That being said, at times we will be a bit prescriptive to keep things streamlined and do-able in a group setting.

Analytics Forward Cross Post

Saturday, March 12, 2016 8:00:00 AM ( Add to calendar... )


Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC

4727 University Place Durham NC

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Data sig: AngularJS data service options - Greg

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 6:00:00 PM ( Add to calendar... )


Progress Software (DataDirect)

3005 Carrington Mill Blvd Morrisville NC

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We'll take a look at the basic approach to configuring a data service in AngularJS, then explore several options for getting data. Examples of JSON object in code (for initial dev), NodeJS, ASP.NET MVC, and ASP.NET Web Service.

Main Meeting Location:

Microsoft's RTP Office

4825 Creekstone Dr, Durham, NC (map)

What is TRINUG?

A user group that brings together .Net developers and technology enthusiasts from around the Triangle of North Carolina. Membership ranges from brand new developers of .Net, to seasoned practitioners. Membership is always free and all are welcome.

What kind of Meetings and gatherings do you have?

  • We meet Every Wednesday!
  • A Main meeting where locally & nationally recognized speakers present. (2nd Wed)
  • SIGs (Special Interest Groups) discussions and deep dives that each meet once a month. (1st, 3rd, and 4th Wed)
  • Free, day-long events like RDU Code Camp.
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