We would like to thank the following organizations who sponsor us:
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services, and solutions
that help people and businesses realize their full potential. At Microsoft, we’re
motivated and inspired every day by how our customers use our software to find creative
solutions to business problems, develop breakthrough ideas, and stay connected to
what’s most important to them. We run our business in much the same way, and believe
our five business segments – Client, Server and Tools, Online Services Business,
Microsoft Business Division, and Entertainment and Devices Division – offer the
greatest potential to serve our customers.
We are committed long term to the mission of helping our customers realize their full potential. Just as we constantly update and improve our products, we want to continually evolve our company to be in the best position to accelerate new technologies as they emerge and to better serve our customers.
Special thanks to Microsoft for donating books and software, providing us a place to meet monthly, and for their financial support. For more information, visit www.microsoft.com.
Central Piedmont Community College
Central Piedmont Community College is an innovative and comprehensive public two-year college with a mission to advance the life-long educational development of adults consistent with their needs, interests, abilities, and efforts, and to strengthen the economic, social, and cultural life in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region of North Carolina. The College accomplishes this purpose by providing high-quality, flexible educational programs and services which are academically, geographically, and financially accessible, and which meet individual and community needs. This purpose requires a fundamental commitment to teaching excellence and a supportive, caring student environment.
Special thanks to CPCC, ACM, and the CPCC Futures Institute for providing us a place to hold our Code Camps. For more information, visit www.cpcc.edu.
Logical Advantage is a full service information technology (IT) solution provider
located in Charlotte, North Carolina. We are dedicated to providing high quality,
cost-effective custom software development and consulting services. We pride ourselves
on our ability to master our clients’ most complex business challenges, delivering
solutions that require expertise in the broad spectrum of software and information
Logical Advantage’s expertise lies in the development of enterprise-class solutions utilizing custom developed software and data integration. Our services include application outsourcing, software re-engineering, QA testing, data integration, technology consulting and strategic staffing services.
Special thanks to Logical Advantage for their financial support and for hosting our web server. For more information, visit logicaladvantage.com.
Signature Consultants was established in 1996 with a singular focus: Provide our
clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. Whether your staffing
need revolves around information technology or finance and accounting, Signature
is the company for you. Signature's clients can expect to receive staffing solutions
founded on quality, service and results.
Signature’s operations span the continental United States and beyond. No matter where your need exists, Signature has a solution for you. Whether your need is in a large metropolitan area or in adjacent markets, Signature is equipped to deliver the resources you require. Combining our National Service Center in Boston, Massachusetts and our Regional Service Centers in Charlotte, NC; Orlando, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL; and Boston, MA; Signature Consultants has developed a nationwide network of professionals that allows us to meet your needs.
Special thanks to Signature Consultants for their financial support. For more information, visit www.sigconsult.com.
JetBrains builds productivity software for developers who want to focus more on what the
want to accomplish, and less on mundane, repetitive tasks.
At JetBrains, we have a passion for making people more productive through smart software solutions that help them focus more on what they really want to accomplish, and less on mundane, repetitive "computer busy work". We make great professional development tools for Java, .NET, Ruby, Python, PHP, and team collaboration.
Special thanks to JetBrains for donating monthly door prizes. For more information, visit www.jetbrains.com.
Pluralsight is the global leader in high-quality online training for hardcore developers. Our training library provides developers everywhere with instant access to a rich collection of online training courses delivered by world-renowned industry authorities. Pluralsight provides flexible and cost-effective subscription plans for individuals and businesses. Find out how our training can help you uncover a whole world of new opportunities.
Special thanks to Pluralsight for donating monthly door prizes. For more information, visit www.pluralsight.com.
O'Reilly spreads the knowledge of innovators through its technology books, online services, magazines, research, and tech conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, O'Reilly has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.
Special thanks to O'Reilly for donating monthly door prizes. For more information, visit www.oreilly.com.
International .NET Association (INETA)
International .NET Association (INETA) provides structured, peer-based organizational,
educational, and promotional support to the growing worldwide community of Microsoft®
.NET user groups. Our mission is to offer assistance and resources to community
groups that promote and educate their membership in Microsoft's .NET technologies.
INETA welcomes all facets of the .NET user community, from developers and architects
to project managers and IT professionals.
INETA is the next evolution in user group communities – a non-profit, independent organization, chartered with supporting all user groups interested in the Microsoft .NET platform. INETA is run by a board of user group leaders, elected by their peers, and supported by Microsoft Corporation and other sponsors.
Special thanks to International .NET Association (INETA) for their financial support. For more information, visit www.ineta.org.
Become A Sponsor
The Guild is always looking for additional support from new sponsors. Sponsorship is an inexpensive way to advertise to our membership of over 3300 active professional developers.
A Meeting Host pays for the pizza and drinks at one of our monthly meetings. Our average meeting attendance is 70 hungry developers. An arrangement with a national pizza vendor gets that accomplished for around $350. In consideration, the Meeting Host Company and representative are mentioned by name in our invitation which is emailed to over 3300 active professional developers in the Charlotte area. The logo of the Meeting Host Company is also included in our opening slide show which runs from about 5:30 PM until after introductions and announcements at about 6:30 PM. Our meeting host is given the floor for five or ten minutes at the top of the meeting. This provides an opportunity to introduce your company to the Charlotte area professional software developers in attendance. Some of our hosts bring “giveaways” like coffee mugs and golf shirts. If you choose to do that, you will be included in the door prize festivities at the end of the meeting. We draw raffle tickets for books, software, t-shirts, training coupons, sports tickets – in short, just about anything, vendors and publishers may wish to provide to influence our membership.
A Premier Sponsor is an organization that wishes to sign up for Meeting Host duties three or four times a year (once a quarter). We meet the fourth Tuesday of every month, except December, so we can only accommodate three Premier Sponsors. In addition to all the considerations accorded a Meeting Host, a Premier Sponsor gets a logo and a link added to the Sponsor page on our web site (www.DevelopersGuild.org) for the entire year.
Software vendors can become a Meeting Host or a Premier Sponsor. In addition, we can publish white papers, discount offers or demo links on our web site. We are selective in awarding this category of sponsorship as we seek to match vendors to our membership, who are mostly software developers.
A special sponsor is a company that has provided special support to the Guild. Microsoft is an obvious special sponsor as they provide speakers, training, software and extensive support throughout the year. CPCC is another special sponsor for providing lab facilities for our training events. A special sponsor is accorded permanent recognition on our web site and is often mentioned in our meeting introductions.
To Become A Sponsor
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please fill out the form to the right and click Submit.
Enterprise Developers Guild Sponsorship Fact Sheet (PDF)