Our new space being used exactly as we hoped.
Angular 2 is not so much an update to Angular 1, an old standby, as it is a complete reformation, and David’s talk focused on highlighting a few the valuable new ways that Angular 2 can be used to help today’s web developers. It’s especially useful for creating powerful, single-page web applications. After taking an hour to explain the intricacies of this new framework, David turned the evening over to the room for discussion and conversation. Everyone, from industry veterans to college students, had a chance to ask questions and engage with each other.
That’s the best part of these meetings – people don’t sit in front of a screen and nod their heads until the speaker goes away, only to finally leave and completely forget everything. Discussion is encouraged, demos are live, collaboration is required and networking with passionate, genuinely interested people comes easily. It’s an evening for reaching back into the community and fostering new skills.
Tech marketers, take heed – the benefits of a robust, active web developer community are yours for the taking. Access to local, knowledgeable developers can translate directly into tangible benefits for your own digital marketing programs. The developer that cares enough to spend their weekday evening learning is also the developer that has broader capabilities. They’ll come with more experience, with their own platforms and, very likely, yours. Their exposure to new, cutting-edge technologies and their intimate knowledge of emerging trends make them invaluable. Events like these expose them to new things and new ways of thinking, which will keep your digital marketing campaigns efficient, engaging and innovative. That’s why we make sure our own developers attend whenever possible.
We can’t wait for the next one! Visit the Meetup page for Lakefront Web Developers for information on their next meeting. We hope to see you there.