March Meeting: GruntJS at CPCC Harris Campus

Join us and The Select Group on Tuesday, March 25, at 6:00 PM in the Harris I Auditorium of the CPCC Harris Campus. As developers we are tasked with building applications which simplify lives of our end users but how do we manage the code for these applications? How do we deploy this applications to our users? The answer to this seemingly simply question can be pretty complicated. If you want go super simple you can simply xcopy your application to the server, but this is not saleable nor does it address any enterprise needs such as compiling, transformations, validation or code manipulations. If your project requires the ability to transform, validate, compile, along with much more you will need a higher level tool to perform these actions. One such tool is GruntJS. In this session we will learn how to use GruntJS to build, transform, validate and deploy our code to our users.

The meeting will be held at the CPCC Harris Campus:

3210 CPCC Harris Campus Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28208


Access to the Harris I Auditorium is through the main entrance for the building on the right.

CPCC Harris Campus

The meeting presenter is Derik Whittaker.

Derik Whittaker is a Software Architect who specializes in all things .NET. Derik has been building enterprise systems on top of the .Net technology stack for over 14 years and along the way has picked up a thing or two about how to create enterprise scale software systems.

During his 14 year career Derik has worked in many different industries ranging from Marking, Healthcare, Retail, Insurance, Automotive and Online Entertainment. Currently Derik is working for a Technology startup ( in Durham North Carolina leading their windows phone and windows modern UI application development. Derik believes that the job of a developer is more than just turning syntax into working 1’s and 0’s. He believes that our job is to produce a system which gets out of the users way and allows them to do their job better.

Derik has been awarded the Microsoft MVP in C# for the past 6 years. Along with being an MVP he is also a member of the ASPInsiders group. Derik is also a Pluralsight Author with multiple course under his belt. He is a community leader, helping to organize events such as Chicago Codeapalooza, Chicago Code Camp and the Raleigh Code Camp.

Outside of his day job you can find Derik hanging out with his beautiful wife Tiffany and his 2 awesome boys Brendan and Ryan. You can read his blog at and follow him on Twitter at @DerikWhittaker.

The meeting is sponsored by The Select Group.

You’re in the business of being the best. We are too.

The Select Group takes a fresh and personal approach to recruiting. Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, The Select Group was founded in 1999 by Sheldon Wolitski, an industry leader and veteran recruiter. Seeing the need for more efficient and cost-effective hiring, he decided to venture out on his own and create one of the most unique and service-oriented recruiting companies in the nation.

We’ve based our business on honesty, integrity, and ethics. We believe in strong, long-term relationships, and in our commitment to represent only the top echelon of candidates for the best clients.

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