Dear Enterprise Developers Guild Community,
With a mix of emotions, we write this letter to announce the closure of the Enterprise Developers Guild after an incredible 24-year journey. Over the years, we have had the privilege of connecting with thousands of talented individuals like you, and together, we have forged a vibrant community focused on Microsoft-centric technologies.
Throughout this remarkable journey, our dedicated volunteers have been the backbone of our organization, pouring their time, energy, and expertise into organizing monthly meetups and conferences and facilitating meaningful discussions. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to each and every one of our esteemed volunteers. Your passion, curiosity, and eagerness to learn have made the Guild a unique platform for knowledge sharing, networking, and personal growth.
We extend our most profound appreciation to our sponsors, who have generously supported us. Your unwavering commitment to the Guild’s mission fostered an environment where technology enthusiasts can thrive. Your contributions have enabled us to offer valuable resources, guest speakers, and unforgettable events, making the Guild an unparalleled community resource. Your belief in our mission has had a profound impact on the lives and careers of countless developers.
We want to express our gratitude to every member who has attended meetups and conferences, shared their expertise, asked thought-provoking questions, and made the Guild the thriving community it has been for all these years. Through your active participation, we have created an environment of inclusivity, respect, and continuous learning.
It is not without a touch of sadness that we have made the difficult decision to bring this chapter to a close. Over the years, the technology landscape has evolved, bringing forth new opportunities and challenges. As we adapt to the changing dynamics of the industry, it is time to bid farewell to the Guild while cherishing the incredible memories and connections we have made together.
The decision to remove our Meetup page was a challenging one. Still, it is necessary to close this chapter properly. However, our dedication to empowering the developer community remains steadfast. We encourage you to continue seeking knowledge, building connections, and fostering collaboration in your respective endeavors.
In closing, while the Enterprise Developers Guild may be closing its doors, the connections and friendships we have built will endure. We encourage you to stay connected with your fellow members, leverage your collective expertise, and continue fostering collaboration within your local developer communities.
- Watch for the restart of Modern Devs Charlotte (www.meetup.com/ModernDevsCLT).
- Join the .NET Virtual User Group (www.meetup.com/dotnet-virtual-user-group).
- Gather friends and coworkers, and start a new meetup!
Thank you for being integral to the Enterprise Developers Guild’s incredible journey. We are honored to have had the opportunity to serve you, and we look forward to witnessing the great things you will accomplish in the future.
With deepest gratitude and warmest regards,
Mark A. Wilson
First Vice President/Organizer
Enterprise Developers Guild