Dig Deeper Into Angular 2 with Richard Taylor

Next Tuesday, August 16th, 2016, Richard Taylor will be presenting a Lunch & Learn titled Angular 2: You’ve Talked About It, You’ve Read About It, Now You’re Ready to Build an Application. Geared toward individuals who either have started or are ready to start building their own application, Taylor, who has been a professional in software and technology for 25 years, will give attendees the solid foundation they need to develop their app using Angular 2.

In preparation for his Lunch & Learn, we had the opportunity to get the inside scoop from Richard himself about Angular 2 and what you can expect at next Tuesday’s event.

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Logical Advantage (LA): Thank you for answering a few of our questions! First, can you tell our readers a little bit about yourself? 

Richard Taylor (RT): I am a 25-year software development and technology professional living in Huntersville, NC. My experience includes the design and development of small to enterprise class applications and the leadership of software development teams. For the last 10 years, I have focused on web based applications, and that is where my passion lives.

When not developing software, I am focused on spending time with my lovely wife Shondrecca and our five children: Richard (21), Ayanna (19), David (12), Jonathan (8), and Stephen (6).

LA: This is not your first time leading a Lunch & Learn on Angular, but how will the August 16th event be different?

RT: This Lunch & Learn will focus on code, as opposed to the previous Azure App Services platform/concepts presentation I gave last year. There will be some discussion of concepts, but how to create those concepts in a working application is where we will spend most of our time.

LA: Many people have talked about Angular 2, but what makes your presentation unique?

RT: What makes my presentation unique is that it is focused on using Angular 2 to build an application that has all the major components that a web developer would have to build for any non-trivial (professional) project. I believe this delivers the most value to attendees.

LA: What do you think its greatest purpose is? 

RT: What I have learned during my journey in learning Angular 2 so far is that single responsibility and code re-use are major concepts in just about everything. If those two concepts are leveraged consistently, Angular 2 greatly supports developer productivity. As always, a framework like Angular 2 is just a framework. It is up to the developer to leverage what the framework has to offer, even when the developer is not forced to do so.

LA: What are a few questions guests can expect to have answered on August 16th?


  1. How do I started building my application?
  2. What are the major building blocks/components of Angular 2?
  3. How do I leverage Angular 2 to build my application?

 LA: What types of activities can they expect to partake in?

RT: My focus in this session is to present some concepts and demonstrate those concepts in code used to build a real application.  Attendees should expect a lively discussion about what is presented and feel empowered to ask any questions that will help them understand Angular 2 and possibly leverage it for their projects.

LA: What do you hope the greatest takeaway of your Lunch & Learn will be?

RT: My desire is that all attendees receive enough information to answer any questions they have about how to get started with Angular 2 and to begin exploring and using Angular 2 for their projects.

LA: Is there anything guests can or should do to prepare for the event?

RT: There are no pre-requisites or preparation needed for this session.

This Lunch & Learn (Angular 2) will be on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Click here for more details and to RSVP.

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