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“Cloud Computing 101, Azure Style!” and “Building Cloud-Native Applications on Azure” – Two Talks I Presented at New England Code Camp 14

Yesterday I attended New England Code Camp 14 (check out the #necc14 twitter stream while it lasts). I enjoyed many talks:

  1. Maura Wilder on JavaScript Debugging (@squdgy)
  2. Jason Haley on Comparing the Azure and Amazon Cloud Platforms (@haleyjason)
  3. Jim O’Neil on Dissecting the Azure @Home Application (@jimoneil)
  4. Abby Fichtner on Lean Startups (@hackerchick)
  5. MC’d by Abby, various folks talking about their experiences at startups — 4 talks jam-packed into a fast-paced one-hour session:
    1. Vishal Kumar of savinz.com (“mint.com for shopping”)
    2. Allison Friedman (@rateitgreen) of Rate It Green (“yelp for the green building industry”)
    3. Sean Creely (@screeley) of Embedly (“make friendly embedded links”) – a Y Combinator company providing a service for turning tweets containing media links into something more user friendly (e.g., embed inline YouTube video rather than a link taking you to YouTube)
    4. Marc Held (@getzazu) of getzazu.com (“alarm clock 2.0”)

At Uno’s afterwards, I enjoyed chatting with many folks, including Veronica and Shawn Robichaud (all the way from Maine!), John from BUGC and Blue Fin, Slava Kokaev, entrepreneurs Marc, Billy, Brian, Vishal, and Dan Colon, dev evangelists Jim O’Neil and Chris Bowen, Yilmaz Rona from Trilogy, and of course Maura.

At the Code Camp, I presented twice on Azure-focused topics:

  1. Cloud Computing 101: Azure Style! – an introduction to cloud computing, and an overview of the services that Microsoft’s cloud stack offers
  2. Building Cloud-Native Applications with Azure – a mind-blowing tour of some of the changes that await the technology community as we move our world into the cloud

The Boston Azure User Group is one year old! You can follow the group on twitter @bostonazure. You can also follow me on twitter @codingoutloud. And I hope to see you at the next Boston Azure meeting on Thurs October 21 from 6:00-8:30 PM at NERD (registration and more info).

So, You Want to Give Your First Code Camp Talk?

Gave a talk 17-Sat-at Boston Code Camp 12 called So, You Want to Give a Code Camp Talk?.

How to Give Your First Code Camp Talk – 17-Oct-2009

If you attended my talk, you learned than I don’t advocate ensuring the slide deck makes sense stand-alone (since it is a framework for a talk, with purpose different than that of an article or blog post). You’ve been warned. 🙂

Demystifying Prism – talk at New Hampshire .NET User Group 17-Jun-2009

Spoke at New Hampshire .NET User Group back on June 17, 2009. Talked about Prism (focusing mostly on Silverlight, a little homage to WPF), showed some code, shared a slide deck.

I will be giving an updated version of this talk at the upcoming Code Camp 12 in Waltham (Boston area) on Sat Oct 17, 2009.