I don’t know where the summer has gone! With vacations, keeping busy at work and all those things we love about managing our lives and families… I just can’t believe August is approaching!
If you are a Seattle local, the May SITPUG meeting has been scheduled!
The Microsoft Developer Experience & Evangelism (DX) team and the .NET Foundation have partnered together to bring to you After Hours @Build – a special event on April 29th designed for developers, startups, and technology leaders. Come join us to hear the latest news and innovations from Build 2015 during an exclusive evening at San Francisco’s stylish Terra Gallery. You do NOT have to be a Build attendee.
Get the inside scoop from the .NET product teams, .NET Foundation, and GitHub on the innovations in .NET and the journey into open source. We’ll also show you what’s new and what we’re building, including ASP.NET 5, C# 6, .NET compiler platform (Roslyn), and how we’re taking .NET cross-platform in the open on GitHub.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015 | 6:00PM – 11:00PM
511 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 | 415.896.1234
*Must be 21 years of age, with identification, to attend
- 6:00PM – 6:45PM – Registration
- 6:45PM – 7:00PM – Welcome & Announcements
Featuring Matt Thompson (General Manager, US DX, Microsoft)
- 7:00PM – 8:00PM – Keynote
Featuring Scott Hanselman and Phil Haack (Github)
- 8:15PM – 8:30PM – Closing Remarks & Event Drawing
- Featuring Martin Woodward (Executive Director, .NET Foundation)
- 8:30PM – 11:00PM – After Hours @ Build Reception
Doors open at 6:00PM and the speakers will begin at 6:45PM. Enjoy lively presentations, delicious food and drinks, and lots of time to chat and sip with your peers. Space is limited, so register now!
For those of you in southern California, I’ve gotten wind of some upcoming events that might be of interest. Check them out if you are in the area.
So-Cal Azure User Group – Costa Mesa, 2/24
Register Here: http://www.meetup.com/SoCal-Microsoft-Azure-User-Group/events/220261351/
So-Cal System Center User Group – San Diego, 3/2 or Irvine 3/3
Wally’s Top SCCM 2012 Features with Cool Tips and Tricks
Register Here for March San Diego Event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/microsoft-system-center-so-cal-user-group-msc-scug-san-diego-march-2nd-tickets-15150502561
Register Here for March Irvine Event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/microsoft-system-center-so-cal-user-group-msc-scug-irvine-march-3rd-tickets-15149810491
San Diego SharePoint User Group – San Diego, 3/11
Fundamentals of Creating SharePoint Apps with Tim Odell
Register Here: http://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-SharePoint-User-Group-SanSPUG/events/219661901/
PFE Days – San Diego, 3/19
Getting the Best from Azure IaaS with Javier Dominguez
Register Here: http://www.meetup.com/Microsoft-PFE-Days-Technology-Event-SoCal/events/220098582/
Los Angeles Big Data Users Group – Multiple Events (visit their link)
Suite 200 (4th floor)
Bellevue, WA 98004
It will be a light week here in blog land! Lots of holiday cheer and keeping busy with family and friends. I hope you are spending part of your week relaxing and spending time with the people you love!
When you do get back to your desk and start reconnecting with the tech community, I hope you take a moment to check out the Microsoft Technical Community website at www.technicalcommunity.com.
If you are a User Group Leader looking for resources, this is the place to go. Register your group and you can get $100 worth of advertising monthly for your meeting or event. Also, for each event you register you will earn 50 points to save and use toward swag for your group! You can also request up to $250 in cash for some events – to cover food, etc.
If you are a subject matter expert looking to find places where you can get speaking opportunities, list yourself as a speaker and other leaders can contact you for possible engagements. This is a one stop shop for connecting people who are interested in technology and getting rewarded for it!
See you in 2014!
Today, I’m playing catch up, which always happens after a multi-day conference. I always think I’ll have enough downtime during the conference to keep my inbox and to-do list under control, but it never happens.
I do have an official “post-VMworld” post brewing in my head (vCloud, VSAN, NSX, oh my!) but first here is a couple Azure and Hyper-V related events that are coming up soon, really soon! Both events will be held in the San Francisco Microsoft office.
PacITPros September Meeting (9/3, 6pm) – Hyper-V in the Real World! Join Steve Evans and Nick Hawkins as they give a preview of a day long class they will be doing in October. Please be sure to RSVP if you’ll be attending.
Cut past the hype and let’s talk about the real world design decisions you need to make when building your Hyper-V infrastructure. We won’t just prescribe the solution, but talk through the decisions and the pros and cons of the different options. The event will cover networking, storage, management and lessons learned.
** If you want more than an hour of Hyper-V, consider the full day event on October 11. It’s $99. **
Azure IT Camp (9/5, 8:30am – 4pm) – Discover Key Hybrid Cloud Solutions for IT Pros. Late notice I know, but the Azure IT Camp has some extra seats available and you are welcome to them! One of my IT Pro Evangelist colleagues, Brian Lewis, will be presenting.
You CAN have the best of both worlds! With Windows Azure, IT Pros can easily extend an on-premises network to embrace the power and scale of the cloud – securely and seamlessly. You’ll hear the latest on the Microsoft cloud platform, dive deep into Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, and participate in hands-on labs that demonstrate the power of this on-demand, scalable compute infrastructure. Includes Windows Azure Storage, Virtual Machines and Virtual Networking. If participants complete all of the hands-on labs, they have a fully functional Windows Server 2012 cloud-based test lab running Windows Azure.
For those of you who weren’t at TechDays SF in early May, we held a Women in Technology panel as one of our featured sessions. Richard Campbell from RunAs Radio was our host, and as an added bonus the session was recorded so it could be made available later.
You’ll find the whole hour as show #317. Join me, Jessica DeVita, Christa Anderson and CA Callahan as we talk about how we started out in technology, what we love, what is challenging and we hope more woman can see what’s great about the nuts and bolts that make our jobs rewarding.
Personally, I’ll never get over how different my voice sounds compared to the one in my head.