Speaking at Visual Studio Live! New York

I’ll be speaking at Visual Studio Live!, September 28-October 1 in New York. Surrounded by your fellow industry professionals, Visual Studio Live! provides you with immediately usable training and education that will keep you relevant in the workforce.

I’ll be presenting the following sessions:
· Automating Your Azure Environment
· Inside the Azure Resource Manager

SPECIAL OFFER: As a speaker, I can extend $400 savings on the 4-day package. Register here: http://bit.ly/NYSPK07Reg

Amplify your knowledge at Visual Studio Live! New York — bring the issues that keep you up at night and prepare to leave this event with the answers, guidance and training you need. Register now: http://bit.ly/NYSPK07Reg

Speaking at VS Live! Las Vegas

I’ll be speaking at Visual Studio Live!, March 16-20 in Las Vegas. Surrounded by your fellow industry professionals, Visual Studio Live! provides you with immediately usable training and education that will keep you relevant in the workforce.

I’ll be presenting the following sessions:

SPECIAL OFFER: As a speaker, I can extend $500 savings on the 5-day package. Register here: http://bit.ly/LVSPK09_Reg

Make sure to sure to use the code ‘LVSPK09’ to get the discount!

 

Amplify your knowledge at Visual Studio Live! Las Vegas — bring the issues that keep you up at night and prepare to leave this event with the answers, guidance and training you need.  Register now: http://bit.ly/LVSPK09_Reg

DevLink 2014 Presentations

Last week I had the privilege to speak at DevLink in Chattanooga, TN.  I had a great time!  It was fun to present.  I was also was able to attend some great sessions.  DevLink is always a top notch event to attend.

I had a full load of presentations – four in three days!  Overall I think the sessions came together very well.  If you attended any of my sessions, I would greatly appreciate any feedback. You can find a copy of all my presentations below and on SlideShare.net

  1. Programming Azure Active Directory
  2. Inside Azure Diagnostics
  3. Automating Your Azure Environment
  4. More Cache for Less Cash

CloudDevelop Call for Speakers

I’m one of the founders/organizers for a cloud computing conference called CloudDevelop. This year (on October 17th) will mark the third year for CloudDevelop. The goal for CloudDevelop is to bring together the best cloud computing minds in the Midwest to share experiences and learn from each other.

CloudDevelop is not about Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Heroku, Salesforce, AppHarbor, VMWare or any other cloud platform/provider.  It is about all of them!  CloudDevelop is about bringing together experts from all the cloud platforms.  Innovation in the cloud happens at a rapid pace.  There’s so much to share and learn from each other!

If sharing your experiences with others is something that excites you, then I would encourage you to submit a session (or a few) to be a speaker at CloudDevelop.  We’re looking for topics in the following areas:

  • Architecture
  • Business
  • DevOps
  • General Development
  • Infrastructure
  • Legal
  • Strategy
  • Testing
  • Have another idea . . . that’s cool too

The call for speakers closes on Friday, June 27th.  To submit, go to www.CloudDevelop.org and click on the “Submit Your Talks” button (or go to the submission form directly).

Oh, and be sure to follow CloudDevelop on Twitter, Facebook, or subscribe to the CloudDevelop newsletter to keep current on the latest CloudDevelop news.

Inside Azure Diagnostics – Pittsburgh Tech Fest (June 2014)

Today I had the pleasure to present at Pittsburgh Tech Fest.  I presented a new session on how to best utilize Azure diagnostics with Cloud Services (web/worker roles).  This was my second time presenting at Pittsburgh Tech Fest, and again it was a great time!

I had several people ask for my presentation.  Cool – no problem.  You can get my slides from my SlideShare.net account.

BONUS: If you want to know more about Azure diagnostics, please be sure to check out my new series at JustAzure.com.

CodeMash 2014

Last Friday wrapped up the 8th CodeMash conference. CodeMash is probably . . . no, it is . . . my favorite conference to attend each year. CodeMash is packed with the most passionate technologists I know. Many attendees are from the MidWest, but an increasing amount are from all over the U.S. and even the world! CodeMash is a great way to re-energize and kick off a new year.

I was fortunate this year to again be a speaker at CodeMash. I gave two presentations – “More Cache with Less Cash” and “Windows Azure Mobile Services – The Perfect Partner”. I would like to thank everyone that attended the sessions. I know I had a good time, and I hope you did as well – and hopefully learned a few things along the way. A few people have asked for my slides. You can find slides for both sessions below.