This past Saturday about 40 nephelophiles (cloud enthusiasts) gathered at the BlueMetal office in Watertown, joining technologists across 50+ countries and 138 locations for the 2014 Global Windows Azure Bootcamp (#GWAB).
Attendees were treated to a full day content and hands-on labs covering topics such as virtual machines, cloud services, Windows Azure Websites, DevOps, and mobile services. One of the labs even contributed to a global effort on diabetes research! Through the support of multiple global sponsors, a number of lucky attendees won licenses to software and services from Cerebrata, JetBrains, myGet, and numerous others.
For the content presented at the Watertown venue, please consult the following link:
Window Azure Overview, by Jim O’Neil
Windows Azure Virtual Machines, by Udaiappa Ramachandran
Windows Azure Cloud Services, by Jim O’Neil
DevOps, by Chris Condo
Mobile Services, by Dmitri Artamanov
Windows Azure Web Sites (slide 43++), by Udaiappa Ramachandran
Labs (and more) can be found in the Windows Azure Training Kit.
On Saturday, March 29th, cloud enthusiasts in nearly 150 locations within more than 50 countries will gather for Global Windows Azure Bootcamp, an all-day primer on Windows Azure – and the Boston area will host two such opportunities!
Both Microsoft’s New England Research and Development Center (NERD) in Cambridge and BlueMetal Architects in Watertown will be hosting this all day, FREE, lecture/hands-on event at their respective facilities. We’re coordinating content and speakers across the two venues, so simply register on Meetup for the location – Cambridge or Watertown – more convenient to you (space permitting).
We are still finalizing the agenda, but you can expect to hear about – and provision yourself – Virtual Machines, Cloud Services, Storage, Web Sites, Mobile Services, and more, as well as contribute to a massive compute farm focused on diabetes research.
To make the most of the event, you’ll want to bring a Windows laptop with the following (trust me, it’s easier to have this set up beforehand than tax the bandwidth at the location):
Light breakfast, lunch, and beverages will be available.