Global Azure Bootcamp – Two Area Locations

Global Azure BootcampOn Saturday, April 25, the Boston Azure User Group will be hosting the 2015 Global Azure Bootcamp at two separate venues in the area:

Each site will feature Azure experts presenting on various aspects of the Microsoft cloud platform and leading hands-on labs reinforcing those concepts. This free event is an awesome opportunity to get practical experience with Microsoft’s cloud and to network with fellow technologists in a casual environment.

RSVP at the links above, and plan to bring your laptop with the following already setup:

Each event is free of charge, and we’ll have a light breakfast and lunch available!

Global Windows Azure Bootcamp Review

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.

Global Windows Azure Bootcamp (x2)

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!

Global Windows Azure Bootcamp

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.