Presenting Windows Azure Sessions
Originally posted on: http://blog.blackbeltsolutions.com/asmith/archive/2013/03/19/152462.aspx
A couple of weeks ago I was on the road, presenting at SDC in Gothenburg, TechDays in Finland and TechDays in The Netherlands. I delivered five sessions, the “Grid Computing with 256 Windows Azure Worker Roles & Kinect” at all three events, and also two new sessions, “Migrate an On-Premise Application to the Cloud in 60 Minutes” and “Web Site Authentication with Social Identity Providers” at TechDays in The Netherlands.
It was a hectic week, but the events were great to be a part of. SDC in Göteborg had a great speaker’s dinner, as always, the event was coinciding with an indoor athletics event, so we were not in the usual rooms, but I did get to eat breakfast on the table next to Team GB. I arrived at TechDays in Finland, and had an hour to so to prepare before presenting my session, which was second to last on the last day. I saw “TechDays Päättyy” on the program at the end of the day, and interpreted it as meaning “TechDays Party”, so I was disappointed when everyone disappeared and the venue emptied. It seemed like a good event, it was a shame I could not be there for longer.
The next day I took a flight to Amsterdam, and made it to TechDays The Neatherlands in plenty of time for my session an Thursday. It was great to meet up with Clemens, Nuno, Rob Miles and Iris, and I got to have dinner with Scott Klien. I did another two sessions on the Friday, and then headed back home Saturday morning. The event was very well organized, add I was a bit skeptical of having 75 minute sessions instead of the typical 60 minutes, but after engaging in quite a few questions and discussions during my sessions I was glad of the extra time.
There is a recording of the “Migrate an On-Premise Application to the Cloud in 60 Minutes” session on channel 9.
I have some more presentations planned over the next few months…
· 17th April – Designing for the Cloud workshop at ITARC in Sweden
· 6th May – Migrate an On-Premise Application to the Cloud in 60 Minutes and Web Site Authentication with Social Identity Providers at Azure User Group Belgium
· 29th-31st May – Grid Computing with 256 Windows Azure Worker Roles & Kinect at DevSum in Stockholm
· 12th-14th June – Grid Computing with 256 Windows Azure Worker Roles & Kinect at NDC in Oslo
I’d be happy to present these, and other sessions at conferences, user groups, and for companies, feel free to contact me through my blog if you are interested.