Thanks to Dynamic Owl, we're able to find a space to share our projects, do lightning talks on Azure, as well as, hack on some sweet projects that utilize Azure services.
We'll start off with two lightning talks including deploying a SaaS on Windows Azure by Matthew Carrier.
Matthew is going to cover:
Deploying a SaaS to Windows Azure
We built a Web Application to collect gaming analytics using Node.js. Recently we hosted this on Windows Azure. I'm going to run through the services we used and why we chose them. I'll cover Azure Websites, Storage and SQL Server. This talk won't be specific to Node deployments, everything you learn could be applied to an ASP.NET Application as well.
After that we should have an hour to work on our Azure projects and bounce ideas off each other. We are going to make hack nights a bi-weekly event so bring any ideas or current projects your working on! If you're organization is considering deploying some applications to Azure, this would be a good event to attend - you can watch the lightening talks and then engage the speakers or other members afterwards with your specific challenges and understand what's available to you in order to get the project done.