Azure Thursday - July 2019

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17:30 - Food and networking
18:30 - Talk 1 - Meet your digital twin by Remco Ploeg
19:15 - Break
19:30 - Talk 2 - Binding your serverless clients by Jan de Vries
20:15 - Drinks & networking
21:00 - End

Talk 1: Meet your digital twin! - Everything about Azure Digital Twins
Speaker: Remco Ploeg - CTO @ Altius Europe

Wondered how your digital twins looks like? Microsoft has launched, last year in preview, a new Azure Service called Azure Digital Twins. With this service it is possible to create a digital twin of a physical object, like a building, car or houses. In this session you will get an overview of the new service, but also a practical demo (with some code). We will create a digital twin of a physical building and will send real-time information, like temperature and humidity, with a Microsoft MXchip to the service to execute rules based on that data entering the digital twin.

About Remco Ploeg:
In his daily live Remco advice enterprise customers on their digital transformation with a focus on IoT, Data and AI. He is active as a strategy consultant or Solution Architect. Remco is MVP on the topic Azure IoT and is founder and board member of the Azure IoT Community in The Netherlands.


Talk 2: Binding your serverless clients
Speaker: Jan de Vries @4DotNet

Scaling your services to hundreds of instances without breaking a sweat is probably the main reason you want to develop a serverless solution.
But what about connecting to services which aren't supported out of the box?
Are you creating your own `HttpClient`, `SqlConnection` or connecting via some obscure third-party client?

During this session, I'll be covering how you can create your own Azure Function custom binding types.

By using these custom binding types you can reuse them all over your solution, use some of the best practices for each binding type and make sure your Azure Functions can interact and scale to any service with ease!

If you want to create a production-ready serverless solution, be sure to attend this session!

About Jan de Vries:
Cloud Solution Architect/Developer at 4DotNet
Jan has been developing software for well over a decade.
Currently, he is working at 4DotNet as a Cloud Solution Architect/Developer and is awarded by Microsoft with the Microsoft MVP award.

His main focus is on developing highly performant and scalable solutions using the awesome services provided by the Microsoft Azure platform. Because of his expertise, he has been able to help out multiple customers to bring their on-premise solution to the cloud and guide them towards a better software development ecosystem.

Whenever Jan finds something interesting to write about, he shares his findings on his blog (