• *Postponed* Love DevOps? Wait until you meet Software Reliability Engineering

    Unfortunately, we have to cancel this Meetup because of the Coronavirus. But we will do the SRE game as soon as it is possible again... SRE is what you get when you treat operations as if it’s a software problem. Invented by Google. And you can apply this as well on your Azure projects. After an introduction by SRE Expert Edo Poll from Xebia, we are going to play a game. The SRE game. All together.

  • *Cancelled* KubeCon edition: Microsoft speakers on OAM, Rudr, Dapr, AKS & Windo

    Unfortunately, we have to cancel this Meetup because KubeCon is postponed. Our speakers will not travel to the Netherlands. Although it's on April 1st. This is no joke at all :-) Kubecon Europe is in Amsterdam this week and many Microsoft Azure team members are in the Netherlands. We are having 2 speakers this evening with knowledge directly from the source: Sudhanva Huruli - Azure Container Compute team - Program Manager Craig Peters - Azure Containers - Principal Program Manager Sudhanva will talk about the use of OAM, Rudr and Dapr. Besides these interesting topics, he gives us a look ahead at building cloud native apps Craig talks about AKS and Windows containers running on AKS. Our sponsor Schuberg Philis is hosting this evening including the food. RSVP will open 2 weeks before the meetup.

  • Cognitive Services - Creating apps that can see, hear, speak or understand

    This meetup is all about Azure Cognitive Services! The location is at Betabit's headquarter in Rotterdam, our host and dinner sponsor. Our guest, Henk Boelman (Cloud Advocate at Microsoft) will tell us about the future of intelligent applications. Henk is a Cloud Advocate specializing in Artificial intelligence and Azure with a background in application development. He is currently part of the regional cloud advocate team in the Netherlands. Before joining Microsoft, he was a Microsoft AI MVP and worked as a software developer and architect building lots of AI powered platforms on Azure. In this workshop you will be introduced to the Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services, a range of offerings you can use to infuse intelligence and machine learning into your applications without needing to build the code from scratch. We will cover pre-trained AI APIs, such as computer vision, that are accessed by REST protocol. Next we will dive into Custom AI that uses transfer learning - Microsoft Azure Custom Vision. This enables you to provide a small amount of your own data to train an image classification model. Wrapping the workshop up by building our custom trained AI into an application - using Logic Apps, this technology is ideal for building data pipeline processes that work with your machine learning models. So don't forget your laptop (and an Azure subscription) for the hands-on-labs! Agenda: 17:30 - Doors open 18:00 - Dinner 18:45 - Start interactive workshop 21:15 -ish - Drinks The spoken language of the session is English.

  • An interconnected world with Azure API Management - Manage and Protect your APIs

    This meetup is all about Azure API Management, API best practices and API security! The location is at Rabobank's headquarter in Utrecht, our host and dinner sponsor. In a Cloud world everything is connected! The rising universal language for communication between all kind of different services and devices are REST Apis, but how can you manage, protect and design them? Azure API Management is the central place to be in control of your REST apis. In this meetup Marco Mansi tells you all about Azure API management based on his experience at big enterprise companies. Our guest, Bert van Vugt (from AppyThings), will give a presentation about REST API best practices, do's en don'ts. You will learn how APIs should be well designed and avoid common mistakes! Our other guest, Yoram Peek (from Rabobank), will tell us how you can protect your APIs and show us with practical examples! Don't forget your laptop (and an Azure subscription) for the hands-on-labs! After this meetup you will have a thorough understanding of Azure API management and will be able to expose your own apis quickly and safely. Agenda: 17:30 - Doors open 18:00 - Dinner 18:45 - Azure API Management by Marco Mansi 19:15 - Hands-on 19:45 - REST API Best practices by Bert van Vugt (AppyThings) 20:15 - Hands-on 20:45 - APIs security by Yoram Peek (Rabobank) 21:15 -ish - Drinks and bites Rabobank Utrecht is easy to reach with public transportation. If you come by car you can park at the Rabobank parking garage. The spoken language of the session is english.

  • Governance on the Azure cloud

    DNB Bezoekerscentrum

    This Meetup is dedicated to Governance on the Azure cloud. The location is sponsored by De Nederlandse Bank (DNB) and we are having a full program organized by Bernard Budde: 3 parts: 1) Thomas Buiks (Product Owner Azure at Nationale Nederlanden) The Nationale Nederlanden journey to the cloud and Azure Governance 2) Marc van Houten & Ronald Van Teeffelen (Cloud Solution Architects at Microsoft) Governance tooling in Azure like Azure Security Center 3) Bernard Budde (Cloud Architect at DNB) Hands-on Governance Bring your laptop for the Hands-on part or pair with another attendee. Agenda: 17:30 Doors open 18:00 Dinner 18:45 Start sessions 21:00 End of the Meetup Attendees by car: there are no parking possibilities from DNB. Please find a parking spot in the neightbourhood or come by public transportation. Tram Weesperplein or Frederiksplein.

  • Building IoT solutions using Azure IoT Edge


    In this meetup Edwin van Wijk (Principal Architect @ Info Support and Microsoft MVP) will tell us all about Azure IoT Edge, a service that enables you to build distributed IoT solutions that leverage "edge" devices. The IoT Edge run-time uses the power of containerization with Docker to run all kinds of workloads on edge devices like a PC, a Raspberry Pi, a robot or a drone. These workloads could be: Machine Learning jobs, Stream Analytics jobs, Azure Functions but also your own custom code. In this meetup we will focus on building your own edge modules using C# in Visual Studio Code. The meetup will have 2 parts. First, Edwin will introduce IoT Edge and show how you can use it to build an IoT Solution, including showing a demo of a working IoT Solution running on multiple edge devices. After that, you can participate in the workshop in which you will use IoT Edge (combined with some other Azure services) to build and run this solution yourself. Once you've got the solution up & running and want to learn more, we've got some bonus point assignments for you! For participating in the workshop, there are some prerequisites: - You need access to an active Azure subscription. - Visual Studio Code - You need an edge device with the IoT Edge runtime on it in order to run Edge Modules. During the workshop we will provide instructions on how to install the IoT Edge runtime on your device. There are 3 options you can use: 1. Use your own laptop. For this to work, you need Docker for Desktop running on your machine. 2. You can spin up a simulated edge device in Azure. This is the simplest way of running Edge Modules (you don't have to do anything before the workshop). 3. Bring your own Raspberry Pi (3 or up) and use that. But be aware: you're responsible for getting it connected to the venue's WiFi!! This evening is kindly sponsored by InSpark, who are providing the food, drinks, and venue. Dinner is available from 18:00. The session will start at 18:45-ish. Looking forward to seeing you on the 17th!

  • Hands-on: building a resilient workflow with Azure Durable Functions

    Marc Duiker, awarded as Microsoft MVP and working for Xpirit will tell us everything about Azure Durable Functions. If you want to learn Durable Functions, join this meetup and learn from the expert in this field. We believe you learn best by doing. So bring your laptop to do it yourself. Agenda: 17:30 Doors open 18:00 Dinner 18:45 Start session and hands-on To give you an insight in the hands-on part: Congratulations! Today is your first job as a software engineer at XASA, the Xpirit Aeronautics and Space Administration. You are responsible for creating a system which reacts to detected Near-Earth Objects (NEOs). A satellite is continuously scanning the skies for these NEOs. The satellite transmits its findings to ground stations which in turn send the data to Azure. It's your job to ensure the incoming data is stored, analyzed to assess the risk, and to notify the required organizations of this risk and possible counter-measures (think of Armageddon).

  • Microsoft, Linux, Open Source, Cloud + DevOps

    Microsoft Nederland

    Microsoft's involvement with open source software has steadily been increasing. So much so that now open source and Microsoft are mentioned in one breath. We're honoured to be hosting two very special guests from Microsoft who will tell you all about what Microsoft is doing in the open source space. Jessica Deen is Senior Cloud Advocate Jorge Palma is Program Manager of Azure Container Compute Dinner will be served from 18:00. We will start the sessions at around 18:45. Microsoft, Linux, Open Source, Cloud + DevOps During the past year, Microsoft has made significant contributions to the Open Source community. We have open sourced tools such as Visual Studio Code, PowerShell Core, .NET Core, and even added support for Bash on Windows 10. We also contribute upstream to projects like Kubernetes, Helm, Draft, Porter and more! In this session, I will teach you how you can leverage these Open Source tools in your dev and production environments, thereby enabling you to implement DevOps best practices and streamline your value delivery.

  • Going Passwordless in Azure, secure and easy!

    Startup Village

    Security between services is usually hard and painful. Fortunately we can make it painless and easy in Azure, even without passwords in web.configs, by using manged service identities and certificates. Key rotation can also be fully automated! This can be applied to all of your cloud and on-premises services. In this meetup you will learn how to leverage KeyVault for safekeeping of your secrets and Managed Service Identity for single-click service authentication to make sure you don’t have to update passwords anymore! You'll also learn about Azure Active directory and Azure Runbooks for key rotations. Don't forget your laptop for the hands-on-labs! After this meetup you'll be able to secure your own services the very next day. Agenda: 17:30 Doors open 18:00 Dinner 18:45 Start session and hands-on Note that the meetup will be held at Startup Village

  • Architecting for the Azure cloud


    The cloud is changing the way applications are designed. Instead of migrating your on-premise application to Azure one on one, the cloud enables different possibilities regarding architectures. During this active learning meetup you will learn what to keep in mind to host solutions in the Azure cloud. This meetup contains a number of design sessions and is hands-on, right in front of the whiteboard! The cases, which are taken from the Cloud Architecture Bootcamp and based on real-world situations have a central role. If you like, bring your own case with you so we can discuss it and see if it is cloud ready or not. Dinner will be served from 18:00. We will start the sessions at around 18:45 PM.