What we're about

Today 3/10/2019 We have added Jeremy Needle as a Co-organizer of the Group and we moved forward with the new name of the group. Now we will call it "Los Angeles Azure and Big Data User Group"

To realize the benefits of cloud: the innovation, the agility and fast iteration speeds, reduced costs and efficiency, we need a plan. Otherwise we risk failures, breaches, higher costs, and will not be able to leverage the innovation that attracted us to cloud in the first place. The purpose here is two-fold:

First is to solve problems related to cloud adoption and big data. My problems, your problem...the community's problems. We look at not only best practices, but also WORST practices. We talk, we drink, we figure this out.

Second is to really understand these technologies: how are they useful, what can they do, what are integration concerns, etc. Whether you are the DBA maintaining data warehouse or the SQL landscape, or the Network Architect managing the firewalls, or the IT Director getting blamed for everything, this group is for you
This is a LAEXUG Foundation group which is a 501 (c) (3) Charity organization of California State of USA.

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The new Leadership decided to rename the group to LACIUG which will conduct its meeting at Microsoft Playa Vista Location. This group is taken over by LAEXUG Foundation and works as a Charity organization.

We are welcoming any proposed session and past speaker to come up and speak about any interesting Topic which can be related to Cloud and Infrastructure.

We will also conduct Office 365, Active Directory, Windows and Exchange Servers Sessions in the Groups. So encourage your friends and colleagues to join.

We would also welcome if your agenda and you as a speaker to share some interesting discussion.

So let us try to make the community more stronger.

This is the History of the Group!

LA SLUG is a group created so that interaction designers and developers can come together to learn about Silverlight, Expression and creating rich internet applications.

Co-Founder and beloved friend Microsoft Expression Blend MVP Victor Gaudioso passed in April, 2012.

You can see "Victor's Final Tribute" video here on Brian Laguna's XAML.TV: http://xaml.tv/2012/08/07/victor-gaudioso-final-tribute/ . Over 40 members attended just to watch a .pptx about him and pay their final tributes. At the end of the video, I said (it's difficult to hear me sometimes when I'm speaking freely) "I chose the theme song from "The Gladiator" movie because at the end of the movie, the sister to the Emperor of Rome passed her dead brother to go to Maximus, saying to the crowd "He was a soldier of Rome. Let's honor him. Victor was a soldier of Microsoft. Let's honor him."

David J. Kelley and Brian Lagunas took over all Victor's tutorials and domains and put them on a blog so it will last in eternity. You can find it here: http://victorgaudioso.blogspot.com/ and also every tutorial is on XAML.TV (http://xaml.tv/).

David Harris (http://www.meetup.com/celebrity/members/184193717/) a well known developer, online marketing front man for MGM studios and celebrity blogger over at celebrity gossip (http://www.meetup.com/celebrity/) page on meetup and has taken over the page to keep the dream alive. He also runs a east coast page dedicated to young aspiring professionals (http://www.meetup.com/WestVolusiaYPG/) and visits both the east and west coast about 2 times a month. A few other meetups we recommend is ZURB (http://www.meetup.com/Foundation-by-ZURB-Meetup/) and the Social Media Group Meet (http://www.meetup.com/third-tuesday-calgary/) in Canada. We have also been able to lock down some great sponsors (http://www.meetup.com/LA-SLUG/pages/Our_Sponsors/) that have committed both monies and products/services to our members. So the next meeting will be completely paid for!

Code well and clean!

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SourForge (http://sourceforge.net), FamousFix (http://www.famousfix.com), Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com), ComponentOne (http://www.componentone.com), CelebrityGossip (http://www.celebrity-gossip.net), Bing (https://www.bing.com), WichitaWebmasters (http://wichitawebmasters.com), MSDN (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/default.aspx), SexTape (http://sextape.com), JosephHollander (http://josephhollander.com), DevExpress (http://www.devexpress.com), X17Mag (http://www.x17online.com), ComponentArt (http://www.componentart.com), PureVolume (http://www.purevolume.com/musicgossip/posts), BustedCelebrity (http://bustedcelebrity.com)

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please simply hit us up with your offer.

Our newest sponsor is the popular celebrity showbiz news site blog ShowbizSpy.com (http://www.showbizspy.com) and they are looking for writers that can add technical spin on posts where appropriate. If you are interested in writing for them please visit the sites contact page for more info.

Upcoming events (2)

Global Azure Boot Camp 2019 Hollywood

Microsoft Corp

The Global Azure Bootcamp is a free one-day global event driven by Microsoft MVPs/RDs, Cloud experts, Evangelist, and Community Leaders. The sessions will help both new learners and experienced professionals in learning new things about the Microsoft cloud. This is LAEXUG Foundation is hosting this event in Hollywood at Microsoft Playa Vista office. We are always thankful to Microsoft for sponsoring the location. The Global Azure Bootcamp is growing every year. This is around 250 cities participating in this Global event which will run for 30 hours. We will have deep dive expert sessions by Microsoft cloud experts which will help you become stronger in your career or it will help your company. We are excited to be part of this global event and invite you to join us. Come and be part of this Global event. The conference will open for the registration at 9:00 AM and we will have our 1st session at 9:30 AM and sessions will continue until 4:30 PM. We have plenty of food and drinks available for you. We are welcoming all the attendees with volunteers, sponsors, and speakers. If you are interested in volunteering then please reach out to us at [masked] with the following details: Name: Your Bio, Photo, and credential links: If you are interested in speaking then Call for Speakers is open now. Please send your sessions here. https://sessionize.com/GAB2019Hollywood/ If you are willing to sponsor the event then please feel free to reach out to me at [masked] Don't forget to RSVP here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-azure-bootcamp-2019-hollywood-tickets-57550503104 (only 100 seats) Event Location: Microsoft (The Reserves) 13031 W Jefferson Blvd, Suite 200 · Playa, CA Share this event on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and other social networks. We hope to see you at the GAB Hollywood 2019. Parking charges after ticket Validation will be $10. At this time we are welcoming submissions from the speakers and sponsors for this event. Agenda will be online in the 2nd week of April. Best Regards, LAEXUG Foundation

IAMCP Socal 10th Anniversary Party

Hotel Irvine

Dear Professionals, This is the paid event which we are posting here to help IAMCP and Microsoft. Here we are spreading the word that IAMCP 10th anniversary party will be held in Hotel Irvine Irvine, CA on October 24th, 2019. No RSVP in the Meetup. Go to the URL https://iamcpparty.com/ and buy your ticket. Use code IAMCP49 to get discount and please leave my name "Prabhat Nigam" in the reference question which will decrement as the seat will be filling. The current discount is $200 for 1st 100 seats, so your cost to the IAMCP Partner Attendee is $49 right now. This will change any minute so register yourself today. We are so excited to have the amazing Gavriella Schuster - Microsoft VP OCP as one of our Key Note Speaker! You could win a car in Raffle! How to enter in the raffle, Register yourself and give the name of the person who has referred you (this person should be registered). So that your referral gets a raffle ticket, then share the event and ask your referral to add your name to get the raffle ticket. Yes, this is a little effort to get a new car for free. Well, if I will win the car then it will be dedicated to the LAEXUG Foundation. If you don't win the car then you will still have a lot to enjoy and meet great Microsoft leaders and Partners. Sign up here - https://iamcpparty.com/ DON'T FORGET TO SHARE Refer Your Friends and Partners for a Chance to Win a Car! Invite your friends to sign up for the IAMCP SoCal 10th Anniversary Party for the chance to win a brand new car. When you get a friend to sign up and use your name as the person that referred them, you will receive a raffle ticket for the car raffle at our event! *Only paid attendees are eligible for the raffle and you must be present to win. Best of Luck!!! Regards, LAEXUG Foundation Disclaimer: We are just promoting the event and not responsible for any issue.

Past events (50)

SoCal Code Camp Los Angeles 2018

USC - Parking Structure A

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