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Lunch and Learn: Attack of Virtual Machines and Websites

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One day we woke up and our industry was under attack! The battle line drawn with IT departments on one side and the Cloud on the other. No longer did we as developers have to wait weeks for infrastructure needed for our next project. Suddenly we could have everything we could dream of in mere seconds.

Join Mark as he shows you a practical, no-BS intro to Azure from the perspective of a web developer. With the ability to run both Windows and Linux, you can deploy websites in .NET, Node.js, Java, PHP, Python and more. Push with Git, fire up a thousand VMs, and do it all from the command line. It's a whole new game and a whole new Cloud.

Software craftsman, consultant and agile .NET/JavaScript web developer. User group leader and event planner. Loving husband, dog foster, and Disney aficionado. Mark specializes in cloud computing and web application development. Client side languages include HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3. Server side technologies include Microsoft Visual C#, ASP.NET MVC, and SQL Server. He is a Senior .NET Developer at Logical Advantage ( in Charlotte, NC. A self-motivated, energetic team leader able to quickly learn new technologies and tools. Experienced in all phases of the agile software development methodology. Focused on building applications that enhance and help people–not hinder them. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service and satisfaction. Delivers custom Business Process Management/Automation and Business Intelligence products and services. Mark lives with his wife and a house full of dogs, most of them being foster dogs. Hobbies include helping his wife with her non-profit animal rescue, promoting the development community, and everything Disney. Learn more about Mark at or follow him on Twitter @DeveloperInfra