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Join a community of developers and startups at the Microsoft Reactor in Toronto and connect with people, skills, and technology to enhance your career or personal learning. Take advantage of free virtual presentations, workshops, and networking events to engage with industry experts and a local tech community who share your interests.

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Upcoming events (5+)

DevOps for Java Shops | Azure DevOps for Continuous Integration & Delivery

What is the event about?
This session builds on the introduction to DevOps in the previous session by showing live demos building CI and CD pipelines in Azure DevOps and related tools to enable code updates to be tested and deployed to any cloud with built-in security and governance.

Agenda:
• Azure DevOps projects
• Azure Pipelines extension
• Build templates
• Hosted agents
• Release pipelines
• Pre-and post deployment approvals
• CD triggers
• Exercise 6 - A/B testing with deployment slots

Who is it aimed at?
Any professional looking for a good overview of DevOps and tools that enable you to deliver your code to the cloud.

Why should you attend?
Developers and IT pros looking for ideas for delivering your code to the cloud in multistage pipelines with testing and governance.

For more on this series visit https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/reactor/eventseries/devopsjavashops

Speaker bio
Brian is a Cloud Advocate at Microsoft, helping developers get the most out of Azure. Before Joining Microsoft, he was a solution architect, consultant, developer, author and presenter at IBM, Deloitte, and other companies. Find him on Twitter @bbenz.

Pre-requisites:
A basic understanding DevOps, Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD)

Mastering Azure Managed Applications

Online event

What is this session about?
Azure Managed Applications offer a powerful application architecture for deploying solutions via the Azure Marketplace. This intense 6-hour hands-on session introduces Azure Managed Applications before diving deep on more advanced features and functionality. Attendees will learn through doing with hands-on labs and walkthroughs.
Learn how to get started with Azure Managed Applications and how to extend them to support more advanced deployment scenarios. Experience hands-on labs and expert advice to master 100 – 400 level topics.

Who is it aimed at?
Developers and technologists integrating their products into the Azure Marketplace using Azure Managed Applications. Anyone who wants to learn the technical details of deploying marketplace solutions using Azure Managed Applications.

Why should you attend?
Attend for a comprehensive experience that will leave you confidently able to publish your solution into the Azure Marketplace as an Azure Managed Application.

Speaker:
David Starr, Principal Software Engineer, Microsoft’s Cloud & AI division
David focuses on helping companies bring their solutions to Azure and the Azure Marketplace, becoming Microsoft partners. He is the founder of ElegantCode.com, has served in numerous leadership roles, and was an early and consistent advocate for Agile engineering practices.

Julio Colon, Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft’s Cloud & AI Division
Julio focuses in the onboarding of Partners’ Software Solutions into the Azure Marketplace. He is also an Engineer, Inventor & Innovator with passion for everything software, no matter where it runs: desktop, mobile or cloud.

The Dev.level(up); Show: Innovating with Applications

Online event

Calling all developers! It is time to dev-level-up! Join us for each episode as we learn and connect with experts as they take us through a range of developer tools and services. Join sessions created for developers and discover the capabilities of the Microsoft Cloud ecosystem.

*Registration for this event is on an external MS site*

Episode 3: Innovating with Applications
Inventing with purpose with Microsoft Azure. Innovating with Microsoft Azure is about building next generation applications with the power of cloud-native, serverless and low-code platforms such as PowerApps. In this episode, we will cover the following:

- Building cloud native application with AKS and CosmosDB
- Making an intelligent application with Azure Cognitive Services and Power BI Embedded
- Learn about Space with Serverless APIs
- Microsoft PowerApps and Azure

Join us online, from the comfort of your home or office or favorite work spot!

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Speakers:
Rory Preddy , Sr. Cloud Advocate
Yoshio Terada, Sr. Cloud Advocate
Amit Shuster, Product Manager - Power BI Embedded Analytics
Linda Nichols, Technical Specialist
Pierce Boggan, Principal PM Lead
Hailey Huber, Program Manager

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Code of Conduct
This event is dedicated to providing a friendly and welcoming experience to all attendees regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, or religion. All participants are expected to display a positive community spirit by exercising consideration and respect to all that attend. Unacceptable behavior or harassment of event attendees in any form will not be tolerated.
Please find the Code of Conduct located here: https://opensource.microsoft.com/codeofconduct

How to Create an AppSec Program

Online event

After having gained knowledge of how Application Security can be applied throughout the design, code, test, and deployment of a system, you should consider how to best create an AppSec program. This includes program goals, activities and tools to consider and a framework you can use for all applications that you create and maintain. Join Meaghan Lewis, Senior Program Manager, in the last stream of this series, to learn about how to create and implement a repeatable program that can be used to ensure the reliability and security of software applications.

Presenter:
Meaghan Lewis, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
Meaghan currently focuses on creating and delivering learning experiences centered around emerging technology for Microsoft Reactors worldwide. Meaghan has a super power in quality engineering and previously worked in the QA field for nearly a decade. Meaghan has a passion for teaching lifelong learners and has spent years speaking at conferences and delivering online courses. Meaghan is a California native and currently lives in sunny Oakland, California with her husband and two dogs. On a typical day you will most likely find her outside getting some fresh air walking her dogs or gardening. She also enjoys Pilates, cooking spicy food, and watching scary movies.

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