• Kubernetes & Cloud Native Developer Tooling

    MaRS Discovery District

    You have heard about containers & Kubernetes and may even have your own Kubernetes cluster, but now what? In this hands-on session we'll look at Cloud Native developer tooling and how container-based developer workflows can make hard things easy. _______________________________________________________ PLEASE NOTE: RSVPing TO THIS PAGE WILL NOT REGISTER YOU FOR THIS EVENT. >>> REGISTER HERE: https://aka.ms/ReactorTOR_Kubernetes <<<< _______________________________________________________ Along the way we'll explore open source projects including Virtual Kubelet, KEDA (Kubernetes-based Event Driven Autoscaling), Helm, Brigade and Kubeflow with real-world scenarios and workloads, and techniques that you can use today. 11:00AM || Doors Open 11:15AM-12:45PM || Workshop 12:45PM-1:00PM || Q&A Speaker Bio: Aaron Wislang Aaron is a Senior Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft with well over a decade of software development, systems architecture & security experience across the major clouds, development platforms and industries. His current areas of focus include Code (Go, .NET. python), Clouds, Containers (Docker, Kubernetes) & Security as well as Microsoft, Linux & other Open Source platforms. He joined Microsoft from Rackspace where he was a Senior Systems Architect & Software Developer on the Azure Product & Engineering team. Twitter: @as_w

  • Microsoft for Startups Canada 101 – How to Scale your Business

    MaRS Discovery District

    Adam Nanjee, Managing Director for Microsoft for Startups Canada will provide an introduction to the Microsoft for Startups program, how to scale your startup, the differences between B2B & B2C, and what it means to scale within Microsoft. Are you interested in commercial customers, access to Microsoft’s network of partners, and looking to scale your startup? Come to learn about Microsoft’s best in class qualified seed/series A startups program that offers $120k/2years of credits and much more. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PLEASE NOTE: RSVPing TO THIS PAGE WILL NOT REGISTER YOU FOR THIS EVENT. >>> REGISTER HERE: https://aka.ms/ReactorTOR_MfS101 <<<< ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ AGENDA: 3pm || Doors Open 3:15pm-3:30pm || Intro to Microsoft for Startups 3:30pm - 4:00pm || Q&A Speaker Bio: As an ambassador for Canada's startup, technology and innovation communities, Adam built Canada's first FinTech startup and innovation national group at MaRS Discovery District, one of North America's largest innovation hubs based in Toronto, Canada. Having worked in the startup and corporate innovation eco-systems for over 15 years at MaRS, MasterCard, BlackBerry, Zafin and presently at Microsoft, Adam combines his unique experience in scaling startups, venture capital, corporate technology integration and global technology partnerships. Adam is currently the Managing Director of Canada for Microsoft for Startups, a board member of The Canadian Innovation Exchange, and a member of the management board of The Ismaili Centres Canada in Vancouver and Toronto helping bridge the gap between poverty alleviation, knowledge sharing and access to cutting-edge technology between different faith communities including the public and private sectors.

  • Hacktoberfest: An Open-Source Celebration

    MaRS Discovery District

    Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open source software created and organized by DigitalOcean. Whether you’re a developer, student learning to code, event host, or company of any size, you can help drive growth of open source and make positive contributions to an ever-growing community. All backgrounds and skills levels are encouraged to complete the challenge. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PLEASE NOTE: RSVPing TO THIS PAGE WILL NOT REGISTER YOU FOR THIS EVENT. >>> REGISTER HERE: https://aka.ms/ReactorTOR_Hacktoberfest <<<< ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Lets get together to celebrate the amazing open source community around us and learn more about open source and how you can contribute. Come join us in a fun-filled open source evening. 5.30 - 6.00 pm || Registration, Dinner and networking 6.00 - 6.15 pm || Welcome, Intro to Hacktoberfest: the celebration and instructions 6.15 - 7.15pm || Workshop on Intro to Open Source 7.30 - 9.00 pm || Hack time and demos Speaker Bio: Aaron Wislang Sr. Cloud Developer Advocate Microsoft Aaron is a Senior Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft with well over a decade of software development, systems architecture & security experience across the major clouds, development platforms and industries. His current areas of focus include Code (Go, .NET. python), Clouds, Containers (Docker, Kubernetes) & Security as well as Microsoft, Linux & other Open Source platforms. He joined Microsoft from Rackspace where he was a Senior Systems Architect & Software Developer on the Azure Product & Engineering team.

  • Not-a-Dog Workshop: Learn how to Complete and Deploy Web Apps

    MaRS Discovery District

    This workshop is for beginners who would like to learn more about the Cloud and then try some available services. Today, artificial intelligence (AI) can benefit a lot of our applications. Most of the time, implementing it is easier than we think. _______________________________________________________ PLEASE NOTE: RSVPing TO THIS PAGE WILL NOT REGISTER YOU FOR THIS EVENT. >>> REGISTER HERE: https://aka.ms/ReactorTOR_NotaDog <<<< _______________________________________________________ During this workshop you will deploy and complete a web application which will be able to detect when the pictures are dogs or not and keep our image folder "clean". We call that application: The automatic Not-a-Dog application. 6:00PM Doors Open 6:15PM-7:15PM Workshop 7:15PM-8:00PM Q&A Speaker Bio: Frank Boucher Regional Cloud Advocate With over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, Frank Boucher is a trusted Microsoft Azure professional whose expertise and bilingual service are relied upon in large Canadian markets (Ottawa and Montreal) as well as internationally (Minsk). Among his many accolades, Francois has been awarded the Microsoft Azure MVP award four times, and is also Microsoft Azure Advisor. Seeking to explore a new medium, Frank created the “Cloud 5 minutes” show on Youtube. Every second week, a new episode that answers a different technical question is published both in French and English. As a trusted voice on Microsoft Azure, Frank has authored a technical book review and continues to write about his experiences with Microsoft Azure on his two blogs.

  • Toronto Game Developers Meetup

    MaRS Discovery District

    Come meet other local Toronto game developers! This will be a casual session where you can hang out with other gamemakers, show off prototypes you're working on, and get any questions answered you might have about adding cloud services to your games using PlayFab or Microsoft Azure. ________________________________________________________________________ RSVP HERE TO ATTEND >>> https://aka.ms/ReactorTOR_GameDevMeetup <<< ________________________________________________________________________ If you have a prototype you'd like to show, feel free to bring anything you need to demo it! 5:00pm || Doors open 5:30pm-6:45pm || Casual Networking and Workshopping 6:30pm-7:00pm || Q&A Speaker Bio: Em (she/they) is a cloud advocate at Microsoft. She is a Toronto-based an artist/engineer who makes interactive art, experimental games, and open-source software tools to empower creativity. Most of her work focuses on using nontraditional interfaces to reframe everyday objects and spaces as playful experiences and to inspire people to become self-motivated learners.

  • Microsoft Ignite Keynote Live

    Microsoft Reactor Toronto

    Watch Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s Microsoft Ignite keynote live; join the discussion! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE NOTE: RSVPing TO THIS PAGE WILL NOT REGISTER YOU FOR THIS EVENT. >>> REGISTER HERE: https://aka.ms/ReactorTOR-IGNITE <<<< --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Virtually join the over 25,000 individuals that will attend Microsoft Ignite right in the comfort of your local Microsoft Reactor. Watch Satya Nadella and other Microsoft visionaries share the latest on software development, security, architecture, and IT as well as Microsoft product news and featured customers.

  • Building a Better Mousetrap: Deploying and Managing IoT Solutions

    MaRS Discovery District

    This session provides tactical guidance on how to deploy and manage IoT solutions. Special emphasis is placed on making IoT management relevant via hands on labs of IoT solution accelerators, device provisioning, device management, data integration and management (even with serverless architectures), and much more. No IoT devices are needed to participate. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE NOTE: RSVPing TO THIS PAGE WILL NOT REGISTER YOU FOR THIS EVENT. >>> REGISTER HERE: https://aka.ms/ReactorTOR_BBMousetrap <<<< ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11:00AM || Doors Open 11:15AM-12:15PM || Workshop 12:15PM-1:00PM || Q&A Speaker Bio: Anthony Bartolo, Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft Anthony’s 20-year career, within the technology and more specifically mobile & cloud services, enables him to be a trusted advisor within the business, consumer, and technical communities. His insight and experience on how organizations can better enable its employees through a plethora of security methodologies are shared extensively across both social and traditional media. They are backed by his years of working for wireless carriers, OEMs, and now at leading Cloud Services providers. Anthony champions this enablement through Microsoft’s methodology of people-centric OPs, educating on people enablement without sacrificing industry accepted security enforcement. Connect with him on Twitter @wirelesslife.

  • Server-sent Timed Notifications with Durable Functions

    MaRS Discovery District

    RSVP HERE TO ATTEND >>> https://aka.ms/ReactorTOR_ServerSent <<< Serverless functions are not only limited to basic request-response cycle. You can have functions that store state and timers and can respond in the future based on a given time. This makes it powerful for things like server-sent notifications. In this workshop, you will create and deploy a durable function that sends calendar notifications to a user when the time for a scheduled event is due. You will also learn how durable functions preserve state and how to keep track of the state.

  • Mission: Create a CI-CD to deploy and ARM template with Azure DevOps

    RSVP TO ATTEND >>> https://aka.ms/ReactorTOR_CICDeploy <<<< Agent, if you accept this mission, you will have to build an application and a continuous integration (CI) and continuous deployment (CD) with AzureDevOps. This CI/CD will deploy automatically a.Net Core Application in Azure every time a change is pushed into Github. (This is a guided workshop session) Agenda: 5:00PM Doors Open 5:15PM-6:30PM Workshop 6:30PM-7:00PM Q&A and Closing Remarks Speaker Bio: Frank Boucher: Regional Cloud Advocate at Microsoft With over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, Frank Boucher is a trusted Microsoft Azure professional whose expertise and bilingual service are relied upon in large Canadian markets (Ottawa and Montreal) as well as internationally (Minsk). Among his many accolades, Francois has been awarded the Microsoft Azure MVP award four times, and is also Microsoft Azure Advisor. Seeking to explore a new medium, Frank created the “Cloud 5 minutes” show on Youtube. Every second week, a new episode that answers a different technical question is published both in French and English. As a trusted voice on Microsoft Azure, Frank has authored a technical book review and continues to write about his experiences with Microsoft Azure on his two blogs.