What we're about

North Toronto Cloud & DevOps User Group (NorthTorontoUG) is for members who are interested in Microsoft and open-source technologies related to Cloud and DevOps as well as .NET development. We welcome members of all skill levels to our meetings and strive to make the content we present interesting and informative for experts and beginners alike.

North Toronto Cloud & DevOps User Group is led by Jack Lee (Microsoft MVP).

HOW TO BECOME A SPONSOR

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of our user group, please contact us at sponsorship@NorthTorontoUG.com.

HOW TO BECOME A SPEAKER

If you are interested in doing a technical talk at our user group, please contact us at speakers@NorthTorontoUG.com with the topic that you'd like to present. We will get in touch with you for further details.

BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

* Microsoft
* OzCode
* PostSharp
* JetBrains

Upcoming events (5)

Azure Governance with Blueprints, Resource Graph, Policy and Management Groups

Governance in Azure is a key aspect of Azure Management that many companies fail to understand and implement correctly. The results can range from non-compliance with external regulations and internal policies to accidently deleting resources to deploying costly resources outside of approved budgets or in the wrong Azure regions. The solution to this problem is Azure Governance—the ongoing process of managing, monitoring, and auditing the use of Azure resources to meet the goals and requirements of your organization. We will take a look at Azure Policy and Management Groups to understand what they are and how to use them effectively for your Azure deployments. We will also explore the latest Azure governance services, Azure Blueprints and Resource Graph and understand how they can be used to create fully compliant environments and to get visibility into all your resources—fast. Be sure to RSVP now to reserve your spot. Free parking available at the venue. https://yorkdale.com/centre-info/parking/ Speaker Bios Arlan Nugara is a Cloud Solution Architect that speaks widely on Azure and DevOps. He has been awarded a MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in Azure for the past 2 years by Microsoft for his expertise and contributions to the technical community across the US and Canada. Arlan’s original background was in software development with a specialization in enterprise software development and architecture for financial institutions over the previous 20 years. Arlan’s focus over the past 2 years has been the building of Azure Virtual Datacenters where security is a key driving factor for a client’s migration to the Azure cloud. A critical part of this approach is the building of a landing zone as a configured environment with a standard set of secured cloud infrastructure, policies, best practices, guidelines, and centrally managed services. Host Bios Jack Lee is a Microsoft MVP and an Azure Certified Consultant. He is an active Microsoft tech community contributor. He has given presentations at the Global Azure Bootcamp at Microsoft Canada, User Groups, and has helped organized and provided mentorship at various conferences and workshops. He is also the President of the North Toronto Cloud & DevOps User Group (NorthTorontoUG). You can follow Jack on Twitter @jlee_consulting and his user group @NorthTorontoUG.

Microsoft Build Viewing Party

Microsoft Canada - Corporate Office

Come join Microsoft on May 6th to experience the keynote from Microsoft Build live from Seattle! Get ready to learn about new development trends and experience the latest developer tools and technologies in Containers, AI/Machine Learning, Serverless, DevOps, IoT, Mixed Reality and Power Platforms. We will be viewing Microsoft Build with developers across Canada while celebrating with food, swag and hanging out with your peers. Come experience the latest technologies and imagine new ways to create solutions. Connect with your community to share new trends and innovative ways to code. IMPORTANT NOTE: To reserve your spot, you must register at the URL below: https://www.microsoftevents.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x6591975abcd

Visual Studio 2019 Launch Party + Xamarin Apps Offline Support

Microsoft Store - Yorkdale Mall

We are featuring two exciting presentations at this event. Presentation #1: "Visual Studio 2019 Launch - What's new for Azure and Azure DevOps" Speaker: Jack Lee Learn the latest from the Visual Studio 2019 Launch with focus on Azure and Azure DevOps. Presentation #2: "Quick & Dirty Offline Support for Your Xamarin Apps" Speaker: Mark Arteaga When building your mobile apps, there are certain scenarios where you need to build offline capabilities. Depending on the scenario, this can be a complex task or this can be an easy task. During this session we’ll go through the easy task and show a quick way to add offline capabilities to your Xamarin iOS and Android apps. If your users are ever trying to get work done in a basement or out of cellular coverage, they will still be able to use your app! Be sure to RSVP now to reserve your spot. Free parking available at the venue. https://yorkdale.com/centre-info/parking/ Host Bios Jack Lee is a Microsoft MVP and an Azure Certified Consultant. He is an active Microsoft tech community contributor. He has given presentations at the Global Azure Bootcamp at Microsoft Canada, User Groups, and has helped organized and provided mentorship at various conferences and workshops. He is also the President of the North Toronto Cloud & DevOps User Group (NorthTorontoUG). You can follow Jack on Twitter @jlee_consulting and his user group @NorthTorontoUG.

Global DevOps Bootcamp

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Planning is under way. Those of you who have joined us at Global DevOps Bootcamp in previous years know we have been exercising how to build modern apps using continuous delivery and DevOps practices. This year we're shifting gears and we will take your skills to the next level by levering rugged DevOps principles, with focus on three important phases: Detect. Get insights into how your system behaves to make you and your users aware of any anomalies. Respond. Connect with your users to make sure users are aware of the issue. Recover. Action remediation to get your system back into operation. You should come prepared with a laptop but most importantly curiosity and a mindset to learn and improve. We'll apply tool agnostic practices so regardless whether you develop in c#, deploy with Jenkins or operate with Kubernetes this will be a great day to get into rugged DevOps.

Past events (42)

Visual Studio 2019 Launch Event

Online Conference

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