Past Meetup

SLUG Oct : Open source at Microsoft

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Google Sydney Level 5, Workplace 6

48 Pirrama Road · Pyrmont

How to find us

Oposite Star city. Front doors lock after 6 if you arrive late call 0468 306 239

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This meeting will be a week early and will be on the 4th Friday instead of the last Friday. This is because we have a special guest for our October talk. See the abstract below

Food will be at 6pm and talk will begin around 6:30pm

Open source at Microsoft

As you may (or may not) know, nowadays Microsoft is a big supporter of open source, so much so, that Microsoft has become one of the biggest contributors to the Linux kernel.

In this talk we'll discuss how we 'do' open source at Microsoft, including some projects we've partnered with such as Docker, Deis, Flynn, Cloud Foundry, Ember.js and a variety of others. We'll show off some of the open source integrations we've done and how you can leverage some of this open work in your own projects. Join our San Francisco-based open source engineering team for this interesting discussion on our new direction and learn more about open source at Microsoft.

— Speakers

Steven Edouard is a Software Engineer based out of San Francisco, focusing on open source integrations with Microsoft Azure. In addition to open source projects, he also assists Y-Combinator companies with getting their deployments running on Azure. Steven was previously a test engineer on the .NET runtime team. He is a hacker at heart and in his free time he works on fun side projects. Aside from engineering Steven enjoys sailing in San Francisco Bay.

Felix Rieseberg is an Open Source Engineer based in San Francisco, working on sophisticated web app development, modern DevOps workflows, and cross-platform development. Previously, he provided engineering guidance to startups in the Silicon Valley, worked as a developer evangelist with Microsoft Germany, and was editor in chief for one of Europe’s biggest Apple magazines. He holds a Master of Science from University of Oxford’s Internet Institute and is famous for eating way too much ice cream.

Rita Zhang is an open source engineer/architect in San Francisco, working on strategic engagements with customers and partners using emerging open source technologies, and sharing technical collaterals with the open source community. Prior to that, she was an architect at GE delivering features for Industrial internet and was an Enterprise consultant with Microsoft Consulting Services. During her spare time, she develops new smart home gadgets for her startup.