2-for-1: "Google Cloud for Developers" AND "Using Azure for Dev & Testing"


We have two excellent talks scheduled for this event. The first talk is "Google Cloud for .NET Developers"
Microsoft has soundly embraced the open source community and cross-platform development. Web developers in the Microsoft stack are looking at every option they can leverage for greater productivity, including cloud-based platforms to save time and money. In this talk, you will learn how web developers in the .NET stack can leverage the Google Cloud Platform. We will look at how you can get started quickly with several key tools like App Engine, Cloud SQL, Cloud Datastore, and others that will allow a .NET developer to be up and running in no time.

Presented by Ken Cenerelli. Ken is a writer, developer, and Microsoft MVP specializing in the Microsoft .NET Framework. He is active on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) where he contributes to several blogs and on Microsoft TechNet as a technical wiki contributor. He is co-organizer of CTTDNUG and has been a technical reviewer on multiple technology books. He blogs at kencenerelli.wordpress.com and is on Twitter via @KenCenerelli.

The second talk is "Using Azure for Software Development & Testing"
Azure DevTest Labs is a free service that helps developers and testers quickly create environments in Azure while minimizing waste and controlling cost. You can test the latest version of your application by quickly provisioning Windows and Linux environments using reusable templates and artifacts. Easily integrate your deployment pipeline with DevTest Labs to provision on-demand environments. Scale up your load testing by provisioning multiple test agents, and create pre-provisioned environments for training and demos. The only cost comes from the actual Azure resources consumed such as VMs, storage, databases, etc. The topics covered include:
* Quickly provision development and test environments
* Minimize waste with quotas and policies
* Set VM automated shutdowns and startups to minimize costs

Presented by Arlan who has spent most of my time working with the Microsoft technology stack and applying it to the technology needs of large corporations. He has a passion for Enterprise-grade Cloud Computing Platform & Services and DevOps and has been a software developer for the past 20 years. He is always looking for ways to work smarter by learning and developing new skills and knowledge.
Arlan was awarded a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in 2017 for his technical community contributions in Azure (Cloud Computing Platform & Services).
He blogs at arlanblogs.alvarnet.com and is on Twitter via @ArlanNugara

Two excellent topics, two excellent presenters, twice the fun and knowledge. See you there.

As usual, pizza and networking from 5:30 until 6:00. Presentation begins at 6:00pm. Elevators lock up at 6:00 so try to be there before. If you can't, no worries call my cell and I will come down and let you up - Max (905)[masked]