• Microsoft Connect(); Viewing Party
    Join us at CodeNode to watch Microsoft Connect(); which is streaming Live all day from the West Coast. We're collaborating with Microsoft and tech meetups around London to bring you an evening of technical exploration. At 6pm we'll start the stream from the beginning to catch up on the opening Keynote, then skip through the break to get to the second Keynote so we miss none of the action! We'll be joined by Microsoft CSAs and MVPs who will be commenting on and explaining the developments as they happen. As well as this we'll be providing pizza, and you'll have access to the excellent {{SpaceBar}} for drinks and ESCape space for entertainment and networking at CodeNode. This is a very exciting event, we hope to see you there! Microsoft Connect(); is a full day of updates, demos, and live, interactive coding with experts. Here's a taste of what you'll see: • Keynotes by Scott Guthrie and Scott Hanselman exploring the future of Azure, Visual Studio, and more • On-demand sessions covering a wide range of development topics like Kubernetes, AI, and .NET • Interactive dev-to-dev live coding on Twitch tv There’s something for every developer to learn and explore. Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been around the blockchain, you’ll find your people here. Check out the complete agenda at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/connectevent/.

    Skills Matter | CodeNode

    10 South Place, London, EC2M 2RB · London

  • Scaling beyond the limits of Azure Data Factory
    In this talk we welcome back founder Richard Conway, who will discuss a customer use case explaining how developers can overcome the shortcomings in Data Factory and Custom Activities. Over the years ETL frameworks have struggled to offer complete compatibility with scale out patterns making design of data orchestration a very manual process with custom partitioning of data generation and transformations. Richard will describe techniques and show you to take file conversion and transformation case studies and scale out the ability of Custom Activities in a clean way to use Azure Batch using a Parametric Sweep pattern. This talk is a must for anyone that is looking at orchestrating "Big" Data workloads with Azure Data Factory as well as those that want to understand how to pre-process data at scale for frameworks like Databricks and ADLA. As always, this will be accompanied by beer and great company! Make sure not to miss out.

    WeWork 138 Holborn

    138 Holborn · London

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  • Future Decoded Community After-Party | Fox@ExCel
    After a short break we're back! Join us at Fox@ExCel for a few beers and snacks to talk about the events of the conference, and to hear about the exciting lineup for the next batch of UK Azure User Group Meetups. Drinks available from 5pm onwards - hurry, first come first served! Don't miss out. Further details tba.

    Fox@ExCel

    Warehouse K, Hotel ibis London Excel Docklands, Excel Centre, 2 Western Gateway, London E16 1DR · London

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  • 'Azure Technologies for Scaling Performance Critical Data' with Vanquis Bank
    DUE TO POPULARITY RSVPS ARE NOW CLOSED *** Please note you will be required to arrive with photo ID matching the name you provide when you RSVP here - do not forget to provide the name of your guest if you are bringing one *** This month we're sponsored and co-hosted by Vanquis Bank, who will be inviting us all to the Walkie Talkie building for a really insightful talk from Clinton McCutcheon, who is their Application Solutions Architect. After an introduction from Rich and Andy from the UK Azure User Group, we will have a talk by Ivan Gavryliuk, Software Architect (Title TBA), after which Clinton will present Vanquis Bank's strategy for keeping data used in cloud hosted business critical systems in sync between their legacy data centre and Azure. The presentation will go through their use of Azure Data Factory, Service Bus, Azure Functions & Azure SQL. They will also discuss the challenges encountered, and lessons learned when dealing with disparate data sources whilst building a top 20 rated financial services app. This will be followed by food, drinks and networking. Make sure not to miss out on this exciting session! Please note, due to location the RSVP on this meetup will close 1 day before so we can hand the attendee list to building security. Spaces are limited so make sure to RSVP quickly, and free up your spot if you are not able to attend. DETAILS: 18:00 - 18:30 | Arrival & Registration 18:30 - 18:40 | Introduction to the UK Azure User Group 18:40 - 19:20 | 'Azure Application Insights Demystified' by Ivan Gavryliuk, Software Architect at Elastacloud 19:20 - 20:00 | 'Effective use of Azure technologies for scaling performance critical data' with Clinton McCutcheon + Questions 20:00 - 21:00 | Food, Drinks, Networking

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    The "Walkie Talkie" Building

    20 Fenchurch Street · London

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  • Techdays Lightning Talks (AI, open source, Micro Services, CI and more!)
    Join us for a fast-paced set of lightning talks depicting all aspects of Azure. This is part of the Microsoft Techdays experience which occurs annually and we'll be supporting this great event with an evening user group meeting. We have a slew of Microsoft speakers but this is also your chance to speak about anything your passionate about. It can be a project you're doing at work, something about Azure that interests you or open source project. We want a lively debate going! All talks will be 20 mins long. That's 15 mins to speak and 5 mins Q&A. So far we have the following talks: Towards Agile Artificial Intelligence Contributing .NET to the Apache open source ecosystem Adaptive Security in Azure PaaS How Azure Databricks is Instrumental to AI We're looking for 1 more talk. CONTACT US QUICKLY. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED! Food and drinks served. This time we'll get some beers in as well as soft drinks.

    Microsoft Accelerator London

    70 Wilson Street · London

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  • Microsoft Build Viewing Party: Day 3
    Join us for drinks and dinner, a social and a viewing party as Microsoft Build kicks off. There will be keynotes on Day 1 and 2 and a whole load of technical material which we'll watch and talk about on Day 3. We'll have a community talk as well and some presence from Microsoft! Meet your community and celebrate the calendar event of the year of the year in the UK, Microsoft Build!

    Microsoft Accelerator London

    70 Wilson Street · London

  • Microsoft Build Viewing Party: Day 2
    Join us for drinks and dinner, a social and a viewing party as Microsoft Build kicks off. As it's bank holiday Monday for Day 1 we'll pick up on Day 2, discuss what happened in the previous day and watch some of the keynotes of Day 1 and Day 2. Panel of experts and overall discussion on the direction of Azure and all of the cool things we'll be seeing. Meet your community and celebrate the calendar event of the year of the year in the UK, Microsoft Build!

    Microsoft Accelerator London

    70 Wilson Street · London

  • The power of IoT devices: Managing time-series data
    • What we'll do “Today more than ever, with increasing connected devices and massive advances in the collection of data, businesses are working hard to solve the new challenges; store time series data in a scalable way from geographically dispersed devices and solutions, real-time data exploration, get insights, correlate data… The session will start introducing some real IoT scenarios to show the main technologies used and why Microsoft Azure can help to simplify them. Afterwards, the session will be focus on how to manage time-series data using open source technologies on Azure or another existing services in Azure; Azure Time Series Insights, that enables you to store and analyze hundreds of millions of your sensor data near real time with an intuitive user experience. “ Name: Ibon Landa Twitter: @ibonilm Bio: Ibon Landa has been involved in software development for more than 16 years. During this time, he has been employed by several companies in which he had the chance of work with a wide range of environment and technologies. Currently he is part of Plain Concepts as advisor, mentor and coach for first line companies, focused mainly on development tasks, architecture, ALM/DevOps tools and Microsoft Azure cloud platform - area in which he has been awarded as Microsoft's MVP. He is co-founder of the Microsoft Basque Country user group and the Spain Cloud Computing User Group. he has been speaker in different kind of events for Microsoft, local groups or Spanish .NET groups. • What to bring • Important to know

    WeWork

    3 Waterhouse Square, 138 Holborn · London

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  • Microsoft’s AI & ML Agenda
    • What we'll do A real scoop. We have invited Matt Winkler, Group Program Manager for Machine Learning at Microsoft and Lance Olson, Partner Director of Program Management, Azure Machine Learning and Cognitive Services - two of the people that are setting Microsoft's agenda and cadence of delivery in the space of AI and Machine Learning. Learn about all tools from Cognitive Services, Machine Learning for Spark and the next generation of Azure Machine Learning Model Management. We'll have an open Q&A. • What to bring • Important to know

    Microsoft Accelerator London

    70 Wilson Street · London

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  • The Data Platform Roadmap
    • What we'll do Welcoming back Lara Rubbleke (@sqlgal (https://twitter.com/sqlgal)) ! Lara is a Principal SDE Manager for Microsoft and a specialist in the Microsoft Azure Data Platform. She will be taking a look at the things to come with the Azure Data Platform. Lara is a regular keynote speaker with Scott Guthrie at //Build discussing all of the new features of Azure Data Platform. Lara's sessions are hugely informative and interactive. This is not one to be missed! We have only 45 spots for this so first come, first served and drop out early if you're not coming to allow other people to attend. • What to bring • Important to know

    WeWork

    3 Waterhouse Square, 138 Holborn · London

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