• Enterprise Blockchains in Azure

    Microsoft Offices

    We’ve heard a lot about blockchain technologies over the past few years, but what does this mean for enterprises? In this session we discuss the differences between enterprise blockchains specifically Hyperledger Fabric versus other public blockchains such as Ethereum. We then look at why you would consider an Azure implementation and associated benefits. About the speaker: As the founder of Blubyte Technologies, Gurinder Singh Mann guides organizations from start ups to Fortune 500 in reducing time to market for IT solutions by up to 50%. From building client teams for delivery to assisting start ups get funded through successful POCs and MVPs he is interested in helping your organization achieve its goals. He can regularly be found speaking at events near you and is always happy to engage in conversation.

  • Cloud Scale Machine Learning (lunch & learn)

    Microsoft Vancouver

    You've seen him keynoting events around the world. Now we're excited to have Seth Juarez join us in Vancouver to talk about cloud scale machine learning! https://twitter.com/sethjuarez In this session attendees will learn the rudiments of the machine learning process and how to scale it up to the cloud. The session will start with an introduction to machine learning, describe the experimentation process, and finally delve into how to manage ML assets on their way to production. 1. Introduction to Machine Learning 2. Experimentation 3. Managing Models 4. Models in Production --- Agenda 11:45am Doors open (lunch sponsored by Optimus Information) 12:30pm Cloud Scale Machine Learning with Seth Juarez 2:00pm End * Location: Microsoft Vancouver @ 725 Granville St * Take the elevator to the 7th floor --- Our Sponsors Thanks to Microsoft Vancouver for providing the space, and Optimus Information for sponsoring lunch! And now, a word from our sponsor... Optimus Information is your technology outsourcing partner. We provide services for application development, data analytics and software testing in the world of DevOps, Cloud and Mobile. Optimus is headquartered in Vancouver with delivery offices in Vancouver and New Delhi, India. We are a Microsoft Gold Partner and have a team of 150+ professionals. We have helped 100+ technology companies to address their software needs. Our model is designed to utilize the right combination of local and offshore talent in order to provide expertise, speed and value to our clients. We work as an extension of our client’s team to make sure that business objectives are aligned. Contact [masked] or[masked] for a consultation. https://www.optimusinfo.com/

  • The universe is in our hands: planetary scale with Cosmos, Azure ML and Node.js

    "The universe is in our hands" - planetary scale recommendations with CosmosDB, Azure ML and Node.js Luca Maraschi In this talk we are going to explore the architecture used to solve a millennial problem, a cooperative filtering (or more Netflix like) recommendation system. With AI and ML being the hottest technologies in the industry, we are going to deep dive into the technical implementation of Azure CosmosDB using the Gremlin API to serve a global scale mobile API, all glued together by Node.js and applying patterns like event sourcing and polyglot persistence. About the speaker: Luca’s passion for the tech industry started at the young age of just 6 years old when he began coding. His passion and thirst for knowledge led him to graduate with a Masters in Artificial Intelligence from MIT. Since then Luca founded and successfully exited 3 companies. While managing large teams, he has designed and delivered large scale real-time systems for some of the industry leaders in gaming, banking and mobile technologies. Luca’s focus remains on building his career through cloud technology, big data and AI systems.

  • Microsoft Connect();

    Scotiabank Theatre

    There ain’t no party like a Viewing Party! Microsoft will be live streaming the keynotes of Microsoft Connect to theatres right next to you at the Scotiabank Theatre in Toronto and Vancouver. Enjoy a first-hand look on how Azure supports your preferred frameworks, platforms, and languages, including Java, Python, NodeJs, and C# by attending our viewing party of Microsoft Connect(); 2018. Come to watch some of the #Devstars in the space like Scott Guthrie & Scott Hanselmanshowcasing demos & announcing key updates about what is new and what is next in #Cloud, #DevOps, #Kubernetes, #AI, #IoT, #DevTools & more! Enjoy lunch & popcorn on-premise while you network and chat with your fellow developers! Make sure to save your seat: Vancouver: https://aka.ms/MSFTConnectVancouver

  • Mesos DC/OS clusters in Azure cloud

    Microsoft Offices

    For many enterprise customers, Azure cloud is an important part of their multi-cloud solutions. The Open Source dcos-engine project allows for great flexibility, ease, and choice when deploying and managing Mesos DC/OS clusters in Azure cloud. Supporting both Linux and Windows agent pools in the same cluster makes it possible to deploy heterogeneous solutions, support multi-platform applications, allow legacy software to run alongside the modern one, and much more. Flexible and concise cluster definition allows the user to specify multiple agent pools to be deployed, while each pool may have different characteristics of OS, compute power, storage, network, etc. In this talk Dmitry Shmulevich, a member of the Open Source Enterprise team at Microsoft, makes an overview of Azure Resource Management, describes the details of dcos-engine, and demonstrates its features and capabilities. About the speaker: Dmitry Shmulevich is a Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft. As a member of the Open Source Enterprise team, Dmitry is maintaining and enhancing dcos-engine - an open source project that provides native support for DC/OS in Microsoft Azure. In the past Dmitry worked on a new version of Azure Container Services - a managed service for containerized cluster deployment in Microsoft Azure. Agenda: 5:30 PM - 6 PM - Doors open 6 PM - 7 PM - Mesos DC/OS 7PM - 7:30 PM - Warp up and networking

  • Workshop - Azure DevOps Project: File > New Delivery Pipeline

    What we'll do: Hands on workshop on Azure Pipelines, presented by Daniel Elliott. Azure Pipelines helps you implement a build, test, and deployment pipeline for any app. Agenda: 1800 to 1830 - Welcome (We'll have someone in the lobby) 1830 to 1930 - New Delivery Pipeline 1930 to 2000 - Networking Speaker: Daniel Elliott (@agileguy) Bio: · DevOps Engineer at LGM Financial · Into my fourth decade working in software development · Father of 3, kayaker, guitarist and cook · Excited by K8s, containers and the rise of OSS What you'll need to bring: A laptop (Windows, maxOs, Linux) An active Azure Subscription. If you don't have one, sign up for a free account at https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/

  • Hackathon for Individuals with Complex Health Needs

    Microsoft Vancouver

    Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hackathon-for-individuals-with-complex-health-needs-tickets-50417699697 Calling all designers & developers! We need your help to bring technology and healthcare together in order to improve health outcomes in our communities. On June 26th CBI Health Group and Health and Technology District sponsored a pre-hackathon session where health leaders discussed imminent and priority challenges around complex care in the community. Topics discussed include: Navigation/coordination, Caregiver burn-out, reduction in hospital visits, providing more care in the home. We want to take these discussions to the next level and need your help to do so! We’re hosting a hackathon to help explore and push these ideas further. Come join us to help realize solutions that could have real and significant impact on the day to day lives for others. Join us on October 12th and 13th to hack for a good cause, by hacking for health. Schedule Friday, October 12th – 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Problem Exploration Domain area experts will present core “problems” facing the industry, provide insight and domain specific knowledge and answer any questions. Grab some dinner and find a team to start exploring ideas. Saturday, October 13th – 9 am – 4:00 pm Spend the day hacking solutions, engaging domain experts. Breakfast and lunch provided. Saturday October 13th – 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Present work back to developers, designers and stakeholders including: policy makers, funders, patients, service providers and family members. ** Please note that meals will be provided with gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian options provided. Bring your own device, power cord, computer peripherals. One ticket is access to the hackathon event. **

  • Machine Learning OpenHack

    The Permanent

    ** Register here: https://www.microsoftevents.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x4740216abcd ** OpenHack Machine Learning brings you together with other developers in a three-day event to sharpen your Machine Learning skills through a series of structured challenges to solve problems in the Computer Vision space. This journey will have you exploring data wrangling, Microsoft Cognitive Services, Azure Machine Learning Workbench, custom machine learning solutions and neural networks on industry standard frameworks such as TensorFlow and CNTK. Throughout the challenges, your team will deploy a machine learning custom vision solution. Throughout this event you will have the opportunity to: -Work with fellow developers and data scientists to leverage industry standard machine learning tools and platforms to solve a series of increasingly difficult challenges. -Attend and participate in machine learning related technical talks with Microsoft Software Engineers. -Discuss your business challenges with Microsoft Experts and Architects. -Meet other local industry developers and data scientists as well as Microsoft employees in Vancouver's machine learning community. Agenda: Tuesday, October 2 8:30-9:30: Registration + Light Breakfast 9:30-10:30: OpenHack Kickoff 10:30-12:00: Team Hacking 12:00-13:00: Lunch 13:00-17:00: Team Hacking Wednesday, October 3 8:30-9:30: Light Breakfast Available 9:30-10:00: Daily Announcements 10:00-12:00: Team Hacking 12:00-13:00: Lunch 13:00-17:00: Team Hacking Thursday, October 4 8:30-9:30: Light Breakfast Available 9:30-10:00: Daily Announcements 10:00-12:00: Team Hacking 12:00-13:00: Lunch 13:00-14:00: Team Hacking 14:00-15:00: Recognition + Awards 15:00-17:00: Optional Team Hacking + Networking To be successful and get the most of out of OpenHack Machine Learning, you will need familiarity with Python and data structures. See DataCamp’s Intro to Python for Data Science course if you need an intro or refresher (https://www.datacamp.com/courses/intro-to-python-for-data-science) While not essential, some Machine Learning experience will be beneficial. Space is limited, so please fill out the quick profile on this page and Microsoft will get back to you: https://www.microsoftevents.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x4740216abcd

  • Workshop - Build a Serverless Real-time App on Azure

    Microsoft (11th Floor)

    We're going to do an experiment and try a new format and do a workshop for this meetup! We'll spend about 1.5 hours building a serverless, real-time app on Azure using these technologies: - Azure Functions - Backend API for creating and retrieving chat messages - Azure Storage - Host the static website for the chat client UI - Azure Cosmos DB - Store chat messages - Azure SignalR Service - Broadcast new messages to connected chat clients We'll build the app in JavaScript using the Azure Functions local tooling on VS Code. Presenter: Anthony Chu What you'll need to bring: A laptop (Windows, macOS, Linux) with the following installed (or come 15 minutes early to install them): - Visual Studio Code https://code.visualstudio.com/ - Node.js[masked]https://nodejs.org/en/download/ - Azure Functions Core Tools Version 2 https://github.com/Azure/azure-functions-core-tools An active Azure subscription. If you don't have one, sign up for a free account at https://azure.microsoft.com/en-ca/free/?WT.mc_id=serverlessworkshop-meetup-antchu Welcome 5:30pm (we'll have someone in the lobby) Workshop start 6:00pm Workshop end 7:30pm Meetup end 8:00pm

  • Canadian Imagine Cup Finals (Student Event)

    Microsoft Vancouver

    At the Canadian Finals of Imagine Cup 2018 you will witness an exciting live pitch competition, during which 6 teams of student developers from Canada will each have 5 minutes to present their innovative applications to a panel of 5 distinguished judges. The judging panel will determine the top 3 student teams, who will win a technology prize, including Surface Laptops and Mixed Reality Headsets, as well as earn a trip to represent Canada at the Global Finals of Imagine Cup 2018! The event also features an informative lineup of expert keynote speakers, joining us from the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, along with technical breakout sessions presented by Microsoft Software Engineers on the topics of Machine Learning, Internet of Things, Blockchain, and Mixed Reality. Please register here: http://aka.ms/Imagine2018