What we're about

Boston Azure is a community-run group with the goal of learning about cloud computing with the Microsoft Azure cloud computing platform. We have been meeting since October 2009, making us the oldest such Azure-focused community group in the world. The group was founded by Bill Wilder (@codingoutloud (https://twitter.com/codingoutloud)).

The group is run by volunteers. So far for all the events we've hosted over the years, we've managed to provide them for free to attendees. This is in large part to Microsoft offering free space at NERD where we've held 90% of our events, but also to the occasional meeting/event sponsor.

We are currently hosting meeting signups on Meetup.com/bostonazure (https://meetup.com/bostonazure), but you can also find our top-level site through the simpler URL bostonazure.org (http://bostonazure.org/).

You can also find us on Twitter as @bostonazure (https://twitter.com/bostonazure).

And feel free to join our Slack community at https://bit.ly/baslack .

Boston Azure usually meets in the Boston/Cambridge area. You may also be interested in the North Boston Azure group, run by Jason Haley (@haleyjason (https://twitter.com/haleyjason)), which meets in Burlington, MA.

Bored? Go check out the Azure Cloud Shell (https://shell.azure.com/)!

Upcoming events (3)

Global Azure Bootcamp 2019 - Boston Azure edition @ MIT

Ready for the 2019 Global Azure Bootcamp? Get ready to have an awesome time and learn from the best. Lots of great sessions and workshops all day on Saturday, April 27th. As part of this global event - https://global.azurebootcamp.net/ - we have room for around 100 people at EACH location (200 all together) so please keep that in mind and only RSVP to the location you are going to attend. IMPORTANT NOTE: *We have 2 locations this year* We put both locations on the schedule so you can easily decide which you want to attend. Column 1 is Boston/MIT and the other 3 columns are Burlington. SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY: This is a tentative schedule - so is SUBJECT TO CHANGE - but should be representative: https://bostonazurebootcamp.com/2019/Schedule Again, the schedule will most like change a little, so don't get too caught up on the times. !!! PREREQUISITES FOR THE WORKSHOPS: - A Microsoft account. If you don't have one, sign up for free. - You can use your Azure Subscription or we'll be sharing free Azure Passes (but you have to have a Microsoft account that has NEVER been used for Azure Subscription) - Microsoft Visual Studio Code version[masked] or higher (or Visual Studio 2017/2019) - Node.js version 6.0 or higher LOCATION FOR BOSTON/MIT EVENT: MIT in room E52-164 (building E52, room 164) 50 Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA PARKING GUIDANCE for MIT/CAMBRIDGE/BOSTON EVENT: Parking may be available along Memorial Drive (street immediately outside the venue). This would be free if you can find a spot. The most convenient paid parking option appears to be at Microsoft NERD building at One Memorial Drive Cambridge, MA 02142 - http://www.microsoftnewengland.com/contact/ ---- Don't forget to spread the word using social media. FOR THE BURLINGTON EVENT: https://www.meetup.com/North-Boston-Azure-Cloud-User-Group/events/258109789/

FUTURE MEETING TOPICS
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HEY FOLKS -- I plan to keep this "fake meeting" around to help easily track ideas for future events. Feel free to "attend" and get updates when I change this page. WE GOT SOME SPACE! Will be posting new meetings for NERD soon. @codingoutloud Topic/speaker backlog (no order implied - just a list): • Commanding the command line: CLI & PowerShell • Blockchain (Todd and/or Simon) • SQL Server => SQL DB (Taiob) • Hands-on Cognitive Service/ML (Beth, Veronika) • Security/Compliance: Big Data security on Azure cloud that allows parallel processing and streaming of encrypted data (Serge Vilvovsky) • Security/Compliance: Compliance in Azure (George for Azure SQL DB) • Office 365 Security concerns (since they also apply to AAD) • IoT / DevOps / Lean / Analytics (Bob Familiar) WebJobs/ASE (Jason) • (Udai) • AWS vs Azure (jorge.cotillo via slack) • Business Side of Cloud (Mark) • ASE (v2?) (Jason?) • WAF (Bill?) • "Tools" meeting like this (https://www.meetup.com/NE-MSFT-Devs/events/91353232/) • Azure Data Catalog (Beth Wolfset) perhaps like this (http://www.sqlsaturday.com/694/Sessions/Details.aspx?sid=68754) or this (http://www.sqlsaturday.com/694/Sessions/Details.aspx?sid=68753) • Serverless: Media/Logic Apps (Juan Pablo) • Serverless: Functions, Logic Apps (Jim O'Neil) • ARM (Jim O'Neil) • Container Instances Oct 10 => 11 Oct 26 => 24 Nov 16 => 14 Dec 13 => 12 Dec 07 => 05 (Dec 11-Feb 18) Feb 27 => 22

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No NERD dates available in Oct, so working on possible other locations.

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