Past Meetup

In-person event in Kolkata, India: Azure Intro and Cloud Architecture Patterns

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Infinity IT Lagoon

GP Block, Sector V, Salt Lake City · Kolkata

How to find us

Event is at an office space in Sec V (near RDB). You can message the event host or contact him at +91-9547-286-430

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This free event will take place very far from our usual Boston location - this will be held in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. This is an in-person event only; it will not be broadcast or streamed. If folks local to Boston would like to attend, please plan to travel to India to the amazing city of Kolkata. Since it is rather a long ride (more than 7,000 miles/12,000 km), I recommend you consider car-pooling.

Meetup Date , Time and Duration : 21st August 2015. The meetup will start at 4:00 PM IST. The event duration is about 2.5 hrs.

What to expect:

• Registration: required (please reply through this meetup site)

• Cost: free for registered attendees

• Food: food will be provided (details being worked out)

• Featured speaker: Bill Wilder, Chief Technology Officer, Finomial Corporation (bio is below)

• Target audience: software engineers, software architects, and others interested in understanding public cloud platforms and their impact on the design of modern software


4:00 – 4:15 PM: socialize

4:15 – 5:00 PM: intro talk – Overview of Microsoft Azure cloud platform: the cloud is a toolbox

5:00 – 5:30 PM: snacks, networking break

5:30 – 6:15 PM: advanced topic – Cloud Architecture Patterns & Anti-Patterns

6:15 – 6:30 PM: wrap up, and give away some goodies


About Finomial: Finomial is a financial services firm serving the global hedge fund industry through Software as a Service solution running globally in Microsoft Azure. Finomial has development centers in India (Kolkata) and the United States (Boston).

About Bill: Bill Wilder is CTO at Finomial. Before joining Finomial, Bill was a consultant to startups and giant companies (including Microsoft), helping them succeed with the cloud with the Azure cloud platform. Over more than 25 years in the software field, Bill has been a hands-on architect, consultant, trainer, speaker, author, and community leader.

Bill began working with Azure when it was unveiled at the Microsoft PDC in 2008 and subsequently founded Boston Azure, the first/oldest Azure-focused user group in the world in October 2009. Bill is recognized by Microsoft as an Azure MVP and is the author of the book Cloud Architecture Patterns, published by O’Reilly in September 2012. Bill can be found blogging at and on Twitter at @codingoutloud (