The Azure Sydney User Group is here to help Sydney developers, engineers, architects and everyone in between better understand and benefit from the Microsoft Azure public cloud. We encourage all our members to present and aim to spread our sessions across the breadth of Azure, talking on both Developer and IT Pro topics.
Real-time apps are a great way to increase fairness and safety of users through streamed interactions between clients and servers. This month we will be looking at Azure SignalR Service (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/signalr-service/) which provides you with a fully managed streaming service to help you build real-time experiences into your mobile or web applications.
Our schedule for the evening currently looks like this:
Doors open at 5:45pm with food and drinks served at 6:00pm.
6:00 - 6:20pm - What's new in Azure - Sam Alavi (Kloud Solutions)
6:20 - 7:30pm - Building real-time applications with Azure SignalR Service - Nelly Sattari & Stafford Williams
7:30 - 8:00pm - Q&A and general catch up and networking
Main Session: Building real-time applications with Azure SignalR Service.
How can we add real-time functionality to cloud-hosted web applications? How can we test and handle high traffic volume without disrupting real-time capabilities? What new and interesting problems can we solve with a bi-directional-web feature-set?
Nelly and Stafford will explain, demonstrate and guide the audience through current Azure SignalR Service technology and how using this fully managed service removes the pain of building real-time applications. There will be an interactive demonstration that everyone can participate in.
Nelly is a lead developer at Challenger Limited where she focuses on web development, leading the front-end development for Sitecore CMS websites. She speaks frequently and contributes to tech communities through running brown bags at work, supporting meetups, user groups and mentoring women in tech communities.
Stafford is a lead consultant at Readify in Sydney with 13 years commercial experience, and another 10+ years prior as a self-taught amateur. When he was nine, he saw his friend's name bounce around a computer screen as the result of a program written in Amiga's AMOS BASIC and he immediately became aware that if such technological marvels were possible with code, then anything was possible with code!
Meetup event photo attribution: Atomic Taco / Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/8mLybk (CC BY-SA 2.0).