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"Costa Farms Case Study: Azure IoT & Azure Functions" & "State of dotNet Miami"

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New year, new dotNetMiami! We're going to start off the year with some cutting-edge technology and a introspective look into the community. First off, Microsoft's own Joe Raio will show us how Costa Farms used the cloud to monitor important business operations. Joe will show us the solution that was implemented including Azure IoT and Azure Functions. He'll also dive into how you can modify this solution into your own solutions. Then dotNet Miami's Community Caretaker will give the "State of the Community" address for 2017. He'll share where dotNet Miami's history but more importantly the vision of dotNet Miami and how you can help the community.

And since it will be dotNet Miami's 5th birthday we'll have some birthday cake to celebrate! Come join us for a great night of technology, community, and cake!


We'll be meeting at the Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive. The Microsoft Innovation Center in Miami (MIC Miami) is a state-of-the-art technology facility open to students, software developers, academic faculty, entrepreneurs, and startups for collaboration and skills development. Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive is located at 1010 NE 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33132. There's limited parking in front of Venture Hive. If that lot is full there's an empty lot directly behind the Venture Hive building.

And as always we'll have prizes at the end of the meeting, including a free copy of Resharper from JetBrains!

Meeting Sponsored by

Costa Farms Case Study: Azure IoT & Azure Functions

Costa Farms is a family-owned group of companies headquartered in beautiful Miami, Florida that grow houseplants such as the canela tree, orchids, and Cecilia Aglaonema.

Learn how Joe Raio and his colleagues at Microsoft helped Costa implement a smart IoT solution to allow them to monitor important vital statistics of their nurseries in real time. The solution included using Arduino Devices, Azure IoT Hub, Azure Functions and more.

In this session we will walk through each piece of the puzzle. In addition, we will demonstrate how this same solution can be easily modified and applied to many different scenarios, not just farming.


Joe Raio is a Microsoft Technical Evangelist based in Miami, Florida. As a technical evangelist, Joe primarily focuses on presentations leveraging the Microsoft Stack focused on website development and cloud technology. Prior to becoming an evangelist for Microsoft, Joe successfully owned and operated three small businesses centered around website development and marketing. To learn more about Joe, visit his website at

State of the dotNet Miami Community 2017

This month dotNet Miami will be turning five! In this intro presentation, dotNet Miami Community Caretaker, Richie Rump, will talk about the history and future of dotNet Miami. But maybe more importantly, Richie will share the vision and goals of dotNet Miami and how you can get involved.


Richie Rump is a dataveloper with Brent Ozar Unlimited, where he writes code to solve data problems. He developed and sp_DataProfile, two tools that help data professionals tune SQL Server. Richie is also the co-host of the Away From The Keyboard Podcast and founded dotNet Miami, a community focused on enterprise development with .NET. He holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certifications as well as certifications in various Microsoft development technologies. He can be found on Twitter at @Jorriss or at .