What we're about

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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.

Did we mention there's free drinks and pizza?

Upcoming events (1)

January 2022 Online Meetup: Flexing your Biceps with Azure

Online event

Nowadays, many organisations and teams are starting their cloud-native journey or continuously adopting cloud services by automating everything, and infrastructure is no exception when it comes to automation and consistency. Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is a critical approach to automate and manage infrastructure repeatedly, securely and at scale.

We will be broadcasting live on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/AzureSydneyUserGroup and Twitter at https://twitter.com/AzureSydneyUG.

Our schedule for the evening currently looks like this:

5:30 - 5:35pm - Event Kick Off
5:35 - 5:55pm - What's new in Azure - Sam Alavi (LAB3)
6:00 - 7:30pm - Flexing your Biceps with Azure - William Liebenberg (Azenix)

Main Session: Flexing your Biceps with Azure

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) JSON templates aren’t easy or fun to maintain for enterprise platforms and applications, no matter how hard we try. Now we can flex our Infrastructure as Code (IaC) muscles using a new tool called Azure Bicep. Azure Bicep is a domain-specific language (DSL) that uses a declarative syntax to deploy Azure resources and puts the fun back into authoring Infrastructure as Code with a simpler syntax, better code reusability and modularity, and ultimately makes it much easier.

In this session, we will explore how Bicep works, how we use it and compare it to other IaC options such as Terraform and Pulumi. We will wrap up the talk with a live demo to deploy a full-stack application to Azure.

About William:

William is a Lead Software Engineer at Azenix with a strong focus on enterprise scale Application Design and Development. He works closely with clients to build solutions, mentor development teams and have fun throughout the whole process. In his spare time, he dives into the world of Bots, Machine Learning and 3D Graphics. William is an active member of the Melbourne developer community where you can find him attending or presenting at user groups, hack days and conferences every time he has a chance!

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