• Sept Meetup - 5 lessons learned working for Microsoft in Redmond (Mitch Denny)

    5 lessons learned working for Microsoft in Redmond - Mitch Denny Just over 3.5 years ago I packed up my family and moved across the Pacific Ocean to work for Microsoft. It was an immensely rewarding and humbling experience. In this session I'll share 5 lessons I learned and plenty of stories about working for Microsoft inside a product team. About the speaker: Mitch Denny is a long time member of the Melbourne developer community and has recently spent 3.5 years working in Redmond at Microsoft and has returned to Melbourne and continues to work remotely on the Azure SDK team. Mitch is an expert in DevOps and large scale engineering systems Pizza and Networking from 5:30PM; Talk starts at 6:00PM sharp

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  • August Meetup

    AGL Energy

    JavaScript and AI, no you're not dreaming - Yaser Adel Mehraban Like fire which was stolen from Mudhens, Artificial Intelligence has been kept away from front end developers for ages. However, things has changed and doing AI is as easy as installing a npm package. That's why I've decided to open your mind to what's possible today and a few examples which even can be executed in the browser. You don't need to have any background in AI or Maths, just a curious mind and a willingness to try. About the speaker: Although it doesn’t look like it, Yaser is an almond croissant addict cleverly disguised as a successful web developer. Since it was relatively clear early on that it would be slightly more than difficult to make a living out of thin air and sitting in a café eating a croissant and drinking a cappuccino, he’s focused his energy on the web, which happily has proven itself to be a wonderful decision. Apart from that, he has a hunger for public speaking, hence a number of talks in big conferences like NDC and Voxxed Days around the world under his belt.

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  • Monthly Meetup

    Microsoft Theatre

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    Microsoft Theatre

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    AGL Energy

    (Please note that due to unavoidable situations, the original topic for the meetup has changed from "Build blockchain applications in Azure" to another exciting topic - "Whats New in Visual Studio 2019?") Whats New in Visual Studio 2019? Visual Studio 2019 was released almost a month ago, so unless you're an early adopter you might not have upgraded yet. In this session you will hear about some of the new features it contains, and have a chance to ask questions of someone who works on the product every day. Hopefully you might even leave excited to rush home and install it, so you don't miss out on the goodness for a minute longer than necessary! About the speaker David Wengier is a Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft who works on the .NET Project System, and generally part of the broader .NET Developer Experience team. You can follow him on Twitter @davidwengier or spy on what he does every day on GitHub thanks to Microsoft's embrace of open source

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  • Monthly Meetup

    AGL Energy

    Topic: RBAC in Kubernetes on Azure Description: So there is more than one Namespace in your Kubernetes cluster, and you definitely want to give access to more than one person in your team to the cluster to be able to do different actions. In this session we will talk about RBAC (Role-Based Access Control) in Kubernetes and how we can utilise Azure AD to achieve better access control. Topic: Full stack monitoring in Azure with Azure Monitor Description : A critical consideration of DevOps and modern micros-services architecture is pervasive and continuous monitoring. The monitoring story in Azure has changed over the years and late 2018 all aspects of monitoring has been consolidated in one unified offering named Azure Monitor. In this talk I will explain what is Azure Monitor, its architecture, the capabilities it provides, the roadmap and how it can be used to provide full stack monitoring for your applications. Learn how you can setup monitoring and logging for common compute resources like WebApps and Functions and also non-compute resources like API Management, EventHubs, CosmosDB and Storage that are frequently used in a micro-services architecture. We will learn about metrics, log analytics, KQL, Application Insights, Alerts amongst others. The talk will focus more on applications rather than infrastructure monitoring because of the limited time but I will show some options in that space. I will also show how to connect with ITSM or SIEM tools you may already have.

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  • Monthly Meetup - Deep Dive into Azure DevOps Pipelines

    Microsoft Theatre

    Bill Chesnut Presenting - Deep Dive into Azure DevOps Pipelines, hands on looking at Task, Variables, Trigger and Task Groups

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    Microsoft Theatre

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  • Need for speed 8, performance tuning of your web application

    Do you believe that more than 80% of web traffic in China comes from mobile devices? We live in an era where people don’t bother opening their personal computers for browsing anymore. Because of this, the performance of the website or web applications has never been more important. Join Yaser Adel Mehraban in this talk as he goes through what he does to speed up the applications he works on, why he does it, and the tools he uses to optimise front-end performance. You will look at minimising requests, using resource compression, page rendering and some other techniques which are crucial to consider for fine tuning your applications’ performance. It is going to be fun and you will take home some tips and tricks to keep you busy for a while, and once applied, you will start hearing some wows and awesome feedback. About the speaker: Yaser Adel Mehraban is a passionate software engineer, technologist, blogger, and father of two. He works as a senior consultant at Readify and considers himself to be a puppet master of code, bending the backend code to his will in elegant and ingenious fashion. He is a “die hard” fan but don't hold this against him because, well, he is still a team player and, umm, poutine.

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