- An evening on Infrastructure as Code
In the season 2020/2021 we hope to have five MeetUps and this evening will be the first. Tonight we will learn about managing cloud infrastructure, but without choosing a cloud specific implementation like Azure ARM Templates or AWS CloudFormation. Instead the sessions will be about Terraform and Pulumi. This MeetUp will be held online using Microsoft Teams and the link to join will be posted here roughly 30 minutes before we start. The program: 19:30-19:35: Welcome and sorting out connectivity issues 19:35-20:20: First speaker: Adin Ermie - IaC using Terraform 20:20-20:30: Bio-and-drinks break 20:30-21:45: Second speaker: Mikhail Shilkov - Cloud Management Superpowers with Pulumi *Infrastructure as Code using Terraform* Come learn the benefits of Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC), what Terraform is and why people love it, along with a breakdown of the basics (including live demo deployments). Then wrap up with a comparison of Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates versus Terraform, consider some best practices, and walk away with some key resources in your Terraform learning adventure. About Adin: Adin Ermie is a Cloud Solution Architect - Azure Apps & Infra at Microsoft, Canada. He is a certified Microsoft Cloud Solutions Architect, holds many other Microsoft certifications (https://www.youracclaim.com/users/adin-ermie/badges?sort=-state_updated_at&page=1), along with being officially certified as a HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was a 5x Microsoft MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management and contributes to the community through his blog located at https://adinermie.com/. He has hands-on real-world experience with Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) projects, including deploying global-scale hub-and-spoke networks in Azure across multiple regions. LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adinermie/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdinErmie (@AdinErmie) *Cloud Management Superpowers with Pulumi* Building upon the first talk, we'll explore the next frontier in cloud engineering. We'll discuss why you may want to escape the bandwagon of JSON, YAML, and HCL. In this talk, Mikhail will introduce Pulumi, an open-source tool that leverages programming languages like C#, TypeScript, and Python to manage cloud resources yet in a declarative manner! Using developer tools that you know and love, you can now apply unit testing, reusable architecture, deployment policies, and continuous delivery while provisioning resources in the cloud. About Mikhail: Mikhail Shilkov is a software engineer at Pulumi, a Microsoft Azure MVP, a Russian expat living in the Netherlands. He is passionate about the serverless mindset, leveraging the full variety of managed cloud services and handling cloud infrastructure as code. You can find his blog at https://mikhail.io LinkedIn Profile: https://linkedin.com/in/MikhailShilkov Twitter: https://twitter.com/MikhailShilkov (@MikhailShilkov)
- An evening on moving to the cloud
To establish a rhythm of one meetup every two months, we will have one final MeetUp before the summer holidays. This time we will hear about the eight year long go-to-cloud strategy of SnelStart and about creating reliable, geo-distributed networks in Azure. This MeetUp will be held online using Microsoft Teams and the link to join will be posted here roughly 30 minutes before we start. The program: 19:30-19:35: Welcome and sorting out connectivity issues 19:35-20:20: Daan de Schepper - Looking back on the SnelStart go-to-cloud strategy 20:20-20:30: Bio-and-drinks break 20:30-21:45: Arjen Gerritsen - Building a Geo-Redundant network using VPN connections In the first session of this evening, Daan de Schepper will tell us how SnelStart took their legacy on-premises application and started a long, strategic move to the cloud. He will share with us how they are taking all their existing customers along with them on that journey by supporting a fully hybrid on-premises/cloud usage of their products. Looking back on this almost eight year journey, he will not only share tasty stories but also lessons learned on making such a move while taking all existing customers and features along. In the second session, Arjen Gerritsen, will talk us through creating a geo-redundant network within Azure. He will show us how to create three virtual networks. The first one simulates the on-premises customer location and the other two are located in West and North Europe. You will see how three virtual machines can all ping each other and how routes from each machine to the next can be traced. Next up you will see how all machine-to-machine connections stay available even if one of the network connections fails. To top this of, he will show how us how to monitor such a network using the Azure Network Watcher and Azure Monitor.
- An evening on working with cloud infrastructure
It is time to deliver on our promise to have an evening on containers! This evening we will have an online meetup where Brian Veltman and Sudesh Jethoe will share their experiences working with container platforms in AWS and Azure. This MeetUp will be held online using Microsoft Teams and the link to join will be posted here roughly 30 minutes before we start. The program: 19:00 - 19:05: Welcome and sorting out connectivity issues 19:05 - 19:55 : Sudesh Jethoe - Moving from a traditional on-premises environment to the public cloud 19:55 - 20:00 : Bio-and-drinks break 20:00 - 20:45 : Brian Veltman - A-B-C Cloud migration strategies for AWS In the first session of this evening, Sudesh will tell us how moving from a traditional on-premises environment to the public cloud poses many challenges for large companies. Although booting up your first VM's is easy, making sure that your public cloud resources are safe and compliant is where the complexity comes in. The Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) provides tools and guidance for managing this complexity and recently published a version of the framework as consumable "infra as code" landing zones using Hashicorp's Terraform. In this talk Sudesh will provide insight in the potential benefits of using CAF for your organization and how these benefits are realized using Terraform. About Sudesh: Sudesh is a freelance Cloud Platform Architect helping companies of all sizes realize the benefits of public cloud. Sudesh has designed and built a variety of platforms for automation, monitoring and containers at companies like IBM and ING. He holds a Masters degree in Systems and Network Engineering and is a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect. Next up is Brian Veltman. Brian will tell us about a migration to the cloud he has performed for a customer. He will tell us about different strategies they explored and how they made the transition in the end. While doing so, he will also teach us a thing or two about containers on AWS. About Brian: Brian has roughly 10 years of AWS EC2 experience and has been managing AWS Cloud assets since the launch of S3 back in 2006. After provisioning thousands of VM’s and networks Brian sold his hosting company to pursue new challenges within the enterprise domain. Designing and supporting cloud migration strategies for various SaaS providers across the Netherlands.
- An evening on adopting DevOps
Our second MeetUp for this year will be held on the 9th of March. This evening we will learn all about DevOps. Our first speaker, Martin Woordward is the Director of Developer Relations for GitHub. Before that Martin was Executive Director of the .NET Foundation helping drive Microsoft’s move towards open source and was a Principal Group Program Manager of the team building tooling for DevOps teams inside and outside the company. Our second speaker is Wouter de Kort, who will speak about architecting an Azure DevOps organization. He will share with us how he designs Azure DevOps organization for 100s of teams and 1000s of developers. The meetup is at 3fifty in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht. The full program: 17:30 - 18:30 : Walk in, welcome and dinner 18:30 - 18:35 : Welcome 18:35 - 19:20 : Martin Woodward - DevOps: Lessons Learned from the Industrial Revolution 19:20 - 19:30 : Break 19:30 - 20:15 : Wouter de Kort - Designing an Azure DevOps organization 20:15 - 20:45 : Drinks with a PubQuiz! Martin Woodward and Wouter de Kort are both internationally known authors and speakers, so we are in for a great evening!
- The Road to FOSDEM: The Rotterdam Edition
This meetup is part of the "Road to FOSDEM" (#roadtoFOSDEM) meetup selection by Microsoft the Netherlands & Belgium. The Rotterdam edition, is generously hosted by Ibis Software at their office. Program: 18:00 Walk-in & food 19:00 Talk 1: Taylor Thomas - An overview of Microsofts work in the open source Cloud Native area 19:40 Break 20:00 Talk 2: Jose Miguel Parrella - Lessons learned upgrading Kubernetes clusters 20:40 - ~21:00 Networking Taylor Thomas (@_oftaylor) is a Senior Software Engineer working on Helm and other open source tooling at Microsoft. He has been involved with containers and Kubernetes platforms at Intel, Nike, and Microsoft and is one of the core maintainers of Helm. He currently lives in Utah, USA and enjoys hiking and camping. He has given talks at several KubeCon’s, Velocity Conf, and Helm Summit on a wide variety of container-related topics. Jose Miguel is an open source enthusiast with over 15 years of experience with Linux as a sysadmin, solutions architect and Debian Developer. He joined Microsoft in 2010 to work on open source technologies and is part of the Azure team, sitting right where Linux and the cloud meet. Prior to joining Microsoft, Jose Miguel led design and architecture of the national Linux operating system of Venezuela (where he’s originally from, but he lives in Seattle today) with over 2M end users today.
- September 2019 Dutch Cloud Meetup
Our second meetup will be at the office of IBIS, in the Groot Handelsgebouw (floor 6) near Rotterdam Central Station. This evening we have two great sessions, of which the first is now confirmed. The agenda for the evening is as follows: 17:30 - 18:30 : Walk in, welcome and dinner 18:30 - 18:35 : Welcome 18:35 - 19:20 : André Kamman: Azure Databricks and/or Azure SQL Datawarehouse 19:20 - 19:30 : Break 19:30 - 20:15 : Stefan Hoogendoorn: GCP DataPlatform and BigQuery in particular 20:15 - 20:45 : Drinks with a PubQuiz! In the first session of this evening, André will tell us more about the Azure Data Platform and two services in particular. Which use cases fit with Azure Databricks and in which scenarios do you use a Data Warehouse? Next up is Stefan Hoogendoorn. He will also start by introducing a Data Platform, but now that that of Google Cloud Platform. After bringing us up to speed on the platform as a whole, he will dive deeper into BigQuery, one of it’s prominent offerings.
- Govern your Cloud Platform
De eerste bijeenkomst van onze Meetup zal zijn op 12 juni. Deze eerste avond zal de Dutch Cloud Meetup zich volledig richten op Compliance in een cloud platform. Agenda 17:30 - 18:30 : Ontvangst, diner en kennismaking 18:30 - 18:35 : Welkom 18:35 - 19:20 : Sessie: Maik van der Gaag - Govern your Azure platform with Azure Policies Heb je je ooit afgevraagd hoe je ervoor kan zorgen dat mensen zich houden aan Azure naamgevingsconventies, Azure services aanmaken op specifieke locaties, niet die ene dure VM maken en hoe standaardtags worden toegevoegd aan Azure-bronnen? Azure Policy is het antwoord. In deze sessie krijg je de volledige introductie. 19:20 - 19:30 : Pauze 19:30 - 20:15 : Sessie : Laurens Gunst en Tim Ubbink - AWS Config & Compliance: Is it all about the future? AWS Config helps you to assess and audit the compliancy of your AWS infrastructure which makes it more secure and ready for the future. Regarding this, we want to assess the use of historical data to help future compliance auditing. 20:15 - 20:45 Tijd voor een drankje en een Pubquiz – Uiteraard met een leuke prijs Deze Meetup zal zijn bij onze sponsor van het eerste uur 3fifty.