AzureDay 2017 Azure Functions Speaker

I’m just writing this as a follow-up to my ‘How far can serverless actually go?’ session in Kiev, Ukraine at AzureDay 2017. The session starts with a high-level introduction on the importance of serverless and covers in more in-depth Azure Functions right after that. During this particular presentation, I also did a performance test (more like a stress test to be honest) of Azure Functions.

During today’s presentation I got a lot of fabulous feedback and wonderful spot-on questions on Azure Functions and Azure Event Grid. But most importantly, a good number of attendees also asked for the slide deck, so here you go:

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Additionally, here’s a kind reminder on my GitHub repo which apparently I start using more and more often nowadays and which also holds part of the demo – I promise, updates are yet to be pushed.

This doesn’t stop here though. On my GitHub repository with demos, I will soon publish a lot more Azure Functions code samples, especially the ones I’ve seen to be little (to nil) documented. Stay tuned!

Have a fabulous weekend – more engagements to come very very soon (next up, Cluj-Napoca, Orlando, Seattle, Warsaw, Seattle again and Mechelen – if you happen to be in any of these cities, ask me for days and I’d be more than happy to schedule a meeting with you!

Alex

CloudBurst 2016

This year I was busy enough to ignore to keep the blog up to date with post- public engagements posts. Therefore, I’ve decided to start doing these DURING the events. So here I am at CloudBurst 2016, watching a great presentation on DevOps operations using Visual Studio Team Services, just a nice 30 minutes *after* my session: SQL Database From A Dev’s Perspective. For those of you in Sweden who joined my session, THANK YOU! You were a great audience – all the many and spot-on questions help make the presentation an interactive one a lot. You were such an awesome crowd!

Both for you and for those of you who missed the session, I’m hereby making the slides publicly available:

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For the past month I had the opportunity to talk about Azure Search via the Azure DevCamp roadshow put together by the ITCamp community, with the sponsorship of Microsoft. Not only did they put together a great event series, but I also had the chance to meet wonderful people interested in cloud computing across the entire country: Bucharest on February 13th, Oradea on February 20th, Timisoara on the 21st and Cluj-Napoca on the 28th.

Below are my slides (in English) and further down this post is the video recording of my presentation in Cluj-Napoca. For whatever strange reason related to my Surface’s OS going to sleep just before my presentation and not being able to find a particular .dll file part of Newtonsoft’s JSON.NET, one of my demos didn’t run as expected in Cluj-Napoca – even though everything went smooth during the other three events. I’ve also posted a few photos from some of these events in a photo gallery at the end of this post.

If you’re interested in Azure Search, feel free to download the slides and (if you’re OK with Romanian) watch my presentation’s recording.

VIDEO: Add Professional Search Features To Your Apps, Azure DevCamp 2015, Cluj-Napoca

azure_search_client_library_logo-264x264I’m happy to announce that ASCL (Azure Search Client Library) has received a new update, namely 0.8.5522.36498. Using the newer version you can now enjoy suggestion algorightms without worrying about the little bugs :), use suggestions using the freshly announced ‘Suggestor’ functionality, use Tag boosting and take complete advantage of the multi-lingual support of Azure Search.

Along with this update I’ve also written two new ‘Getting started’ projects which help you better understand how to use ASCL.

Happy downloading https://www.nuget.org/packages/AzureSearchClient/0.8.5522.36498.

DevSum 15I’ve received earlier this morning a very nice e-mail from the DevSum 2015 committee stating that I’ve been accepted as a speaker for this year’s conference. Therefore, if you happen to be in Stockholm between May 25th and 27th, I’d love to see you at the Clarion Hotel Sign at DevSum 2015.

DevSum is a yearly conference, already at the 10th edition, taking place at the end of May in Stockholm, which also happens to be (according to www.devsum.se) ‘the largest and most enjoyable .NET conference’ in Sweden :-). During the two-day conference, attendees get a chance to learn about .NET, Azure, Architecture, XAML, Puppet, JavaScript and more from a panel of 40 Swedish and international speakers (actually, Scott Hanselman himself happened to be one of the speakers of the previous editions). My presentation is going to be about ‘Patterns For Scalability In Microsoft Azure Applications’; even though I went through this subject a dozen times already during the previous 12 months, I’ll put together a revamped presentation with some extra ‘knowledge’ I learned from my experience with cloud computing.

See you in May!

DevSum 15 Speakers