I know I’ve been quiet for the past year, but I do have a lot of announcements!
If you’ve been watching my social media feed lately, you probably know by now that I’m a featured speaker at #MSIgnite, which is absolutely awesome.
On top of that, I will also get engaged as a Community Reporter which gives me a chance to interview a lot of awesome people, including Mark Russinovich, Scott Hanselman, Brendan Burns, Donovan Brown, Jeff Hollan, James Montemagno, Eduardo Laureano, and many more…!
As a featured speaker, I get the wonderful chance to talk about DevOps, serverless and microservices.
Can’t make it to Orlando? You can still watch my #MSIgnite session live on cloud-native applications on Wednesday, September 26 at 11:55 AM. Check here for details:
Additionally, my #MSIgnite on serverless applications will be live as well on Thursday, September 27 at 12:45 PM (https://myignite.techcommunity.microsoft.com/sessions/66463?ocid=AID725708_QSG_SCL_273800), as will my #MSIgnite session live on DevOps on Thursday, September 27 at 2:50 PM. Check here for details:
See you there, champs!
Guys, not that long ago (OK, at the end of last year, but still…) an awesome video went online! And yes, I’m starring in it :-O.
No, it’s not that kind of a video, of course!!! It’s my presentation recording from last year’s awesome .NET DeveloperDays, where I had the great opportunity of doing a deep dive on Azure SQL Database and an intro on Docker on Windows and Azure. Here’s the recording – let me know what you think!
Oh, and by the way: this year, in October, I will deliver a full-day training on Docker, Visual Studio, Windows and Azure during .NET DeveloperDays 2017. It’s called ‘Breaking Apps Apart Intentionally – Visual Studio + Docker + Sprinkles of Azure = Modern Microservices‘ (fabulous name, isn’t it? :-)).
If you hurry, you can still get in for a super-modest super-early bird fee (offer ends at the end of March): http://net.developerdays.pl/registration.
Hope to see you there,
I’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.
See you in May!
Iasi, Palace of Culture
Iasi (RO) is not only one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever visited so far (and trust me, I did visit a few), but also the city to host CodeCamp 2014 tomorrow.
As mentioned on the conference’s website, CodeCamp is a local IT conference, […] aiming for better communication among the IT people. Over 1000 people are expected to show up. If you happen to be one of them, I’d be more than happy to be your host during my session @ CodeCamp, starting at 16:30.
If you didn’t register yet, I’m sorry to let you know that the conference is sold out for quite some time now. However, if you do decide you want to participate, I have a feeling that they’re not going to kick you out anyway, so it’s still worth a shot. Especially considering the high quality agenda the organizers and speakers (me included) have prepared for tomorrow :).
See you there!
image source: 90sbabiesonly.com
Microsoft announced yesterday a new family of VMs within Azure, called the ‘G’ family. If you’re wondering what the letter ‘G’ stands for, it is ‘Godzilla’, which used to be the codename of the new server family. But if you’re wondering why ‘Godzilla’, it’s because of the monstrous-sized virtual machines, which offer up to 32 CPU cores, 6.5 TB using the latest in SSD technology and up to 450GB of RAM.
Thanks to these new series of VMs, Microsoft’s largest VM size is twice as fast as AWS’ largest VM and four times faster than GCE’s largest VM. That’s what I call ‘taking over the world’ (in a good way!).
During yesterday’s announcement, Microsoft also announced a few new features within their IaaS offering, specifically:
- the Microsoft Cloud Platform System, powered by Dell, which is a container of Azure infrastructures delivered ‘in a box’, with pre-integrated hardware from Dell and software from Microsoft
- full CoreOS support – the popular Linux distribution can now be deployed directly from the Azure Marketplace
Additionally, Microsoft has also announced GA of the two latest Australian data centers. Thus, by the end of 2014, Microsoft will be fully operational in 19 regions around the world. If you’re wondering, by the time of this writing, GCE only runs in 7 regions whilst AWS is available in 9 different regions (yet not all their regions host offer all services).
Last but not least, a Premium Storage service was also announced, which offers sub-millisecond latency (thanks to local SSD), up to 32 TB and over 50,000 IOPS.
If you happen to be in Novi Sad tomorrow (or today, depending on your time zone), do drop by at the Coding Serbia international developer conference. I also happen to have a session at the conference starting at 11.00, about Patterns for Scalable Microsoft Azure Applications.
See you there!
On October 9th I’ll speak at the Coding Serbia conference in Novi Sad about Design Patterns For Scalable Microsoft Azure Cloud Applications. The session starts at 11:00 AM.
See you there!
I suppose you’ve already heard of ITCamp, the Premium conference focusing on Microsoft technologies, not hosted by Microsoft (should you have not, check out http://itcamp.ro/past.cshtml). Based on my personal experience, ITCamp is probably the best IT conference in .Ro. Did you know that the guys behind ITCamp are already putting together the details for ITCamp 2014?
I totally recommand registering for IT Camp. And hey, if you keep checking out their website (http://itcamp.ro), you might even get just in time for an early bird discount!
You should also keep checking out the #ITCamp14 hashtag.
After attending last year’s ITCamp oganized in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, I was definite that I would attend this year again, even though I will have to leave for Cluj-Napoca on my b-day party (which I absolutely hate, because in the last 6 years, faith made it like that the my b-day would always find in a foreign city or country).
Anyway, back to ITCamp 2013. ITCamp is a developer and sysadmin conference where Microsoft technologies (and related to Microsoft technologies – such as Linux ) are presented by industry experts (technology gurus, MVPs, Microsoft Evangelists, ex-Microsoft employees, technology enthusiasts etc.). On their agenda you will find things like ‘Building Elastic, Autoscalable Solutions with Windows Azure‘, ‘Developing for Windows 8 with F# and WebSharper‘, ‘MVC – Common pitfalls and how to resolve them‘, ‘Transact-SQL from 0 to SQL Server 2012‘, ‘Kinect for Windows – Designing Software for Gesture & Voice Controlled User Interfaces‘ and so many other cool things you might actually be interested in!
Last but definitely not least, Richard Campbell and Tim Huckaby are also among the speakers!
Do google ITCamp or go straight to http://itcamp.ro, check the agenda out and register asap: seats are already filling up