While I do a weekly “events this week” post each week that highlights events coming from Community Megaphone, I want to take a few minutes to talk about some events you may not be aware of, and highlight why you should consider attending them:
Join Jeffrey Richter for a FREE full day of in-depth, live learning as he teaches architects & developers how to leverage Azure’s data storage and compute services. The day will start off with a whirlwind tour of the various independent services that make up the Windows Azure Service Platform consumable from both cloud and on-premise services. Then we will discuss Azure’s Data Storage services concentrating on blobs (for video, music, text, documents, etc.), tables (for non-relational data), and queues (for durable messaging between on-premise & cloud-based services). The day will continue with a focus on Azure’s compute services which allow you to deploy your own applications into Microsoft’s data centers. In this last section we’ll discuss deployment, configuration, management, tools, roles & how your roles interact with the Azure fabric controller.
A full day of Azure training from one of the founders of Wintellect…that’s a great deal, so you should sign up today!
One of the grand-daddies of the local code camp scene, with over 10 code camps under their belt, this spring, Richmond Code Camp has over 30 sessions on offer, at a great price (free!). I’ll be there, hopefully doing some podcasting for the Community Megaphone Podcast, and you should be there, too!
If you want to get hands-on experience building apps for Windows Phone 7, with guidance from experts, these events are for you. These events are a full day, with hands-on labs and an opportunity to turn your ideas into real apps. These events will sell out, so do not wait to register!
Every once in a while, something comes along with the potential to be really special, and I think that the Mid Atlantic Developer Expo (or MADExpo for short) is one of those events. I may be a little biased since I’m on the planning committee, but here’s what’s in store for you at MADExpo:
The goal of creating and organizing MADExpo has been to bring together talented speakers, interesting demos of hardware and hackery, and opportunities for networking with your peers to create a 2-day conference that will inspire and educate, and leave you energized to go and create. The cost of the conference is just $99 if you get in during the early bird period. This is going to be a great home-grown conference for the Mid-Atlantic developer community, so register now!