Windows Azure Tech Jam

Windows Azure Tech Jam

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This is the second of two sets of Windows Azure-related events hitting select cities on the US East Coast in Spring 2011.  The other is the Azure Deep Dive with Jeffrey Richter.

Please join myself, Brian Hitney, and Jim O’Neil for the “Azure Tech Jam”!

AzureRPSLogoYou’ve heard about cloud computing and already know it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread – and maybe you’ve already attended a Microsoft Azure Boot Camp or other event introducing you to the cloud and detailing the various parts of the Windows Azure platform.  Well we’ll do that too… in the first half hour!  The rest of the time we’ll have a bit of fun with Azure by taking a look at some cool demos and poking under the hood.  We’ll then take a look at some of the innovative uses of cloud computing that Windows Azure customers have already produced. 

After lunch, we’ll introduce the genesis and creation of the Rock Paper Azure Challenge… AND run our very own Challenge on-site, exclusive to attendees only, complete with prizes like an Xbox 360/Kinect bundle, a stand-alone Kinect, and a $50 gift certificate. This is an interactive way to learn about developing and deploying to the cloud, with a little friendly competition thrown in for fun.

So bring your laptop, Windows Azure account credentials and a sense of adventure and join us for this FREE, full-day event as myself, Brian and Jim take you “to the cloud!”

Prerequisites:

  • Windows Azure Account – don’t have one? We’re offering a free Windows Azure 30-day pass for all attendees. Apply for yours now as it can take 3 days to receive. Use code AZEVENT
  • Laptop with Azure Tooks and SDK installed

Want a leg up on the competition? Visit the Rock Paper Azure Challenge web site and begin coding your winning bot today.

Location Date Registration
Charlotte, NC 6/2/2011 REGISTER CHAROTTE
Malvern, Pa 6/7/2011 REGISTER MALVERN
Pittsburgh, Pa 6/9/2011 REGISTER PITTSBURGH
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl 6/14/2011 REGISTER FT. LAUDERDALE
Tampa, Fl 6/16/2011 REGISTER TAMPA

Due to the hands-on nature of this event, seating is limited.  Reserve your spot by registering today!