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Speaking @ a Few Events in 2016

April 8, 2016

I have some upcoming speaking engagements I’m pretty proud of:
DevOps Chicago Community Roadshow: I’ll be the keynote speaker kicking off the event for 100 or so techies who are passionate about DevOps. This is a Microsoft sponsored event at their downtown Chicago office on Friday April 15th.
Chicago Code Camp: I’ll be presenting on using Amazon’s services for serverless applications. This is a Chicago community sponsored event on the IIT campus on Saturday April 30th.
• Chicago Open Days: I’ll be presenting on DevOps to Microsoft MVPs and Regional Directors. This is event held for Microsoft MVPs and RDs in Midwest region at the Microsoft Downers Grove office on Saturday June 4th.
Visual Studio Live – Redmond : The two proposals I submitted were selected and I’ll be presenting on the Redmond Campus in August. The presentations on Real World VSTS (Visual Studio Team Services) Usage for the Enterprise and Enterprise Reporting from VSTS. VS Live is an organization that hosts six events across the US annually.

April Chicago ALM User Group Meetup

April 8, 2016

This month’s Chicago ALM UG topic will be Getting Started with TFS2015’s build system. Paul Hacker (@pjhacker) will be covering the versions the of TFS build system, show you the technical implementation and describe the benefits of having the ability to execute cross-platform builds.

Dinner starts at 6pm and the presentation will start at 6:30pm.

When: Wednesday April 13th
What: 6:00 Dinner and networking, 6:30pm Main Presentation
Where: Microsoft’s Downtown Chicago Office @ 200 E Randolph on the 2nd Floor

SpotHero has great parking near to the Aon Center for as little as $10

Chicago Code Camp – April

March 18, 2016

The 2016 Chicago Code Camp registration is open. The annual event is a full day of learning technology on Saturday April 30th. This is a FREE event going on it’s 8th year and is a great way to connect with local expertise in our Developer community. Hope to see you there.

AWS Chicago Summit – April

March 18, 2016

Haven’t had a chance to make it to re:Invent? Check out the AWS Summit coming to Chicago April 18th and 19th. This free event will teach you about the AWS platform, architecture best practices and new AWS services. There are more than 50 technical sessions, hands-on paid training bootcamps and free hands-on labs. Go learn how to leverage AWS technologies and increase your cloud skills.

AWS Monthly Webinar Series – March

March 18, 2016

Interested in AWS Mobile Hub, Building Big Data Solutions on Redshift, Serverless Architectures or IoT Real-time Stream Processing with Lambda? Check out the March AWS Webinar Series for these and more topics.

DevOps Chicago Community Roadshow Event

March 18, 2016

If you are a DevOps person in the Chicagoland area you should sign up for our DevOps Chicago Community Roadshow Event that is being held on Friday April 15th. In full disclosure I am the keynote speaker so I am a little biased in getting people to attend. Sign up here.

Chicago SQL Server Saturday: March 5th 2016

February 28, 2016

SQL Server Saturday for Chicago (#SqlSatChi) will be this Saturday, March 5th. Make sure to see my friend Wendy Pastrick (@wendy_dance).