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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).

DevOpsConf Streaming on Feb 25th

February 25, 2016

Looking for some good DevOps sessions today? DevOpsConf is streaming now:

9:00 am CST Continuous Delivery with Github, TeamCity, Octopus, and Azure presented by Jeffrey Palermo
10:00 am CST Unlocking the value of your logs presented by Simon Timms
11:00 am CST Automating Your Standard SQL Server Install presented by John Sterrett
1:00 pm CST After lunch surprise presented by Gus Emery
2:00 pm CST Running Your ASP.NET Core Apps on Linux Containers presented by Simon Timms
3:00 pm CST DevOps in a MicroServices Environment presented by Michael Norman
4:00 pm CST Patterns used in continuous delivery presented by Gabriel Schenker

Chicago Mobile Meetup: Pioneering IoT with AWS

January 9, 2016

IoT is getting a lot of attention from AWS and Microsoft. January 21st Chicago’s Mobile Meetup group will be having a demo on how to leverage AWS’s IoT Services to develop applications.

Logistics are:
Thursday January 21st
5:30PM to 7:30PM
Solstice Mobile
111 N. Canal Street, Suite 500, Chicago, IL (map)

VS ALM Rangers Guidance: Test Automation, Planning, and Management Concepts

January 9, 2016

I’ve been in the Microsoft Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management Rangers program for almost five years now and am always proud to see our group contribute another valuable gem of real world guidance.

The Test Automation guidance provides practical test automation, planning and management of test plans/cases.

Test Automation is considered one of the five DevOps success factors that was discussed at the DevOps Enterprise Summit last fall.

Kudos to our Product owner (Gopinath Chigakkagari), development team (Bob Hardister, Hassan Fadili, Hosam Kamal, Oscar Garcia Colon, Patricia Wagner, Pierre Donyegro, Danny Crone, Darrin Rich, Baruch Frei, Ricardo Serradas, Rob Maher, Vladimir Gusarov, Ricardo Serradas, Case O’Mara, James Waletzky, Mike Douglas) and leader (Willy-P Schaub).

Check out the guidance, provide your feedback on the Rangers blog or contact us.

VSLive: First Session of 2016

January 9, 2016

VSLive will be kicking off 2016 in style in Las Vegas! This year’s theme “Code we can believe in” and will be much more interesting than listening to our presidential candidates 🙂

The session will have 10 tracks which includes a bonus of the Modern Apps Live. The tracks include:

I personally know many of the speakers including Brian Randell (@brianrandell), Rocky Lhotka (@rockylhotka), Marcel de Vries (@marcelv), Eric Boyd (@ericdboyd), Anthony Handley (@anthony808), Richard Hundausen (@rhundausen) and Mike Douglas (@mikedouglasdev). Just these guys alone are worth going to listen to as well as people like Ben Day, Jason Bock and the other great speakers.

Besides learning quite a bit, it’s Vegas and will provide a good bit of entertainment outside of the conference. Go sign up, get your discount before January 20th and learn!

Software Development Community Jan 2016 Meeting: DoneJS

January 9, 2016

Justin Meyer (@justinbmeyer ) will be presenting on DoneJS to Chicago’s Software Development Community (SDC) in their January 10th meeting. The meeting will start @ 12:30PM and is at Rev3 in NIU’s Naperville location (1120 E Diehl Rd Naperville, IL). Sign up with their MeetUp group.

Justin will be talking on how to develop high performance SPA apps with the recently released DoneJS framework for applications that are:

In the meeting you’ll see how Justin creates an application that works on the desktop as well mobile devices.