May 2016 - Work on Your ARM Strength

Meeting Topic
 

Work on Your ARM Strength

Abstract

Automation is a critical factor in successful cloud projects. Successful projects are able to skillfully craft deployment templates and scripts that provision nearly all needed resources. While Azure Resource Manager (ARM) provides a robust “infrastructure as code” approach to managing Azure resources, getting started can seem like a daunting task. In this demo heavy session, we will dive deep into creating re-sources and manipulating ARM templates. We will review proven techniques you can apply to your Azure projects. In the end, you will have a series of tips you can use to unlock new and powerful ways to manage your Azure resources.

Speaker

Michael Collier is currently a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft, where he engages deeply with select accounts to help them best utilize Azure’s features. Michael is also a former five-time Azure MVP. Michael has over 13 years of experience with various consulting and technology firms where he was instrumental in leading and developing solutions for a wide range of clients. He has a vast amount of experience in helping companies determine the best strategy for adopting cloud computing, and providing the insight and hands-on experience to ensure they are successful. Michael is also a respected technology community leader, and is often found sharing his Microsoft Azure insights and experiences at regional and national conferences. Michael is also the co-author of a published book on Microsoft Azure entitled Microsoft Azure Essentials: Fundamentals of Azure. Follow Michael’s experiences with Azure on his blog at http://www.michaelscollier.com and on Twitter at @MichaelCollier (http://www.twitter.com/MichaelCollier).

Pizza/Geek Dinner

Pizza will be provided as a snack during the meeting. A Geek Dinner will be held immediately after the meeting at The Pub at 1554 Polaris Parkway,
Columbus, Ohio 43240

When

Thursday, 5/26/2016, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Where

Microsoft Office – Columbus

Please Note: Because of fire code, the Microsoft facility will only accommodate 100 people.

Sponsorship

Our Sponsorship Policy has changed! Take a look here.

Our Annual Sponsors:

Annual Sponsor - Cardinal Solutions

Annual Sponsor - Improving Enterprises

Our Meeting Sponsors:

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Generous thanks to Microsoft for giving us the meeting space.

Our meeting swag sponsors include:

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Opportunities to sponsor CONDG are available. For more information please email contact@condg.org

April 2016 - An End-to-End Overview of IoT

Meeting Topic
 

An End-to-End Overview of IoT

Abstract

Interested in learning more about the Internet of Things (IoT) but not sure how it fits into your business? Want to avoid some common pitfalls on your first IoT project? Join us for a look at practical, real-world IoT solutions. We’ll take a balanced, end-to-end approach, discussing all the key aspects of IoT solutions, from planning an IoT concept, to the devices, to connectivity and processing, to advanced analytics and presentation -- with many lessons learned along the way. We’ll also discuss case studies of real-world IoT projects, and how to build similar solutions using Azure’s IoT Suite.

If you're looking to leverage IoT within your organization, this presentation will help you understand the many benefits and unique challenges associated with Internet of Things solutions.

Speaker

Vince Fabro is the Practice Manager of the Application Development practice at Cardinal Solutions’ Columbus, Ohio, branch.  Vince loves building things and fixing things, and working with teams to achieve success.  He’s been applying those passions to the IT industry for over 24 years – the past 22 as a consultant wearing many hats (developer, trainer, architect, mentor, manager).  As a former certified trainer he has enjoyed training hundreds of students, and has presented technology topics at IT conferences and user groups for many years.  Vince has specialized in Microsoft’s .NET technology stack for well over a decade now, and is always striving to learn more effective ways to build applications that solve challenging IT problems.  Vince attended The Ohio State University to earn both his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and his Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering.  His work is his main hobby, as well as bicycling, gardening, and traveling with his family. 

Pizza/Geek Dinner

Pizza will be provided as a snack during the meeting. A Geek Dinner will be held immediately after the meeting at The Pub at 1554 Polaris Parkway,
Columbus, Ohio 43240

When

Thursday, 4/28/2016, 6:00 – 8:00pm

Where

Microsoft Office – Columbus

Please Note: Because of fire code, the Microsoft facility will only accommodate 100 people.

Sponsorship

Our Sponsorship Policy has changed! Take a look here.

Our Annual Sponsors:

Annual Sponsor - Cardinal Solutions

Annual Sponsor - Improving Enterprises

Our Meeting Sponsors:

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ICClogo42

OEC-logo-software-solutions32222

Generous thanks to Microsoft for giving us the meeting space.

Our meeting swag sponsors include:

DevExpress-Logo-Extra-Large-Color

Opportunities to sponsor CONDG are available. For more information please email contact@condg.org