Join us Thursday, April 11, 2013 for a great evening of learning and connecting with other developers. Free food and socializing starts at 6:00 PM, the lecture begins at 6:30 PM, followed by a drawing for free stuff. Everybody likes free food and free stuff, right?
Vaco in Brentwood is our meeting location winner. Given that more and more .NET jobs are located in the Brentwood/Franklin area, Vaco would be a better location long-term. I know for some of you it has been frustrating fighting traffic into downtown Nashville, especially when there are other events taking place downtown.
Location: Vaco Training Room, 5410 Maryland Way, Suite 110, Brentwood, TN 37027
Topic: Windows Azure Platform
Microsoft’s Windows Azure is the computing and storage platform that lets you build and run applications in the Microsoft Cloud, launch them in minutes instead of months and code them in multiple languages and technologies including .NET languages such as VB.NET and C#, Node.js, Java, PHP and Python.
This presentation will provide an overview of the key features of the platform and the tools used to develop applications that run on the platform. It will also cover determining the applications that are appropriate to move to the cloud and will discuss Cloud implementation models such as Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS).
Speaker: Bill Zack
Bill Zack is currently an independent Consultant specializing in Cloud Computing and Microsoft .NET technologies. He has acted as a Senior Architect and Consultant with a major New York consulting firm where he drove Cloud strategy, architecture and execution for customers on both Windows Azure and Amazon Web Services. Previously, as a Principal Architect Evangelist for Microsoft, he worked extensively with customers and partners to help them design, build, and move applications to the Windows Azure Cloud Platform. He is an author and a frequent public speaker at conferences and user groups on Cloud and .NET technology. He also is one of the leaders of the NYC/NJ Windows Azure User Group, the NYC .NET Developers Group, and the New York Chapter of the International Association of Software Architects.