Done and Dusted! The Bootcamp and What’s Next

After months of preparing, the Global Azure Bootcamp in Malta came to an end! We had lots of fun, our audience was great, and very receptive with lots of questions which we were eager to answer. This year we started with some music, getting the audience in the mood, an idea proposed by Mary from Microsoft, who always gives a helping hand with our events.

Then the event kicked off! First with the IoT Fundamentals session which I delivered myself, talking about the IoT features available in Azure, followed by a live demo using the MxChip. Next up was Evan Camilleri, delivering a great presentation about Elastic Pools on how to scale multiple SQL databases. Johan Zammit amazed the crowd with Blockchain giving a demo with Etherium, whilst Matthew Grech impressed the audience with Machine Learning even showing deployment models. Ralph Attard wrapped up the day showing his remarkable skills in SQL Server, even updating us on GDPR.

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Hang On! Preparing for the Global Azure Bootcamp 2018

In less than a week, on the 21st April, the Global Azure Bootcamp will start. This year there will be 286 locations around the world that will host this event, and Malta will once again be one of those locations! The event in Malta will be held at the Microsoft Innovation Centre, at Skyparks, Luqa, and is being organised by Tech-Spark. Start time is 9am! It’s been months in the making, and presentations are being given that last touch, to be ready for D-Day!

We have prepared five presentations for the event:

  • IoT Fundamentals, by Clive Ciappara (myself)
  • Machine Learning, by Matthew Grech
  • Blockchain, by Johan Zammit
  • SQL Server & GDPR, by Ralph Attard
  • Elastic Pools by Evan Camilleri.

I work on the Nebulus IoT platform at Codit, so it made sense for me to make a session about IoT. Continue reading

Logic Apps and Azure Functions Presentation

Presentation for Betclic Training Bites (France) – June 2017

Presentation for Betclic Training Bites (Malta) – December 2016

Presentation for Tech-Spark – October 2016

Logic Apps is a fully managed iPaaS (Integration Platform as a Service). Developers do not have to worry about building hosting, scalability, availability and management.

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Azure Functions Presentation

Presentation for Global Azure Bootcamp – April 2017

Azure Functions are part of the Azure Web + Mobile suite of App Services and are designed to enable the creation of small pieces of meaningful, reusable methods, easily shared across services. These serverless, event-driven methods are often referred to as “nanoservices” due to their small size. Although an Azure Function can contain quite a bit of code, they are typically designed to serve a single purpose, and respond to events in connected services. Continue reading

Visual Studio Tips and Tricks Presentation

Presentation for Betclic Training Bites – January 2017

Quick Launch

  • Quick Launch (CTRL+Q) – most of the time this is ignored. VS have many options and windows to choose from. For example, your closed debug window. To find it, just go to CTRL+Q
  • Or where to build something,
  • You can use @ option to limit to most recently used (@mru), or to show options only ex. @option line numbers

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