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CloudBurst 20142014

The SWeden Azure Group Developer Conference
September 18 – 19, 2014

about

CloudBurst is a Microsoft Azure developer conference run by the SWeden Azure Group (SWAG).

The event was recorded and the videos are available on Channel9!

The event features two days of sessions from Microsoft Azure community and industry leaders and provides real-world content for Microsoft Azure developers and those wanting to explore the platform. The focus will be on developing Microsoft Azure applications and real-world cloud-based solutions. After the sessions on Thursday there will be a chance to chat the presenters and other attendees. All sessions at CloudBurst are presented in English.

The event is free to attend, lunch and refreshment will be provided. Drinks and light refreshments will be available after the sessions on Thursday. CloudBurst is made possible by the generosity and passion of the presenters and the organizers and also through the financial support from the event sponsors.

Organizers for SWAG are the three Swedish Microsoft Azure MVPs Alan Smith, Magnus Mårtensson and Teemu Tapanila.

(Logos and graphical design by our good friend Maarten Balliauw.)

agenda

Two days packed with great sessions!

Time Session / Happening
Conference Day 1
08:00 - 08:50 Doors open!
08:50 - 09:00 Intoduction of the conference. (Please be on time!)
09:00 - 10:00 Magnus Session
Magnus Mårtensson - Microsoft Azure MVP
10:15 - 11:15 Alans Session
Alan Smith - Microsoft Azure MVP
11:30 - 12:30 Teemus Session
Teemu Tapanila - Microsoft Azure MVP
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 14:15 Project “Orleans” -- Cultivating scalable cloud services with grains and silos
Sergey Bykov - Microsoft PM for Halo
14:30 - 15:30 Building Azure Websites with Visual Studio Online “Monaco”
Benjamin Pasero - Microsoft PM for Monaco
15:45 - 16:45 Manage Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services with Windows PowerShell DSC
Aleksandar Nikolic - PowerShell MVP
16:45 - 19:00 Mingle & Beer. More information to follow.
Conference Day 2
08:00 - 08:50 Doors open!
08:50 - 09:00 Intoduction of Day 2. (Please be on time!)
09:00 - 10:00 Sams Session
Sam Vanhoutte - Microsoft Azure MVP
10:15 - 11:15 Dags Session
Dag König - Microsoft Technical Evangelist
11:30 - 12:30 Give some cash, get more than cache! The Microsoft Azure (Redis) Cache
Maarten Balliauw - Microsoft Azure MVP
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 14:15 Placeholder Session
Placeholder Speaker - Microsoft Azure MVP
14:30 - 15:30 Placeholder Session
Placeholder Speaker - Microsoft Azure MVP
15:45 - 16:45 Placeholder Session
Placeholder Speaker - Microsoft Azure MVP

speakers

The following World Leading Microsoft Azure Presenters are speaking CloudBurst 2014!

SWAG would like to thank all the presenters for contributing their valuable time and their knowledge, as well as all those involved in organizing and promoting the event.

Maarten Balliauw

Maarten Balliauw - Microsoft Azure MVP

Maarten Balliauw is a Technical Evangelist at JetBrains. His interests are all web: ASP.NET MVC, PHP and Windows Azure. Maarten also co-founded MyGet, hosting private NuGet feeds for teams. He's a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Windows Azure and an ASPInsider. He has published many articles in both PHP and .NET literature such as MSDN magazine and PHP architect. Maarten is a frequent speaker at various national and international events.

Give some cash, get more than cache! The Microsoft Azure (Redis) Cache

The Microsoft Azure Redis Cache must be the fourth or fifth generation of a hosted cache service on Azure. This time, an open-source solution has been embraced: Redis. In this session, we’ll see that it’s more than just an in-memory cache system we can use in our applications. Let’s explore what Redis is, what the different data types are and why we should care. And once we grasp how Redis stores its stuff, we’ll delve into how we can use it to its fullest extent: searching the key-value store, transactions, pub/sub support and scripting.

[ @maartenballiauw | Blog ]

Sergey Bykov

Sergey Bykov - Microsoft PM for Halo

Sergey Bykov joined Microsoft in 2001 and worked in several product groups, such as e-Business Servers, Embedded Devices, and Online Services, before moving to Research in 2008. He’s been working on Project “Orleans” since its inception, and is leading the team that keeps innovating to bring more exciting features to the platform.

Project “Orleans” -- Cultivating scalable cloud services with grains and silos

Interactive cloud services demand a stateful compute tier. The requirements of high throughput, low latency, high availability and scalability made the already challenging task of building distributed systems unattainable for the majority of developers. Project “Orleans” was conceived to address these challenges by making distributed programming qualitatively easier and providing “scalability by default”. This talk will cover the programming model of “Orleans”, the architecture of its runtime, and some of the patterns successfully implemented by major customers of “Orleans”, such as Halo.

[ @sbykov_work | Blog ]

Dag König

Dag König - Microsoft Technical Evangelist

Dag is...

Dags Session

Tbd.

[ @buzzfrog | Blog ]

Magnus Mårtensson

Magnus Mårtensson - Microsoft Azure MVP

Magnus Mårtensson is a true entertainer while being productive, smiles while being challenged and always gives more than is gained. He is man with a true consultant spirit and aims not to take life too seriously because he claims it’s more fun that way! With an open mind his way is that great business must also be fun. Some of his passions are reaching out and connecting with audiences, engaging in community activities and organizing online and global conferences such as CloudBurst and Global Microsoft Azure Bootcamp. Based out of Malmö Sweden he runs Martensson Consulting as a consultant, tutor, international speaker, process coach and technical lead Magnus focus on all things Cloudy. Magnus' operates like a fighter pilot navigating cloudy skies - helping clients safely harness the power and benefits the Clouds can bring. As the first Microsoft Azure Most Valuable Professional in Scandinavia in 2012 he has been awarded MVP of the year and is now a go-to person for Microsoft Sweden regarding Enterprise Cloud Consulting. He is a member of Microsoft Extended Experts Team (MEET) and INETA. He is also a Microsoft Azure Insider and Microsoft Azure Advisor providing feedback even before early Microsoft releases, oh and an ASP Insider too.

Magnus Session

Tbd.

[ @noopman | Blog ]

Aleksandar Nikolic

Aleksandar Nikolic - PowerShell MVP

Alexandar is...

Manage Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Services with Windows PowerShell DSC

Tbd.

[ @?? | Blog ]

Benjamin Pasero

Benjamin Pasero - Microsoft PM for Monaco

Benjamin is...

Building Azure Websites with Visual Studio Online “Monaco”

Tbd.

[ @?? | Blog ]

Alan Smith

Alan Smith - Microsoft Azure MVP

Alan is from England and resident in Stockholm where he works as a consultant for Active Solution, a company specializing in Microsoft Azure and .NET development. He has been in the IT industry since 1995 and delivering training courses since 2005. Between courses he acts as a mentor and coach to other developers and teams, sharing his knowledge of Microsoft Azure to improve their project development. He also works closely with Microsoft, taking part in technology preview programs, attending software design reviews and providing feedback to development teams. Alan has an active role in the developer community running a local Microsoft Azure user group as well as playing a leading role in organizing the Global Microsoft Azure Bootcamp and the CloudBurst conference in Sweden. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and user groups in Sweden and around Europe and has held the Microsoft MVP award for nine years, currently as an MVP for Microsoft Azure.

Alans Session

Tbd.

[ @alansmith | Blog ]

Placeholder Speaker

Placeholder Speaker - Microsoft Azure MVP

More speakers are coming!

Placeholder Session

There will be nice content here soon!

[ @Azure | Blog ]

Teemu Tapanila

Teemu Tapanila - Microsoft Azure MVP

Temu is...

Teemus Session

Tbd.

[ @tapanilat | Blog ]

Sam Vanhoutte

Sam Vanhoutte - Microsoft Azure MVP

Sam Vanhoutte is CTO and Product Manager with Codit. Based in Belgium, Sam is a Microsoft Integration MVP. Next to that, he is also BizTalk Virtual Technology Specialist and has extensive experience in building integrated enterprise, ESB and SOA solutions. Because of the specialized focus on integration on Microsoft technology, Sam is part of Microsoft's Connected Systems and Azure Advisory boards and is a Windows Azure Insider as well as a Belgian MEET member. Sam co-founded the BizTalk User Group in Belgium (http://www.btug.be) and is active crew member of the Windows Azure User group (http://www.azug.be). While managing and architecting the online integration platform "Codit Integration Cloud", Sam has been focusing on Cloud integration with the Windows Azure platform the last years, focusing on the Windows Azure Service Bus and BizTalk Services technology.

Sams Session

Tbd.

[ @SamVanhoutte | Blog ]

sponsors

Thank you for helping us out!

Hosting a two-day conference with leading international presenters and keeping attendance free would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of the presenters, organizers, and financial contributions from organizations. The conference would not be possible without the following invaluable organizations (in alphabetical order) for helping with financial support and logistics.

Would you like to sponsor SWAG and among other things have your logo appear here? Contact us below!

Traveling to CloudBurst

CloudBurst 2014 will be held at the Microsoft offices in Akalla, Finlandsgatan 36, 164 93 Kista.

Traveling to Microsoft Sweden from Stockholm City

Travel cards are required for the subway and can be purchased from the Pressbyran shops by the stations. A travel card with 16 coupons can be purchased for 220 SEK. From T-Centralen, take the blue subway line to Akalla, which takes around 20 minutes. At Akalla station, leave from the exit at the rear of the train. The Microsoft offices are about 3 minutes’ walk from the station exit.

Travelling to Stockholm by Air

Stockholm Arlanda international airport is about 40 km north of Stockholm city and about 25 km north of the conference location. From Arlanda to and from Stockholm city:
  • Taxi, around 35 minutes, fixed fair around 450 – 550 SEK.
  • Arlanda Express airport train, around 20 minutes, 260 SEK.
  • Airport Bus, around 40 minutes, 99 SEK.
From Arlanda to the conference location:
  • Taxi, around 25 minutes, fixed fair around 450 – 550 SEK.
Bromma airport is about 10 km west of Stockholm city.

Accommodation in Stockholm

It is recommended to stay in Stockholm city rather than around the conference location. Stockholm has a number of hotels around the city. The presenters will be staying at Comfort Hotel Stockholm, Kungsbron 1 11122 Stockholm.

Contact

Any questions or suggestions? Contact the event organizers Alan, Magnus and Teemu!

Reach out to @noopman, @alansmith or @tapanilat if you have any questions.

Registration

Register here to physically attend CloudBurst 2014 in Stockholm.

All sessions at CloudBurst 2014 are presented in English!

Registration is handled through Microsoft World Wide Events. Register here to be in Stockholm to attend CloudBurst 2014 in person.

If you can't travel to Stockholm to be there in person or if we are sold out (yes that will happen very soon so hurry!) you will be able to watch this event streamed live online! More information about the live stream to follow!

Live Stream from CloudBurst 2014

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