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CloudBurst 20152015

The SWeden Azure Group Developer Conference
September 17 – 18, 2015

about

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

The CloudBurst 2013 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 Introduction of the conference. (Please be on time!)
09:00 - 10:00 Distributed Computing made easy with Azure Service Fabric
Magnus Mårtensson - Regional Director, Azure MVP and founder/CEO of Loftysoft AB
10:15 - 11:15 Building Logical Mobile App backed by API
Teemu Tapanila - Azure MVP & Lead Microsoft Developer at Magine
11:30 - 12:30 WTF is happening in my telemetry pipeline: how to monitor and debug your Event Hubs solutions
Dan Rosanova - Senior Program Manager and Product Owner at Microsoft
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 14:15 The ART of modern Azure Deployments
Rik Hepworth - Azure MVP & and IT Director at Black Marble
14:30 - 15:30 Going Global developing Game Services in Microsoft Azure
Alan Smith - Azure MVP
15:45 - 16:45 Available, Scalable, and Predicatble: How to Use Azure Service Bus to bring reliability to the cloud
Dan Rosanova - Senior Program Manager and Product Owner at Microsoft
16:45 - 18:00 Mingle & Beer. Meet the speakers and talk.
Conference Day 2
08:00 - 08:50 Doors open!
08:50 - 09:00 Introduction of Day 2. (Please be on time!)
09:00 - 10:00 Real world 2 speed IT - Powered by Microsoft Azure & Integration
Michael Stephenson - Integration MVP
10:15 - 11:15 Micros …. Err Microcosmos: The take on Azure, Nano and containers
Mike Martin - Azure MVP. Lead Consultant & Architect @ Crosspoint Solutions
11:30 - 12:30 Identity Management as a Service (IDMaaS): Developing modern solutions with Azure Active Directory
Simon Jäger - Microsoft Technical Evangelist
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 14:15 Design Practices for a secure Azure solution
Michele Leroux Bustamante - Regional Director, Azure MVP, CIO & Architect at Solliance
14:30 - 15:30 To be detailed
Nuno Godinho - Azure MVP
15:45 - 16:45 Top 6 Decisions You’ll Make on Azure
Michele Leroux Bustamante - Regional Director, Azure MVP, CIO & Architect at Solliance

speakers

The following World Leading Microsoft Azure Presenters are speaking CloudBurst 2015!

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.

Nuno Godinho
@NunoGodinho

Nuno Godinho - Azure MVP

To be detailed


Rik Hepworth
@rikhepworth
When software attacks! 

Rik Hepworth - Azure MVP & and IT Director at Black Marble

Rik is a Microsoft MVP for Azure and IT Director at Black Marble, a Gold partner in the north of England. His role includes delivering robust IT solutions to both his own organisation and its customers, which can take in a broad spectrum of technologies. An enthusiastic technology evangelist, Rik is a regular presenter at events around Europe. Cloudburst will be his first trip to Sweden, and he’s looking forward to it!

The ART of modern Azure Deployments

Azure Resource Manager is the future of how your services are deployed within Microsoft’s public cloud. Azure Resource Templates are a powerful tool to reliably deploy entire services and essential knowledge for anyone developing Azure solutions today. In this session we’ll talk about what templates are and how they are constructed, create and deploy templates, and look at the tools for seeing what’s happening (and what’s gone wrong).


Simon Jäger
@sjager_
Blog 

Simon Jäger - Microsoft Technical Evangelist

Simon Jäger is a part of a team (Developer Experience and Platform Evangelism) at Microsoft that builds world-class software and delivers great developer engagements - he works on helping strategic partners and customers to succeed on the Microsoft platform. As a Technical Evangelist, his role is extremely agile. His engagements are diverse, encompassing everything from architectural guidance, hands-on assistance to deep technical investments. Throughout the years he has been coding for numerous of projects for the Microsoft platform and holds a deep passion for cloud architecture and application development. His main focus is currently within cloud technologies and cloud technology oriented partners. Additionally, Simon leads talks about cloud services and application development on current mobile, computer and console devices, and the next generation of products in the connected age of technology.

Identity Management as a Service (IDMaaS): Developing modern solutions with Azure Active Directory

Identity and security is becoming an increasingly important capability required by developers and organizations when building modern applications and services. In addition to that, we are expected to deliver across a large and expanding set of devices and operating systems. As developers we need tools and resources to natively address each individual platform in an effective and robust manner. With Azure Active Directory, we have access to a feature-rich platform that helps us on our journey to achieve that. In this session (intended for developers) you will learn how to use Azure Active Directory to easily secure your solutions – regardless of which platform or programming language that makes you tick!


Michele Leroux Bustamante
@michelebusta
Blog 

Michele Leroux Bustamante - Regional Director, Azure MVP, CIO & Architect at Solliance

Michele Leroux Bustamante is a founder and CIO of Solliance (solliance.net), a Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft Azure MVP. Additionally she has been awarded Azure Elite and Azure Insider status as well as the ASP.NET Insider designation. Michele is a thought leader recognized in many fields including software architecture and design, identity and access management (IAM), cloud computing technologies, security and compliance, and DevOps. She shares experiences through presentations and keynotes all over the world and has been publishing regularly her entire career. Michele wrote the best-selling book ''Learning WCF'' (O'Reilly 2007) and Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (MS Press 2015).

Design Practices for a secure Azure solution

When companies endeavor to move their applications and services to the cloud, they tend to worry more about security up front. Interestingly, platforms such as Azure provide an even more secure environment than most self-managed co-location facilities can hope to offer, not to mention the plethora of features on the platform that help you secure your solutions end to end. In this session Michele will review the mini-avalanche that comprises Azure security across all features. Taking the architect's view of the platform, she’ll cover best practices for securing Azure solutions end to end and discuss the tangential benefits of moving to Azure and how it can help you with checking the boxes on those pesky security surveys.

Top 6 Decisions You’ll Make on Azure

The decisions you make during the design phase of an Azure solution tend to stick with you as you gain momentum delivering features. If you have a green field application, you have the luxury of weighing those decisions up front. If you are brown field - understanding the choices may help you lead to a migration path that creates efficiencies for you later on. In this session, Michele will explore decisions related to the various PaaS and IaaS features of the platform. Why would you choose a Web App over Virtual Machines? Do you need API management? When is SQL Server or Azure SQL Database appropriate? Should you use Web Jobs or Worker Roles for async and scheduled tasks? How do you choose between Service Bus queues, topics or event hubs? Is Azure AD the right fit for your identity requirements? All this in just one session - you may need a coffee first!


Magnus Mårtensson
@noopman
Blog 

Magnus Mårtensson - Regional Director, Azure MVP and founder/CEO of Loftysoft AB

Magnus Mårtensson runs Loftysoft AB as a strategic consultant advisor, tutor, international speaker, process coach and technical lead. He is a Microsoft Regional Director and a Microsoft Azure Most Valuable Professional. In business as well as in life he 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! Some of his passions are reaching out and connecting with audiences, engaging in community activities and organizing online and global conferences such as GlobalAzure Bootcamp and CloudBurst. Magnus focus on all things Cloudy and operates like a fighter pilot navigating cloudy skies helping clients safely harness the power and benefits the Clouds can bring. As the first Azure MVP in Scandinavia in 2012 he has been awarded MVP of the year and is now a go-to person for Microsoft in the Nordic countries regarding Enterprise Cloud Consulting. He is also a Microsoft Azure Insider and Microsoft Azure Advisor providing feedback even before early Microsoft releases to the Cloud Platform.

Distributed Computing made easy with Azure Service Fabric

Service Fabric is a state-of-the-art distributed system that allows developers to easily build and IT-Pros to easily manage large scale, highly resilient services for your Enterprise. We are all going through the same transition with our businesses: We want our services to be quick to build and maintain, effective to manage, preferably cheap, but also robust and resilient enough to reach Internet scale without falling apart. Microsoft has solved this challenge is now making available to everyone the Platform they built for running and hosting global services with the highest availability demands, such as Azure SQL Database, Azure DocumentDB, and Bing Cortana. This session will give an overview of Service Fabric, share some war stories from using it and show some examples which will open your eyes to a great new world of distributed, infinitely scalable services that cannot die! Platform services PaaS is the future of the Cloud!


Mike Martin
@TechMike2kX
Blog 

Mike Martin - Azure MVP. Lead Consultant & Architect @ Crosspoint Solutions

As a Microsoft Lead Consultant and Architect at Crosspoint Solutions (part of the Cronos group), a company with a strong focus on BI, Data and CRM, Mike is mainly focused on the complete Microsoft product stack and therefore very flexible to work with. He’s been active in the IT industry for over 17 years and has performed almost all types of job profiles, going from coaching and leading a team to architecting and systems design and training. Today he’s primarily into the Microsoft Cloud Platform and Application Lifecycle Management. He’s not a stranger to both dev and IT Pro topics, they even call him the perfect hybrid solution. In January 2012 he became a crew member of AZUG, the Belgian Microsoft Azure User Group. As an active member he’s both involved in giving presentations and organizing events. Mike is also a Microsoft Azure MVP (already awarded 3 times) and Microsoft Azure Insider. Helping out in the community and introducing new & young people into the world of Microsoft and technology is also one of his passions.

Micros …. Err Microcosmos: The take on Azure, Nano and containers

It has evolved. We went from client to client-server to services, and with that we went from hardware to virtualization to … containerized deployments. There’s some new kids in town. The big beast of a whale called Docker (although it has a small footprint, pun intended ), a teeny tiny Microsoft solution named Nano (although that flag doesn’t completely cover the cargo container (again pun intended)). The technology that build our virtualized DC’s is now enabling us containerized deployments. Hyper-V at its core and tools that you already have make this an easy entry.


Dan Rosanova
@DanRosanova

Dan Rosanova - Senior Program Manager and Product Owner at Microsoft

Dan Rosanova is the Senior Program Manager and Product Owner for Microsoft Azure Service Bus (Messaging, Event Hubs, Relay). He has a background as a software architect specializing in cloud computing, distributed systems, integration, and greenfield development on Microsoft platforms. After more than a decade in technical consulting he shifted his focus to management consulting in technical fields focusing on lean principles. He is a five time Microsoft Integration MVP and author – as well as a snappy dresser.

WTF is happening in my telemetry pipeline: how to monitor and debug your Event Hubs solutions

Event Hubs is undoubtedly one of the fastest growing services in cloud history. In six months we went from launch to a trillion messages, but delivering lots of data fast isn’t enough. When you build a solution on Event Hubs we can give you scale, but you need to be able to figure out how your solution is performing and where it is weak. This session will be a deep dive into scale and availability aspects of Event Hubs followed by an outline of what tools you can use to determine the performance of your Event Hubs based solution and see what is really happening.

Available, Scalable, and Predicatble: How to Use Azure Service Bus to bring reliability to the cloud

This session will focus on best practices and new capabilities in Azure Service Bus that will enable you to build cloud solutions integrated with a powerful messaging platform. In addition to showing you how to use the service we will talk extensively about how the service works (as in why to use it in those particular ways). Topics covered will include client capabilities, temporal control, eventual vs instantaneous consistency models, transactions, and availability & redundancy and runtime aspects.


Alan Smith
@alansmith
Blog 

Alan Smith - 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.

Going Global developing Game Services in Microsoft Azure

The Global Azure Racing Game Lab was used at the Global Azure Bootcamp by over 400 attendees at 50 locations in 30 countries. The game made use of many Microsoft Azure services including the Service Bus, Blob and Table Storage, Worker Roles and Web Apps. Alan Smith developed the lab and during the event he acted as race control, ensuring that the game was running smoothly and scaling to meet the loads that were generated during the event. This demo intensive session will demonstrate how game services can be implemented on the Azure platform. The implementation of storage strategies for non-relational Table Storage will be covered along with techniques to implement achievements, high-score tables and a cheating and banning service.


Michael Stephenson
@michael_stephen

Michael Stephenson - Integration MVP

Mike Stephenson is a UK based integration and cloud specialist who has been a Microsoft MVP for 7 years and is also part of the Microsoft Advisor and Insider programmes. Mike has extensive real world experience on many Cloud projects using Microsoft Azure and is also an author for Pluralsight. Recently Mike has launched a new workshop called "From Zero to Cloud in 1 day" which is aimed at helping organisations and individuals begin their journey to the cloud using Microsoft Azure.

Real world 2 speed IT - Powered by Microsoft Azure & Integration

The modern world IT is often about bigger, faster cheaper. Although we still need to support and develop traditional solutions, the modern business places demands on IT which many organisations struggle to deliver. In this session Mike will talk about some real world examples where Microsoft Azure has been used to empower IT to deliver great solutions in the sprinter side of this 2 speed IT model. Mike will also show how Azure & Minecraft was used at a UK based university to demonstrate the art of the possible when adopting the cloud.


Teemu Tapanila
@TapanilaT
Blog 

Teemu Tapanila - Azure MVP & Lead Microsoft Developer at Magine

Teemu Tapanila knows that cloud, mobile applications and new services will change this world. He speaks in usergroup meetings, conferences and events worldwide. Teemu has wide knowledge around multiple different topics related to web, mobile, cloud and scalable services. He has been chosen as Microsoft Azure MVP (Most Valuable Professional), Azure Insider and Azure Advisor

Building Logical Mobile App backed by API

Azure App Service is new architecture that allows developers to build and publish Microservices to the Azure Platform. These can be used to build workflows, API's and mobile applications. This session will give an overview of all services and then focus on the integration between these services by showcasing an example implementation.


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 2015 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 2015 in Stockholm.

All sessions at CloudBurst 2015 are presented in English!

Registration is handled through EventBrite. Register here to be in Stockholm to attend CloudBurst 2015 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!

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