Speaking at Microsoft Build!

Microsoft Build (https://mybuild.microsoft.com/) takes place on May 25-27, 2021 in a digital format and this year I’m delivering 2 table talks! After speaking at Microsoft Ignite for 5 editions in-a-row it’s now time to speak at Microsoft Build. Super excited for this and more for having such great co-speakers with me. It’s free, you should register today and RSVP to my 2 sessions and have the chance to interact with all of us. We want to answer your questions live! Yes, it’s going to be live, no recordings here!!!

How to build cloud-native solutions

Cloud-native technologies are used to develop applications built with services packaged in containers, deployed as microservices, and managed on elastic infrastructure through agile processes. Join our Table Topic to learn how Azure helps organizations create cloud native solutions. Our community co-hosts will share samples from their experiences building applications and helping customers build innovative world applications. Unmute yourself, turn your camera on – No presentations here! Be prepared for chat and a fun interactive discussion!

📅 Wednesday, May 26
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM WET
🔗 https://mybuild.microsoft.com/sessions/7f39ca5d-eaa1-4271-b645-c3fae76e90f4?source=sessions

How the community and certifications can help you achieve more

There are lots of resources you can tap into to help you with your professional development. Connect with the community and our experts to explore resources available to you from content, to community to certifications. Unmute yourself, turn your camera on – No presentations here! Be prepared for chat and a fun interactive discussion!

📅 Tuesday, May 25
9:30 PM – 10:00 PM WET
🔗 https://mybuild.microsoft.com/sessions/9d3582b7-4169-4b80-84fa-367dccad3d41?source=sessions

Join us online, have fun and happy learning! We I really believe that next year’s event we can all be in-person toghether! I will be there!!! For now, I just leave here some memories of past Microsoft Conferences. I miss you all!!!

Microsoft European Virtual Open Source Summit – 16 July

 

The Microsoft European Virtual Open Source Summit is coming in a few days. If you haven’t registered yet now is your chance!!!

Make sure you don’t miss this unique digital event, designed to celebrate communities, entrepreneurs and developers coming together to build the future of open source technologies in the cloud.

The event will consist into 4 parallel tracks: Azure Infra & Ops, Innovation, Data & AI, and Developer.

This year event will have amazing Speakers. I would like to highlight:

  • Erica Brescia, COO at GitHub
  • Scott Hanselman, Partner Program Manager at Microsoft
  • Thomas Maurer, Senior Cloud Advocate at Microsoft
  • Brendan Burns, CVP AZURE COMPUTE OSS CLOUD at Microsoft
  • Abel Wang, Principal Cloud Advocate and DevOps Lead at Microsoft

 

Block your agenda NOW. I will not miss this opportunity and will be watching! Join me and have fun day learning new technologies.

Each track will be packed with expert guest speakers who’ll be deep diving into a wide variety of topics, from chaos engineering and serverless architecture to multicloud app development.

You can check the full agenda at: https://www.microsoft.com/de-de/techwiese/events/microsoft-european-virtual-open-source-summit.aspx

“See you” there?

One Week – Speaking in 3 different continents!

COVID-19 aside and this has been amazing times! I’m doing all my work remotely, customers are happy and see no difference, but I have to confess that I kind of miss the airport life. I very fortunately to work in the IT industry and even more working on Microsoft Azure that allows me to do amazing work remotely and deliver my classes via Teams or even using Webex like this week… That is the bad part of this week, I really don’t like webex (yes I have used lower case…). That interface seems from the 90”…. Let’s get back to the topic here.

This past week I had the amazing opportunity to speak to 3 different countries each one in a different continent:

  • Nigeria, Africa
  • Germany, Europe
  • Bangladesh, Asia

Remote allows us to do this kind of deliveries and impact people lives. I couldn’t have done something like this with in-person events, just too expensive to travel to all this places and more 1 week of work that I could do. This is why I started this article writing that this pandemic has been teaching us some important lessons. We can do more than what we were doing in the past. I also love the feedback that I’m getting from attendees saying that these events are super inclusive because you just need an Internet connection and you get access to the content. Like always I loved to interact with different persons from different cultures. It’s always amazing to understand how the world works across the globe! #WeCanDoMore

Here is some links and information about the sessions I delivered.

Learn Azure By Moonlight at Microsoft Teams – https://rdre.me/AzureMoonlightSeries

Nigeria – May 3, 2020 – 6:30 PM (GMT +1)
Session 1: Azure Web Apps

Azure Cologne Meetup at Virtual – https://www.meetup.com/Azure-Cologne-Meetup/events/269934650/

Virtual – May 7, 2020 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM GMT+2
Session : Top 10 features of Azure Web Apps!

Bangladesh IT Community at Virtual – https://www.facebook.com/604241342952709/videos/926751294437116/
Virtual – May 8, 2020 – 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM GMT+2
Discussion about – Global Software Engineering Jobs after COVID-19 and Microsoft Azure.

Happy to speak more to other countries that want an awesome session about Azure! If you run a usergroup/community and your audience wants to know more about Azure, just ping me and I’m happy to accommodate you in my busy schedule.

You can keep up with all my speaking engagements at https://www.tiagocosta.com/speaking/

May Madness for online conferences – An opportunity to do better?

Corona virus outbreak has changed the conference space forever. Some amazing conferences have been canceled, postpone, or converted into online only. This last model – online – it’s not by far my favorite. I love to interact with the attendees and other speakers at the conference I speak. Nevertheless, this new format has given me the opportunity to increase the number of conferences and usergroups I’m speaking. Along the years I have been getting way more invitations to speak than I can accommodate in my schedule. Or is because I need to be in another continent the next day or just because I want to be at home with the family that day, etc… Now I just need to login into Teams, Skype, or whatever tool the organizers are using and deliver from my home office.

In the next few days, I will deliver 2 sessions in user groups without leaving my office. One for Nigeria and another to a Germany user group based in Cologne! You can get all the information here:

Learn Azure By Moonlight at Online
Nigeria – May 3, 2020 – 6:30 PM (GMT +1)
Session 1: Azure Web Apps
Link: https://rdre.me/AzureMoonlightSeries

Azure Cologne Meetup at Online
Cologne, Germany – May 7, 2020 – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM GMT+2
Session: Top 10 features of Azure Web Apps!
Link: https://www.meetup.com/Azure-Cologne-Meetup/events/269934650/

But the May madness is not just about these small gatherings, also 3 big names in the Cloud industry are organizing massive online conferences. Microsoft, GitHub and Docker will deliver a total of 5 free days full of content and mostly delivered by their Product Groups and close customers. This is an amazing opportunity for you to take. Specialy if it’s hard for you to attend this events in-person. Just the other day I was chatting online with, let’s call him Mr. T for privacy reasons. Usually Mr. T can’t go to this kind of events due to his medical condition. COVID-19 is forcing these events to be converted to virtual and allowing Mr. T and others like him having access to this kind of content. I just wanted to leave this here has a taught that maybe we can do better when in-person events are back. We need to be inclusive and allow then to have access, they already struggle with their condition; others are just because they simply can’t afford traveling and attending. Knowledge should not have a price tag. #WeCanDoBetter

I just leave here the list with all the information of the 3 big conferences.

GitHub Satellite – May 6 – 9:00 AM (GMT-7)


GitHub Satellite is a free virtual event featuring developers working together on the world’s software, announcements from the GitHub team, and inspiring performances by artists who code. The event is free and there are some payed workshops that cost only 50 USD and 100% of your purchase goes to organizations leading COVID-19 response efforts. You get to donate some money and learn. Sounds like an awesome plan!

You can watch last year keynote here at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGC2rwOiaWc

More information / registration: https://githubsatellite.com/

Microsoft Build – May 18-19 – 09:00 AM (GMT-7)

Build is the major developer conference from Microsoft. The conference moto is “For developers by developers”. Based on previous years you should expect a lot of awesome content from the Product Groups and a lot of focus on Azure and Microsoft 365. This year Build moved to a virtual format and it’s totally FREE! You just need to register. As developers come together to help the world solve new challenges—sharing knowledge and staying connected is more important than ever. Join the Build community to learn, connect, and code—to expand your skillset today, and innovate for tomorrow.

More information / registration: https://mybuild.microsoft.com/

You can also check the some sessions from Build 2019 for free at: https://insider.windows.com/en-us/articles/microsoft-build-2019-sessions/

DockerCon Live 2020 – May 28 – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (GMT-7)


DockerCom is going online via theCUBE! It’s a 1-day conference that’s free and completely online. You’ll hear from speakers in live interviews with theCUBE, hang out with Docker experts in the live hallway track, and watch recorded sessions while chatting live with the speakers. If you want to know more about running applications in Containers, this is a must to attend conference.

More information / registration: https://docker.events.cube365.net/docker/dockercon

So, there you go, some of the major names in the Cloud industry will provide amazing content for free and without you leave your home you can expand your knowledge. What are you waiting for, register today, stay safe and Learn!

Workshop: I find your lack of Azure disturbing

On the 20th of July I will deliver a great workshop in Lisbon, Portugal about Microsoft Azure. This workshop is part of the Tuga IT Conference (http://tugait.pt/) and is targeted for all IT Professionals that want to start to design, create and/or migrate solutions for Microsoft Azure.

Here are all the details about the workshop:

“I find your lack of Azure disturbing”

More and more companies are implementing, designing and architecting solutions on Microsoft Azure. This full day workshop will provide you guidance and knowledge on some of the core Azure services. This workshop will be led by Tiago Costa, Microsoft Cloud architect and advisor for several customers across the world and two times author of Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) – 20532 and 20535. Be prepared for a demo dependent workshop, we will do our best to blow your mind!

Outline:

  • Introduction to Microsoft Azure
  • Azure AD
  • Virtual Networks
  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure Storage
  • Azure App Services
  • Architecture Best Practices

You can sign up for this workshop at: https://www.eventbrite.pt/e/bilhetes-i-find-you-lack-of-azure-disturbing-47095724580.
Hope to see you there!!!

You can also check other workshops from great speakers about Git, Cassandra and SQL Server at http://tugait.pt/workshops/