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February 2014 Meeting

January 28, 2014 2 comments

The February 2014 COCCUG meeting will be on Monday, February 10th from 6pm – 8pm at Improving Enterprises (One Easton Oval, Suite 175, Columbus, OH 43219click here for an aerial view).  We are pleased to welcome Mike Wood to COCCUG this month.  Mike is passionate speaker, community leader, and Windows Azure MVP.

February also happens to INETA’s birthday!  INETA is an excellent group that supports communities like ours.  We’ll have a few special surprises to celebrate INETA’s birthday!!

Please RSVP for meetings via www.meetup.com/coccug.

Automating Windows Azure without Creating SkyNet

Abstract:  When dealing with systems that must be resilient, self-healing, and highly-available, you can’t just flip switches to keep to keep the system online. That plan does not scale, and time would be better spent working on the next set of features. These systems require automation. In this session, we will cover how you can master automation for Windows Azure, including deployment, service provisioning, environment creation, troubleshooting, and more. Examples will include a variety of tools, including PowerShell, the Windows Azure CLI, and the Windows Azure Rest API. Most importantly, we will cover how to incorporate all of these intelligent scripts without inadvertently creating SkyNet.

Bio: Michael Wood describes himself as a problem solving, outdoorsy, user group founding, dog-loving, blog writting, solution creating, event planning, married, technology speaking, father of one kind of guy. When he’s not living up to that title he’s an avid reader, (horrible) violinist and gammer. Michael is one of the Founding Directors of the Cincinnati .NET User Group in the States as well as the founder of the Cincinnati Software Architects Special Interest Group. He is also a Microsoft MVP in Windows Azure.

Please continue to tell your friends about COCCUG! They can find us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/coccug and also at www.meetup.com/coccug

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January 2014 Meeting

The January 2014 COCCUG meeting will be on Monday, January 13th from 6pm – 8pm at Improving Enterprises (One Easton Oval, Suite 175, Columbus, OH 43219click here for an aerial view).  We are pleased to welcome Mark Greenway to COCCUG this month.  Mark will share his experiences working with MongoDB in Windows Azure.  Should be a great session!

Please continue to tell your friends about COCCUG! They can find us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/coccug and also at www.meetup.com/coccug. Please RSVP for meetings via www.meetup.com/coccug.

We are pleased to welcome Improving Enterprises as a new sponsor this year! Thank you!

Abstract: MongoDB on Azure for Devs

Are you a developer? Do you want to make your site faster?  Think Mongo DB! I will start with why should you care about Mongo.   What makes them better at some things than old fashioned relational databases.  What are they worse at?  I will show you how to enhance existing sites with mongo db, and how to make fresh sites really hum.   I will show you techniques I use *in production* to make my web api 50% faster.   I will show you how a statically typed language can interact very well with a dynamically typed database (its true!).    You will walk away with not only a good idea of whether or not its a good addition for your project. But, examples and patterns for how to actually make it work for you. Learn Mongo. Learn Fast. Give your DBA some much needed rest.

Bio: A web developer since the mid ’90s and a lone dev since the turn of the millenia, Mark has a unique perspective on the problems of programming. From developing “The Daily WTF” style code in his early days, to independently synthesizing many common design patterns in his progression in a vacuum. Then came a new enlightenment and a realization of the community and its resources. This understanding of the pain of doing things the wrong way, leads to a fresh perspective. A smart sense of humour and some training from professional speakers make sure that any talk will be both interesting and informative.

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