Upcoming Session Details
Flexing Your Biceps with Azure17 Aug 2022 (6:00 PM - 10:00 PM AEST)5 days to go
July .NET User Group: Flexing Your Biceps with Azure
No matter how hard we try, Azure Resource Manager (ARM) JSON templates aren't easy or fun to maintain for enterprise platforms and applications.
Now we can flex our Infrastructure as Code (IaC) muscles using a new tool called Azure Bicep.
Azure Bicep is a Domain Specific Language (DSL) that puts the fun back into IaC development with a simpler syntax, better code reusability and modularity.
In this talk, we are going to start by exploring how Bicep works, how we use it, and compare it to other IaC options such as Terraform and Pulumi.
We will wrap up the talk with a live demo to deploy a full-stack application to Azure.
We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.
Join us via Live Webcast - click here to join. The live kicks off at 6:30pm.
Physical attendance is recommended. (Currently not happening due to COVID-19)
81-91 Military Rd
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089
Limited Street Parking is available.
Why - 3 Great Reasons to Attend The .NET User Group
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Every month SSW hosts the Sydney .NET User Group, where developers come together to learn about the latest technologies from local and internationally renowned experts. Topics focus on .NET and other Microsoft technologies (Azure, DevOps, SharePoint, Power Platform, Xamarin, and more), full stack development (Angular, React, Blazor, and more), as well as exciting opportunities to learn about the latest industry trends and even tips on presenting from world class speakers.
Free to attend.
What people are saying
Developers are already good at writing code. Writing reams of code just digs you
deeper into an already deeply specialized skill. What I am proposing is that we
spend less time coding and more time developing skills in other areas that complement
our coding skills. Become a better writer. Become a better speaker. Improve your
personal skills. Participate in the community. Try to spend some time talking to
people instead of the compiler. That's how you distinguish yourself from your peers.
And that's ultimately how you become a better software developer, too.
For people who attend in person at our SSW Neutral Bay venue, we all catch up for pizza and a beer after the meeting. We head over to The Oaks (just over the road) for beautiful oven fired pizza and other delicious meals.
Stuff we talk about?
- Web API
- CSS / HTML
- Azure DevOps and Scrum
- ALM tooling and processes (e.g. Continuous Integration)
- Office 365
- Power Platform
- Hot Sites
- Hot Blogs
Look forward to seeing you there!
I Would Like to Present
Most speakers present in all cities - Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and last is Sydney which is live streamed the recording is posted on tv.ssw.com a couple of days later.
Every month the User Group is full of highly technical early adopters of technology and our attendees are always open to seeing presentations on the latest technologies. We welcome companies and guest presenters to present new topics and new gadgets. We do encourage you to delve beyond the sales and marketing pitch and show us how it was built, not just why it was built. Here's a quick list of some tips for presenters:
- Presentation needs to be directed at a highly technical audience (No sales pitch)
- Introduce new technology
- Samples and giveaway prizes for attendees are great
- Prior to the meeting do a rehearsal - make a time with Adam
- Send a summary of your presentation for inclusion into the SSW Newsletter (one week prior to the User Group)
- Your session will be recorded by the guys from SSW TV straight from the projector cable. Very simpler for presenters
If you think you're up for the challenge and have something new to show us please
contact Adam Cogan.
For the scheduled presenters, we will send you an email before the Sydney .NET User Group to remind you of things you need to bring/do.
Remember, the Sydney presentation is going to be recorded AND streamed live to our website, so our video guys want to make sure you're aware of a few things:
- Please be at the SSW Sydney Offices at 5:00 so we have enough time to get everything up and running properly. You can find the directions to our office here.
- Make sure that your laptop has a HDMI, Display Port, or a DVI connection. (Basically anything besides VGA)
- It would also be helpful to already have VS2012, 2013, 2015 Productivity Tools installed on your computer as per the rule Do you enable presentation mode in Visual Studio?
- For more tips and tricks on better ways to enhance your presentations, read through our Rules to Better Powerpoint Presentations.
- You will need to create 3 questions based on your presentation, to go with the video once it goes live. Please have these ready when you arrive to present
Who Organizes It?
The User Group is organized by its president Adam Cogan, who can be contacted at SSW on +61 2 9953 3000. Contact Adam directly via mobile on 04 1985 1995, or by email at his profile.
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