I am doing a talk at my old user group I ran for 2 years, the Hobart .Net user group. If you are in Hobart come along and attend

Hobart.net usergroup Friday July 16th - "Introduction to cloud computing and Windows Azure"

Location: Wrest Point - Portlight Bar
Time: 4pm-6pm

Cloud computing has been getting a lot of attention lately, but what does it really mean and how does it effect you and your business? In this session David Burela will explain the fundamentals and building blocks of cloud computing and how they can be used to build scalable web applications. David will demonstrate how to develop with the Windows Azure platform and easily deploy your applications into the cloud.

Topics that will be covered

  • Cloud introduction, basic building blocks of the cloud
  • What is windows Azure, how does it compare against Amazon and Google's offerings?
  • Developing applications for Windows Azure
  • Fundamentals of architecting for the cloud

Bio: David Burela is a Tasmanian who went to the University of Tasmania and worked for "Federal hotels and resorts" for many years as a Graduate Analyst Programmer. Since leaving Tasmania he has worked for Readify as a Senior Devloper and now at Hazaa as a Senior Consultant. He won the international Microsoft programming competition, the 'Imagine Cup', with software project SOAK which aimed to assist farmers manage their farms through a cloud computing platform. Now David focuses on ways that Silverlight, Windows phone 7 series and Windows Azure can all be used in unison.

By David Burela