//AzureReady is on Monday 12th December! This free event is hosted out of the Brooklyn Bowl inside the O2 in London, and you’ll be able to tune up your knowledge on Azure while the beer and bowling is on us.
The event features an Azure showcase, with keynote speakers, technical sessions and hands-on environments designed to answer any questions you may have about the Azure platform and cloud computing in general. After lunch, you’ll be able to pick which session best appeals to you, perfect if you want to learn more about specific topics or functions of Azure.
|9:30 to 10:00||Registration|
|10:00 to 11:00||Opening Keynote: Reset your defaults – IT innovation in the modern world||Mark Smith
|11:00 to 11:30||Chronologically Cloudy: Digital transformation in a 1000-year-old industry, by Watchfinder||Jonathan Gill|
|11:30 to 11:50||Insights into demand for cloud skills in the UK, by LinkedIn||Mark Walton|
|11:50 to 12:00||Building Your Skills – Microsoft learning and skills initiatives, by Microsoft||Mark Smith|
|12:00 to 13:00||Lunch|
|13:00 to 13:50||Session 1: Journey to DevOps
Session 2: Understanding Operational Data Services on Azure: Making the Right Choice
|14:00 to 14:50||Session 3: Mobile App Development
Session 4: Hybrid Management using System Center 2016 and OMS
|15:00 to 15:50||Session 5: Blockchain
|16:00 to 16:50||Session 6: IoT
Session 7: Hybrid Management using System Center 2016 and OMS
|from 17:00||Beer and Bowling|
This packed agenda includes presentations, demos, Q&As and more! Did I mention it was free?
So forget about the turkey and put a pin on the 12th of December, ready to be bowled over by a bumper day of sessions. Then, before you hit the fast lane and split for the night, strike up a conversation with Microsoft employees and fellow developers and enjoy a drink! Did I mention there was bowling? Sorry.
Bonus! Free cloud training
As of December 6th, you now have access to more cloud training and discounted certification. To quote the announcement from Julia White, Corporate Vice President of Azure and Security Marketing:
To make sure you have up-to-date technical skills and best practices using Azure, we are introducing new training resources and discounted access to certification. Announcing today, we have three training offers that combine free access to our library of flexible online courses, discounts on our industry-standard Microsoft Certified Professional exams, and a discount on Linux certification offered through the Linux Foundation.
Definitely be sure to check out the free courses, which include learning about Azure Virtual Machines, Virtual Networks and what you need to know if you’re currently on AWS. You can also read the full announcement post here, and read a deep-dive of the announcement here from Gavriella Schuster.