2017 Global Azure Bootcamp - Atlanta, USA

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Microsoft Office, Alpharetta

1125 Sanctuary Pkwy.

Suite 300

Alpharetta, GA 30009

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The Global Azure Bootcamp is a free one-day training event, taking place on the 22nd of April 2017 in venues across the world, driven by Microsoft Azure experts and community enthusiasts. This is the 3rd year we are hosting an Atlanta venue for this event at the Microsoft Offices in Alpharetta.

This venue currently has meal and other event sponsorship opportunities. If you are interested in sponsoring, please contact the organizer (see link below) for details.

Additional information about speakers and a specific agenda/timetable will be posted soon. If you're interested in speaking, please contact the organizer (see link below) for details.

Additional information about the Global Azure Bootcamp can be found at


Many thanks to the event sponsors!

Microsoft - Venue Sponsor

Wintellect - Wintellect was founded by a team of technology experts who are renowned in the industry, with the goal of providing the highest level of custom software development, architecture, and training expertise to our clients. Our mission is to help customers “build better software, faster,” and to do this we have structured our company as a dedicated team of technology experts accompanied by the top tier of software engineers.

Alert Logic - Alert Logic provides advanced threat management for your Azure workloads. Our managed security service includes 24x7 proactive threat monitoring and alerting and spans your on-premises and multi-cloud deployments. Certified by Microsoft for Azure, Alert Logic provides a unified view of the security and compliance of your server-based assets.

If you or your organization are interested in sponsoring, please contact John Garland at

Speakers & Topics

Ian Philpot (Microsoft)

Topic TBD

Paul McBratney (Alert Logic)

Shared Security Responsibility in the Azure Cloud

Do you know if your workloads are secure? Do you have the same security and compliance coverage across all of the cloud platforms and datacenters running your critical applications? Are you having to design your security framework each time you deploy to a new region or datacenter? Whether you’re working exclusively on Azure or with multiple cloud environments, there are certain things you should consider when moving assets to the public cloud. As with any cloud deployment, security is a top priority, and moving your workloads to the cloud doesn’t mean you’re not responsible for the security of your operating system, applications and data. Building on the security of the Azure infrastructure, this shared security responsibility starts with making sure your Azure environment is secure.

In this session, we will discuss step-by-step what you need to do to secure access at the administrative, application and network layers. We will review:

  • The Azure Shared Security Model: What security you are responsible for to protect your content, application, systems and networks
  • Best practices for how to protect your Azure environment from the latest threats
  • Learn how traditional security approaches may have limitations in the cloud
  • How to leverage security tools and services to meet your Azure security responsibilities

About Paul

Paul is a veteran of the IT industry who started in Windows and Network administration with a background in hosting, cloud, colocation, and on premises deployments. He’s supported hotel, franchising and retail environments as well as working with hosting, cloud and security customers across many different verticals.

Steven Porter (Slalom)

Serverless Big Data Analytics

Quickly query massive combinations of both structured and unstructured data without the hassle of setting up any servers or data warehouses. We'll look at the wealth of functionality offered by Azure's Data Lake Store and Data Lake Analytics offerings. We'll also add Azure SQL Server to the mix and show how to combine structured and unstructured data for the ultimate analytics. You will come out of this session with a good understanding of the Data Lake functionality and how to use U-SQL to query and visualize your data.

Robert Dytmire (Monza Cloud)

Azure Search Servcies and Storage

We’ll explore Azure Search Services and how to create a search service and indexer. We’ll demonstrate indexing JSON Blobs and Azure Blob Storage. We’ll then demonstrate how to search your indexes via queries and filters.

If time permits, we’ll also cover Table Storage and SQL indexing as well as setting up field mappings.

About Robert

Robert is a high-energy, creative leader offering expertise shaping the future of product development while mentoring and growing global teams to engineer mobile-first technologies. Robert has worked in the technology industry since 1985 and has a wide range of experience, from deploying and operating Patriot Missiles, coding and support of varied solutions over 3 decades, to the designing and coding of multiple commercial products running on Azure. Currently Robert is the CTO of MonzaCloud, Inc.

Josh Lane (Cloud Academy)

The Ballad of the Azure Hipster – Serverless Applications with Azure Functions and DocumentDB

Microservices are so five minutes ago, containers are the new mainframe, and don’t even get me started about BlahBlah-as-a-service. Get out of the stone age, Fred Flintstone!

Serverless applications are the latest overhyped industry trend annoying us on Twitter and fueling the caviar dreams of your boss. But underneath all the considerable hype is some legitimately interesting technology worth knowing about. In this demo-filled talk we’ll explore the nuts and bolts of Azure Functions, discuss use cases both appropriate and not, and even expand upon the definition of serverless to see how it applies to other Azure services in areas like databases, analytics, stream processing, and more. Come for the snarky repartee, stay for the next-gen cloud services knowledge drop. See you there!

About Josh

Josh Lane is an Atlanta-based software developer with several years’ experience architecting and building cloud-enabled software for companies large and small. He works as an Azure researcher and trainer for Cloud Academy, an online cloud-focused training company. He was awarded the Microsoft Azure MVP designation in 2016. When not being a nerd he’s probably playing drums, riding his mountain bike, running with his dog, hanging with his family, or enjoying a good beer with good friends.

John Garland (Wintellect)

If you are interested in speaking, please contact John Garland at

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