I must say “Pune user group delivered an effective Azure Boot Camp “. On a Saturday, it was nice to see more than 50 participants. Somehow I was disappointed because I had information that more than 220 people registered for the event. However, on any day 50 is descent number for any event. There were 6 sessions lined up for the day
1. Introduction to Cloud Computing and Windows Azure platform
2. Cloud and Windows 7 Phone
3. Introduction to VM Role
4. Introduction to App Fabric and Access control
5. All About Marketplace
6. SQL Azure to .NET Developer
I presented on the topic “SQL Azure to .Net Developer”.
Although my session was last session at 4.30 PM, I had more than 40 participants. Since my session was last for the day, I had been thinking to interesting and out of the box start. I started session with most popular 30 second video “DEVELOPER DEVELOPER DEVELOPER “.
After seeing this video crowd was set for the session. I set the expectation to the audience that session would be DEMO and CODE oriented.
My first slide left the audience with a smile because I did not directly answer the question “What is SQL Azure Database? “ And I told them there are About 5,480,000 results (0.11 seconds) on the Google so there is no need for me to preach on this, just let us start coding.
I started with a look on new SQL Azure portal. And I gave demo on the below topics.
It was fun for next 55 minutes. I enjoyed writing code in front of more than 40 people. Audience got really excited when they saw a web application completely created and hosted before their eyes in the azure.
I conclude here with saying, it was a nice learning and motivating experience for me delivering at Pune Azure Boot Camp.