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Azure Open Space Coding Day
Saturday, February 27, 2010 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (GMT)
Birmingham, United Kingdom
We will have Eric Nelson and David Gristwood of Microsoft on the day to keynote two sessions. The first will be a morning session which is for folks brand new to Azure, to help them get software installed, up and running etc.
The afternoon keynote session will be for more advanced topics as decided by the attendees.
In addition we’ll have up to 6 other sessions on Azure topics to be decided on the day. SQL Azure, AppFabric, Commercial considerations, PHP, Ruby, OpenRasta etc. It’s up to you. And we may have some swag.
Geek dinner at 19:00 on the Saturday night after the event, so please get a ticket if you want to attend the dinner too.
Tel: +44 789 409 6439
All registered attendees will be contacted in the run-up to confirm that they can still attend. If you do not hear from the organisers before one week prior to the event and expected to, please make contact.
Places for the coding days are more limited than for a conference and those who are on the waiting list deserve the opportunity to attend, if at all possible. Accordingly, any confirmed attendees that do not turn up for the day without informing the organisers will be blacklisted from future events.
Anyone on the waiting list for a Coding Day will have first refusal to attend the next Coding Day. Therefore, if you are currently registered but are not certain that you can attend, please consider swapping places with someone on the waiting list and then you can come next time.
All attendees are requested to bring a laptop. If not, attendees are requested to be generous in buddying with others during the day. You will require Visual Studio 2008 with the Azure SDK installed.
We will be using Google Code as the repository for the day. Google Code is a subversion service, and so installing TortoiseSVN or one of the alternative clients would be a good idea.
A wireless network will be available, please ensure that BitTorrent and so on are disabled.
Please contact the organisers if there are any unanswered questions or useful information not listed.
The planning process
- 1. Attendees put up the sessions they are interested in having using post-it notes on the whiteboard.
- 2. Attendees put their names against sessions they are willing to host. No host means the session is dropped. Be aware: the host is not a presenter, the host is not expected to even know the subject. The host is simply someone to keep the session flowing effectively for the participants.
- 3. Attendees vote on which proposed sessions get the go-ahead.
Following the principle of "golden hours", there will be two coding sessions of two hours in the day and a generous period of time for socialising over lunch:
The final responsibility of a session host is to ensure that any code written in the session or notes taken are checked-in to the repository.
For anyone who wants to stay over then Conference Aston are very good value.
Please blog or twitter (#azureoscd #openspacecode) your experiences, how you think that the format can be improved, what you feel that you took away from day. If you feel you learned something, share it so that we might all learn from you.
The notes and code in the repository is there for all to use, perhaps to build upon. Don't let it moulder away.
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Birmingham Science Park Aston
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