Early Summer Lightnin'
We're trying something a little different this month and we want you to be part of the event! It's lightning talk time!
We've already got a few talks lined up but we'd like to see more.
After all the last thing you want is for Damien, Derek and John to
waffle for two hours!
Do you have a topic close to your heart? A pet project, discovered a new technology or language, have a pearl of wisdom you'd like to share? If so come along and talk.
If you want to talk for 5 minutes then do so. 10? That's good as
well. We'll have to draw the line somewhere but it's negotiable.
The best talk of the evening (voted for by the audience) will win a 1-year individual subscription to a JetBrains Toolbox product of their choice, thanks to sponsorship by the fine folk at JetBrains.
Either email email@example.com or complete the section on the event brite form.
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Office 365: The Digital Workplace
Tony Hughes, from the well known I.T. consultancy firm TSG, will be here for our april event to talk about how organisations large and small can
utilise Office 365 as the foundation for a modern Digital Workplace,
after all it much more than Email in the Cloud and the latest versions
• Microsoft Teams – It’s so much more than Chat
• Microsoft Planner – Task Management and Planning
• Office Groups – The foundation for collaboration
• Yammer – Is this now all I need for my Intranet, or do I even need one
• PowerApps and Flow – Forms and Workflow for the masses
• Security and Compliance – You're safe in their hands
Tony has an extensive background in the industry, and some of you would
have heard him speak before, so please invite your friends and
colleagues to what will be an enlightening
What to expect from C# 7
Phillip Steele will be here to tell us all about the new features in the latest version of our favourite curly bracket lanuage, where they came from, why they are there and if you really need them.
Phillip is a senior developer at Sage and has many years experience with .Net and C# in particular.
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After a brief hiatus we're back in February. And we're also back at Campus North. We've got two talks for you this month.
Building your own Private Cloud on a Shoe String
"During this talk I will offer an alternative to AWS and
Azure, a little known provider that also happens to have the third most hosting
servers in the world (According to Netcraft 2015).
What if I also said this company was also was often much
cheaper than Azure or AWS while offering similar SLA’s? What about an easy to use REST API that
covers pretty much everything they do?
Interested yet? I was. The
company is called OVH.
I will discuss the benefits and limitations of using OVH to
build a cloud infrastructure.
Discussions and Demonstrations will include:
Virtual Instances on the OVH Public Cloud
Setting up Microsoft Hyper-V Core on Dedicated
Microsoft System Centre Virtual Machine Manager
Firewalls and Load Balancers
Private Networking and World Wide Data Centres
Using Object Storage with Open Stack and C#The costs - How to get it for £30 a month (Or free)
Mark Thompson is the Head of Product Development at Global
Mark’s software development experience includes everything
from Military Communications to Factory Automation to Accountancy products all using
predominantly C / C++ / C#.
Global Data Sentinel provides secure data solutions including
strong encryption and biometrics in both on premise and cloud hosted scenarios.
The Global Data Sentinel Research and Development Team are
based just North of Newcastle in Gosforth.
Their products are used world wide by organisations of every size.
Git, Gulp, Grunt, Node and Code: Making Sense of the Modern Development Toolchain
Our second talk is from Dr Bill Ayers...
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Heading into the summer, hot on the heals of June's DevOps fest we're mixing it up a bit with one MS talk and one Google talk...
Considering Compliance in Office 365 - John Timney
session provides a top down view of the Office 365 Compliance Center,
delivered by veteran Office Server and Services MVP John Timney. A
business and operations focused session describing why we need to
understand the key aspects of this service around archiving and
retention, e-discovery, advanced e-discovery and audit. The session
considers not only the features in Office 365, but the issue of
legality, EU Compliance and the EU-US Privacy Shield, data sovereignty
and the possible impact of Brexit on service owners. If you work in a
regulated industry and are considering or have already adopted Office
365 and Azure then this is a must see session to ready you for a
Introdution to Go - Jon Bulmer
Go programming language was invented by Alan A A Donovan and Brian W
Kernighan in 2007. It is Google's project, intended to offer speed and
dynamic development. Now at version 1.6 it is a fairly new language and
this can show at times. It works best in web service and network
I will start with a look at the tutorials on the
golang site. https://tour.golang.org/welcome . This is an amazing site
that gets you up to speed with the language, writing your code directly
into the web browser with syntax and compiler help. As you work through
the tutorials and do the exercises, you gain confidence. I will finish
this section of the talk by completing the Fibonacci closure exercise.
I will move onto the Latte Panda. This is a fully functional 2G/32GB
Windows 10 PC, built on a card with USB, HTMI and Ethernet connection.
It also includes a wifi card. All this for $109 my unit is in a cool
bamboo case. I have installed the Go compiler on it and will demonstrate
a web service running on it written with Go.
We'll be in Campus North, most likely the classroom but the final venue is still to be confirmed.
See folks soon!