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Melbourne

20th April, 2024

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About The Event

Global Azure 2024 is here! Over 3 days, communities around the world are organizing localized hybrid events and live streams for everyone around the world to join and learn about Azure from the best-in-class community leaders.

Where

Storey Hall (Building 16) - RMIT Melbourne

When

Saturday
20th April

Event Speakers

Event Schedule

Three tracks jam packed full of Azure content covering, Development, Data & AI, IOT and IT Pro topics!

Arrival & Check In

Arrive at the venue, mingle with other attendees and sign in for the day!

Welcome

Introductions to the days agenda, speakers and prizes for attendees!

Michelle 'Mishmanners' Duke

Level up with GitHub Copilot: using AI to learn, code, and build Michelle 'Mishmanners' Duke

It's time you meet your AI pair programmer. Do you find yourself stuck on a chunk of code? Unsure of how best to center a div? GitHub Copilot can help. Get unstuck by seeing suggested lines or code, whole functions, and learn more about your development journey through having code explained, and even translate your code into other languages.

Yogi Srivastava

Securing the phases of the Generative AI lifecycleYogi Srivastava

Large Language Models (LLMs) are the core of enterprise Generative AI applications. They can process and generate natural language, but they require additional components to handle user interactions, security, and other functionality to respond to or act on user inputs.

David O'Brien

Applying aviation style principles to cloud security - let's not crash in the cloud David O'Brien

Learn how we can apply lessons from aviation to cloud security, preventing breaches from happening.

Lunch

Food Food Food Food Food Food Food & Maybe some drinks.

Lars Klint

I connected my farm to the internet. Now What? Lars Klint

Have you ever wondered what happens when llamas meet the Internet of Things? Neither had I, until I connected my llama farm to the Internet! Join me on this wild ride where we’ll venture into the less-trodden path of llama-friendly automation.

Amit Khatri
Balaji Navaneethan

Modernizing with Azure Networking: How to Help Customers Adopt New Design Amit Khatri & Balaji Navaneethan

Join us as we delve into the advantages of utilizing modern Azure Networking capabilities, and how it can help enterprise customers reduce their hardware footprint and management overhead.

Afternoon Tea

Luncheon, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, Supper? He knows about them doesn't he?

Craig Moyle

Deploying Applications in AKS vs Container Apps Craig Moyle

A demo heavy session on how to deploy an application in the two main Kubernetes based offerings in Azure - Azure Kubernetes Service and Container Apps.

Egharevba Stephanie.jpg

Breaking Barriers: Fostering Inclusivity in the Tech Industry Egharevba Stephanie

In a rapidly evolving technological landscape, it is imperative to address the issue of inclusivity in the tech industry. This session aims to shed light on the importance of creating a more diverse and inclusive tech space. By exploring various aspects of inclusivity, such as gender, race, ethnicity, accessibility and disability, we will examine the challenges faced by underrepresented groups and discuss practical strategies to overcome them.

Close out & Q&A

Final questions, comments and notes for the day!

Arrival & Check In

Arrive at the venue, mingle with other attendees and sign in for the day!

Welcome

Introductions to the days agenda, speakers and prizes for attendees!

Mehdi Modarressi

Systems for when the cloud is rainy: designing for reliability in Azure Mehdi Modarressi

Reliability and resilience is one of the pillars of Well Architected Framework. In this session we discuss the best practices for building resilient applications in Azure.

Aaron Saikovski

Python for the Azure Platform Engineer Aaron Saikovski

Why use Python and Azure together I hear you ask? In this session we go through how to work with Python and the Azure Python SDK to automate all the things.

Ankul Bhardwaj

Empowering Security: Accelerating Your Zero Trust Journey with Microsoft Entra Ankul Bhardwaj

Join our session to discover how leveraging Microsoft Entra can propel your organization's Zero Trust security strategy. Explore how Microsoft Entra empowers you to establish a robust security framework, emphasizing identity-centric controls to strengthen your security posture.

Lunch

Food Food Food Food Food Food Food & Maybe some drinks.

Kelly Broekstra

Building a great integrated data model with Microsoft Fabric Kelly Broekstra

I bet your organisation has heaps of data in different applications. Your CRM, Google Analytics, SharePoint, Forms or surveys, accounting software, emails and timesheets alone have masses of information about your business just waiting to be explored. Learn how to integrate this data into consolidated solutions to help you fully understand your business and gain insights. We will discuss why this is important, how different data relates and the limitations and benefits of built-in application reports. We will use Microsoft Fabric to develop a data model incorporating connections to multiple common applications

Sarah Young

Panda to gibbon is the least of your worries: why securing AI is not what you think Sarah Young

There's a lot of talk about AI at the moment. A LOT. Sarah has been leading Microsoft's internal efforts to create AI security best practices and - in this talk - will share aspects of the journey to do this, a history of AI attacks and what the best practices are to keep an AI implementation secure (spoiler: there's no secret sauce) and how you should be thinking about this in your organisation, no matter what cloud or AI platform you're using.

Afternoon Tea

Luncheon, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, Supper? He knows about them doesn't he?

Paco de la Cruz

Supercharging your Azure Integration Solutions with OpenAIPaco de la Cruz

In this session, Paco will guide you in elevating your Azure integration solutions using OpenAI APIs. Join us and get some inspiration and fresh perspectives to supercharge your upcoming Azure integration projects.

Egharevba Stephanie.jpg

Breaking Barriers: Fostering Inclusivity in the Tech Industry Egharevba Stephanie

In a rapidly evolving technological landscape, it is imperative to address the issue of inclusivity in the tech industry. This session aims to shed light on the importance of creating a more diverse and inclusive tech space. By exploring various aspects of inclusivity, such as gender, race, ethnicity, accessibility and disability, we will examine the challenges faced by underrepresented groups and discuss practical strategies to overcome them.

Close out & Q&A

Final questions, comments and notes for the day!

Arrival & Check In

Arrive at the venue, mingle with other attendees and sign in for the day!

Welcome

Introductions to the days agenda, speakers and prizes for attendees!

Israel Orenuga

Managing Azure DevOps Self-Hosted Agent Images via Version Control Israel Orenuga

In the fast-paced world of DevOps, maintaining consistency, reliability, and speed in continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines is paramount. This talk delves into the innovative approach of managing Azure DevOps self-hosted agent images using version control systems. It explores the challenges of ensuring agent environments remain predictable and the strategies to automate updates and changes through version control principles. Attendees will learn how to leverage version control for agent image configuration, enabling scalable, reproducible, and manageable CI/CD workflows.

James Westall

Zero to Hero - Prompt Engineering for Dummies James Westall

With the advent of large language models, mastering the English language has never been more important (Who would have thought you should have paid attention in school?). In this session, explore the process of developing your own robust prompts using Azure’s OpenAI Studio and Prompt flow! Learn how to use key topics such as; System (meta) Prompts, Zero & Few Shot learning and grounding context in your applications!

Lachlan Wright

AI at Your Fingertips: Decoding the Future with GitHub Copilot Lachlan Wright

In the rapidly evolving landscape of software development, GitHub Copilot stands at the forefront of a paradigm shift. Powered by OpenAI, this cutting-edge tool is more than just a code assistant; it's a harbinger of a new era in coding practices.

Lunch

Food Food Food Food Food Food Food & Maybe some drinks.

Dylan McCarthy

Platform Engineering vs DevOps Dylan McCarthy

In the last few years we have seen a rise in the usage of the term Platform Engineering, but what does that actually mean and how does it compare to DevOps? In this talk I will present what these both mean to me as someone who has been a "DevOps" engineer and is now a Platform Engineer. I'll talk about the "Platform Engineering Iceberg" showing how what appears to be a simple term hides a mass of complexity and challenges. And to wrap it up I'll talk about Developer Experience and how that ties into all of this.

Will Velida

Building and operating cloud-native applications with Radius and Azure. Will Velida

Radius is an open-source framework that enables developers and operators to build, deploy and operate on cloud native applications across public and private clouds. In this session, I'll talk about why developers and operators might want to use Radius when building cloud-native applications, go into the architecture of Radius, compare it other common tools and frameworks for managing cloud native apps, and show how you can build cloud-native applications using Radius through live demos. By the end of this session, you'll have an understanding of what Radius is, how you can use it to build and manage your cloud native apps, and understand how it differs from other cloud-native tools and frameworks.!

Afternoon Tea

Luncheon, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, Supper? He knows about them doesn't he?

Anthony Watherston

Enterprise Policy As Code - Advanced Azure Policy Management Anthony Watherston

With policy driven governance being one of the design principles of the Cloud Adoption Framework let's take a look at an open source project designed to automate the rollout and management of Azure Policy at scale across the enterprise. Featuring stateful deployment, CI/CD integration, code first deployment and reporting/remediation, Anthony will take you on a demo filled journey to take control of policy.

Egharevba Stephanie.jpg

Breaking Barriers: Fostering Inclusivity in the Tech Industry Egharevba Stephanie

In a rapidly evolving technological landscape, it is imperative to address the issue of inclusivity in the tech industry. This session aims to shed light on the importance of creating a more diverse and inclusive tech space. By exploring various aspects of inclusivity, such as gender, race, ethnicity, accessibility and disability, we will examine the challenges faced by underrepresented groups and discuss practical strategies to overcome them.

Close out & Q&A

Final questions, comments and notes for the day!

Event Venue

RMIT - Storey Hall

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, this years event will be hosted at RMIT's wonderful Storey Hall, a short walk from the Melbourne Central train station.

F.A.Q

  • No! Global Azure is organised globally by individuals looking to give back to the Technology community. The event is completely free, sign up at meetup.com

  • This years event is located at RMIT's Storey Hall, a short walk from Melbourne Central station.

  • Our Call for Speakers is now closed. If you're a Melbournian and looking to contribute to community events, please feel free to reach out via info@melbourneazurebootcamp.com or Meetup.com and we can book you a dedicated session at our user group!

  • Thanks to our generous sponsors, we have organised a lunch and afternoon tea for attendees.

  • Yes! If your organisation is interested in sponsoring, please reach our to our organisers via info@melbourneazurebootcamp.com or Meetup.com

  • The 2024 event will be an in person event. Sessions will be recorded and slides collected to attendees to access post event!

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