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May
8
Mon
O’Reilly Open Source Convention @ Austin, TX
May 8 – May 11 all-day

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O’Reilly OSCON: The open source community’s annual gathering

Since 1999, the O’Reilly Open Source Convention has brought together talented people from diverse backgrounds who are doing amazing things with open source technologies. We share new techniques and approaches, proven best practices, and practical skills. No matter what your technical experience level, you’ll learn from the useful stories and hard-won experience delivered by our talented and expert speakers.

Open source is now found everywhere—from the bottom of the programming stack to the very top—so we’re focusing on these topics as a means to consider and solve critical, real-world problems:

Join us May 8–11 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX for OSCON 2017. Learn how open source can be a strategic business advantage, master specific tools and technologies, and even become a contributor to open source projects.

There’s no event quite like OSCON—the best place on Earth to sharpen your skills and discover new techniques, making you better at what you do and igniting your love of all things digital.

Jun
2
Fri
PowerShell in Action @ Microsoft Burlington
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

PowerShell in Action

PowerShell in Action – June 2, 2017 – Microsoft Burlington

Join us for a day of PowerShell.  Just as it is a tool for you to do amazing things, we are going to use it as a tool to explore amazing technologies.  If you are looking to learn PowerShell, we have an entire track dedicated for you.  If you already know the basics, go deep and learn more in our full professional track.  There will be sessions on Azure, Containers, Nano Server, and hands-on lab sessions where you will be able to put the practices you learn to use on your own equipment.  Don’t forget to Bring a laptop and power supply.  Also, for security to get in the building, you will need to present an official ID.

Whether you are on the Dev or the Ops side, there is plenty here to learn.

Purpose: Introduce and Dive Deep into PowerShell leveraging the latest and greatest technologies such as Windows Server 2016, Office 365, Nano Server, Containers, DevOps, Azure Cloud

Target Audience: Those that work in the IT sector.

  1. Professional System Administrators, security professionals, virtualization professionals, or others that are part of the “Operations” side of the business.
  2. Developers (generally enterprise, but all are welcome) who want to learn how they can make their life better by learning PowerShell, Containers, DevOps and other technologies
  3. Those that what to learn introduction or deep dive on the technologies covered in this event.
  4. Early career IT or Dev

Audience Expectations: Learn about PowerShell and how to leverage PowerShell for managing,  automating other technologies that are growing rapidly.  Most of the content presented will have some element or lessons in PowerShell. Take home the lab guide, a USB drive with all content and scripts.

 

Platinum Sponsor: Microsoft 

Microsoft

 


Keynote Presentation by: Tim Mangan

A Walk-through of a real-world example of PowerShell to automate VM Management and application packaging

Tim ManganThe Windows ADK for the 1703 release includes PowerShell based scripts for automation in a Hyper-V environment. Although intended for App-V packaging, these scripts make a great example for general automation of VMs including the following:

  • OS Image creation
  • Unattended VM creation and OS installation
  • Creating a local account in the VM and enabling remote management
  • Setting VM Parameters (ex: memory, CPU, NIC, AutoStart)
  • Creating a checkpoint
  • Reverting and starting the VM
  • Copying files into the VM and injecting commands

Event Information

We will focus on Automating via PowerShell but also cover DevOps practices, Containers, Windows Server 2016 Nano and how Azure helps deliver and leverage all of these technologies. There will be a fee to cover expenses (USB drives, Drawing prizes, Snacks, Drinks, Lab Guides, etc.) (equivalent to other all day classes for $1200).  Wow, we landed a great partner and sponsor, Microsoft!  As a result, we are now able to offer a new reduced Price,  $25.00!!!! (was $50).  Still looking for other sponsors too :)

All Attendees Will Get

  • A full day of training on PowerShell and many other great and new technologies
  • USB Thumbdrive with all content scripts, slides, additional resources, etc.
  • Printed and bound Lab Guide so you can do more labs on your own
  • Door prizes and the opportunity to win great drawing prizes

Overall breakdown of the day…

  • Introductions
  • Keynote: Tim Mangan
  • Breakouts (two tracks): Professional | Getting Started
  • Lunch & Hands-On Labs (Thanks to Microsoft)
  • Hands-On Labs
  • Raffle Drawing Prizes

All-Star Speaker Lineup …

  • Tim Mangan
  • Gene Laisne
  • Robert Borges
  • Dan Stolts
  • Lee Benjamin
  • Warren Frame
  • Bill Wilder
  • Jason Haley
  • Jeffery Hicks
  • More…

Topics and Technologies…

  • PowerShell
  • Containers
  • Hyper-V
  • Nano Server
  • PowerShell on Linux
  • Azure
  • Docker
  • DevOps
  • Office365

 

Jun
11
Sun
WITI Summit @ San Jose, CA
Jun 11 – Jun 13 all-day

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The Women In Technology International (WITI) Summit, June 11-13, is the annual gathering of tech-savvy women, held in the heart of Silicon Valley. Executive women, entrepreneurs, and technology thought leaders from around the world converge to collaborate on innovative solutions to common business challenges; explore new business opportunities that underscore how technology is powering change; and build and expand strong connections in a welcoming networking environment of women committed to helping each other succeed. 1,200+ attendees from around the world. Use code PARTNER for $100 discount off the prevailing rate of a 3-day pass.

3 Days. 200 Speakers. Infinite Opportunities.

The Most Important Event for Women in Technology Returns to Silicon Valley June 11-13, 2017. At WITI’s 23rd Annual Summit, Executive Women, Entrepreneurs, and Technology Thought Leaders from Around the World Converge to…

  • Collaborate with Peers on Innovative Solutions to a Variety of Common Business Challenges
  • Explore New Business Opportunities that Underscore how Technology is Powering Change
  • Build and Expand Strong Connections in a Welcoming Environment of Women committed to Each Other’s Success
Jul
17
Mon
AnDevCon Washington, D.C
Jul 17 – Jul 19 all-day

AnDevCon, July 17-19, moves to Washington DC for the first time. I remains as the leading technical conference for software developers building Android apps. Whether you are an enterprise developer, work for a commercial software company, or are driving your own start-up, you need to attend AnDevCon. Network with 800 software developers and IT managers from across the globe. Chose from more than 75 classes and tutorials and visit with top exhibitors, all 100% focused on Android development. Use code PARTNER for a $50 discount off the prevailing rate of a 3-day pass.

AnDevCon is the technical conference for professional software developers and engineers developing for the Android platform.

With 3 packed days, you will take your Android development skills to the next level with in-depth Android development tutorials, classes and hackathons.

From learning the basics in an Android development bootcamp to embedded Android, Artificial Intelligence, and cross-platform technologies, AnDevCon offers the most comprehensive program with countless sessions and networking opportunities.

Create, Design, Develop and Connect at AnDevCon D.C. 2017!

Sep
6
Wed
InterDrone, Las Vegas
Sep 6 – Sep 8 all-day

After an impressive second show (3518 attendees from 54 nations, 155 exhibitors, 150 press and rave reviews) InterDrone returns to Las Vegas.  It will feature conference tracks for engineers, software developers, executives, investors, regulators and commercial drone “buyers and flyers” in more than a dozen vertical market segments. 4,000+ attendees and 175+ exhibitors

Sep
16
Sat
Vermont Code Camp – 9th Annual
Sep 16 all-day

Vermont Code Camp is a full day event that brings together technology community members, students and professionals from around Vermont and beyond. In 2016, there were sessions on a variety of software topics including programming, databases, web, business and more.

At a Glance

  • What: Vermont Code Camp 9th Annual
  • When: September 16, 2017
  • Where: Burlington, Vermont
  • Who: Organized primarily by the Vermont.NET User Group with help from other groups including the Burlington, Vermont PHP Users Group
  • Why: To share knowledge amongst technology professionals, students, and enthusiasts
  • How: Through the hard work of organizers, the commitment of volunteers, and the generosity of sponsors
Oct
12
Thu
Boston Tech Security Conference 2017
Oct 12 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

2017 Boston Tech Security ConferenceThis conference qualifies for CPE credits! Passes include a full lunch, entrance into the main conference room and all conference material. Program Description:  Data Connectors will be hosting the Boston Tech Security Conference on Thursday, Oct. 12th. The event will start at 8:15 AM with a check-in and opening introductions before presentation sessions begin at 8:45. Between the educational sessions that go throughout the day, there will be time to visit vendor booths to obtain information regarding product and service offerings.  Event Sponsors/Vendors include: Click here for a full agenda When you register to attend a Data Connectors vendor-sponsored conference, your event registration information is used to confirm registrations and may be used to send product information and promotional material. (Information may also be used to compile broad demographic information). As Data Connectors may disclose your event registration information to those vendors sponsoring the event, Data Connector’s customer agreement with the Sponsor provides that the Sponsor (a) may use this information only to send you product information, to contact you via common methods of communication to assess your interest in its products and services, and (b) may share this information with a business partner, reseller or distributor of its products and services for the permitted marketing purposes set forth above. You should contact the Sponsor directly if you have any questions about their use of this information.

Register Online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-tech-security-conference-2017-tickets-27280442538

 

Oct
19
Thu
Azure Red Shirt Dev Tour ’17 @ Seaport Boston
Oct 19 @ 8:45 pm – 2:45 pm

The Azure Red Shirt Dev Tour ’17 is coming to Boston!

Whether you’re new to the cloud or a seasoned expert, you’ll learn something at the Azure Red Shirt Dev Tour ’17. The Red Shirt Tour is all about code. Join Microsoft’s cloud chief, Scott Guthrie, as he codes live and demonstrates how Azure can help you solve some of your most vexing developer problems.
Join us on October 19th at Seaport Boston.

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

The Azure Red Shirt Dev Tour ’17 is a free! code-first event where you can connect and learn from cloud experts from Microsoft and your local community. It’s all about helping you become a better developer by teaching skills to develop, deploy, and manage cloud applications.

AGENDA

8:45AM – 9:30AM
Check-in & Welcome
9:30AM – 12:45PM
Keynote w/ Scott Guthrie | Two 1.5 HR. Sessions w/ Short Break In-Between
12:45PM – 1:30PM
Lunch provided
1:30PM – 2:45PM
Coding on Stage w/ Scott Guthrie | “Azure Tips & Tricks”
2:45PM
Thank You & Event Close

FEATURED SPEAKER

Scott Guthrie
Executive Vice President of Cloud and Enterprise, Microsoft

Join Us

Nov
14
Tue
SPTechCon Washington D.C.
Nov 14 – Nov 17 all-day

The 9th spring/fall versions of SPTechCon are part of the world’s premier independent SharePoint/Office365 event series, with 1,000+ delegates and 30+ exhibitors at each event!  SPTechCon is for IT professionals, SharePoint/O365 power users and developers.