Global Azure Bootcamp 2018

Several cities (270!) around the world are today running in parallel one of the most relevant community events focused on Azure, the Global Azure Bootcamp 2018. It is Saturday, but many professionals and technology enthusiasts decided to spend part of the weekend to learn and share experiences on Azure. I had the pleasure to present in Verona’s edition, opening the day with the Keynote (together with Francesco Valerio Buccoli and Marco Parenzan), and with a breakout session focused on the Azure Data Platform. I would like to thank the community CloudGen, that organized the day for the 100 people that attended. Below a couple of photos taken during the day (Diego and Marco represented Insight at our sponsor booth).Ciao!Francesco@francedit

my week in Arizona @ Insight HQ and @ Data Platforms 2018 conference

I had a wonderful time this week in Arizona. Tonight I will fly back home, and I am bringing back with me a lot of new things that I have learned, so I am very very happy!Visit to Insight HQIt was my first time here at our HQ in Tempe. Everyone has been so nice with me, I really liked the spirit and the attitude of all of the people I met. I also had the opportunity to meet our CIO Mike Guggemos, that spent his precious time with me at lunch (thank you for inspiring me with your words) and introduced me to key people in our solutions and services division.The conferenceThe conference location is just amazing, located at the Wigwam Arizona resort.I had the opportunity to meet speakers from some of the most relevant companies in the Big Data world, including Facebook, AWS, Expedia, Qubole, etc. And I’d like to thank Qubole for giving me the opportunity to speak here, Kay and Matthew in particular. I hope the audience liked my session on Azure Data Lake, below a couple of pictures of the conferenceAnd, last but not least, during my commute times, I found … a coyote! (I know, I am probably the worst photographer on planet earth)Ciao!Francesco@francedit

Cloud Pizza @Insight – 8 Maggio 2018

L’8 Maggio, a partire dalle 17.30, avremo il piacere di ospitare presso la nostra sede di Milano l’evento organizzato dalla community DotNetLombardia . Si tratta di un evento di natura informale, dove parleremo di Microsoft Azure. Ci saremo io e due amici MVP, Roberto Freato e Fabio Franzini, a parlare di PaaS, data platform e produttività. Non abbiamo molti posti disponibili, per cui vi suggerisco di iscrivervi prima possibile, se interessati Ah, dimenticavo, c’è anche la pizza! Trovate l’agenda sotto, e i dettagli per l’iscrizione qui !Dopo un anno dall'ultimo incontro ci ritroviamo per un evento primaverile all'insegna del Cloud. DotNetLombardia è lieta di organizzare, per la prima volta in compagnia di Fabio Franzini e Francesco Diaz, un evento serale di approfondimento e Q&A sul Cloud.L'evento, in collaborazione con Insight, parte dell'iniziativa Insight for Communities, sarà così strutturato:17:30 - Welcome18:00 - Azure PaaS e casi d'uso - Roberto Freato18:45 - Birra (gentilmente offerta da Insight)19:00 - Azure Data Platform e casi d'uso - Francesco Diaz19:45 - Pizza (gentilmente offerta da Insight)20:00 - Microsoft Flow vs Logic Apps & Functions - Fabio Franzini21:00 – ClosingVi aspettiamo!!Francesco@francedit

Microsoft Digital Week, Data Platforms 2018 and Global Azure Bootcamp 2018

I have been quite busy with a few things in the last months, and I didn’t give a proper attention to this blog (I am also a bit of a lazy person sometimes ). So I am writing this article to do a quick recap of my extra-work activities done in the last months and what I am planning to do in the upcoming weeks.November 2017 -  WPC 2017 (Milano) – I worked with the rest of the team on the agenda of the conference. I think the conference went pretty well, based on the feedbacks that we received. I wrote a book, together with Roberto, on the Azure Data Platform, and it will be published soon. It has been a big effort and I literally spent days and nights of my personal time on that, I hope you will like it, once published. I have a lot of people to thank for the support, I will write an article once the book will be available.March 2018 - Microsoft Digital Week (Milano) – One entire week dedicated to technology, hosted by Microsoft in the Microsoft House. I presented together with my friend and colleague Diego a session on cloud and artificial intelligence, describing the work that we are doing for our customersApril 2018 – Data Platforms 2018 (Phoenix) - I will present a session on Azure Data Lake. I have never been to Arizona before, so I will also try to spend some time to be a tourist there. April 2018 – Global Azure Bootcamp 2018 (Verona) – I will present the new version of Azure Data Factory, that introduces a few interesting features for ETL scenarios.That’s all for now, I am planning some additional activities for communities, and I will use them as an excuse to publish another blog post, hope soon Ciao!Francesco@francedit

Microsoft Future Decoded – 6th and 7th October – Milan

This year’s edition of Future Decoded will be hosted in Milan, and the event will have a super guest, Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President of the Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Group division, and the Microsoft top management of Microsoft Italy as well. You can choose from 6 different tracks, covering Cloud Platform, IoT, Modern Workplace etc.   We as Insight will be present as Gold sponsor, so don’t forget to stop by our booth during the event to meet us. I will also have the pleasure to deliver a talk on How to architect and design an hybrid solution using Microsoft Azure, and let me thank the CommunityDays team for giving me this opportunity. The event is full, but you can watch it in streaming using the registration form here See you there, Ciao! Francesco @francedit

FutureDecoded – Rome - November 12th 2015 – slides online

  Ciao, slides of sessions delivered at #FutureDecoded are online, and the video recording sessions will be also online very soon. Visit the CommunityDays website to be informed on the updates. Just one word to express my opinion on the conference: SPECTACULAR! Ciao! @francedit Francesco

my Azure talk at Community Days – 24th, 25th, 26th March 2015 - Milan

    Community Days is one of the biggest technical community events we have here in Italy. It is an incredible opportunity to meet lots of experts and get trained on the latest updates on Microsoft technology, for free! This year I will have the privilege to talk about Azure Data Factory and Azure Search, two of the emerging services in the Azure Application Platform area. The event will be hosted by Microsoft at the Innovation Campus in Peschiera Borromeo (MI). Below you could find the Agenda: http://www.communitydays.it/events/2015/ See you there! Ciao! @francedit