Launching AzureAustin user group May 13, 2013

On May 13, 2013, I’m launching a new user group, AzureAustin (please RSVP so we can plan food accordingly).

For those who know me, you know that I led the Austin .Net User Group for 5 years, that I was on the founding board of directors for AgileAustin, and that I co-founded AgileATX (now known as ATX Code Lunch – and superbly facilitated by Chad Myers).  I’m launching this new group because the nature of the data center is changing rapidly, and Microsoft is one of the big 3 lending momentum behind the trend.

I also see the Microsoft technologist having a key role to play in the new DevOps world, and this group will be central in bringing together developers and technologist responsible for running critical software systems for their companies.  By coming to together, sharing successes, and discussing challenges, we can mutually sharpen each other and learn from each other.  This group is sponsored by Microsoft and will be held at the Austin Microsoft office.  In addition, each month will have a food/drink sponsor for dinner.

At 5:30, please arrive for 30 minutes of networking and getting started with the food.  The business meeting/presentation will begin at 6PM.  We will conclude at 7:30 and have final announcements and a give away drawing.

Please share this with all you know: managers, executives, developers, I/T admins, and anyone who has a hand in developing and running business software systems.  Along with Windows Azure, we will discuss all relevant topics around the technologies used to build and operate systems that can run in Windows Azure.

I look forward to seeing you there.  Please contact me if you have any questions about the group, or if you would like to volunteer to help make the group better!

And RSVP for the first meeting!