Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Summary of Chennai Azure Global Bootcamp 2016

The Chennai Global Azure bootcamp 2016 happened on Apr, 16th 2016 went on really well with lots of technical session and handson labs. We received more than 1000 registrations from people with variety of background, some of them were practicing professionals, few from IT Pro background and lots of students who are aspiring to be a cloud professionals soon.

The event started at 10.00 am and the keynote was delivered by Balaji Uppili, Chief Delivery Officer ,GAVS. He gave a lightning talk on the current cloud landscape and how azure is leading the game also touched little upon how developers must equip themselves to stay relevant in the ever changing IT. Soon after the keynote, presenters started offering session in 2 tracks, 1. Developer 2. IT Pro

We received 10 fantastic speakers from Chennai and Bangalore who delivered various tracks on various topics including Azure Apps Service, Open Source, Big data. I delivered  a topic on Azure Data lake Analytics and Data lake store, the services which are currently in preview, but the attendees were able to recognize the value of the services and how it can help developers to leverage these big data analytics services and exploit big data.

Event Highlights

  • Total Registrations for the event : 1000+ 
  • Attendees joined the session : 450
  • % of Dev/IT Pro : 75%
  • % of Student partners : 25%
  • Total no of Technical Tracks : 10
  • Hands on Lab conducted : 1


Dev TrackIT Pro Track
10:15 - 11:00: Building Mobile Apps with Visual Studio and Azure Services10:15 - 11:00: Power of Open Source on Azure (Ruby on Rails)
11:00 - 11:15: Café
11:30 - 12:15: Deep into Azure Machine Learning & Predictive Analytics11:30 - 12:15: Running LINUX workload on Azure
12:30 - 13:15: 14:00 - 14:45: DevOps In Azure12:30 - 13:15: Kick off your project for success!
13:15 - 14:00: LUNCH
14:00 - 14:15: Deep dive into Azure SQLIntroduction to Data Lake Analytics & Store
15:00 - 15:45: IoT on Azure (Part 1)15:00 - 15:45: Azure AD with Office 365
15:45 - 16:00: Café
16:15 - 17:00: IoT on Azure (Part 2)Azure Hands on Labs

Local Sponsors

GAVS Technologies and 8KMiles Software Services are the key local sponsors who helped us to execute such a larger event in Chennai. Infact, this is one of the largest community driven Azure event in the recent past conducted in the city. I'm very thankful for all the sponsors in helping us to execute the event.


Overall, the event went on really well, and a lot of great content was delivered by our awesome experts and MVP speakers. Thanks to all the presenters as well as all attendees! Without you, there wouldn’t have been an event. Also, special thanks goes to the Global Azure Bootcamp team for organizing the global event and getting together the prizes from all the global sponsors.

I had a great time presenting and helping people out with the hands-on labs launching Windows and Linux VMs towards the end of the day. It was a great learning and fun experience. Currently, I’m planning to help coordinate the Chennai Global Azure Bootcamp event next year as long as god will.

Until next year, adios amigos!

P.S. Please feel free to contact me with any question about Azure or general feedback on the event. You can either submit them to me in the comments on this post, via Twitter @ilyas_tweets or drop an email to me @ ilyas@bornoncloud.com.