Category Archives: Personal Events

DevDays 2009

Realizou-se a semana passada o DevDays 2009, o evento anual da Microsoft Portugal destinado a juntar profissionais e curiosos em torno das tecnologias da casa, que este ano foi organizado no campus do Tagus Park do Instituto Superior Técnico.

Para mim foi uma novidade a participação neste tipo de eventos, e logo com a oportunidade de fazer uma sessão sobre a Implementação de Serviços REST sobre WCF, que segundo me disseram 😉 , correu bastante bem.

Além de mim, outros três colegas da |create|it| fizeram apresentações no DevDays este ano. Estou a falar do Jota, que já é veterano nestas andanças, e do André e o Raul.

Globalmente o evento correu bem e foi uma boa oportunidade para conhecer pessoas e trocar experiências interessantes.

Posteriormente vou editar este post com a informação que apresentei na sessão.

Architect Forum 2008

This week I participated in the Architect Forum 2008 in Portugal.

The event was all about Cloud Computing and the agenda had two sessions:

  • Microsoft’s Cloud Computing Platform : What it is and when to use it, by David Chappell
  • Windows Azure, Padrões de Arquitectura e Caso de Uso, by João Pedro Martins, José António Silva, Nuno Godinho

The first session was more introductory and theoretical serving its purpose of presenting this new computing platform paradigm. What I also liked about it, was that the speaker focused not only on the Microsoft’s platform but on other platforms like the one’s from Amazon and Google, showing their differences and similarities, possible strengths and weaknesses.

Personally it seems that Microsoft’s platform given its “late appearance”  (no one is really late) was given more thought and took advantage of the other previous experiments. But everything is right at the beginning and as so I expect everyone to be more or less “on-pair” when these platforms really take off.

The second session made the bridge from the theory to the practice by presenting scenarios where a cloud computing architecture “should” make sense and presenting advantages over “traditional” architectures. They showed a real case scenario with a expense reporting application running in the cloud platform of Microsoft that among other things made use of Live Mesh, .NET Services (e.g. Service Bus) and SQL Services (e.g. Storage).

Overall I really enjoyed the event and look forward to dive deeper and experiment with these cloud platforms.