Jason Haley

Ramblings from an Independent Consultant

Boston Code Camp 27

Yesterday was Boston Code Camp 27.  We had a good turn out. I met several people from out of state and also met many people that were attending a Code Camp for the first time.

As often happens, I didn’t get to attending any sessions but everyone I spoke with all had very nice things to say about the sessions they attended.

I presented two sessions:

Introduction to Azure App Service Environment

The room was to hold up to 18 people and I think there ended up being 12 – 15 that attended.  As I started the talk and poled the people about their experiences with Azure, I quickly learned they crowd needed mostly background on App Service and a little about App Service Environment … so I spend quite a bit of time showing them around Web Apps and discussing App Service in general and maybe 10 – 15 on App Service Environments.  Maybe next code camp, I’ll split it into 2 parts: Part 1: App Services, Part 2: App Service Environment.

The slides for the talk can be found here: https://jhaleyfiles2016.blob.core.windows.net/public/AppServiceEnvironment2017.pptx

Going Independent

This room was about the same size as the other, but there was at least a handful of people standing and sitting on the bench of to the side – so maybe 20 people or so.  I’ve given different versions of this talk at least a dozen times in the past 7 years.  Thirty minutes is usually not enough for this one (I gave a two hour version of it earlier this month), but I think I covered the important points. I think the group yesterday may have been the largest percentage of full-time employees that I’ve ever give the talk too – usually it is only 1/3 – 1/2 but it was closer to 2/3 to 3/4  … which is good since that is the audience I targeted the presentation to.

The slides for the talk can be found here: https://jhaleyfiles2016.blob.core.windows.net/public/Half_GoingIndependent2017.pptx