Friday, May 3, 2013

Global Windows Azure boot camp 2013–Ahmedabad

Recently before few days Ahmedabad User Group and Microsoft has organized A windows Azure boot camp event on April 27,2013. As an Ahmedabad User Group member I was there and it was amazing event. This post is about to share my experience with Event.

What is Windows Azure:

Windows azure is a Microsoft Cloud platform. Windows Azure enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any operating system, language or tool. You can fine more information about there from the following links.

About Event:

The event was about Windows Azure and getting started with Azure. In this  event we were having one day deep classes and lab training which will help people to understand azure and to get up speed on developing for windows azure. Microsoft had arranged this event at more then 90 location all around globe and they were also going to have  some live labs and experiment to give load to one of there data center. This event was showcase of windows azure and how real time application can be benefited with power of windows azure.


You can find more details about event at following link.

Agenda of event:

It was full day event and followings are agenda of event.

Start End Agenda Speaker
09:30 09:45 Registration
09:45 10:00 Welcome to GWAB!
10:00 10:45 Windows Azure – Complete Solution for Your Business Need Mahesh Devjibhai Dhola
10:45 11:00 Tea
11:00 12:00 Render Farm/Lab 1
12:00 13:00 Lab 2
13:00 14:00 Lunch
14:00 14:20 Windows Azure Real-life Application Showcase Prabhjot Singh Bakshi
14:20 15:00 Windows Azure Mobile Services Kaushal Bhavsar
15:00 16:00 Lab 3
16:00 16:15 Tea
16:15 16:30 Q&A and Feedback forms submission
16:30 17:00 Giveaways & Signing off

It has been sponsors by various well known IT companies.


and we have one local sponsors Revitas who provided us venue for making this event possible.


Event Overview:

The event was started around 9:30 in the morning.  It was first started by welcome note by Mahesh Dhola where he welcome all attendees and give a small introduction about event and windows azure.


After that he deep dives about windows azure and gone through all kind of application that can be developed with windows azure and all kind of services provided by windows azure platform.


After that we had tea and biscuits and then Mahesh explained about render farm experiment. It was an experiment by Microsoft Connected system MVP (@alansmith) prepared something based upon his 256 worker role demo. You can find out more information about from his blog post here.

After that we had lunch and its time to connect with other developers and community people. I have met lots of interesting and people and some Microsoft Student partners.

After lunch we had a session from Prabhjot Singh Bakshi where he showcase some application developed by him on windows azure platform. He explained how quickly we can develop application without worrying about capabilities and other issues.


After that we have got another power pack session from our own geek Kaushal Bhavsar. Who run his own startup Pratikar.


Then kaushal has explained and create a small application with Azure mobile service and explained how its works internally.

After that we all participate in the render farm experiment and due to effort of all attendees and AhmedabadUserGroup Members Ahmedabad is in top 20 location for rendering frames. You can find top location list from here.

Cool Giveaways:

There were plenty of giveaways there from various sponsors and we had lucky draw for that and I was lucky enough to win CloudBerry Clould back tool.


Here is the list of giveaways.


It was an awesome event and I am proud to be part of AhemdabadUserGroup. I would thanks all other volunteers Pranjal Nigam, Kaushal Bhavsar,Mahesh Dhola and all attendees to make this event successful.

Hope you like it. Stay tuned for more.


  1. Nice post very good coverage of the event. Thanks.

  2. Thanks Harsh!!. I have seen your articles also. Nice written post!!


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