.NET Cloud-Native Bootcamp

June 18th, 2019  •  Microsoft Technology Center • San Francisco, CA

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You're trying to build better software, faster. But .NET developers haven't had access to the capabilities necessary to become cloud-native. Until now.

In this one-day bootcamp, learn exactly how to create cloud-native applications with .NET. You'll hear about patterns and anti-patterns, and then put hands on the keyboard to put best practices into action. We’ll talk about .NET Framework, .NET Core, Pivotal Cloud Foundry on Microsoft Azure, and the exciting new Steeltoe library for microservices. Whether your .NET apps are staying on-premises or moving to a public cloud, these principles will help you build more scalable, resilient, and adaptable systems that drive your competitive advantage.

Exclusively for this workshop: How do .NET developers interact with the database to influence application development? With a developer-loved, yet operationally reliable database. Our friends from Redis Labs will demo a database running on Azure with the flexibility of cloud native, plus the operational resilience.

By the end of the day, you’ll get exposed to what you need for refactoring existing .NET apps, and building entirely new ones in a cloud-native way. Join us in San Francisco for a great day together!

Who should attend: .NET developers with 1+ years of experience writing web-based applications. Pivotal Cloud Foundry experience is not required.

Bring a laptop with …

  • A code IDE or editor for .NET apps (e.g. Visual Studio 2017, Visual Studio Code)

  • CF command line tool installed 

*Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all workshop attendees. 


8:30-9:00 AM Arrival, Networking and Breakfast
9:00-9:15 AM The need to be good at software. Some brief examples and data points to highlight the growing importance of delivering a compelling software experience.
9:15-10:00 AM Microservices, and decomposing the monolith. A look at what microservices are, and how people start to create a microservices architecture out of a monolithic app.
10:00-10:15 AM What does "cloud-native" mean? Define “cloud-native” and look at key criteria for building apps in a cloudy way.
10:15-10:30 AM Break
10:30-11:15 AM Introducing Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF). Why run PCF on Azure? What role do “platforms” play in a cloud-native environment? We’ll look at PCF and its core components.
11:15-11:30 AM Q & A
11:30-12:30 PM Don’t let your database be the bottleneck. Redis Labs will demonstrate why in cloud development, deciding the operating model for databases matters just as much as how to build apps quickly, scale them, and keep them up and running.
12:30-1:00 PM Lunch and short address by Magenic
1:00-4:30 PM
Hands On Labs: Build .NET Core apps and run them on Pivotal Application Services for Windows (PASW). Use the Steeltoe framework to implement actuators and cloud connectors to make use of environment variables and app instances. Bind your .NET app to Azure SQL using the Azure Service Broker, to combine the best of PASW and the Azure Cloud.
4:30-4:45 PM Begin Your Cloud-Native Journey:
- Options for self-learning through the Steeltoe sample apps and Pivotal Web Services
- Pivotal training through their education services
- Speak with a local Pivotal Account Team


headshot-5.jpg Justin Seely
Platform Architect, Pivotal

Justin Seely is a Platform Architect on the Global Alliances team managing the Microsoft partnership after five years working at Microsoft in Active Directory and Azure. Justin works with customers to ensure their success when building Pivotal products on top of Azure. He has deep experience in CI/CD systems to manage enterprise scale deployments across Azure and AWS both on top of Kubernetes and on raw IaaS.
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Lead Consultant Cloud Practice Lead, Magenic

Robert is one of Magenic’s two Cloud Practice Leads, heading up the Magenic Pivotal Practice and has more than 15 years’ experience with the .NET and Microsoft technologies. He has been working with Pivotal Cloud Foundry in the .NET space for more than two years, and during that time, Robert has led large re-platforming and modernization efforts in moving .NET applications to Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Azure. He also has industry experience in real estate, financial institutions, politics, and energy and chemical.
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Adi Foulger
Principal Architect, Redis Labs
Adi Foulger is a Principal Architect for Redis Labs. Coming from a decade of software development, innovation work, and database engineering, Adi leads Redis Labs' platform integration initiatives around offerings such as PCF and Kubernetes. 

Want to learn more before the workshop? Check out this new eBook by Richard Seroter, VP of Product Marketing at Pivotal and eleven time Microsoft MVP!

Should you have any questions or would like more information about this event, please email James Calvert at [email protected].


Thank you!

Thank you for your interest. Registration for this event is closed.

We look forward to you joining us.


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