Microsoft Baltic Developers Community

The community’s goal to bring together new and experienced developers alike and have them be mentored by experts from Emergn and Microsoft’s MVP network to guide and shape new ideas of working with Azure.

The Microsoft Baltics Azure Developer Community concluded with an incredible set of demonstrations, ranging from people who are brand new to developing, through to experienced teams built from the same company.

Incredible speakers supported the community throughout the last few months, even returning to judge the demonstrations and offer further future assistance to the participants.

We look forward to joining you again in the next few months as we dive deeper into Azure. See the presentations and the Hothouse winner below.

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Previous sessions

SESSION 1 –
Getting started with Azure

5 December 2019 : 17:00 – 20:00

Speaker: Karlis Laivins

This was the first session where Kārlis Laiviņš from Visma gave a brief introduction to the possibilities of Azure.

Program:

  • Introduction to Azure
  • Hosting applications
  • Azure App Service
  • Adding some sparkle to apps

Location: Lumic, Kalpaka Bulvaris, 4, Riga

Baltics Microsoft Developers Community - Session 1

SESSION 2 –
Azure DevOps

10 December 2019 : 17:00 – 20:00

Speaker: Arturs Kovalenko

In this second session, Arturs Kovalenko introduced Azure DevOps. Also Steven Angelo-Eadie provided details of the Hothouse.

Program:

  • Azure DevOps introduction
  • Ci/CD pipelines
  • How to do Infrastructure as a Code (IaaC)
  • Artifact storage and consumption
  • Closing the feedback loop

Location: Lumic, Kalpaka Bulvaris, 4, Riga

Baltics Microsoft Developers Community - Session 2

SESSION 3 –
Connecting your app with data

9 January 2020 : 17:00 – 20:00

Speaker: Aigars Macins

In this third session, Aigars Macins discussed data storage – how you can store data and options available for this data.

Program:

  • Azure storage primitives
  • SQL storage options
  • NoSQL storage options
  • Connecting data

Location: Lumic, Kalpaka Bulvaris, 4, Riga

Baltics Microsoft Developers Community - Session 3

SESSION 4 –
Adding intelligence to your app

16 January 2020 : 17:00 – 20:00

Speaker: Aldis Erglis

In this final session, Aldis Erglis explains how to best integrate AI into your app.

Program:

  • Integrating AI into your app
  • Azure Search Cognitive Services
  • Azure Bot Service
  • Azure Machine Learning Studio QnA Maker
  • LNP/LPU with Luis.ai

Location: Lumic, Kalpaka Bulvaris, 4, Riga

Baltics Microsoft Developers Community - Session 4

Hothouse sessions

SESSION 1 – Hothouse preparation

10 December 2019 : 17:00 – 20:00

Moderator: Steven Angelo-Eadie

Program:

  • Hothouse overview
  • Setting the challenge
  • Tools to help
  • Team formation
  • Pitching to win

Location: Lumic, Kalpaka Bulvaris, 4, Riga

SESSION 2 – Demo event

23 January 2020 : 17:00 – 20:00

Moderator: Steven Angelo-Eadie

Program:

  • Build and demonstration
  • Fast feedback

Location: Lumic, Kalpaka Bulvaris, 4, Riga

Watch this event:

Baltics Microsoft Developers Community - Hothouse Demo

SESSION 3 – Final event

30 January 2020 : 17:00 – 20:00

Moderator: Steven Angelo-Eadie

Program:

  • Final demonstration
  • Announcement of the winner

Location: Lumic, Kalpaka Bulvaris, 4, Riga

Watch this event:

Baltics Microsoft Developers Community - Hothouse Presentation

Details for the second education program block will be available soon.