This event is kindly sponsored by Scott Logic:
Join North East Bytes for our third event of 2014. We have the pleasure of welcoming Sam Hogarth who will join our own Andrew Westgarth to give us the run down on their experiences running Code Clubs in the area. Andrew will also be giving us an overview of Windows Azure Websites.
Session 1 - An Overview of Windows Azure Websites
Windows Azure Websites offers fantastic flexible development, easy deployment and a wide array of scaling options for Web Applications. In this session Andrew will be giving us an introduction to Windows Azure Websites and exploring the great experience and services provided by this incredible platform.
Session 2 - Creating Rockstars! Experiences of running Code Clubs
Sam Hogarth and Andrew Westgarth have been working with local schools to help them run Code Clubs for their pupils as after school activities. Helping children to learn how to code and the many skills and technigues that this requires is something which both Andrew and Sam are very passionate about. In this session they will give you an overview of what Code Club is, what type of activities make up Code Club, how they got involved and how you can get involved too!
Sam has spent the past three years developing desktop and web-based trading applications for the financial sector, created charting controls for WPF/SL/WP and Android, and now works at Nonlinear Dynamics providing a tool to analyse data from Mass Spectrometers for the fields of proteomics and metabolomics.
Andrew Westgarth is an MVP (ASP.Net/Internet Information Services). He is a Hands-on Software Architect at Sage (UK) Ltd working on large scale web applications. Andrew is very active in the UK Developer Community, attending and speaking at multiple events, supporting users and other User Groups. In the past he has spoken at the Irish Microsoft Technology Conference, VBUG's National Two Day Conference; Developer Developer Developer Day 5 and local User Group meetings. Andrew has experience in VB6/.NET; C#; ASP.NET and Internet Information Services. Andrew's current technical interests include IIS 8.0/7.5/7.0, IIS Extensions and Windows Azure; Personal Performance Improvement and Best Practices.
The event will be hosted in Room 1.02 of Claremont Tower at Newcastle University. For a detailed campus map - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/documents/Campus-Map-Print.pdf
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North East Bytes is a user group based in the North East of England covering Development and IT Pro elements of the Microsoft Technology Stack