Next Meeting

DateTuesday, May 19, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
LocationHoliday Inn - Akron West (Map)
Topic and AbstractOpen Source on Azure: Microsoft isn't just about Windows, and Azure isn't just about running Windows in the cloud. Under Satya Nadella's leadership, Microsoft has embraced open-source, and one example of that philosophy is that Azure now supports several Linux distros, LAMP-stack applications, Node.js, Python, PHP and more. Join Akron-Canton AITP to hear all about Microsoft's new open source strategies in general and Open Source on Azure more specifically.
Speaker and Bio Brian Prince is the Chief Cloud Evangelist for Microsoft in the US, and he gets super excited whenever he talks about technology, especially cloud computing, patterns, and practices. His job is to help customers strategically leverage technology, and help them bring their architecture to a super level.

In a past life Brian was a part of super startups, super marketing firms, and super consulting firms. Much of his super architecture background includes building super scalable applications, application integration, and award winning web applications. All of them were super. Further, he is a co-founder of the non-profit organization CodeMash ( He speaks at various international technology conferences. He only wishes his job didn’t require him to say ‘super’ so much.

Brian is the co-author of “Azure in Action”, published by Manning Press; and he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and Physics from Capital University, Columbus, Ohio. He is also a zealous gamer. For example, he is a huge fan of Borderlands, Fallout 3, Portal 2, and pretty much every other game he plays. 
CostFree for AITP Members, $10 for Guests
RegistrationRegistration required via Eventbrite. We reserve the right to turn away walk-ins based on room capacity.

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