Miami DevCamp: Data

Please join us for a special Microsoft Cloud Data Event in Miami

The Cloud Data Camp will show how to use data services and platforms in Azure. Using a canonical IoT scenario for data analysis, lab participants will load, process and analyze data in Azure using multiple data platforms.

Here’s a snapshot of the topics that we’ll cover:  

  • Batch processing with HDInsight 
  • Real-Time Analysis with HDInsight HBase 
  • Streaming Analytics with HDInsight Storm and Azure Stream Analytics
  • Developing and Using Data Models with AzureML 
  • Using Document Stores with Document DB

Please note: these camps are for professional developers, programmers, architects, and data specialists.

DevCamp must-haves

Note – this is a hands-on workshop.  To get the most out of your session, please don’t forget to bring your laptop. In addition:

This free event is brought to you by your local Microsoft office. Delegates are responsible, however, for booking and funding their own travel and accommodation, as required.

Mobile Solutions with Xamarin.Forms and Considerations Before Using Open Source

Building Mobile Solutions with Xamarin.Forms

Everyone wants a mobile application, but supporting each of the major platforms isn’t a trivial task. Ramping up multiple programming languages and duplicated logic per platform are major concerns that need to be addressed. With Xamarin.Forms, developers can build native mobile applications using the power of .NET while achieving a high level of code reuse. In this session, we’ll explore the core features of Xamarin.Forms and see what it takes to get started building quality native apps.

Cecil Phillip is a Software Developer from South Florida with many years of experience building applications on the .NET Framework. Throughout his career, his primary focus has been providing web and service based solutions for various markets. Cecil’s current tool-set of choice comprises of C#, ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET Web API, jQuery, KnockoutJS, Entity Framework, XUnit and FakeItEasy. He has a passion for software architecture, interoperability, and testing. Cecil also enjoys experimenting with different programming platforms such as Python, PowerShell, and NodeJS. You can follow Cecil on Twitter via @cecilphillip.

Mandatory Considerations Before Using Open Source Code

There is rarely a topic in business that can divide a crowd with as much passion and fury as a political debate. However, Open Source Code has that ability. Whether you’re a software developer, a business owner or an acquirer of businesses, you need to understand Open Source Code. It’s too advantageous to ignore and too dangerous to underestimate.

This presentation will cover:

i. A general history and overview of Open Source Code,
ii. Its legal mechanics and potential legal pitfalls, and
iii. Prudent courses of action for:

a. Software Developers who are looking to avoid malpractice;
b. Business Owners who are looking to avoid unforeseen litigation; and
c. Business Acquirers who are looking to save money on the purchase price of acquisitions.

Legal Disclaimer: This presentation, along with any subsequent information provided during any Questions and Answers session, is provided for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.

William F. McDonough is the owner of The McDonough Law Office, P.L., where he focuses his practice on Technology Law and related contracts. Mr. McDonough is admitted to practice law in Florida and holds a law degree from Stetson University College of Law, a LL.M. from University of Miami School of Law and a M.B.A from Stetson University. Prior to opening The McDonough Law Office, P.L., Mr. McDonough practiced Mergers and Acquisitions for Allen Systems Group Inc., an enterprise software provider.

Hardware Hacking : Session 2 : IoT

In Session 2 of this series, the business topic will be Building a Great Product. The Hardware topic will be an IoT Introduction: State of the Art, Standardizations, options, M2M, Protocols.

Its OK if you haven’t attended previous sessions! All are welcome!!

Be sure to RSVP to save your seat – seating is limited! There is no cost for hardware provided. Snacks will be provided.


Have an idea for a hardware product, but no idea where to start? Join us at the Microsoft Innovation Center at Venture Hive for a crash course in both building a hardware product & a business!

The course will last for eight weeks, geared for students & local community members alike. There will be weekly sessions featuring industry leaders in both hardware & business development. We will cover topics all across the spectrum, from internet of things to key performance indicators in a business, from wearables to legal & IP considerations in a business.