Did you know the resources Microsoft has for non-profits? Let me know if you find this helpful!
Starting November 12th we will host our in-store YouthSpark Fall Camps! We have two age groups: 8 – 10 years old, and 11 – 13 years old.
Event Details – Microsoft Store
The two topics are:
- Smart Game Coding (1 hour)
- Smart Game Designing (1 hour)
8-10 Yr Camps:
11-13 Yr Camps:
Space is limited, so RSVP using the links today!
Pretty entertaining explanation of systems thinking.
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Get a big cup of coffee, we’re going to do some PowerShell. So what is Azure Files? Currently in preview is a new service in Azure that gives you access to shared storage across all your VM’s. This could come in handy for a group of files you access most often as a sysadmin. I wrote a post on getting started with Azure Files last month, you can read it here. This is an update to that post. If you need a free trial for Azure you can sign up here http://aka.ms/tryazureforfree
— Yolanda Kol (@yolandakol) July 13, 2014
I just returned from a great event at Cal Poly Pomona for over 100 middle school and high school girls. The Cybergirlz Summit was a collaborative project between Cal Poly Pomona and LAUSD. The event was organized by Dr. Daniel Manson, Chair of Computer Science at Cal Poly Pomona and Yenny Yi, the Site Director of UCLA AfterSchool @ Franklin High School. Christine Matheney presented a workshop on building a “flappy bird” like application using Touch Develop. The last activity of the day was Capture The Flag, where the teams could work together to solve security questions. It was a great team building exercise.
The panelists included:
Lee Ann Kline-President/Founder of STEM Advantage
Shyama Rose-VP of Information Security for Live Nation Entertainment
Priscilla Rodriguez-Winner of the 2011 NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Award
M. Simonne Hinkle-IT Security Professional
Jessica DeVita - Microsoft Technical Evangelist
Christine Matheney- Microsoft Technical Evangelist
Tobi West-Adjunct Faculty in Computer Information Systems at Cal Poly Pomona
Lily Ablon-Researcher at the RAND Corporation
Luz Rivas-Founder of DIY Girls
Tess Cacciatore-COO of Global Women’s Empowerment Network
Shirin Salemnia-Founder/CEO of PlayWerks
Karen Stanton-Coordinator for the CISCO WASTC and is Curriculum Lead at CREATE CATC
Jennifer Terrill-Vice President, Information Technology at True Religion Brand Jeans
Cyber Girlz Summit 2014 pic.twitter.com/sIf9PoAPOp
— Yolanda Kol (@yolandakol) July 12, 2014
I was thinking about how to improve DevOps adoption in the enterprise, and even with all the recent announcements around Microsoft’s integration with other platforms like Chef, Puppet, etc, in Azure, there’s still a ton of room for innovation. You shouldn’t automate what you don’t understand. Steven Murawski said
“there’s this rush to automate everything, the first thing we really need is visibility into what we have in our environments. Trying to automate everything can hide potential problems, magnify configuration errors, and cause us to lose visibility into our system configurations.” @StephenMurawski
Tooling should be more accessible, audit-able with a goal of having executable, version controlled documentation of not just server configs, but hardware and cloud services as well. Thanks to @ehorley and @StevenMurawski for the introduction to Scriptrock. I saw a demo of Scriptrock Guardrail, the UX is elegant, and wants to be the solution for the systems administrator who “rage quits cli tools”.
I don’t love the disco music in their demo video, but you can just mute it. It looks beneficial to enterprise and SMB, possibly displacing several tools at once.
— jsnover (@jsnover) July 14, 2014
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You don’t need a certified project manager to install some whiteboards on your office walls, or open up a Trello board. Transparency and low taxonomy on processes allow you to find the constraints in the business quickly.
— Mika Salo (@howtoitil) June 25, 2014