Web + Cloud Workshop

Brought to you by Microsoft Canada, Cognitive X Solutions and the Moncton User Group, this Web + Cloud Application Workshop is designed to help you learn some of the latest techniques being applied in web development and cloud development.

The morning will consist of two technical presentations which will introduce you to skills that can be applied during the afternoon of hands-on application development. The goal of the afternoon development session is to help you get started, take the next steps, or put the finishing touches on your next web application with the support of local technical experts. Don’t forget to apply what you learn during the morning session on cloud development to take advantage of the full breadth of services offered by the cloud!

Breakfast and lunch will be served at the event.



8:30AM – 9:00AM Registration & Breakfast
9:00AM – 10:45AM

Application Development with HTML5
Adam Greene, Software Solutions Specialist at Cognitive X Solutions, @aspnetaddict

HTML5 is the biggest and most powerful HTML specification to ever come out of the W3C. Its roots come from a proposal to extend HTML4 to make it easier for web developers to create web applications. With more and more browsers supporting HTML5, ECMAScript 5 and other web standards, developers now have a strong web platform they can use to create a new class of application that is more powerful and interactive than ever before. What's in HTML5 that lets us take our applications to the next level?

10:45AM – 11:00AM


11:00AM – 12:00PM

Securing, Connecting, and Scaling Your Web Application Using Windows Azure
Adam Greene, Software Solutions Specialist at Cognitive X Solutions, @aspnetaddict

In this session, you will learn how you can leverage Windows Azure to easily handle authentication and authorization in your web applications, connect and send messages to tiers of your application, and scale out your application to realize the benefits of cloud computing.

12:00PM – 12:45PM Lunch
12:45PM – 4:00PM

Web Application Workshop

In the workshop, you will be able to start and/or continue building web apps based on the knowledge you have gained in the morning session with web development experts in attendance. In order to participate in the workshop, you will need to bring your own PC running Windows 7 or Windows Vista. We also highly encourage you to download the tooling for Web Development and Windows Azure in advance of the workshop; otherwise you will be spending much of your time downloading and installing the tools during the workshop itself.