Bigger, Bolder, Better! Join the Global Windows Azure Bootcamp on 29/03!

imageAfter last year’s success, a second more successful round of GWAB is en route. At the end of this month we’ll have about 26h of around the world bootcamps in more than 135 locations. Sheer Madness!!! (or Fricking awesome as @Noopman always says J ) This year will be even more special. Last year we spent about 9000 compute hours on rendering Windows Azure Security (read this as sharks with fricking lazers J) and therefor we joined forces with a charity this year to put some good use to the compute capacity. What’s it about ? well read this smaal excerpt from the GWAB Site ( )

The Global Windows Azure Boot Camp event will help advance this endeavor by hosting a globally distributed lab in which attendees of the event will deploy virtual machines in Windows Azure which will help analyze data needed for this research. We’re aiming at discovering how our body’s serum protein glycosylation works. We want to know how high blood sugar levels present in diabetes patients affect the complex sugar production systems required for our health and ability to fight disease. We want to prove the theory that when small changes in this process start occurring, the disease can progress and lead to Type 2 diabetes. The results from this work will not only help understand the human diabetic state at the molecular level but also lead the way for early detection of diabetes.

looking at that map with all the locations just dazzles my mind!


Having that said I hope you will either join us or even better .. organize your own location (if you aren’t doing so already). there’s even 2 locations in Belgium: one in Genk and another one in Kortrijk, see our Azug page for more info :—global-windows-azure-bootcamp-in-belgium

I’m proud of being part of the global organizer group next to these terrific gents:

Maarten Balliauw     Windows Azure MVP    @maartenballiauw

Magnus Mårtensson     Windows Azure MVP    @noopman

Mike Martin       Windows Azure MVP    @TechMike2kX

Alan Smith         Windows Azure MVP    @alansmith

Michael Wood         Windows Azure MVP     @mikewo

I hope March 29th will be as community filled for you as it will be for me!!!

Yours truly



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