Melbourne .NET User Group October Double Header: 'Azure Containers: From Zero to Kubernetes' with Anthony Ison & 'I’m a .NET Developer in a Pure Functional Programming Universe' with Stephan Dekker
Have you heard about containers and Kubernetes but just haven’t found any time to learn about them? Come along to this talk and discover what containers are, how to make them and how to deploy them into an Azure Kubernetes cluster.
About the speaker:
Anthony is a Senior Software Architect at SSW's Brisbane office. He brings 20 years of development experience across many industries including stockbroking, micro-finance and point of sale. He has a keen interest in software and database performance, reducing running costs and reducing problems through simple solutions. His experience in team lead and agile coaching roles contributes to his ability to produce great outcomes for clients.
In his spare time, he loves learning new technologies and development techniques and blogging about these adventures. He is strongly motivated to give back to the community as a token of gratitude to all of the great mentors he's had throughout his career. He would escape to a hobby farm in the country, given half a chance, even though his horticultural skills leave much to be desired.
I believe the first step is to acknowledge an addiction. So here we go:
I am Stephan Dekker and I am TOTALLY addicted to pure functional programming. There… I’ve said it!
After developing with .NET for 18 years and counting (Yep, that’s right: .NET 1.1), I ended up working with a functional programming language called “Elixir”. This is my story of what this “functional programming” hype boils down to and how it is different to your everyday .NET development. Is it better? I think so, but you decide yourself!
About the Speaker:
Stephan has been working in the IT industry for 20+ years, he started developing embedded software and hardware before moving on to business applications. He has a passion for process improvements and has implemented process improvement frameworks several times at enterprise organisations including a Top 20 bank in the world.
Stephan has led teams in many capacities from Head of Engineering to Technical Project Lead and is a fan of agile techniques to build better software. His comfort zone is using Microsoft tooling and frameworks to deliver high-quality software, but other languages, operating systems and frameworks are within his capabilities.
He successfully delivered several high profile projects, including one that Microsoft published a case study about, he organised Codecamps with people attending from across the globe and now works on building a successful startup.Stephan has a wife and 2 daughters. When he is not geeking away behind the laptop he is sailing, riding his motorbike or renovating the house.