Presentation Catalog




NDC Sydney 2022



https://ndcsydney.com/speakers/shane-baldacchino



The University Of Adelaide – Microsoft Cloud, AI and Security Bootcamp
Are you familiar with how Microsoft is enabling OpenSource? In this session I talk through our journey in OpAccess learning materials, practice tests and certification exams whilst also gaining valuable insights from Microsoft experts and Modis Consulting (who can help you to secure WIL, internships and graduate opportunities either in their consulting business or within their customer network).

https://www.industryview.com.au/uoabootcamp




SAP On Suze Linux & Azure

Are you familiar with how Microsoft is enabling OpenSource? In this session I talk through our journey in Open Source and how we as an organization are enabling the next generation of open source developers building on Azure.

https://more.suse.com/SAP-CMC_Workshop_ANZ_Microsoft_LandingPage.html




DevOps Weekly – Issue 609

A weekly slice of devops news brought to you by Gareth Rushgrove.

A nice two part detailed series on cost optimisation for cloud infrastructure. Everything from spot instances and processor choice to cloud provider tooling and more.
https://automation.baldacchino.net/?p=1429
https://automation.baldacchino.net/?p=1483

DevOps Weekly Archive – 609



New South Wales Tafe – Introduction Into Cloud Computing Microskill

Delivery and creation of content for NSW Tafe Cloud Computing Micro Skill.
See Certificate, Diploma and Degree Courses – TAFE NSW and Revolutionary partnership tackles digital skills demand | NSW Government for more details


Conception Of The Cloud
The purpose of this video is to outline the creation and development of the Cloud technology as we know it today.
Cloud Innovations
The purpose of this video to introduce learners to modern innovations that are related to Cloud Technology.
Cloud Security
The purpose of this video to discuss security risks related to Cloud computing.
Careers In Cloud

The purpose of this video is to encourage learners to pursue a career in cloud computing.


Open Source On Azure Skills Bootcamp – Keynote

Monday, 29 August 2022 | 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM AEST (GMT+10) Sydney |
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM NZST (GMT+12) Auckland

It’s 2022 and open source software can no longer be looked at in isolation. From enabling flying drones on Mars, through to powering ASX 50 companies. Open source is more important than ever and is business enabling.

Join us in the Open Source On Azure Skills Bootcamp keynote, hosted by Shane Baldacchino, Chief Architect at Microsoft Australia. In this session we will pop the hood on open source and you’ll discover:

  • Why open source? Yes, we are all in!
  • What hot in open source?
  • Microsoft and our journey in open source.
  • Azure and open source, easier than you think.

Who should attend:

  • Developers
  • IT professionals
  • IT leaders

Places are limited so register early to secure your spot. We suggest preparing some questions before joining the session.

Microsoft Events
Micro-Site OSS On Azure



The IoT Show: Tribulations of an MQTT developer discovering Azure IoT

Microcontrollers such ESP32’s, Arduino’s, ESP8266 are incredibly popular in the maker space and with protocols such as MQTT and firmware such as Tasmota connecting these into Azure has never been easier. What value could I derive from replicating my home events into Azure? What higher level services could I use that goes above and beyond local systems such as HomeAssistant?

These are the questions Shane asked himself while connecting his MQTT based home automation system to Azure, and he joins Olivier on the IoT Show to share his experience. Learn more at https://aka.ms/iotshow/shane

YouTube



Green Software Foundation – Sydney Meetup – Microsoft Reactor

The Green Software Foundation is a non-profit with the mission to create a trusted ecosystem of people, standards, tooling and best practices for green software. The Green Software Foundation aims to change the culture of building software across the tech industry, so sustainability becomes a core priority to software teams, just as important as performance, security, cost and accessibility. The Foundation’s mission is to reduce the total change in global carbon emissions associated with software. Ensuring that all of our members and contributors feel that they can actively contribute will ensure that we create an environment that promotes belonging and will lead to better outcomes.

More info available at:
https://greensoftware.foundation/

YouTube



New Breakpoint S2 Ep 9 – Practical design steps architects can take to optimise your tech stack


Did you know that Azure changes the cost paradigm and enables builders to architect solutions that can be incredibly cost optimised whilst being performant and reliable?

In this episode of New Breakpoint, join our host Microsoft Developer Engagement Lead, Simon Waight, and Chief Architect, Shane Baldacchino, as they take you through four different ways you can run the same workload on Azure and the associated cost profiles.

Join this interactive episode to see:

  • A demo of Azure Functions, Azure Spot Instances, Azure Cosmos and more
  • What the financial advantages of different architectural decisionsare for your organisation
  • A new perspective on how you can build systems economically and effectively on Azure

Note: This event may be recorded and shared publicly with others, including Microsoft’s global customers, partners, employees, and service providers. The recording may include your name and any questions you submit to Q&A. You may submit questions anonymously

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TechEmpowered Ep 3: How Wipsewter is growing their SaaS offering in a highly competitive market

In this episode of TechEmpowered, we are giving your digital business insights into how you can take advantage of the trends in your market and stay competitive.

The founders of the New Zealand tech start-up, Wipster, brought their passion as videographers to solve a problem they were facing – a lack of a simple, intuitive video collaboration and feedback platform.

They built their innovative product at a local Wellington accelerator and started Wipster down the path of innovation and success, before video was recognised as a valuable content format.

Join our host Microsoft Chief Architect Shane Baldacchino and the Wipster team as they share with you:

  • How they continue to thrive in a market with more competitors than ever
  • The growth of video as a preferred content format and how Wipster is taking advantage of these trends
  • The challenges of the unit economics behind software as a service
  • How Wipster engages and builds their high-profile, growing global client base

Microsoft



TechEmpowered Ep 2: Trendspek Precision Asset Intelligence

Enter Trendspek – Precision Asset Intelligence, challenging the status quo of how asset management is performed. Trendspek delivers more. More data, more detail allowing their customers to make better data-based decisions.

Join me on Friday 31st of March in this month’s episode #TechEmpowered, a new monthly series that explores the stories of digital businesses at the forefront of innovation across Australia and New Zealand.

In this episode, I sit down with TrendSpek Co-Founder Fiona Church, Head of Product Joshua Sinclair & Head of Development Haoran Un and get candid and discover what it takes to develop an industry-disrupting product that is the first of its kind in market.

Hosts and Speakers
Shane Baldacchino – Chief Architect, Microsoft ANZ
Fiona Church – Co-Founder, Trendspek
Joshua Sinclair – Head Of Product – Trendspek
Haoran Un – Head Of Development – Trendspek

Microsoft


TechEmpowered Ep 1: How me&u is disrupting the hospitality industry

While walking the Camino de Santiago in 2017, me&u founder, Stevan Premutico had an idea: what if there was a way for hospitality customers to spend less time waiting to order and more time connecting with friends and family around the table?

Fast forward to 2022 and you’ll find me&u’s cloud-based ordering and payment platform in more than 1,000 venues — you’re probably even one of the 10 million who have tapped on and ordered using the system at your favourite bar or restaurant.

Revolutionising the customer experience by taking care of the basics so hospitality staff can spend time on what’s important has never been more important, especially after a global pandemic. Coming out of lockdown me&u saw growth of 300% week on week and are now in four international markets – Australia, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom.

So, how did this start-up team innovate their product and get businesses to move from ”I want me&u” to “I NEED me&u”?

Join us for the first episode of TechEmpowered, a new monthly series that explores the stories of digital businesses at the forefront of innovation across Australia and New Zealand. In this episode, our host, Microsoft’s Chief Architect Shane Baldacchino, sits down with me&u to get candid about:

Their innovation story and how they’re using Azure and Open Source to run with them as they scale internationally
How they are disrupting the hospitality industry with their mobile ordering platform
Advice on growth and scalability

Hosts and Speakers
Shane Baldacchino – Chief Architect, Microsoft ANZ
Kishan Modi – Chief Product Officer, me&u
Richard Szalay – Chief Technology Officer, me&u

Microsoft


Azure Well-Architected: How to produce high quality, stable and efficient cloud architectures  

As the technology requirements of your organisation evolve over time, it’s crucial that you manage complexity and improve your workload quality. To help you achieve this, the Azure Well-Architected Framework provides a set of guiding tenants to ensure high quality, stable and efficient cloud architecture. 

Join Microsoft Chief Architect Shane Baldacchino and Azure Developer and Applications Lead Pat Stanton as they take you through the Well-Architected Framework and a demonstration of the self-assessment tool to help you examine the quality of your workloads to scale seamlessly on Azure and build for the cloud. 

In this session, you’ll:  

  • Get an introductory overview of the Well-Architected Framework’s five pillars 
  • Learn how to use the self-assessment tool to immediately optimise workloads 
  • Discover how to integrate the Well-Architected Framework into your software development lifecycle 

Microsoft



Melbourne Azure Nights –
 IoT on Azure and in the home – Shane Baldacchino (Chief Architect – Microsoft)

Over the last 10 years, Shane Baldacchino has deployed IOT solutions to most, if not all of his house. With a setup that sends over 10 thousand messages in a 24 hour period, this talk will stray a little bit beyond the Azure realm, with lessons learned from a decade of implementing IoT About our Speakers: Shane is an accomplished senior technologist in the online, systems and automation space. Having held various roles with ASX/Fortune 50 companies, AWS he is now the Chief Architect of Microsoft Australia.

YouTube


Cattle, Pets & Now Insects – Applying Security Practices To Containers & Functions

It’s 2021 and security can no longer be looked at in isolation. Containers and Event driven architectures have ushered a new set of species into the IT eco-system, insects. These short-lived ‘insects’ have changed the way in which we and how we apply security controls. Pets 🐕 — Cattle — 🐄🐄 — Insects 🐛🐛🐛🐛🐛🐛

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All Around Azure – Well Architected – The Backstage Tour (Sydney)

Reliability, security, cost optimization, operational excellence, and performance efficiency—not easy to tackle when it comes to your cloud workloads. This is where the Azure Well-Architected Framework comes into the picture.  

In this event we are going to take you behind the scenes at Azure where you will get five brief peeks at how we power the features that address each of these pillars of the Azure Well-Architected Framework. Not only will you learn how things work behind the curtain, but you’ll also take away some tips and tricks you won’t find anywhere else to help with these subjects. This two-hour live event will bring you five sessions, each with an opportunity to get your questions answered directly from our speakers. Join us! .

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It's 2021 and security can no longer be looked at in isolation. #containers and #eventdriven architectures have ushered a new set of species into the IT eco-system, #insects. These short-lived 'insects' have changed the way in which we and how we apply security controls.

Pets 🐕 --> Cattle --> 🐄🐄 --> Insects 🐛🐛🐛🐛🐛🐛

Support the community and join me and the other fabulous presenters as we help you explore concepts around developing security as code whilst challenging you to think differently, learn more, and make the complex, simple.

DevSecops 21 – Melbourne



Replacing Mosquitto with Azure IoT Edge

A post on the Microsoft Tech Community website detailing how one can replace Mosquitto MQTT broker with Azure IOT-Edge with the preview MQTT 

Microsoft Tech Community – IOT Blog



Mosquitto Client Tools and Azure IoT Hub. The beginning of something good….

A post on the Microsoft Tech Community website detailing how one can use Mosquitto MQTT client tools with Azure IOT Hub

Microsoft Tech Community – IOT Blog



AWS TechChat

Content author, creator, editor and anchor host of AWS TechChat. Authored and created 78 episodes before leaving Amazon with various fan meetups at AWS re:Invent

Keep your finger on the pulse with AWS TechChat. More than 1M people have been kept informed with the latest round up of AWS news, announcements, services and feature updates, brought to you by AWS subject matter experts. Join Shane and his fellow co-hosts, as they share expert tips and chat to the people pioneering, innovating and solving business challenges with AWS cloud technologies. Dad jokes included.

Interviews and discussions will cover local and global technology trends and business transformational stories spanning across start-up, mid-market and enterprise organisations.

AWS Podcast Series (amazon.com)


Sydney Summit Day 2 Keynote – A Self-Defending Border: Protect Your Web-Facing Workloads with AWS Security Services

In this session you will learn how to build a self-defending border to protect your Internet-facing applications. We will show you how you can automatically respond to the dynamic threats facing online assets by using our managed threat detection services combined with information from applications.

SlideShare | Video


G-Core Labs Webinar: How to choose a CDN provider in 2021

Today a CDN isn't a nice to have, it really is one of those key ingredients for successful online presence, but how do you pick a CDN, like really, how do you?

Is it about compute and data at the edge, allowing you to do more with less and reduce latency whilst improving the end-user experience.

Or, is it about open API's that drive interoperability for your multi-CDN approach, or perhaps it’s something else.

Join me tomorrow as I give you my thoughts on how to pick a CDN before participating in a fireside chat with Svetlana Pakhalueva around the technologies, realities and criteria of choosing quality CDN service for your business in an over saturated market.

YouTube


This Is My Architecture – Skit

This is My Architecture is a video series that showcases innovative architectural solutions on the AWS Cloud by customers and partners. Each episode examines the most interesting and technically creative elements of each cloud architecture.

Video


AWS Marketing – SA Hiring Campaign

World wide marketing campaign used in advertisements and hiring events for Amazon Web Services.

Self Hosted Video


The Churchill Club : Living on the Edge: Edge Computing; why it matters.

In a world where speed, connectivity and real time access to data is a way of life, edge computing has fast become an essential component of virtually every business’s IT strategy. Come and learn what edge computing is and how it will impact you and your business.

Panelists:
Anushka Wijendra- Message Media
Lars Oleson- Xailient
Shane Baldacchino - AWS
Dr Adel Toosi - Monash University
Larene Le Gassick - Datalust

The Churchill Club


AWS Dev Day Australia 2018 – Self-Defending Borders: A Developers Approach to Serverless Security

It's 2018 and security can no longer be looked at in isolation. In this session we will look at how services, once the realm of architects and developers, can augment traditional security services to not only put the 'Dev' in DevSecOps, but to allow you to create a self-defending architecture that dynamically responds to the threats facing your online assets.

YouTube


AWS Innovate Online – Self-Defending Borders: A Developer’s Approach to Security (Level 300)

Learn more about the AWS Innovate Online Conference at - https://amzn.to/2o8DLKG.
It's 2018, and security can no longer be considered in isolation. In this session, learn how the AWS serverless platform, once the realm of architects and developers, can augment traditional security services to not only put the “Dev” in DevSecOps, but enable you to create a self-defending architecture that dynamically responds to the threats facing your online assets.

YouTube


CLOUDSEC – Self Defending Border : A Developers Approach to Serverless Security

Founded in 2011, CLOUDSEC has established itself as a global community for cyber security experts and professionals. The event aims to inspire technology professionals and users to embark on a continuous learning journey to explore and learn about industry trends, best practices, and new technologies to secure the digital infrastructure and manage the 
technological risks of their organizations in safely supporting their corporate goals.

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AWS Summit Canberra – Self-Defending Borders: A Developers Approach to Serverless Security

It's 2018 and security can no longer be looked at in isolation. In this session we will look at how services, once the realm of architects and developers, can augment traditional security services to not only put the 'Dev' in DevSecOps, but to allow you to create a self-defending architecture that dynamically responds to the threats facing your online assets.

YouTube


Using Lambda@Edge on Amazon CloudFront for advanced use cases

Lambda@Edge is a feature of CloudFront that lets you run code closer to users of your application, which improves performance and reduces latency.
In todays modern world,businesses today not only need an online presence, but websites need to be performant, timely and above all offer a great end user experience.

In this session I will introduce you to Lambda @ Edge and illustrate how you can up your game, take it to the next level and walk through best practices for running your code at the edge. 

AWS – Twitch


How To Migrate Multi-Tier Environments Using The AWS Server Migration Service

Many customers ask for guidance on migrating end-to-end solutions running on virtual machines over to AWS. This post provides an overview of moving a common WordPress blog running on a virtualized platform to AWS, including re-pointing the DNS records associated to with the website.

AWS – Blog


Advancing Maintenance Maturity of Distributed IoT Applications with AWS Greengrass and AWS Step Functions

In this blog post, we will examine maintenance maturity through the lens of something very common: elevators. We will show how you can use AWS Greengrass and AWS IoT in combination with other AWS services to build an architecture that will help your organization predict, model, and identify a performance issue or impending failure before it occurs.

AWS – Blog


AWS Sydney Summit 2019 – Twitch Host Anchor

At AWS Sydney Summit 2019 I was an anchor host interviewing customers, panelists and provided commentary on keynotes. 

18 x 30 minute slots over a 2 day period, delivered to 1.04m viewers to  live audience

Day 1 | Day 2


Serverless IoT Workloads with AWS Greengrass and AWS Step Functions

AWS Greengrass brings autonomous control and compute to the edge allowing you to build applications that provide business value in the form of predictive maintenance, resource optimisation, and management of complex control systems. In this session, we look at how to leverage inputs such as sensors and streaming data with outputs like relays and actuators to coordinate the components of distributed IoT applications.

Video


Migrating your Data Centre to AWS

AWS Greengrass brings autonomous control and compute to the edge allowing you to build Now that you have assembled the delivery team, it's time to gain insights from the methodology and the various tools that AWS uses to help customers migrate their Data Centres to AWS. This session highlights some of the key native AWS tools and services that organisations are using to migrate their DCs into the Cloud.

SlideShare



Ruminating on Big Data on AWS

Missed the AWS Sydney Summit 2019? Learn how cloud technology can help your business lower costs, improve efficiency, and innovate at scale. This session is a recording from Summit Day 2.

YouTube


Ai Vs. Twitch Chat – Who Will Win?

Missed the AWS Sydney Summit 2019? Learn how cloud technology can help your business lower costs, improve efficiency, and innovate at scale. This session is a recording from Summit Day 2.

YouTube


A Deep Dive on How Carsales Uses AWS to Build a Search Platform – 1Search

Missed the AWS Sydney Summit 2019? Learn how cloud technology can help your business lower costs, improve efficiency, and innovate at scale. This session is a recording from Summit Day 2.

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Learn about hourly-replication in Server Migration Service and the ability to migrate large data volumes

In this article we are going to step it up a few notches and look past common the migration of off-the-shelf software and provide you a pattern on how you can use AWS SMS and some of the recently launched features to migrate a more complicated environment, especially compression and resiliency for replication jobs and the support for data volumes greater than 4TB.

AWS – Blog


AWS ProServe with Paul O’Rourke

Missed the AWS Sydney Summit 2019? Learn how cloud technology can help your business lower costs, improve efficiency, and innovate at scale. This session is a recording from Summit Day 2.

YouTube


Melbourne Infrastructure Coders -Automation and Scale On Azure – An Introduction To ARM Templates

I recently had the pleasure to present an Azure ARM templates 101 to Melbourne Infrastructure Coders. I want to thank all of those who attended, David  Lutz (@dlutzy) and Matthew Jones (@geekle) for facilitating and REA for the use of their facilities.

My presentation, Automation and Scale On Azure – An Introduction To ARM Templates, covered off an overview of ARM templates, the structure, how it relates to Azure and Azure Stack, a brief comparison against AWS Cloud Formation, Azure Resource Visualiser, deployment methods (Azure Powershell / Azure xPlat CLI) and what you can accomplish with ARM. I also spoke about the tooling you can use to manipulate these templates.

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