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Try: Cloud Workshops

Cloud workshops is an all-day event and is an opportunity for you to put your knowledge that you gained from the Seminars Day event into practice by attending this event and gaining hand-on experience with Azure Cloud services. Each workshop will be around an hour and you will use that time to follow along with the instructors from Microsoft and accomplish various Cloud IT professional and developer scenarios using Microsoft Azure.

Refreshments and snacks will be served all day long along with an opportunity to discuss Cloud careers and submitting your resume to Microsoft approved vendor.

By signing up for TheCloudand.Me event, you understand that your personal information may be captured for the use of communication with you regarding Bellevue College TheCloudand.Me events series. You also understand photos and/or video may be taken at the event and you give your consent and release to be included.


May 6th, 2016; Friday, 7:30 am - 6:00 pm


Bellevue College: 3000 Landerholm Circle Southeast; Building N, Room N251 & N252; Bellevue, WA 98007

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Program Schedule

7:30 am - 8:00 am:     Light continental Breakfast and signing up for Azure
8:00 am - 9:00 am:  Azure Introduction: Fawad Khan
9:00 am - 10:00 am:Azure Web Apps: Ali Siddiqui
10:00 am - 11:00 am:Azure Virtual Machines: Fawad Khan
11:00 am - 12:00 pm:Azure Service Fabric: Haishi Bai
12:00 am - 1:00 pm:LUNCH (Pizza!) & mingle with Wimmer Solutions, Microsoft, Raffle Draw 1
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Azure Storage & SQL: Mohamed El Hassouni & Kaivalya Hanswadkar
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm:Azure IoT: Ellen Osborne
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm:    BREAK (Light refreshments served)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm:Azure AD: Haishi Bai
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm:    Network and mingle with Wimmer Solutions, Microsoft and Raffle Draw 2


Ali Siddiqui is a Principal Software Engineer in Azure at Microsoft. He has been building large scale, distributed systems in public and private clouds for over 15 years now. He is passionate about solving hard engineering problems using software and mathematics. Ali is a co-inventor on 13 patents. He holds Bachelors in Computer Science from Karachi University and Masters in Software Management from Carnegie Mellon University. He is on LinkedIn.

Fawad Khan has been in the IT field for about 25 years with a diverse set of experience. With 10 years out of those in Microsoft, he has spent majority of that time in Cloud services. He has held various IT certifications including MCT and has been teaching on the side for almost 15 years. He holds Bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics along with Master degrees in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology & Management. He enjoys teaching, coaching, mentoring and helping others succeed. He has two young kids who keep him busy and think of him as a big toy. He loves running/jogging and listening to motivation, business and communication books.

Haishi Bai is a Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft, specializes in Microsoft Azure, Docker, project management, system integration, architecture, and digital identity. He has 30 years of programming experience. He is the author of several cloud computing books including Exam Ref 70-534 Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (Microsoft Press), Zen of Cloud, Windows Azure in Action and Programming Microsoft Service Fabric (June 2016).

Mohamed El Hassouni is a Senior Software Engineer in the Azure Sql Database team. He has over 14 years experience in the IT field and has been at Microsoft for 10 years. He has a background in security, more specifically in cryptography and public key infrastructure and he spent a large portion of his career working on distributed systems and large scale services.  Mohamed joined the Sql team in 2010 where he championed the first delivery of Azure Sql virtual machines and has recently been focusing on improving the availability and code velocity of Azure Sql Database. Mohamed is very passionate about coaching and mentoring, he has two young boys full of energy who are a pleasure to be with. He enjoys reading, exercising, playing tennis and spending time with his family.

Kaivalya Hanswadkar (Kaiv) is a Program Manager in Azure and manages the web application front end UI for all the relational database services in Azure including SQL DB, SQL DW and SQL VM. Kaiv has been in Microsoft for more than 13 years and have been in the field of UX for most of the years playing different roles in Research, Design and Program management. His background in mechanical engineering and industrial design helps him bring a unique perspective to product development that is strongly rooted in user centered design and sharply focused on customer adoption and satisfaction.

Ellen Osborne is a Program Manager on the Azure IoT Team at Microsoft. She graduated from Harvard College with a BA in computer science. She began her career at Microsoft as a firmware developer working on telepresence robots. She transitioned to Skype for Business where she worked as both a developer and program manager. Recently, she joined the Azure IoT Team where she focuses on device management.


Wimmer Solutions

About Wimmer Solutions

Wimmer Solutions Founded in 2002, Wimmer Solutions is a privately held technology consulting company headquartered in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. Over the past 13+ years, Wimmer Solutions has built a reputation for creating amazing outcomes for our clients: bringing the right technical expertise and business acumen to help them achieve their goals, and crafting solutions that address their most complex technology and business challenges with swiftness and precision. Whether a single consultant or entire project team is required, we take a partnership approach to understanding the challenges our clients face, and connecting them with the talent, tools, and systems they need to reach their potential.

We know successful outcomes for our clients are only possible when team members have the tools and support they need to thrive. That’s why maintaining a legendary culture of inclusion, innovation, and fun as we grow has always been our top priority. Wimmer employs 45 full-time staff and over 300 field employees whose expertise spans a wide range of competencies and industries; we delight in matching our consultants with opportunities that energize and inspire them, and fostering a working environment that honors the diverse talents and passions of each member of our team. Thanks to the talents, passions, and creative ideas they bring, we have expanded our service offerings, grown into new markets, and made a real and lasting impact on the communities where we work, live, and play.

Our primary market is the Pacific Northwest, with our headquarters and a concentration of work in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. In 2013, we established a satellite office in Reno, NV to support our rapidly growing presence in the region. Wimmer Solutions is a Microsoft Preferred Vendor, and we also work with many of the Seattle area’s top companies including Nordstrom, Amazon, Expedia, Wizards of the Coast, and Premera Blue Cross. Our field employees have worked across a variety of groups and divisions at Microsoft, including Office 365, Xbox, SharePoint, Azure, and Surface.

As a result of our efforts, Wimmer Solutions has earned a ranking on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the nation for six straight years, is on the Puget Sound Business Journal’s honor roll for its multiple accolades as one of Washington State's Top 100 Fastest-Growing Companies, and has been honored for 5 years as one of Washington's Best Workplaces.

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