Microsoft BizSpark Azure Startup Camp, Perth–Value from attending

Over the last three days (Fri-Sun) I’ve been attending the Microsoft BizSpark Azure Startup Camp in Perth – first day was a Azure Discovery day, held at Burswood Entertainment Center (Friday) and the last two days has been the BizSpark Azure Camp.

Over the course of the first day we learned a lot of about how Azure is structured and the cost models.

The biggest value has probably been during the weekend here – the workshop/camp really gave us the opportunity to look at Azure with a hands-on focus.

Our group was divided up into small teams – Doug Paice was on my team (or, I was on his team??).

The value over these two days has predominantly been having unlimited access to Steve Nagi (Azure MVP) in both technical and architectural situations.

I would rate these three days as some of the best training I’ve done this year.

Obviously the next couple of months will see Catherine Eibner visit a whole host of other cities, so check out the dates for when she’s near you with the program: