Student technologists and entrepreneurs focus their time on conceiving and creating a project and often give less thought to how to effectively describe and showcase their work, and engage with media to broaden awareness. As innovative projects and startups compete for media attention, this session will provide guidance on:
Developing a compelling elevator pitch that will pique a reporter’s attention in your project/startup
How to effectively talk with media, and what reporters are most interested in hearing
When is the best time to engage with reporters (e.g. prototype, funding secured, IPO, etc.)
In preparation for the event, make sure you snag the following free tools and resources:
All participants registering for the event should have an active Windows Azure subscription. If you have not already done so, sign up for a FREE trial of the Windows Azure platform and services, including access to the Virtual Machines preview here.
Why should developers care about IaaS? Think of your Windows Azure Datacenter as an Object Model(OM). "IaaS OM" can help us build cost effective systems by only turning on the parts of system that are needed and when they are needed. Additionally, systems built using IaaS can not only be more fault tolerant but also scale in the direction of business growth. We will begin this session with a review of key Windows Azure IaaS concepts including compute, storage and VNET. Next we will walk the "IaaS OM" using Windows Azure Power Shell SDK, including a discussion of bootstrapping VMs. Finally, we will walk through a collection of IaaS scenarios including virtual branch office, single pane of glass for managing on-premises and Azure based resources and hybrid applications that combine IaaS & PaaS.