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Cloud Advocate Content Highlights (Week of 7/19)

Microsoft's Cloud Advocates help every technologist, from those in enterprises or startups, to succeed and do what they love: write, code, and learn. They engage developers and others in the software ecosystem to further technical education and proficiency within the Microsoft Cloud + AI platform. Cloud Advocates meet with developers around the world through talks, demos, and engagement in technical communities. Please check out the latest Cloud Advoacy content highlights below for the week of 7/19:



Cloud Advocate 


Topics & Technologies 

Infrastructure as Code using the Azure CLI  

Abel Wang 

(Twitter: @ abelsquidhead) 


This blog post describes an easy way to infrastructure as code using the Azure CLI and PowerShell or bash scripts. Infrastructure as Code is a fundamental part of DevOps. Azure ARM templates are great but they are so painful to use that many people avoid them. In this post, Abel shows how you can easily do IaC using Azure CLI, with an IaC that is easy to write, easy to read and truly idempotent. 

Cloud Ops, PowerShell, scripting, Azure CLI, Infrastructure as Code 

.NET Core Podcast Episode 29: Developer Relations and Education 


Jasmine Greenaway 

(Twitter: @paladique) 


Cecil Phillip 

(Twitter: @CecilPhillip) 



Jasmine Greenaway and Cecil Philip join the .NET Core podcast to talk about advocacy, DevRel, their roles on an Academic-focused team. 
They also share their "origin stories," and advice for continued learning. 

Students, .NET Core, Developer Relations 

How YOU can create a serverless API in C# and .NET 


Chris Noring 

(Twitter: @softchris) 


In this article we will go through building a Serverless function using C# and .NET. We will explain the WHY of Serverless but also learn to build, run and debug our first functions in VS Code. 

Serverless, .NET & C#, VS Code 

GitHub Repo: RMLops - A simple R example for Azure Pipelines 


David Smith 

(Twitter: @revodavid) 


David Smith's GitHub Repo RMLops is intended as a simple example of using R with Azure Pipelines to use a CI/CD process to trigger training of a predictive model. 
It contains the slides and resources from his talk given at useR!2019 conference July 12, 2019, in Toulouse. 

Azure Pipelines, CI/CD, DevOps, R 

10 Steps to Organize a Hackathon! 


Daisy Chaussee 

(Twitter: @daisychaussee) 


Interested in organizing a hackathon? Follow this 10 step guide full of tips and tricks, from choosing a theme to drafting a Code of Conduct to securing sponsors. 

Advice, Developer Relations, Students, Diversity in Tech, Events 

Use AzCopy with Azure AD 


Thomas Maurer 

(Twitter: @ThomasMaurer) 


In most cases where you've used AzCopy, you likely used SAS tokens -- but, with AzCopy v10, you can also use your Azure AD accounts and service principals.  
In this article, you will learn how to use AzCopy with Azure AD and set the right permissions to perform various Azure Blob Storage tasks. 

Azure AD, Azure Blog Storage 

AzureCasts #010: Authentication with App Services and EasyAuth 


Rob Conery 

(Twitter: @robconery) 


Explore what Azure’s Auth service, informally known as Easy Auth, has to offer. In this video Rob turns the service on and setup login, logout, personalization and finally lockdown of protected resources. 

Authentication, Azure App Service, NodeJS 

Go In 5 Minutes: Introduction to Go Modules 


Aaron Schlesinger 

(Twitter: @arschles) 


Go Modules was introduced in Go version 1.11, and it's going to be the default way to pull in and publish dependencies in Go. In this episode you'll learn and be able to get started converting your codebase over to modules, or just experimenting with it if you like.  

Go, Programming (General) 

DevOps Defined Podcast Episode with Tanya Janca 


Tanya Janca 

(Twitter: @shehackspurple) 


In the episode of 'DevOps Defined', Tanya Janca talks about how cloud security is different than IT security and how all of us make this mistake so frequently. She also shares some best practices that can prevent these mistakes for your environment. 


Home Grown IoT - Simple DevOps 


Aaron Powell  

(Twitter: @slace) 


This is the start of a series in a series on doing DevOps with IoT, focusing on the tools before Azure Pipelines 

DevOps, Internet of Things (IoT), Azure Pipelines