Q#: Getting started with practical Quantum Computing
Featuring Frances Tibble and Anita Ramanan
This session will be a practical, demo-lead introduction to quantum computation with Microsoft’s Q# platform (which now supports Mac and Linux).We will begin with a crash course in quantum computing and Q#, covering topics such as bits vs. qubits, superposition and entanglement, and gates and...bigdata quantumteleportation qubits quantumcomputing
Quantum Computing Startup Panel Discussion
Featuring Simon Gold, David Kelnar, Peter Leek, Steve Brierley, Chris Erven and Vid Stojevic
This event will be a panel discussion featuring founders of UK quantum computing startups and London based investors in the field of quantum computing, and will be followed by a catered networking event. We will be discussing the unique challenges involved in setting up a company in this industry...bigdata startup venturecapital quantumcomputing
Configuration Management with Azure Automation DSC - Cloud & On-Prem, Windows & Linux
Featuring Ed Wilson
Configuration management at scale, even with PowerShell and PowerShell DSC, can quickly become complicated, error-prone, and unruly. The new Desired State Configuration (DSC) feature of Azure Automation, in the Microsoft’s Operations Management Suite, provides a solution - a central, secure...
Configuration Management Theory: Why idempotence and immutability?
Featuring Gael Colas
We'll discover the reasons why it is a risky bet to not aim to manage infrastructure and its configuration with idempotence and immutability at heart.
Sharing real world experience, we'll see why configurations should not be done by humans (it's like playing Djenga), and why what may...
Microsoft Release Pipelines
Featuring Michael Greene
There are benefits to be gained when patterns and practices from developer techniques are applied to operations. Notably, a fully automated solution where infrastructure is managed as code and all changes are automatically validated before reaching production. This is a process shift that is...
DevOps with Nano Servers/Containers
Featuring Richard Siddaway
Windows 2016 provides two new options for delivering infrastructure and therefore applications - Nano server and Containers (Windows or Hyper-V). In this session you'll learn how to use PowerShell to automate the lifecycle management of these new options and how to integrate them into your...