The first month at Codit went faster than I expected. I traveled a lot this past month. A few times to Switzerland where I work for a client, London to run the Royal Parks half marathon, Amsterdam the week after to run another, and finally to Seattle/Redmond for Integrate US.
October was an exciting month with numerous events. First of all, on the 9th of October, I spoke at Codit’s Connect event in Utrecht on the various integration models. Moreover, on that day I was joined by other great speakers like Tom, Richard, Glenn, Sam, Jon, and Clemens. This was the first full day event by Codit on the latest developments in hybrid and cloud integration and around integration concepts shared with the Internet of Things and Azure technology.
A new challenge I accepted this month was writing for InfoQ. Richard approached me if I wanted to write about cloud technology-related topics. So far two articles are available:
It was not easy writing article’s in a more journalistic style, which meant being objective, research the news and creating a solid story in 400 to 500 words.
Kent and I continued our Middleware Friday episodes in October. Cosmos DB, Microsoft’s globally distributed, multi-model database, offers integration capabilities with new binding in Azure Functions.
The evolution of Logic Apps continues with the ability to build your own connectors.
The 20th of October I flew over the Atlantic Ocean to Seattle to meet up with Tom and JoAnn. We did a nice micro-brewery tour on the next day.
Sunday that weekend we enjoyed seeing the Seahawks play against New-York Giants. After the weekend it was time to prepare for Integrate US 2017. Finally, you can read the following recaps from the BizTalk360 blog:
- Integration 2017 USA Keynote
- Integrate 2017 USA Day 1 Recap
- Integrate 2017 USA Day 2 Recap
- Integrate 2017 USA Day 3 Recap
The recaps were written by Martin, Eldert and myself.
To conclude Integrate US was a great success and well organized again by Team BizTalk360.
Before I went home I spent another weekend in Seattle to enjoy some more American football. On Saturday Kent and I went to see the Washington Huskies play UCLA.
On Sunday we watch Seattle play the Texans a very close game. After the game, we recorded a Middleware Friday in out Seahawks outfit.
My favorite albums in October were:
- Trivium – The Sin And The Sentence
- August Burns Red – Phantom Anthem
- Enslaved – E
It was a busy month and next month will be no different with traveling and the next speaking engagements DynamicsHub and CloudBrew.