Just a quick update of a few things I'll be doing this month that you might also be interested in...

Dec 1 - Advent of Code is starting again

Regular readers of this blog will know that I'm a big fan of the Advent of Code site, which gives you daily programming puzzles that will stretch you and improve your coding skills. For each of the last three years I've blogged my answers, and I've used it as a chance to improve my LINQ, F# and JavaScript skills. I've not picked a theme for this year's solutions yet, but hopefully I'll have time to attempt them, and if possible I'll blog about how I get on.

Dec 4 - Microsoft Connect(); Online Conference

The Connect(); 2018 event is a developer-focused event which will keep you up to date with the latest news in the world of Azure and Microsoft developer tools. I'm particularly looking forward to the "Kubernetes for the klueless" session from Brendan Burns and learning more about .NET Core 3. This year there will also be some live coding sessions streamed on Twitch as part of the event.

Bonus Extra - A few sessions from the Docker EU Conference will also be streamed live on Dec 4th and 5th. A great opportunity to catch up on the latest innovations in the world of containers.

Dec 6 - Azure Durable Functions at Developer South Coast

If you're based anywhere near the South Coast of England, then you'd be more than welcome to join me at Developer South Coast where I'll be talking about how to create serverless workflows using the superb Azure Durable Functions extension.

Dec 11 - Containers on Azure at Azure Thames Valley

I'm also very privileged to have been invited to speak at the inaugural Azure Thames Valley event in Maidenhead, talking about the various options available to you for running containers in Azure (spoiler: there are lots). I'll be joined by Richard Conway, who'll be talking about Azure Cost Efficiency. Again, I'd love to meet you at this event if you're in the London area.