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ACSUG Event – Integration Saturday 2015

I had a very enjoyable day at the Integration Saturday event, organised by the Auckland Connected Systems User Group (ACSUG), of which I’m a member.  Many thanks to the organizers and sponsors (Datacom, Mexia, Adaptiv, Theta and Microsoft).

I hope that we do this again next year (Integration Saturday 2016!!) and also that this kicks off regular catch ups.

The Meetup site is here.

I think it’s incredible, given our size, how many talented integration specialists we have here in New Zealand (and also Australia).  And that so many people showed up, given the lousy weather on the day (wet and windy)!

Personally, it was great to meet new people and catch up with existing acquaintances and friends during the breaks and at lunch.  Man that beer at the end was the best eh?!!

Here’s a list of the sessions:

What’s New on Integration – Bill Chesnut, Mexia
Azure App Services – Connecting the Dots of Web, Mobile and Integration – Wagner Silveira, Theta
API Apps, Logic Apps, and Azure API Management Deep Dive – Johann Cooper, Datacom
Real Life SOA, Sentinet and the ESB Toolkit – James Corbould, Datacom
REST and Azure Service Bus – Mahindra Morar, Datacom
What Integration Technology Should I Use? – Mark Brimble, Datacom
Top Ten Integration Productivity Tools and Frameworks  – Nikolai Blackie, Adaptiv
An Example of Continuous Integration with BizTalk – Bill Chesnut, Mexia

I was very fortunate to be able to present a session (Real Life SOA, Sentinet and the ESB Toolkit).  A PDF of my slides and notes is available here and source code for my demos can be found here on GitHub (clone:

As usual, please don’t hesitate to contact me if you would like to discuss any points raised during the talk…  Particularly, there was quite a buzz of excitement after my demo of Sentinet (an SOA and API management tool).  I think this platform was new to most people and it has a lot to offer – as mentioned, stay tuned for some blog posts on this tool :-).

So thanks again to Craig and Mark for organizing the event and to Bill for flying over from Oz.