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Aviture’s Garage incubator starts speaker series aimed at programmers

Aviture, the custom dev shop near La Vista, is hosting a new quarterly speaker series beginning Thursday with Javier Lozano, co-founder of Iowa Code Camp.

The series is about bringing in technologists from across the nation to share with the local ecosystem. It will cater to programmers and the technical side of entrepreneurship.

Javier Lozano

Thursday’s event begins with dinner at 6 p.m. before the talk at 6:30. The talk will be at Aviture, 8802 S 135 St. #500 in Omaha. Register here.

Lozano (left) will give a 15-minute demo before talking about scaling an application on the cloud. He’s also a nine-year Microsoft Most Valuable Professional and is well-connected in the regional programming community.

“We’re offering a forum for the OMA/LNK tech communities to hear from speakers and make a new connection, spurring more cross-pollination of ideas,” Mark Griffis, president of Aviture, said. “One goal is to add diversity to the entrepreneurial ecosystem on the tech side, to connect more ‘nodes’ within startup communities across the region.”

Lozano will explore how you can use cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Windows Azure, DNS configuration and more to scale out your applications at a very low cost. Some of the topics covered will be techniques used to scale out Lozano’s conference sites for the aspConf and dotnetConf conferences.

Cloud hosting is an important topic in the entrepreneurial community given the drive to be scalable quickly without having to worry about the operation and maintenance of infrastructure, Griffis said in a release.

“It is just one of the many technology decisions that teams will make along the life cycle of their product,” he said.

Lozano is an ASP.NET Insider, Windows Azure Insider, and ASP.NET MVP. His specializations are inASP.NET, Windows Azure, system design and developer mentoring. Not solely a “.NET guy,” he speaks across services and acknowledges that the appropriate technology will depend on the team and the stage of the company or project. He has helped co-found the Iowa .NET Users Group, Iowa Code Camp, dotnetConf and aspConf virtual conferences.

The talks are sponsored by Aviture’s Garage, a software startup incubator that provides mentorship, infrastructure, development support and financing for web-based startups within the Silicon Prairie.

Upcoming talks

For future talks, discussions are on-going with a female speaker from St. Louis, a speaker from the Austin startup scene and a dual talk by a speaker from the west coast and an Omaha developer.

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