In March 2012, Rasmussen College and Microsoft partnered together to host the Microsoft IT Pro Camp at the Rasmussen College Aurora/Naperville campus in Aurora, Ill. This event took the community's technology understanding to the next level by bringing together key up-and-coming local partners into the program. The 50 attendees packed the community room at the Campus and were eager to learn about the new technologies on display. As part of the program, a vendor showcase was implemented to help inform participants of new technology-based initiatives. Complimentary massages were also given from the College’s partner, Olson Chiropractic. AVA Recycling was in attendance and setup a display on the laws around electronics recycling that just recently went into effect in the State of Illinois.
A member from Product Technologies gave a presentation on the evolution of touch technologies, such as their Ghost Wall solution, which is a see-thru touch screen based wall. Brian Lewis,a Technology Evangelist from Microsoft, discussed the inner-workings of Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization technology. He emphasized the benefits of cloud-based services and drove the point that the cloud was not just for storage of data files but also for more productive real-time services.
Finally, John Fleetwood,.Net Architect from elevenZero wrapped up the conference with an in-depth look ASP Net MVC3 framework. John went through live coding examples to drive the emphasis how simple it was to put together robust plug and play websites with this new offering from Microsoft.
After the last speaker Rasmussen College, Microsoft, and Oswego Movie Theater joined together to host a last free raffle for those who attended the event. Items being raffled off included an Xbox 360, Cyborg Rat 5 mouse, four $50 movie gift packs, Microsoft Touch Mouse, Microsoft Webcams, among many other items.