Talks

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Building Serverless Cloud-Native applications with Azure Container Apps

Technology is always evolving. We’ve seen physical machines turn into virtual. Virtual machines turn into containers. But often, those containers need an orchestrator like Kubernetes to reap the full benefits. What if there was a simpler option? Join Tighe and Chris as they introduce you to Azure Container Apps (Preview), Dapr and Keda - Helping you get started on your serverless cloud native journey.

May 19, 2022
Microsoft Build 2022

Come together with peers and experts May 24–26, 2022, for an engaging experience around the latest in innovation and tools that will help you stay informed. New for this year, experience market-specific content and connection opportunities for France, Germany, Japan, Latin America, and the UK. Join April Edwards and I, who will be hosting you!

May 25, 2022
GitHub - More than just a Git repository

Chris is the blogger, podcaster, host and producer of his content platform CloudWithChris.com. He uses GitHub to manage, develop, build and deploy it. In this session, Chris explores how GitHub is more than just a Git repository, and how he uses it for his own work: GitHub Issues / Projects to plan the content (Blog & Podcast) backlog GitHub repositories to version control the website's source code (and recently open sourced the theme) GitHub Codespaces to make changes to the site from any device GitHub actions to build/deploy the site, and publish podcast mp3 files

June 7, 2022
Why even care about Developer Velocity?

Have you heard about the term Developer Velocity, and wondered why it even matters for you? Join Steph and Chris as they run through Microsoft’s transformation from shipping boxed products to always-on online services. Developer Velocity is a critical part of that journey to ensure the teams can keep delivering value to their end users at scale. In this session, you will learn about some of the tips & tricks that Microsoft used along the way.

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May 4, 2022
Creating a Portfolio Using Azure Static Web Apps

Join Microsoft for an introduction to WebApp creation and hear employability advice from Microsoft employees! This day will be given in 4 virtual informative and lab sessions: Session 1: Introduction to GitHub, Session 2: Introduction to Hugo, Session 3: Introduction to Azure Static Web Apps, Session 4: Career Talks / Employability Tips

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April 20, 2022
Deploying Static sites to Azure the cheap and performant way

Did you know that static content can help you build performant sites that easily scale globally? Better yet, they can be incredibly cost-effective! Join Chris, as he talks through - * The JAMstack (not related to Paddington bear - I promise!) and why you should care about it * Static Site Generators such as Hugo * Azure Hosting Options - Azure Storage vs Azure Static Web Apps * Combining Static sites with Serverless APIs

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April 2, 2022
Deploying Static sites to Azure the cheap and performant way

Did you know that static content can help you build performant sites that easily scale globally? Better yet, they can be incredibly cost-effective! Join Chris, as he talks through - * The JAMstack (not related to Paddington bear - I promise!) and why you should care about it * Static Site Generators such as Hugo * Azure Hosting Options - Azure Storage vs Azure Static Web Apps * Combining Static sites with Serverless APIs

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March 22, 2022
GitHub - More than a Git repo

Chris is the blogger, podcaster, host, and producer of his content platform CloudWithChris.com. He uses GitHub to manage, develop, build and deploy it. In this session, Chris explores how GitHub is more than just a Git repository, and how he uses it for his own work:

  • GitHub Issues / Projects to plan the content (Blog & Podcast) backlog - GitHub repositories to version control the website’s source code (and recently open sourced the theme) - GitHub Codespaces to make changes to the site from any device - GitHub actions to build/deploy the site, and publish podcast mp3 files

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March 9, 2022
Deploying Static Sites to Azure the cheap and performant way

Did you know that Static Sites can help you build performant sites that easily scale globally? Better yet, they can be incredibly cost-effective!

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October 16, 2021
Using Azure Arc to run your Application Services on-premises or in any cloud

Azure Arc is a suite of Azure Services that simplifies management of workloads in a Hybrid and Multicloud deployment. You’ve likely heard about this from the Infrastructure or Virtual Machine perspective, but how can it help with your applications? We’ll explore how App Services, Logic Apps, Azure Functions, Event Grid and API Management Gateways can be deployed to on-premises and other clouds using Azure Arc!

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September 29, 2021
Requirements, Design Patterns, Cloud Architecture... Oh My

In this session, we’ll navigate through a typical real-world architecture of a solution and consider the decisions that we may wish to make at various stages. Alongside that, we’ll factor in how requirements and design patterns can help influence our overall design, based on learnings from Chris’ 5+ year journey taking customers to production on Azure.

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September 28, 2021
Requirements, Design Patterns, Cloud Architecture... Oh My

In this session, we’ll navigate through a typical real-world architecture of a solution and consider the decisions that we may wish to make at various stages. Alongside that, we’ll factor in how requirements and design patterns can help influence our overall design, based on learnings from Chris’ 5+ year journey taking customers to production on Azure.

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September 27, 2021
How GitHub can help in planning, building and deploying a Podcast/Blog site

Chris is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft. He’ll explore how GitHub Actions can be used to deploy your own static sites (or other apps!) to Azure.

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August 26, 2021