In July 2019, I decided that this year again I wanted to spend most of my time in our fiscal year 2020 (July 2019 - July 2020) on our series of conferences titles Microsoft Ignite the Tour. I am very thankful to my back-then managers Bruno Borges and Tim Heuer for making this possible, and to my now-manager Scott Cate for welcoming me on the team. Scott and I have a long history and he is in fact the one who called me back then in 2017 and asked me if I wanted to interview for this brand new team called the Cloud Developer Advocates. (Since then we dropped the
developer qualifier because the team has epanded to include DevOps, SRE and more.)
In July 2019 we started creating the content that we will present on the Tour. We premiered this content last week at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, and while some adjustments are going to be applied, it's fair to say that our content was well received.
Going on the road
Starting on the 13th and 14th of November, we're taking the show on the road. We'll be there in a total of 30 locations (the bold ones are the ones where I will present):
- Paris (13-14 Nov 2019)
- Tokyo (5-6 Dec 2019)
- Beijing (10-11 Dec 2019)
- Sao Paulo (10-11 Dec 2019) TODO Check
- Toronto (8-9 Jan 2020)
- Shenzhen (13-14 Jan 2020)
- London (16-17 Jan 2020)
- Seoul (21-22 Jan 2020)
- Osaka (23-24 Jan 2020)
- Milan (27-28 Jan 2020)
- Johannesburg (30-31 Jan 2020)
- Washington DC (6-7 Feb 2020)
- Dubai (10-11 Feb 2020)
- Sydney (13-14 Feb 2020)
- Taipei (17-18 Feb 2020)
- Singapore (20-21 Feb 2020)
- Prag (24-25 Feb 2020)
- Copenhagen (27-28 Feb 2020)
- Zurich (4-5 Mar 2020)
- Amsterdam (11-12 Mar 2020)
- Shanghai (18-19 Mar 2020)
- Hong Kong (25-26 Mar 2020)
- Madrid (25-26 Mar 2020)
- Mexico City (30-31 Mar 2020)
- Mumbai (2-3 Apr 2020)
- Bangalore (8-9 Apr 2020)
- Chicago (15-16 Apr 2020)
- Tel Aviv (22-23 Apr 2020)
- Berlin (29-30 Apr 2020)
- Stockholm (5-6 May 2020)
I want to stress out that this is a free event and that you can take advantage of two full days of sessions, as well as meeting with hundreds of presenters from Microsoft and partners.
My sessions in Paris
In Paris I will present three breakout sessions (45 minutes) and one theater session (20 minutes). You can find some details about these sessions and activities at the links below.
MOD20 - Moving Your Database to Azure
MOD41 - Deploying and A/B testing without risks with Deployment Slots (theater session)
APPS20 - Options for data in the cloud
Other activities in Paris
In addition to the Tour, you will also be able to see me at two occasions in Paris.
These two events will be conducted in French.
I will have the immense pleasure to introduce Microsoft Azure to students of the "Ecole pour l'Informatique et les Techniques Avancées" in Le Kremlin-Bicêtre near Paris. There, I will present my Azure 101 session which gives an overview of some services of Azure, as well as demos on how to make these work. I am very happy to have this opportunity to speak to future software developers who will shape the future of our industry. Students will see me there on Tuesday, the 12th of November between 12PM and 1PM. This event is not public.
.NET Meetup DevTalks
Community is and will always be one on the major reasons for my team to exist. We try to connect to local user groups as often as we can when we travel. On the 12th of November, I will also be honored to speak at a local user group about .NET, and I will speak about Cognitive Services on Azure. We will also have the pleasure to hear my esteemed colleague Frank Boucher who will speak about Docker on Azure.
I am very much looking forward to see everyone in France!!