Happy 2020

Cloud Developer Advocate, Conferences, Microsoft, Microsoft Ignite the Tour, Personal
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My spirit animal

This beautiful sea turtle tolerated me for a beautiful moment, and started my year 2020 in a wonderful fashion

As always at this time of the year, it's a good moment to stop and reflect on the events of the year, and get ready for the new year (or decade?)

Technically speaking, the decade will only start in 2021, since the first year of the calendar was year 1. But I think we can all agree that by popular request, the decade goes from 2020 to 2029 :) Welcome to the roaring 20s!!

First party events

For me, 2019 was mostly focused on our first party string of events called Microsoft Ignite the Tour. In 2018 - 2019, I prepared one session (about database migration) and then spoke at 9 "Ignite the Tour" events across the globe, and really enjoyed the experience. This is why around June, after the Tour 2018-2019 ended, I decided to change team and be even more committed to the Tour 2019-2020. I joined my good friend Scott Cate's newly created Scalable content team, and took over (together with my esteemed colleague Brian Benz) two of the learning paths, "Developing Cloud Native Applications" and "Modernizing Web Applications and Data for the Cloud".

Preparing the sessions took us from July until Novemeber, when we presented the premiere of all our sessions at our "big Ignite" event. And then, we went on the road... starting in Paris, which was our first "Tour" event.

All our sessions were recorded at Ignite, and so if you want to re-watch them, or catch a preview, you can head to the site and look for the videos!

I listed all the events below, and highlighted the ones where I will personally take part. Hopefully it will be an occasion to see some of you there. If you come to one of our events, make sure to reach out to me on Twitter and we'll meet up :)

Third party events

Next to these events that kept me super busy, I also had time to go to a few more events. In general, whenever we go to a location for a first party event, we always try to meet community groups in meetups or other events. So make sure to keep an eye on my Twitter feed to keep up with planned events.

As always, you can find past events on my site, where I list the slides, source code repos and all other resources related to the event.

Other content

Of course next to events, we also create other content. My blog and my YouTube channel haven't be extremely busy recently because of all the work on the Tour, but still, make sure to visit and subscribe :)

Happy new year to all!

I want to take a moment to thank everyone who came to see me talk at various events, or who watched and read my content. It's a privilege to be able to share the knowledge that I am acquiring every day in my job as a Cloud Advocate. I really hope that this content is useful to you, and that it helps you progress in your role, everyday and always.

Please take a moment to rest, relax, and recharge before more exciting technological advances in 2020!!

Happy coding!!


List of Microsoft Ignite the Tour events for 2019-2020

Here is the list of all the Microsoft Ignite the Tour events for 2019-2020. I made the ones where I will be personally bold.

More information about Microsoft Ignite the Tour

  • Paris (13-14 Nov 2019)
  • Tokyo (5-6 Dec 2019)
  • Beijing (10-11 Dec 2019)
  • Sao Paulo (10-11 Dec 2019)
  • 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)
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