Microsoft Azure MVP 2018-19

I got the confirmation this morning that I was awarded the Microsoft MVP award for 2018-19, my second (last year's award was a tweener for logistical purposes). It's a honor and privilege to be re-awarded this prestigious honor. My area of focus is Microsoft Azure. Reflecting back, the past 12 months was a fruitful one… Continue reading Microsoft Azure MVP 2018-19

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Recap of Orlando Global Azure Bootcamp 2018

The 2018 Orlando edition of Global Azure Bootcamp was held on 21st April at Starter Studio organized by ONETUG. We had over 100 people RSVP to the event and a packed schedule (as seen in this tweet) https://twitter.com/ONETUG/status/985890171626360832 This led to some philosophical discussions on whether a free event can actually sell out. https://twitter.com/jporcenaluk/status/987132595229118464 The… Continue reading Recap of Orlando Global Azure Bootcamp 2018

My first Microsoft MVP Summit 2018

I attended my first ever MVP Summit as a Microsoft MVP in Azure. Even though I got my MVP award back in 2016, I could not attend the summit in 2016 because of scheduling conflicts, there was no summit in 2017 and, so, I vowed to go to this one, regardless of circumstances. To say… Continue reading My first Microsoft MVP Summit 2018

How attending one tech event probably changed my career and life

In late 2001/early half of 2002 (I don't remember the exact date), Microsoft held a launch party for Visual Studio at FSU - one that was well hyped among the students. I distinctly remember attending and getting a free copy of Visual Studio which included among other features - a new language named  C# (new to… Continue reading How attending one tech event probably changed my career and life

How to make the most of #OrlandoCC

Attendee: Make sure you sign up on the website, so organizers can get an accurate headcount. Show up early, the right sized t-shirts always run out faster. Build out your own agenda to optimize decision making during the event. If you don't like a session, move on to a different one 50 minutes is a short time,… Continue reading How to make the most of #OrlandoCC

Why all early stage startups should get #Bizspark (w/#MSDN and #Azure)

Earlier last week, I was talking to a friend who wants to build a website to list and sell equipment in a niche market. When I mentioned the benefits of Microsoft Bizspark this person was surprised at the number of ways a Bizspark subscription could benefit them. As someone working with startups for the better… Continue reading Why all early stage startups should get #Bizspark (w/#MSDN and #Azure)