Guests of Sussex Azure User Group - Podcast

April Edwards

April Edwards

In her own words “April is a senior cloud developer advocate and the DevOps practice lead at Microsoft, specializing in application transformation and DevOps ways of working. Her focus is working on Microsoft Azure to take customers of a journey from legacy technology, to serverless and containers, where code comes first, while enabling them to take full advantage of DevOps. April was previously a cloud consultant and solution architect for various partners in the UK and brings her years of experience in helping customers plan their journey.

In April’s spare time she spends time outdoors hiking, skiing or scuba diving. She is also a triathlete competing in Ironman and Half Ironman triathlons."

Brent Beer

Brent Beer

Brent is a Solutions Engineer Manager at GitHub.

In his own words “My goal is to help people understand GitHub better, and to make software developers able to do their jobs better."

Chris Bennett

Chris Bennett

Chris is a Senior Cloud Solutions Architect at Microsoft.

Dennis Boeynaems

Dennis Boeynaems

Dennis is the EMEA Technical Lead Azure Global Black Belt Advanced Migrations at Microsoft.

Jon Fancey

Jon Fancey

Jon is a Director, PM at Confluent. He was previously a Group Principal PM Manager at Microsoft.

Kirk Ryan

Kirk Ryan

In his own words “πŸ† Microsoft MVP - Microsoft Azure | πŸ† AWS Community Builder

I’m passionate about technology and created a safety startup called Busby to tackle the common dangers experienced by people wanting to keep fit and healthy outdoors. It won the international business of the year award in June 2021.

I’m a keen advocate of technical communities, having founded a few in the past, and can regularly be found in attendance or speaking at many within the UK or further afield.

I specialise in Azure and AWS cloud architecture and have experience with Google cloud too."

Kristian Nese

Kristian Nese

Kristian is a Principal Architect in the Customer Architecture Team at Microsoft.

Kristian is also a former Microsoft MVP!

Margaret Orton

Margaret Orton

Margaret is a Azure Digital and Application Innovation Specialist at Microsoft.

In her own words “Coming from a strong development background, I work at Microsoft in the Media and Telco sector as an Azure Application Development Specialist, helping customers with building cloud native applications, modernising existing applications and advocating DevOps best practices."

Maria Ferreira

Maria Ferreira

Maria is a Azure Data & AI specialist at Microsoft in the Retail sector.