About me

I’ve been developing software for just under 20 years, in a number of developer roles, most recently as a software architect and development manager. I currently work at Microsoft – a new role I started at the end of 2018. I have completed my Azure certifications in “Azure solutions architect expert”, “Azure DevOps engineer expert”, and “Azure developers associate”.

My primary interests include DevOps, (particularly around implementation and transformation of teams to use DevOps effectively), and ASP.NET Core development in the Azure cloud, especially with PaaS. I have a wide variety of secondary interests that take me in all sorts of interesting places, everything from FIFA World Cup analytics, playing my guitar, AI, and game development.

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