Azure Community Resume

This page details all of the Azure-related activities I have done over the past several years. As an avid fan of the platform, I'm very passionate about all things Azure and helping developers understand and use the cloud in their development. 

Recent Speaking Engagements

Jul 2017
13

Building Your Evil(?) Empire with Azure Functions

Location: Orlando .NET User Group / Orlando, FL
Topics: Azure,.NET

Jul 2017
11

Microservice-Powere­d Applications - It worked for Voltron, it can work for you!

Location: St. Petersburg .NET User Group / Saint Petersburg, FL
Topics: Azure,.NET,Kentico

May 2017
25

Building Your Evil(?) Empire with Azure Functions

Location: Redtech / Seattle, WA
Topics: Azure,Kentico

Apr 2017
3

Building Your Evil(?) Empire with Azure Functions

Location: Sydney NSW Australia
Topics: Azure,Kentico,.NET

Feb 2017
28

Azure Search: Single and Ready to Mingle

Location: Midwest Azure Group / Appleton, WI
Topics: Azure

Feb 2017
28

Developing Sites With Kentico Cloud

Location: Fox Valley Kentico User Group
Topics: .NET,Kentico,Azure

Feb 2017
27

Developing Sites With Kentico Cloud

Location: WI Kentico User Group
Topics: .NET,Kentico,Azure

Feb 2017
21

Building Your Evil(?) Empire With Azure Functions

Location: Birmingham .NET Meetup, Birmingham, AL
Topics: Azure,.NET

Jan 2017
18

Getting Started with Kentico Cloud

Location: Webinar
Topics: Kentico,Azure

Jan 2017
13

Technology & Friends / Azure Search

Location: Channel 9
Topics: Azure

Nov 2016
4

When Deploying to the Cloud Goes Horribly Wrong

Location: 404 Digital / Las Vegas, NV USA
Topics: Azure

Oct 2016
21

Why Azure Functions Should be Your New Best Friend

Location: Little Rock Techfest 2016 / Little Rock, AK USA
Topics: Azure

Oct 2016
21

Long Walks on the Beach With Azure Search

Location: Little Rock Techfest 2016 / Little Rock, AK USA
Topics: Azure

Oct 2016
12

Azure Search

Location: Baton Rouge .NET User Group
Topics: Azure

Aug 2016
25

Doing Awesome Things with Azure Search

Location: Sydney Azure Group / Sydney, Australia
Topics: Azure

Aug 2016
13

Doing Awesome Things with Azure Search

Location: Code on the Beach 2016 Jacksonville Beach, FL USA
Topics: Azure

May 2016
15

Azure Search

Location: Casco Bay .NET User Group / Portland, ME USA
Topics: Azure

Apr 2016
21

Azure Search

Location: Lower Alabama .NET User Group / Mobile, AL USA
Topics: Azure

Mar 2016
16

Azure Search

Location: London .NET User Group / London, UK
Topics: Azure

Feb 2016
13

Getting to know Azure Search

Location: South Florida Code Camp / Fort Lauderdale, FL USA
Topics: Azure

Nov 2015
10

Deploying Kentico on Azure

Location: Kentico Connection 2015 / Orlando, FL
Topics: Azure,Kentico

Nov 2015
9

Sky's the Limit with Kentico 9 in the Cloud

Location: Kentico Connection 2015 / Orlando, FL
Topics: Azure,Kentico

Oct 2015
8

Azure Search

Location: DogFoodCon 2015
Topics: Azure

Sep 2015
9

Using Azure Table Storage with Bryan Soltis

Location: Channel 9
Topics: Azure,Kentico

Sep 2015
3

Azure Search

Location: Capital City .NET Meetup
Topics: Azure

Jul 2015
16

Deploying a CMS To Azure

Location: Tampa .NET User Group
Topics: Azure,Kentico

Apr 2015
28

Azure vs Amazon

Location: CodePaLOUsa 2015
Topics: Azure

Recent Blogs

Aug 2017
23

Integrating the Azure Bing Spell Check API into Kentico

The world is full of horrible typists. From the ever-devolving grammar on social media to the classic hunt-and-peck, there’s no shortage of people that could use a little......
Tags: "form control", azure, "bing spell check", jquery

Aug 2017
16

Using an Azure Function Webhook with Kentico Cloud

Developers want to automate everything. Whether it’s moving code or testing a function, enslaving a machine to do your dirty work is the best way to exert your authority......
Tags: "kentico cloud", "azure functions", "azure search", webhooks

May 2017
17

Powering Alexa with Kentico Cloud

Websites. Mobile apps. Smartwatches. Wearables.  Digital assistants. How you deliver content is limitless, with so many options for how people consume and leverage......
Tags: "kentico cloud", alexa, api, ai, integration, "azure functions"

May 2017
3

Using Azure Functions to Integrate Azure Search with Kentico Cloud

For the past few years, I’ve presented on Azure Search at several conferences and events. Microsoft’s Software-As-A-Service search solution is a great way to add......
Tags: "azure functions", "azure search", "kentico cloud", azure, search

Apr 2017
26

Building Applications Using Microservices and Azure – Part 2

Developing applications using microservices is a great way to increase functionality, without being solely dependent on a single solution. By using multiple systems and services......
Tags: microservices, azure, "kentico cloud", "azure search"

Apr 2017
19

Displaying Azure Database Statistics in Kentico

When deploying Kentico to Azure, one of the biggest questions that comes up is what size database to use. While we publish some recommendations in our documentation, your......
Tags: azure, "azure database", "custom module", database

Mar 2017
22

Adding Application Insights to a .NET Core Site in Azure

Once you select Azure as your hosting platform, a vast world of resources becomes available. From CDNs to Load Balancers, Microsoft’s cloud has loads of great services to......
Tags: azure, ".net core", "applicaiton insights", performance

Mar 2017
8

Developing Applications Using Microservices and Azure – Part 1

As more companies transition to a modular development model, integration with different services and platforms has become a common approach in many projects. By leveraging......
Tags: microservices, azure, "kentico cloud"

Feb 2017
8

Searching Files with Azure Search

Over the past few years, I have spoken on Azure Search several times at user groups and conferences around the world. While many developers are familiar with Microsoft Azure and......
Tags: azure, "azure search", blobs

Feb 2017
1

Creating a ReactJS Site with Kentico Cloud

By now, you’ve probably heard a lot about Kentico Cloud and how it presents a new way to develop your applications. One of the greatest benefits of the platform is how you......
Tags: "kentico cloud", reactjs, azure, "azure web apps"

Dec 2016
21

Building an MVC Site with Kentico Cloud – Part 3

In the previous blogs in this series, I showed you how to create a .NET Core MVC site and add content from Kentico Draft. I then showed you how to expand on the content types......
Tags: "kentico cloud", "kentico draft", "kentico deliver", "kentico engage", mvc, azure

Nov 2016
18

Managing Kentico Application Settings in Azure App Services

Azure Web Apps are one of the most widely used options for cloud deployments. This is largely due to their ease of deployment and use, along with their vast customization......
Tags: azure, "azure web apps", settings

Aug 2016
24

Using Azure Functions with Kentico

Microsoft Azure is continually being enhanced with more and more functionality that developers can leverage within their applications. From data storage to computing, there are......
Tags: azure, "media library", compression