2015 is nearly half over already, and as an effort to get organized I wanted to list some of the cool projects / events that will be working on for the Second half of 2015. It has really turned into quite a cool list so I figured I would post it here. This is all on top of my “Day Job” and the things I am already doing on a regular basis! You’ll be hearing a lot from me on these items as the year goes on for these new projects / events!
Journey to the Cloud J2TheCloud.com – Producer / Co-Host
I have JUST started a new online video show with Sam Erskine and Steve Buchanan
Watch the Pilot / Teaser Trailer here: J2TheCloud.com
This show will about all about Azure and will focus on a business, adoption, and understanding perspective. We won’t be going too deep technically but instead show people the how / what and why for all things Azure.
Azure Cloud with Trevor and Rich – Producer / Co-Host
This is another online video show that has already seen one episode. Trevor, Rich, and I wanted to put together a deeply technical show we can go deep into Azure with real demos, scripts, and more. We’ll not only TALK about what’s new but we will also SHOW you. We’ll have another great episode out by the end of the month!
Watch the first episode here
DevOps Book Club – Organizer – DevOpsBookClub.com
This is a new experimental project of mine that I will have more details on soon, but the website is live and you can sing up for the mailing list.
A few months ago a joke was thrown around with some friends about having an online book club, where like a “real-life” book club we will have a reading assignment -in this case- all about DevOps, where we’ll have regular online meetings to discuss chapters covered to learn as a group. I already have a few books picked out and am working on building out a schedule. I had a few “DevOps” books I wanted to read so this is a way to collaborate with others in my learning!
SCU Europe 2015 – Content Producer
All the details have not quite been worked on on this project yet but I will be producing some content for the SCU Europe 2015 conference. I’m really excited to help with this conference and to visit Europe for the first time. I’ll be posting some details where you can find more about this soon but expect some cool interviews with some the speakers / organizers of the SCU Europe conference later this year.
Speaker: IT/DEV Connections – September 14-17, 2015, ARIA Resort, Las Vegas
I will be a speaker this year at the IT/DEV Connections conference. I will be presenting with Chris Ross for the session “Cloud Spotting: Gaining visibility into your private and public clouds” Expect a lot of cool reporting from this sessions, I will be focusing a lot of time on using PowerBI for this session.
Midwest Management Summit – Producer
This Midwest Management Summit is coming back in 2015 and I will again be helping out with the conference. This year I will be playing a more active role helping out with promotion by working on the social media platforms for the conference as well as producing interviews like last year. Right now I can promise that MMS will be bigger and better than last year.