Andy Cross and Richard Conway from Elastacloud (http://www.elastacloud.com/) and Chris Parsons and Joe Hancock from Hancock & Parsons (http://www.hancockandparsons.co.uk/) established the UK Azure Users Group in 2011. Together they have built a thriving community of Azure users and developers with the help of Microsoft UK. The user group currently stands at over 3000 members and meets every month in London.
Meetings are attended by up to 100 people a time and all those with an avid interest to learn Azure are encouraged to attend. The group regularly gives a platform for the Microsoft Azure engineering teams and distinguished community speakers.
As well as the monthly meetups, we are heavily involved in other community initiatives such as the now infamous Scott Gu events. The last event was held at Twickenham on 25th May 2017. It saw 800 fellow lovers of Azure join a selection of industry speakers, but most notable Scott Gu. We will be looking to arrange other such similar events. If you might be interested, please drop us an e-mail (email@example.com) and we will be sure to share with you future events.
Infrastructure as Code (IaC) concept has been around for a while but lots of organizations are still not embracing his whole potential. This session will cover the main benefits of using Infrastructure as Code and three options we can use to approach it (with its pros and cons): ARM Templates, Azure CLI, and Pulumi.
Daniel Corretja is Head of Development at Foundation SP, with over 8 years of experience working with Microsoft technologies. During the last years, he has been involved in a range of solutions on different platforms including Office 365, Azure, and .NET custom web development, delivering high-quality solutions for several organizations on many projects across various industries including Education, Housing, Government, Construction, Transport, Charity and Private Sector. He is passionate about Azure and delivering solutions using Azure services using the right tools for the job in any scenario.