Last month was a busy month and in February
most of my time I spend on the road or plane. Anyways, what has Stef been up to
The show can be found in Middleware Friday
show 5th episode about Serverless
During my trip in Australia and New-Zealand
I did a few short interviews, which you can find on YouTube:
Besides the interviews a few Meetups took
place, one in Auckland, another one in Sydney and a live
webinar with Bill Chesnut in
Melbourne. In Auckland I talked about the integration options we have today. An
integration professional in the Microsoft domain had/has WCF and BizTalk
Server. With Azure the capabilities grow to Service Bus, Storage, BizTalk
Services (Hybrid Connections), Enterprise Integration Pack, On Premise Data
Gateway, Functions, Logic Apps, API Management and Integration Account.
After my talk in Auckland I headed out to
the Gold Coast to meet up with the Pro Integration Team (Jim, Jon, Jeff and Kevin) and Dan Rosanova. They were all at the
Gold Coast because of Ignite Australia, and here’s a list of their talks:
During my stay, we went for a couple of
drinks and had a few good discussions. One night Dean Robertson came over and we
all had dinner. After the Gold Coast Dan
Toomey, took me, Eldert and
his wife to Brisbane for a day sightseeing.
The next week after Auckland, Gold Coast
and Brisbane I returned to Sydney for the Meet up organized by Simon and Rene. My topic was “Severless Integration”, which dealt with
the fact that we integration professional will start building more and more
integration solutions in Azure using Logic Apps, API Management and Service Bus.
All these services are provisioned, management and monitored in Azure. In the
talk I used a demo, which I also described in Serverless
Integration with Logic Apps, Functions and Cognitive Services blog post for BizTalk360 blog.
The next day Eldert and me went to
Melbourne to meetup with Bill, Jim and Jeff who were there to do a Meet up.
The PG had split up to do meetups in both Sydney and Melbourne. In Melbourne,
we did two things, we visited Nethra, who survived the Melbourne
car rampage 25th of January and did a live Webinar
at Bill house in Beaconsfield.
In Sydney I was joined on stage with Jon, Kevin and Eldert. We had about 45 people in
the room and we went for drinks after the event.
Overall the trip to Australia and New
Zealand was worthwhile. The meet ups, the PG interaction in Australia, the community
and hospitality were amazing. Thanks Rene,
Miranda, Mick, Nicki, Simon, Craig, Abhishek, James, Morten, Jim, Jon, Jeff, Kevin, Martin, Dan Rosanova, Bill, Mark, Margaret, Johann, Wagner and many others I met during
this trip. It was amazing!!!
Although February was a short month I was
able to find a little bit of time to read. I read a few books on the plane to
Australia, New Zealand and back:
is better, a little book of inspiration by Simon Sinek. I read this
book as I shared an interview
(Millennials in the Workplace) with him on Facebook. It tells a short story
about three young people escaping from a playground that has a playground king
to find a better place. The story is about leadership with the message that
leaders are students, need to learn and to take care of their people and
de kiezer is gek by Tom
van der Meer. On March 15th, we will have a general
election for a new upcoming government. And we as voters are more aware of the
what each party has to offer than the parties think we know. The access to information,
because of digitalization has made voters more informed on the situation in our
country, how politicians operate and vocal.
My favorite albums that were released in
Immolation - Atonement
Persefone - Aathma
Ex Deo -
The Immortal Wars
Nailed To Obscurity - King
In February I did a couple of runs,
including a half just before my trip started. During my busy travel schedule, I
ran with the same frequency, but cut the number of miles to prevent to wear
There you have it Stef’s second Monthly
Update and I can look back again with a smile. Accomplished a lot of things and
exciting moments are ahead of me in March.
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