Day[67/100] #100DaysOfCloud – Jonnychipz – Welsh Azure User Group November Meet Up!

Not strictly today, it was more last night! But its definitely the focus of my Day 67 of Cloud!!!

It was the day of our Welsh Azure User Group #WAUG November Virtual Meetup and what a line up we had!

6.30pm –   Welcome and Intro
6.45pm –   Admiral BCP and the part WVD played (Paul Connah & Richard Lawson – Admiral Group)
7.30pm – Azure Logic Apps Integration as a Service and beyond (Dave Phelps & Matt Fortunka – Microsoft)
8.15pm –   Kahoot Quiz (2 x £50 Amazon voucher Prizes!
8.30pm – Close (Please don’t forget the feedback!)

The evening went superbly and we had great engagement, both WVD and Logic Apps talks went down a treat, lots of engagement and questions which was super to see!

Slide Decks can be found at our Git Hub Repo:

A recording can be found on my YouTube Channel – CloudTalk with Jonnychipz

Don’t forget to like and Subscribe!

We had a fantastic Quiz with some really tough questions and some great feedback at the end of the event, huge thanks for those that took part and congratulations to the winners of the Amazon £50 vouchers!

Next MeetUp

Spent some time talking about the next event and would really love to see as many people sign up for it. Its Cameras On, Christmas Hats, Lights Tinsel, mince pies and your choice of tipple!!!


We are super excited to be joined by Abel Wang and April Edwards of Microsoft fame to take us through an incredible and exciting evening of DevOps Goodness! Full agenda below, but may be tweaked to suit any last minute changes!

The bridge will be open from 6.15pm for people to join before we kick of promptly at:

6.30pm – Welcome and House Keeping

6.45pm – Abel Wang – Real World DevOps
It is now 2020 and good DevOps practices are no longer just nice to have. It is absolutely necessary to continuously deliver value to our end users. Yet this isn’t easy to do right. Unfortunately, all the flashy Hello World DevOps demos we see at conferences don’t really help us figure out how to do DevOps in the real world. They don’t even let us know what is possible.

In this session, we change all of that. We explore the why’s and the how. Why is DevOps important? Why do we care? How do we implement DevOps best practices? And finally, we will do a real world deep dive.

Starting from nothing at all except source code (and I mean NOTHING. No infrastructure at all) we end with a complex modern application deployed all the way out into production hosted in the cloud.

We touch on modern technologies and techniques. From Infrastructure as Code to setting up DNS. From web front ends, to deploying databases. From API’s hosted in Kubernetes clusters all he way to mobile apps. And we do everything from within our pipelines. With the right tooling, anything is possible. And in this session, you will see all this happen live with DevOps best practices including IaC, Database DevOps, Security, Quality and even disaster recovery!

7.30pm – April Edwards – A/B Deployments with Azure DevOps and GitHub Actions

Join April where she will be taking the group through the exciting concepts and methods of A/B deployments specifically using ADO toolsets and how deployments are automated with GitHub Actions

8.15pm – Quiz time!

9.00pm – Approx Close

We really look forward to seeing you at the meet up!!!!

100DaysOfCloud Overview

My Main ReadMe Page is all set up with a bit about me!

The guys at 100DaysofCloud have set up the GitHub repo to be cloned and also have a great repo containing ideas and areas to collaborate on:

My Github Journey tracker can be found here:

Please Watch/Star my repo and feel free to comment of contribute to anything I push! I really look forward to hearing from anyone who is going to jump on the journey around the same time as me! Lets see where I get to in 100 days!

I would encourage others to jump on this journey, I’m not sure that I will be able to commit every day for 100 days, but as long as I can complete 100 days that will be great!

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