How I had a successful 2019
This year has been an amazing year for me, too many good things to recall if I’m honest and I’ll keep it short, below are some of the highlights for me (in no particular order)
- Invited to meet Scott Guthrie at an ask me anything session in London
- Awarded MVP in Azure in August
- Helping run the Glasgow Azure User Group
- Ran the Azure Global Boot Camp, Glasgow Edition
- Attended my first ever Microsoft Ignite in Florida
- Attended my first ever Experts Live Europe in Prague
- Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert
- Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert
- Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate
- Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate
- Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals
- Helped work become Gold Certified in a few more competences
- Blog has had over 200,000 hits this year (50 posts this year)
- The Azure Advent Calendar has been a huge success, more info on that later this month.
- Joined TechSnips.Io
- Started a YouTube channel
- Named in Nigel Frank International in the Top 20 Azure influencers on Twitter
- 3 podcast appearances
Looking forward to 2020 which will bring the following :-
- Ignite the Tour London
- Ignite the Tour Zurich
- Scottish Summit (doing a talk and helping out)
- Azure Global Boot camp (organising & more on that next week)
- MVP Summit 2020
- Ignite 2020
- Hopefully lots more travelling
- Hopefully attending conferences
- Reach 5000 twitter followers
- Recording some training material
It has been a huge amount of fun, learned more a lot about myself, visited a number of places.
My number one highlight might sound corny but meeting the people who make up the community has been incredible, Ignite and at Experts Live I met so many awesome people that I have chatted to on Twitter. I’ve met people I’ve looked up to and asked for advice from and the people who inspire me.
I could never thank everyone but trust me I’m thankful for meeting each and every one of you.
This #azureadventcalendar has been a fantastic way to end the year and soon I’ll be at Ignite the Tour London and then the Scottish Summit here in Glasgow at the end of February.
Huge waves and thanks to everyone who I chatted to throughout 2019 and lets do it again next year.
Happy Holidays! – Gregor.