My 6 interviews at Microsoft Ignite Australia 2017


Microsoft Ignite Australia 2017 was a blast last week on the Gold Coast. SSW was well represented with our guys there and we had a good looking stand. I did 2 presentations that went well and will be posted soon. In addition, I did 6 interviews which are posted below. The SSW TV team worked like demons and produced 26 videos in only 4 days. I will blog about that shortly.

Microsoft Ignite Australia 2017
Figure: The big and nice looking SSW TV booth

Interview: Azure on a Coffee Budget with Troy Hunt

Troy Hunt speaks about his talk at Microsoft Ignite Australia on “Building a Large Scale Real World Application on a Coffee Budget”.

He explains why he likes New Relic over App Insights and how when developers write good code, it can save you money on your monthly Azure bill.

Brian Harry, we hope you’re watching 😉

Interview: DevOps in the wild with Hamish Watson

In this interview, Hamish Watson covers what he believes are the important elements of good DevOps:

  1. How to truly automate apps and databases
  2. How to work towards a common goal of repeatable automated deployments using continuous integration and continuous delivery
  3. The pillars of tools, process, people and culture
  4. VSTS Release Manager vs Octopus Deploy
  5. DACPAC vs Entity Framework vs manual scripts

Interview: Power Apps, Flow and PowerBI with Charles Sterling

Charles Sterling made a special visit from Redmond, Seattle to talk about Power Apps, Microsoft Flow, and Power BI.

Special thanks to: James Phillips, Darsha Desai, Frank Weisel and Sunay Vaishnav

Interview: Tech Story Telling with Channel 9’s Seth Juarez

In this video, Seth talks about some of the highs and lows of being a host on Microsoft’s Channel 9. He also talks about the general story telling strategies he takes during his videos and tells us his favorite video of all time.

Interview: The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace with Kylie Hunt

Kylie discusses the 5 Love Languages and the impact they have on the workplace, and how managers can use these elements to understand what motivates their employees and how they can show their appreciation in the workplace.

Kylie also summarizes the 5 Languages of Appreciation which include:

  1. Words of affirmation
  2. Quality time
  3. Acts of service
  4. Tangible gifts
  5. Physical touch

I had such fun with Kylie I’m getting her to come down to SSW for a day – I feel like I’m getting a shrink for SSW!

Interview: Jakob Bradford and Adam Cogan Dissect Troy Hunt’s Blog Post on Conference Organizers

Troy Hunt recently wrote a blog post on “10 ways for a conference to upset their speakers.” You can find it here: Troy Hunt’s Blog – 10 ways for a conference to upset their speakers.

Jakob Bradford from NDC Conferences and I dissect Troy’s blog post at Microsoft Ignite. Do we agree with him? Watch the video to find out.


Ignite was awesome. I can’t wait to go again next year!