Highlights of Global Azure Virtual 2021

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Our hosts Annie and Rik sum up Global Azure 2021 and discuss the highlights from all over the world.


Annie Talvasto

Tech community builder @@ CloudGossip.net

Experienced technology marketer, specialized in marketing project management, events and leading cross-organizational virtual teams. Skilled in managing complex and changing projects & teams and creating value to sales pipeline through marketing. Seasoned public speaker with experience from presenting technology demos at local meetups to addressing crowds of thousands at international conferences.

Rik Hepworth

Chief Consulting Officer at Black Marble, Azure MVP, and Evangelist

In my day-job as Chief Consulting Officer at Black Marble I work with customers large and small to help them develop, manage, and deliver projects both on-premises and in the Cloud. As an Azure MVP and technology advocate I share the things I learn and the technologies I use with the technical community so we can all be better together. I am also proud to be a member of Microsoft's Regional Director programme. You might have seen me speaking at conferences and user groups, read a post on my blog, looked at my stuff on GitHub or seen my tweet. Whichever it was, I'm better in person so if you see me around, walk up and say hi!

Code of Conduct

We seek to provide a respectful, friendly, professional experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, physical appearance, disability, age, race or religion. We do not tolerate any behavior that is harassing or degrading to any individual, in any form. The Code of Conduct will be enforced.

Who does this Code of Conduct apply to?

All live stream organizers using the Global Azure brand and Global Azure speakers are responsible for knowing and abiding by these standards. Each speaker who wishes to submit through our Call for Presentations needs to read and accept the Code of Conduct. We encourage every organizer and attendee to assist in creating a welcoming and safe environment. Live stream organizers are required to inform and enforce the Code of Conduct if they accept community content to their stream.

Where can I get help?

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, report it. Please report any concerns, suspicious or disruptive activity or behavior directly to any of the live stream organizers, or directly to the Global Azure admins at team@globalazure.net. All reports to the Global admin team will remain confidential.

Code of Conduct for local live streams

We expect local organizers to set up and enforce a Code of Conduct for all Global Azure live stream.

A good template can be found at https://confcodeofconduct.com/, including internationalized versions at https://github.com/confcodeofconduct/confcodeofconduct.com. An excellent version of a Code of Conduct, not a template, is built by the DDD Europe conference at https://dddeurope.com/2020/coc/.