Christina and I first met during the Cloud Advocate Summit right after I joined the team at Microsoft. We had a full day of speaker training and were paired up on our first excercise.
Personally knowing only a handful of people on the team prior to joining, I had researched a few people on the roster, Christina quickly surfaced in my online searches.
Host of “This week on Channel 9”, Christina is one of the most knowledgable and charismatic people I know. A literal walking encyclopedia of knowledge regarding tech, pop culture, fashion, video games, Taylor Swift, and more.
Our first public interaction on camera took place at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando last September when she referred to me as Steven Hand 🤣.
Since then, we’ve had many adventures around the world during this year’s Microsoft Ignite | The Tour including a scary afternoon in Sydney Australia when the riptide at Bondi Beach pulled her out beyond the safe zone. Thankfully we walked away from that with nothing more than a exciting story to share.
Christina always draws a large crowd to her talks. Often delivering several presentations from the Azure Fundamentals learning track, the rooms are generally at capacity - and for good reason. Not only does she know more about Azure than most of us, she rocks the stage.
It’s been such a pleasure getting to travel around the world together sharing all of the great things Microsoft is up to and I can’t wait to work on more amazing projects together in the future.
Take a look at a couple of the fundamental presentations below and follow “This Week on Channel 9” on YouTube for more awesome stuff from Christina.
- Containers (Docker)
- “This Week on Channel 9”
- Gatsby.js (Static Site Generator)
- Github Actions
- Serverless Computing
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