About three and a half years ago, we got the great idea with Mr. Jouni Heikniemi that it would be great to travel outside our usual circles and visit cities outside the capital area of Finland with a tour. We… Read More »For my Finnish audience: Azure Tour 2021 announced
I began my Executive MBA journey in March 2019. It’s a two-year program that you can complete on the side while you work full-time. As part of the studies, you need to write a thesis (I graduated in early 2021).… Read More »Researching developer advocacy – a revisit to my Executive MBA thesis from 2020
Microsoft Ignite (Fall) 2021 is soon here! This time, the event takes place November 2-4 – and it’s an online event, just like previously. Oh, and it’s also free so register today. [ Update: The recording of our Microsoft Ignite… Read More »Tune in to our community-focused Microsoft Ignite Fall 2021 session on November 3!
Yesterday, as I was wrapping up my day at the home office, I reached for my phone to check for notifications. It was that email – congratulating me for being awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award! I stopped… Read More »I’m awarded as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) on Azure!
A quick note that my session titled “GitHub for non-developers” is now viewable on Youtube: My bit starts around the 10 minute mark. Jussi RoineI work with Azure and frequently write about my experiences. I’m a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional,… Read More »My session from 365 Saturday titled “GitHub for non-developers” is now viewable on Youtube
It’s been a busy week, especially now that the summer holiday season is fast approaching, and plenty of things still on the table waiting to be completed. Beyond all the usual stuff, I’ve been busy lately with these five things:… Read More »Five things you need to know now
Next Wednesday, so that would be May 20 (I’m horrible with dates, so triple checking this twice), we have a Community Connection session during Microsoft Build 2020. You can register for our session here, and it will be a 90-minute… Read More »Connect with Microsoft Western Europe and your local dev community at Build 2020
On June 16, a new Microsoft event will take place and it’s called European Open Source Virtual Summit. You can register (for free!) here. The event will start at 9 am CET, and the content will be deep-dive sessions on… Read More »European Open Source Virtual Summit is June 16
As in-person events have generally stopped happening since March, many in the community are now preparing for both digital-only events, and the more traditional in-person events later in 2020. I just received a few updates to these more prominent events,… Read More »Updated dates for major Microsoft-focused tech conferences in H2/2020
Part of my work at Microsoft is to support and sponsor community- and partner-driven events, and also our own events. We refer to these as 1st party events, and 3rd party events. How this works is that I focus largely… Read More »Events are becoming digital-only – and that’s generally a good thing!
In times like these, it’s important to think about how you can help the ones in immediate need within your community and at large. The obvious solution might be to volunteer to help out those in need with your time,… Read More »I’m supporting the Hack the Crisis virtual hackathon
While I’m being busy building my new home office setup, recording podcasts, working at Microsoft, studying at school and deciding which porridge to cook for the family in the morning, I’ve had some time to push forward a few interesting… Read More »A few quick updates – and everything is awesome!
Azure Heroes is a program for the community from Microsoft, that aims to recognize and empower technical Azure practitioners to achieve more. Recognized community members will be rewarded with a digital badger, that is backed by blockchain (from Enjin). You… Read More »Azure Community: Azure Heroes is now live
We had our fourth annual SharePoint Saturday Helsinki event this past Saturday. Weather was great, and overall the event was a huge success! If you’re not familiar with the concept, it’s a global event where different cities organize a free… Read More »Passing the torch: New leadership for SharePoint Saturday Helsinki
I received great and satisfying news in early May – I am renewed as a Microsoft Regional Director for another two years (2019-2021)! It’s my second term, as I was initially nominated and accepted to this elite group of people… Read More »I’m renewed as Microsoft Regional Director
I’ve been using computers since I was 5. I’ve worked in IT more or less full time since I was 13. For all this time, I’ve used an endless amount of software written by people I’ve never met and whom… Read More »I feel bad for not paying for quality software – so I made a small donation
I just received the exciting news that I am chosen as a speaker for SharePoint Saturday Netherlands, in, well, the Netherlands. The event is June 10, which coincidentally is also a Saturday, so that’s a good thing as travel will… Read More »I am speaking at SharePoint Saturday Netherlands in June!
June 23: Updates: This post was updated with community comments and additional ideas on – see the end of the post for the changes. I decided early last year I would focus a bit more energy and effort for speaking… Read More »My checklist for speaking at conferences and events