Cloud Formations – A New MVP Led Training Initiative

Cloud Formations – A New MVP Led Training Initiative

Hello, data friends!

Let me spread a few words about the new MVP led training initiative started by my friend and fellow MVP – Paul Andrew. It’s called Cloud Formations and seems to be positioned to follow in the footsteps of what ex-MVP, turned Microsoft Program Manager Chris Webb once did with Technitrain. For those old enough (like myself) to remember from Chris’ blog archive: https://blog.crossjoin.co.uk/category/technitrain/

Now, the same expert-led training is available on various topics, currently running out of Birmingham UK, in person. Check out their website and events they currently have planned.

I spoke with Paul and he was kind enough to invite me to present a training among the other fantastic speakers and friends, like Prathy Kamasani, Rob Sewell and Rishi Sapra. Although it’s very unlikely that will happen this year, keep an eye out for that. You can also use discount code STARTERFOR10 to get 10% off current tickets.

The value here for attendees is that MVPs generally aren’t trainers (which is a good thing), they are people like me passionate about technology and sharing that knowledge with the wider community. Paul could be on to something calling it a knowledge transfer session because that is what you get from an MVP, knowledge based on experience of using the technology first-hand. From the trenches if you like. Not just some theory translated into PowerPoint slides via Microsoft Docs. You get it first hand and from people that engage with the Microsoft engineering teams regularly – so they understand the direction of the technology landscape. A special type of trainer, maybe.

I hope you can benefit from this initiative to progress your career and extend your skillset. I look forward to delivering my own knowledge transfer session in the future.

Thanks for reading.

PS. Check out also my conversation with Paul, Rob or Chris, recorded already a few years ago. Do choose the audio or transcript version – whatever you prefer.

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