Welcome & Housekeeping

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Thomas Pentenrieder

Software Engineer @ Medialesson

Thomas Pentenrieder is a Senior Software Engineer at Medialesson GmbH, currently working mostly with Azure, ASP.NET, Angular and other technologies that start with A.

Philipp Bauknecht

CEO medialesson. Microsoft Regional Director & MVP. Passionate about the Cloud & great User Interfaces

Hi, I’m Philipp Bauknecht from Germany, Founder & CEO of medialesson GmbH. I help my customers design, architect, build and operate modern, beautiful and useable Apps that run on any platform as a consultant, architect and trainer together with my team of highly skilled designers and developers. Besides I teach Interface Design at the Pforzheim University and engage with the community as a speaker at conferences and user groups and organizer of code camps and hackathons. I was selected as one of the one hundred creative talents by the European Union and the Committee of the Regions. I co-founded the network EF.EU – European Forum for Enhanced Usability and a local industry initiative for IT (mitpf.de). I was awarded a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Windows Development in every year since 2013. In 2017 I was accepted into the Microsoft Regional Director (rd.microsoft.com) Program. I’m married, a father to identical twins and love to serve our community as a member of the Rotary Club of Pforzheim.

Ralf Richter

Distinguished Cloud Consultant, Cloud Solution Architect, Azure MVP @shiftavenue

Ralf Richter is a Distinguished Cloud Consultant and Cloud Solution Architect at shiftavenue. His expertise is derived from several years of experience with extensive cutting edge projects, among others in the automotive, health and industrial environment with a focus on the Internet of Things and Microsoft Azure. Community is a big topic for him, proven by beeing founder and orga of Azure Dev Meetup Munich and the Azure Developer Community Day

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/.