Greg Leonardo


Greg Leonardo

I have been working in the IT industry since my time in the military. I’m a father, veteran, developer, teacher, speaker, and early adopter. I have worked in many facets of IT throughout my career. I’m president of #TampaCC, a community meetup, that runs #TampaCC, Azure User Group, Azure Medics, and various technology events throughout Tampa.

Building Solutions in Azure


This session should focus on addressing the architectural decisions that usually arise when you are designing or migrating a solution to Microsoft Azure. It should start by designing the building blocks of Infrastructure solution on Azure, such as Azure compute, storage, and networking, and then will explore the database options available in Microsoft Azure. You will get to grips with designing scalable web and mobile solutions and understand where to host your Active Directory/Identity Solution. Moving on, the readers will find out how to extend your DevOps to Azure. The readers will benefit from some exciting services that enable extremely smooth operations and streamlined dev-ops between on premises and cloud. The session will help you design a secure environment for your solution whether on cloud or hybrid. Towards the end, it will show how to manage and monitor cloud and hybrid solutions. This session will arm you with all the tools and knowledge you need to properly plan and design your solution on Azure, whether it’s a brand-new project or a migration project.

Serverless Architecture


Serverless architecture is all the buzz and a relatively new approach to delivering software in the Cloud. It allows you to solve business problems quickly and leverage other pieces of Cloud simple and easy while providing these solutions relatively quickly. These types of solutions can be developed in the Azure Portal or within Visual Studio/Visual Code, which provides a robust local testing and development environment. While microservices are not new to the development arena, providing them in a way that doesn’t require server or container management is. This new breed of microservice architecture allows you to choose between a consumption-based model, pay for what you use, or an App Service Plan/VM backed model for better control over your microservice environment. The goal of the session is to learn to design, architect, develop, build, and deploy serverless resources. These resources will include Azure Functions, Azure Logic Apps, and Azure Event Grid. We will learn how to leverage both the Azure Portal and Visual Studio, to provide these solutions and explain what it means when you choose one over the other. We will also learn how to build and deploy these solutions using Azure DevOps to manage the deployment to Azure.

Breakfast with Sponsors

Breakfast with our Sponsors (Main Lobby)
08:00 AM - 08:50 AM