I got into IT through the back door, without a formal degree in computer science, although I learned on an original IBM PC Dos in 1983.
career consisted of a variety of jobs working with code, reports and
data. Strangely, most of the work consisted of maintenance coding, in
other words, supporting other people's code by applying tweaks and
enhancements and troubleshooting production issues.
years ago, my boss got me to speak in front of a user group, and then
SQL Saturday's and of course I've been blogging for a decade.
Azure is a fairly new technology, few years old. I've had an account
for a while and tinker from time to time. And more recently, Cortana
Analytics showed up on the scene, as a data platform in the cloud, with a
ton of new products and features, all tightly integrated.
asked to create an online course, I chose the Microsoft Azure platform,
then included Cortana Analytics. I created the outline, expanded into
each topic, then created the videos and the demos, about 4 hours in
Here's a view of the course, to be released mid January 2016:
really enjoyed the process of creating an online course. Growing up
you wouldn't catch me in front of the class giving a presentation, but
over the years, things changed. Teaching is kind of cool. Especially
discussing advanced topics.
I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks.
Here's a post to some of the information discussed in the course...