Exploring Cloud concepts with Chris Reddington (Welsh Tech Geek, Cloud Advocate, Musical Theatre Enthusiast and Improving Improviser!). We will regularly invite guests to talk about their experiences with the cloud and hear about some of the lessons learned around their cloud journey. Cloud with Chris is a community-driven personal podcast. Content from episodes do not represent the views of any company or organisation.

Chris is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft UK, working with customers in the Manufacturing & Resources industry.

Microsoft Ignite Tour (Amsterdam)

By day, he works with stakeholders in start-ups and enterprises from developers and system admins through to Heads of Division and CTOs on accelerating their journey to the cloud, while actively listening and working with the Azure Engineering teams to further improve the Azure Platform. His primary technical areas of focus are Cloud Architecture, Cloud Native Solutions (including Kubernetes) and DevOps tooling and principals.

Chris has presented at several internal and external events including Microsoft Tech Ready, Microsoft Ignite and several Microsoft Tech Summit events.

Microsoft Ignite Tour (Amsterdam)
Microsoft Ignite Tour (Amsterdam)
Microsoft Ignite Tour (Amsterdam)
Speaking at a Microsoft Tech Summit event

Chris is no stranger to speaking in podcasts or recording videos content. Aside from Cloud with Chris, he has also collaborated on a YouTube series called Azure Mythbusters, with the intent of busting common myths about the cloud.

Filming Episodes for the Azure Mythbusters Series
Filming Episodes for the Azure Mythbusters Series

Azure Mythbusters: You don’t need requirements in the Cloud… Or do you?

Azure Mythbusters: Azure is Magical! Management in the cloud compared with on-premises

Azure Mythbusters: Cloud is expensive

Azure Mythbusters: Cloud is new, so there are no clear archietcture patterns

Azure Mythbusters: I can choose any Azure Compute Service to solve any problem

By night, Chris is a Musical Theatre Enthusiast. He has sat as committee member for Reading Operatic Society and also performed in a number of recent productions, including;

  • Judas in Godspell at The Kenton Theatre with Reading Operatic Society
  • The Bartender (himself) in Closing Time at The Oakwood Centre with Reading Operatic Society
  • Stevens in Dogfight at The Oakwood Centre with The Hear My Voice Project
  • Bert Healy in Annie at The Kenton Theatre with Reading Operatic Society
  • Annas in Jesus Christ Superstar at Progress Theatre with Progress Theatre
  • Jamie in My Fair Lady at The Hexagon with Reading Operatic Society
Godspell
Godspell (All for the best)
Bert Healy in Annie
Annas (left) in Jesus Chirst Superstar

Photo Credit - Godspell and Annie Photos credit to Mike Gribble. Jesus Christ Superstar photo credit to Richard Brown.

Chris is trying his hand at a new skill, improv! He recently attended an intensive workshop with The Showstoppers, and is continuing to refine his skills with What’s the game Improv! His vision is to merge the two areas together, and take part in more Musical Improv - though this is a slow work in progress, with thanks to COVID-19!