Chris Reddington

Chris Reddington
Welsh Tech Geek, Cloud Advocate, Musical Theatre Enthusiast and Improving Improviser!

Chris is currently a Senior Engineer on Microsoft's FastTrack for Azure team.

By day, he works with stakeholders in startups 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 primrary tecnical 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.

Speaking at a Microsoft Tech Summit event

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

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 (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 has 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 form a Musical Improv group in Reading, called Theatreers - though this is a work in progress!

Episodes Hosted By Chris Reddington

V004 - Weekly Technology Vlog #4 (JamStack + Cloud, Upcoming Talks and Tech News) 23 - Gatekeeper and Valet Key Patterns - Secure your APIs and Resources V003 - Weekly Technology Vlog #3 (Contributing to OSS, Azure Thames Valley and Tech News) 22 - Static Content Hosting Pattern (Save cost and gain performance for static websites!) V002 - Weekly Technology Vlog #2 (Show Updates, Azure Updates, GitHub Codespaces, Visual Studio Code and Remote Containers V001 - Weekly Technology Vlog #1 (Blog, Hugo, Azure, GitHub & Azure DevOps) 21 - The Queue Based Load Leveling and Competing Consumers Pattern 20 - The Anti-corruption layer, Gateway Aggregation and Gateway Routing patterns 19 - The Event Sourcing, Materialized View and CQRS Patterns 11 - The Geode Pattern - What is it and how can it be useful for my app? 18 - Tales from the Real World - Defying Gravity.. The magic behind Flight Simulator 2020 GitHub Issues and GitHub Discussions GitHub Universe and GitHub Actions Deployments 17 - The Throttling, Retry and Circuit Breaker Patterns GitHub Actions and Azure - Deploying .NET Core code to Azure App Service GitHub Actions and Azure - Deploying ARM templates with GitHub Actions GitHub Actions and Azure - Getting started with GitHub Actions and Azure Login GitHub Actions and Azure - Source Controlling our Code using Git 16 - The Backends for Frontends and Strangler Pattern with Peter Piper 15 - The Sharding and Index Table Patterns 14 - The Deployment Stamps Pattern 13 - Tales from the Real World - Defying DDOS 12 - Modern Identity Patterns 10 - Exploring GitHub Actions to deploy Static Content and Azure Functions | Cloud with Chris 9 - Building smart Integration Solutions with Microsoft Azure 8 - Azure Security 7 - Creating Cloud with Chris 6 - Hybrid Cloud 5 - The API Economy 4 - Hackathons 3 - DevOps in a Cloud World 2 - Cost Control 1 - Requirements in Context 0 - Teaser