Jesse Loudon

Jesse Loudon

Consultant, Creator, Coder

Sydney, Australia


Jesse Loudon is a Tech Stream Lead at Arinco, a leading cloud consulting firm in Australia, and a Microsoft MVP in Azure. With over a decade of experience in consulting, technical presales, and end-to-end delivery.


Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Policy as Code
  • DevOps
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Infrastructure as Code

Roadtesting GitHub Copilot on Azure Policies

As part of governing enterprise landing zones Azure Policy has been a key service for many years to standardise, restrict, audit, enforce, and remediate to prevent configuration drift.

GitHub Copilot is an AI-assistant available to most IDEs which provides generated responses based on prompts and context received from the developer.

In this session we will explore using GitHub Copilot on Azure Policies. We will walk through a few scenarios to demonstrate and determine if an AI-assistant can help us in our Policy development journey.

Policy as Code with Bicep for Enterprise Scale

Policy as Code is a combination of two important practices for managing your Azure governance at enterprise scale: Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and DevOps.

This session walks viewers through an example workflow for Policy As Code combining the power of Bicep language, GitHub, and GitHub Actions to ensure a repeatable process for your Azure governance across multiple tenants and subscriptions.

Bicep builders: Azure Sentinel and Policy as Code

This joint video session from Jesse Loudon and Casey Mullineaux demonstrates the power of using Bicep to deploy Azure Sentinel and onboard resources using Azure Policy.

Viewers will also see a demonstration of threat detection and automated response from a simulated attack on Azure resources protected by Sentinel.

Global Azure Sydney 2024 Sessionize Event

April 2024 Sydney, Australia

Festive Tech Calendar 2021 Sessionize Event

December 2021

Azure Back to School 2021 Sessionize Event

September 2021

Azure Sydney User Group Meetup (June 2021): Azure Policy as Code: Zero to Hero in 60 minutes

Azure Sydney User Group Meetup (June 2021): Azure Policy as Code: Zero to Hero in 60 minutes

Recording: https://youtu.be/AVn5glYBz84?t=2380

- Azure Policy as code
- Bicep
- Usage Patterns + Anti-Patterns
- Policy Effects (deny vs audit vs modify vs deployIfNotExists vs auditIfNotExists)
- Notes from the field
- Key takeaways
- Short demos

Managing 100s to 1000s of Azure resources to meet your governance framework is often an operational responsibility. This can lead to situations of 'fire-fighting' where changes are applied ad-hoc without consistency. The compounding result is poor compliance overall if not regularly checked. Azure Policy as Code is the combination of IaC and DevOps ensuring governance at scale is shifted away from click-ops and after-hours support towards a codified, policy-driven strategy.

June 2021 Sydney, Australia

Global Azure 2021 Sessionize Event

April 2021

Jesse Loudon

Consultant, Creator, Coder

Sydney, Australia


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