Jaap Brasser

Jaap Brasser

Engineer, Azure MVP and Developer Advocate @ Codium

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

I'm Developer Advocate at Codium and a multi-year recipient of Microsoft Azure MVP award. I love scripting, generative AI and any kind of automation and whenever I have free time I spend it on fiddling around with APIs.

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Business & Management


  • Azure
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Automation
  • automation
  • scripting
  • PowerShell
  • aws
  • Security
  • Enterprise Security
  • python
  • Amazon Web Services

Building real solutions in Azure Functions

Creating your first Azure Function is a nice exercise to get your feet wet, but what is required when you are looking at building an actual solution and what kind of considerations should you make when getting started?

In this choose your own adventure-style session, you'll first be taken through the basics, the tools and the goal of the Azure Function. Then we reach the phase where we decide which language we'll use to build out this function. Are you shy or you think every language is equal, don't worry we'll have an Azure Function decides how the presentation progresses from here.

At the end of this session, you'll have learned what kind of considerations to keep in mind, how to plan out your initial functions before getting started and then we'll get into building, writing, deploying and testing our first Azure Function.

Discover Microsoft's Cloud Automation Suite

Azure contains an ever growing suite of products, what tools or products do we have available to remove repetitive tasks from our daily grind. This session is viewed from the perspective of a Cloud/IT Professional, our vision is to automate anything we can using whichever tools we have available.

In this session we will dive into Azure Automation, Microsoft Flow, Azure Functions, Event Grid and more. What are they, how do they relate to each other and what are the pros and cons for using each product. By looking at and understanding how we can leverage the Cloud Automation tools that are available to us today we will be able to work less tomorrow! Warning: Contains code.

Automate anything with Microsoft Flow

Microsoft Flow is a great workflow automation tool, but most likely PowerShell is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Flow. In this session I will show how to integrate Microsoft Flow in PowerShell scripts and vice-versa and to highlight the benefits that this provide. This demo-heavy session will feature a lot of PowerShell code and live demos.¬¬¬ At the end of the talk we will have time for Q&A, so if you have any questions in regards to automation with Microsoft Flow or PowerShell be sure to have your questions ready.

Bridge the gap with Chat Automation

In this session we will cover a range of topics regarding Chat automation and the possibilities this gives us. We will dive into the concept of ChatOps, what it is, how we can implement it and what the benefits are. After this brief introduction we will dive into real-world examples of setting up and configuring your first chatbot, configuring security and resolving real-world incidents using this chatbot. By the end of the session we will used different platforms and bots in order to set the first steps of implementing a valid chat infrastructure.

Jaap Brasser

Engineer, Azure MVP and Developer Advocate @ Codium

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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