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Keith Atherton

Keith Atherton

Microsoft MVP | Microsoft Certified Software Architect & Developer (Power Platform, Azure, .NET) | Power Apps Super User | Speaker | Blogger | LinkedIn Learning Instructor | Mentor

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Published LinkedIn Learning instructor, Power Apps Super User, public speaker, blogger, and mentor.

Versatile Microsoft certified full stack senior software developer and architect with over 20 years' international experience of leading and developing software solutions in permanent and contract roles for sectors including finance, manufacturing, retail, and game development.

Trained and experienced in project management, leading teams, coaching, and mentoring.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills, extensive experience liaising with business stakeholders and clients of all levels on small- and large-scale projects at every stage of the software development lifecycle.

Find me online: https://linktr.ee/keithatherton

Awards

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology

Topics

  • .NET
  • C#
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Azure
  • Power Platform
  • Power Apps
  • Power Automate
  • power bi

How to Prepare for Microsoft Certifications

A light-hearted talk on tips and tricks for preparing for Microsoft certifications based on my certification journey so far.

We'll cover which certifications are available, learning resources, exams and renewals, money-saving tips and much more!

Creating a Bot using Azure Bot Service

In this session, we'll walk through creating a web-hosted chat bot using Azure Cognitive Service for Language and Azure Bot Service.

Primarily hands-on demo showing how to implement the services, minimal slides.

Combining Power Platform and Azure to Manage Your TPS Reports

Power Platform and Azure can be combined to use the advantages that both have to offer.

In this session, we'll design a system to manage "TPS Reports", fictional documents made famous by the movie Office Space. We'll use several Power Platform and Azure services to create an app, database, report, and email notifications.

So, if you could go ahead and join this session, that'd be great, mmmk...

With Great Power (Apps) Comes Great Reusability

Your time is precious! Luckily, there are many ways we can reuse UI components and code to work more efficiently and avoid duplication of effort when creating Power Apps.

In this session, we'll look into reusability by using awesome features including components, component libraries, and named formulas.

Don't worry, this won't be a dry technical session... er, actually, it will be a DRY (don't repeat yourself) technical session.

How to Prepare for Microsoft Power Platform Certifications

Microsoft Power Platform certifications have many benefits, including the potential to get your first job working with the Power Platform, earn a promotion, keeping your skills up to date, and having greater job satisfaction.

In this session, we'll cover which certifications are available, learning resources, exams and renewals, money-saving tips and much more!

Keith Atherton

Microsoft MVP | Microsoft Certified Software Architect & Developer (Power Platform, Azure, .NET) | Power Apps Super User | Speaker | Blogger | LinkedIn Learning Instructor | Mentor

Edinburgh, United Kingdom