Peter Gallagher

Peter Gallagher

Application Architect Manager at Avanade UK, Microsoft Azure MVP and MCT, Pluralsight Author... IoT and DevOps expert, dad, gadget addict and Meetup organiser.

Loughborough, United Kingdom


Pete Gallagher is a Application Architect Manager at Avanade UK, a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Azure MVP, Pluralsight Author, experienced public speaker and Meetup organiser.

He has been creating software for decades and is happy programming in just about any language.

Pete has been involved in a wide span of tech in his many years of industry experience, including IoT Projects for; Royal Mail Stamp Vending before there was such a thing as modern IoT, Building Monitoring Systems, Internet Connected Self Service Kiosks, Wildlife Protection and Ecology in Africa and much more.

He has presented internationally on a wide variety of IoT Topics, including the Azure IoT Stack, AI, Robotics, .NET, DevOps, Amazon Alexa, Particle Photon, Arduino etc etc.

Pete helped create the Microsoft AZ220 IoT Developer certification and also has created Pluralsight content to help learners pass the exam.

Pete also organises​ Notts IoT, co-organises Dot Net Notts, Notts Dev Workshop, sits on the Board of LATi, a Loughborough based Advanced Technology networking group, co-organises the Azureish Twitch channel, co-hosts IoTeaLive and is a co-host of the Agile Engineering Podcast.

He is also an active STEM Ambassador and is passionate about making STEM subjects accessible to all ages.

Pete particularly likes gadgets of all kinds!

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • IoT
  • Azure IoT
  • alexa
  • Particle
  • Electronics
  • aws
  • Arduino
  • Dot NET Core
  • devops

Building a Robot Arm with .NET 8, Raspberry Pi, Blazor and SignalR

In this session we'll run through everything needed to build a Robot Arm with a Raspberry Pi, .NET 8 a Blazor App and SignalR.

We'll begin by seeing how easy it is to install .NET 8.

Then we'll see how we've connected up the various components to our Raspberry Pi.

Next we'll spin up a console application to explore how we can control the GPIO on the Pi.

We'll then examine the code to start moving the connected servos for our Raspberry Pi based Robot Arm.

Next we'll look at a simple Blazor and SignalR app to control our robot remotely!

Finally we'll have a look at how we can use an Meta Quest 3 to interact with our Robot Arm in VR!

This session will appeal to all knowledge levels. A working knowledge of programming will help, but all the code will be shared on GitHub!

Supercharge your data with Azure AI Search and OpenAI

In this session we will take a look at how we can combine the power of Azure AI Search and OpenAI to allow us to gain insights over our own data.

Using a .NET 8 Blazor app along with SignalR and C#, we'll begin by taking a walk through the Azure OpenAI Service looking at the basics of GenAI, the OpenAI Playground and the .NET SDK.

We'll then take a look at Azure AI Search including; Chunking, Indexes, Vectorisation, Facets, Search and more.

Finally, we'll move on to looking at how we can combine AI Search and OpenAI to supercharge our own data.

This session will appeal to both beginners to Azure OpenAI and AI Search as well as learners wishing to expand their knowledge of these services to further their skillset.

IoT with nothing but your laptop

Gettting started with IoT can be daunting! Although the cost of IoT hardware has reduced dramatically over the last few years, you still need to choose the right IoT option, figure out what accessories it needs, order it all from Amazon and wait for it to arrive

With the advent of HTML 5, so comes the ability to simulate a lot of IoT kit right there in your web browser. We'll walk through a few of the best online simulators for IoT technology, which will give you a head start into the world of IoT. This way you can forgo all the procrastinating, and get to (virtually)

After attending this session you'll understand;

BBC Micro:Bit, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Mx Chip, Azure IoT Hubs and how to use all of these without spending a penny!

Who this talk is suitable for;

This talk is suitable for anybody who has an interest in IoT but doesn't have a well rounded knowledge of all the platforms and options out there.

Azure Bootcamp Nottingham Sessionize Event

April 2019 Nottingham, United Kingdom

Peter Gallagher

Application Architect Manager at Avanade UK, Microsoft Azure MVP and MCT, Pluralsight Author... IoT and DevOps expert, dad, gadget addict and Meetup organiser.

Loughborough, United Kingdom


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