Stacy Cashmore

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Stacy Cashmore

Tech Explorer DevOps, Omniplan, Netherlands

Stacy is Tech Explorer DevOps at Omniplan, and Microsoft MVP in Developer Technologies.

She’s been developing software since the mid-1990s and has been speaking about improving the way we develop software at conferences and meetups since 2018

As well as sparing with the software architect about technical issues, she spends her time helping the development team, and the wider company, with continuous improvement in terms of technical work, process and, of course, working together as a team.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her classic car, cooking, playing the piano badly and spending time with her family, doing amongst other things, building a Lego modular building city in their house.

Current sessions

From Panic Attacks to Public Speaking - My Journey

Techorama came to the Netherlands for the first time in 2018. The biggest .Net conference in the Netherlands with a host of amazing speakers!

Suffering from severe anxiety it was going to be a tough couple of days, but still, I wanted to go!

This is a story about how a panic attack on day one of the conference, followed by a couple of chance meetings lead me to overcome my fear of flying, travelling and people to speak at my first conference.


Building your personal online brand using Static Blazor Apps, one step at a time.

We're told that by using services such as Medium, dev.to etc that we are diluting our personal brand. That we should be posting to our own site and building ourselves up. But making that move can seem huge! Rather than eating the elephant - which can seem impossible - how about slowly moving to your own space?

Build your brand whilst still using those great features that attracted you to your chosen platform in the first place.

With the joint power of client-side Blazor and static web apps in Azure you no longer need to run web servers or App Services in order to host your site online. You can get set up in minutes!

In this session we'll set up a new Blazor Wasm Application and Azure Function, deploy to Azure and then fetch blog posts from dev.to to link to them in our page.

We'll also talk about next steps - and how to eat the elephant one bite at a time - to create your personal brand!


Embrace the pitfalls (Our stop start journey to Change)

As developers, we want to work in a modern way, to get fast feedback on what we are building to make sure that we are building the right things in the right way.

However, many companies are still at the start of their journey. Things take longer than we would like to get moving, sometimes change can seem to happen at a glacial pace and whilst you are ready to try and run, others are finding their feet - or even digging in their heels!

In this talk, Stacy will go over some of the pitfalls that have happened to her, and the lessons that she has learned from them. Unfortunately, there are no magic solutions to make the problems go away, but hopefully, you can look at the mistakes she has made and go away to make your own new ones to learn from!


How to really work as a team - from sleepy to strong pair programming

So many people think that pair programming is a boring waste of time and effort. I'm here to explain how our team made it work, and what benefits we got out of it!

I love working in a team, bouncing ideas off each other and using our combined strengths to produce something that as individuals we wouldn't be able to come up with.

One way I like to do this is pair programming. But, when I talk to people about this, I often get told it's a waste of time. That it’s about one person working hard whilst the other looks on, superfluous to the process. And let's face it, most of us have experienced this when trying it out!

But I’m going to show you how we went from this sleepy type of pair programming to being super productive when working with multiple developers at one machine!

Not the one person working, one person staring into space type of pair programming, but actually providing value to each other, making the extra effort worthwhile, and bringing extra benefits to the team as a whole.


Getting Started with Azure Command and Query

So, you want to migrate to Azure? You’ve read the success stories, and you see the benefits yourself.

But just how do you get started? And how do you convince those who don’t see the benefits as you do?

In this talk, we will get started on the Azure development route. Using a site that communicates with a Web API and then, using message queues and functions, to store data from the user in table storage. And creating the resources needed to deploy the app within the Azure portal!

So that when you leave you can explore for yourself!


Deploying Client Side Blazor to a Static Web App

With the joint power of client-side Blazor and static web apps in Azure you no longer need to run web servers or App Services in order to host your site online.

But what options are there for hosting your site? In this session, we'll be deploying an app using the magic of Azure Static Web Apps with a Github hosted repo, taking a look at what that magic is, manually deploy a web app to see how you can do it for yourself, look at an azure pipeline for those repos not hosted in Azure and even looking at attaching a custom domain to your website!


Past and future events

Azure Summit

13 Sep - 19 Sep 2021

Code PaLOUsa 2021

18 Aug - 20 Aug 2021

Azure Day Rome 2021

24 Jun 2021

Techorama 2021 Spring Edition

16 May - 18 May 2021
Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium

Global Azure Virtual 2021

14 Apr - 16 Apr 2021

The Live Coders International Women's Day Challenge for Women

8 Mar 2021

Virtual Scottish Summit 2021

22 Feb - 27 Feb 2021

Azure Lowlands

28 Jan 2021

.NET Frontend Day

27 Jan 2021

2020 All Day DevOps

12 Nov - 13 Nov 2020

DevOpsDays Boston 2020

28 Sep 2020
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Virtual Azure Community Day

27 Jul - 28 Jul 2020

Techorama 2020 BE

24 May - 26 May 2020
Antwerpen, Flanders, Belgium

Swetugg 2020

2 Feb - 3 Feb 2020
Stockholm, Sweden

DevOps Summit Amsterdam 2019 - Two days DevOps experience

6 Oct - 7 Oct 2019
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Swetugg 2019

6 Feb - 7 Feb 2019
Stockholm, Sweden