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DevOps for Game Developers with Microsoft Azure (Presented by Microsoft Azure)

Sponsor Speakers: Jessica Deen (Microsoft), Abel Wang (Microsoft)

Location: Room 3001, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Conference, GDC Summits, Expo Plus, Audio Conference + Tutorial, Educators Summit, Indie Games Summit

Topic: Programming

Format: Sponsored Session

Tutorials: N/A

How to Run Massively Scaling Mobile Games on Microsoft Azure (Presented by Microsoft)

Sponsor Speakers: Kalle Hiitola (Next Games), David Holladay (Microsoft)

Location: Room 2009, West Hall

Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Conference, GDC Summits, Expo Plus, Audio Conference + Tutorial, Educators Summit, Indie Games Summit

Topic: Programming

Format: Sponsored Session

Deen, Jessica

Title: Cloud Developer Advocate

Company: Microsoft

Jessica is a Cloud Developer Advocate for Microsoft focusing on Azure, Infrastructure, cloud and OSS. Prior to joining Microsoft, she spent over a decade as an IT Consultant / Systems Administrator for various corporate and enterprise environments, catering to end users and IT professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jessica holds two Microsoft Certifications (MCP, MSTS), 3 CompTIA certifications (A+, Network+, and Security+), 4 Apple Certifications, and is a former 4-year Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Windows and Devices for IT. In 2013, she also achieved her FEMA certification from the U.S Department of Homeland Security, which recognizes her leadership and influence abilities during times of crisis and emergency. When she's not doing something geeky, you can find her doing something active, most likely running out of breath at her local CrossFit gym. Yes, she's one of those! She also enjoys biking (motorcycles and/or bicycles), shooting, eating, reading, and hanging with her 5-year-old rescue pup.

Holladay, David

Title: Sr. Product Marketing Manager

Company: Microsoft

Host of the Azure exhibit in the GDC 2018 Expo, David is Product Manager for Azure and Xbox Gaming services working with AAA and mobile gaming companies and developers, defining GTM strategy and business models, producing marketing content, and working with technologies such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and HoloLens.

Wang, Abel

Title: Cloud Developer Advocate

Company: Microsoft

Abel Wang is a Senior Cloud Developer Advocate specializing in DevOps and Azure with a background in application development.  He is currently part of Donovan Brown's League of Extraordinary Cloud DevOps Advocates. Before joining Microsoft, Abel spent seven years as a Process Consultant and a Certified Scrum Master helping customers globally develop solutions using agile practices and Team Foundation Server.  Prior to that, Abel founded and sold his own software company.  When not working, Abel is either writing code (yes, that’s what he does for fun), playing his guitar or training for The Great Wall Marathon.