About Me

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My name is Chris Ayers. I’m a Senior Customer Engineer on the Fast Track for Azure team at Microsoft. I’m a father, speaker, gamer, nerd, blogger, and presenter. I like to help people understand technology. I love Azure, DevOps, and development. My goal is to deliver value to end users faster, develop features more quickly, with higher quality, and more confidence.

I’ve been developing software of some kind since second grade. I’ve worn several hats over the years, Technical Support, DBA, System Administrator, Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Software Engineer, Architect, and Consultant. As a developer I always tried to learn and share industry best practices around software development, software architecture, and agile practices. My latest hat uses all the skills I’ve learned over my career.

Certifications

View my verified Certifications at Credly.

  • Github Actions
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate
  • CKAD: Certified Kubernetes Application Developer
  • HashiCorp Certified: Terraform Associate
  • Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Microsoft Certified: Cybersecurity Architect Expert
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure DevOps Engineer Expert
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure IoT Developer Specialty
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Network Engineer Associate
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate
  • Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Fundamentals
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Fundamentals
  • SC-100: Microsoft Cybersecurity Architect
  • DP-900 - Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals
  • AI-900 - Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals
  • SC-900 - Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals
  • AZ-900 - Microsoft Azure Fundamentals
  • AZ-700 - Microsoft Azure Network Engineer Associate
  • AZ-500 - Microsoft Azure Security Technologies
  • AZ-400 - Microsoft Azure DevOps Solutions
  • AZ-305 - Designing Micrsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions
  • AZ-301 - Microsoft Azure Architect Design
  • AZ-300 - Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies
  • AZ-203 - Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure
  • AZ-100 - Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment
  • 70-480 - Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
  • 70-483 - Programming in C#
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