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An Interview with Rory Preddy

by | Jul 1, 2022 | Interviews,

Rory Preddy

Rory Preddy

Principal Cloud Advocate at Microsoft

Key Topics:Java, Azure, and Cloud
Location:City of Johannesburg, South Africa

Rory Preddy works in the Developer Relations team at Microsoft as a Principal Cloud Advocate. Cloud Advocates use their deep research skills to help professional cloud developers discover and successfully use Microsoft’s platforms.

A seasoned speaker whose talks are both meaningful and humorous, he speaks around the world empowering developers to achieve more.

Rory recently featured in Onalytica's Who's Who in Cloud Report.

How did you get to become an expert in your key topics?

Java Developer since 2001. DevRel since 2013. Global Influencer since 2019.

Microsoft approached me, while I was employed somewhere else. At the time, I was advocating for Java and accessibility in the South African context and one of the reasons Microsoft approached me is because they saw that we had similar cultural values, that I believed that if you didn’t initiate contact with your colleagues around certain prevalent issues, then nothing would change. Since joining the Microsoft team in December 2018, it has been a whirlwind. I’ve learned so much and I consider myself really privileged to be actively involved in helping them reach their goals.

What do you think the future holds in this space?

If a brand wanted to work with you, which activities would you be most interested in collaborating on?

Podcasts, webinars, whitepapers, speaking opportunities, product innovation, and video interviews.

What would be the best way for a brand to contact you?

Email or +27829301000

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