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Richard Conway

( Richard Conway )

United Kingdom
Reborn in the cloud nine years ago


My name is Richard Conway. I'm a Microsoft Regional Director and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Azure. I'm a Director of Elastacloud which is a Data Science and Data Platform consultancy working across key business sectors such as retail, finance, engineering and others.
As well as my role in business, I'm an author of books and courses and a key contributor to Apache open source projects with a love for all things cloud and data. Over the years I've become proficient in C++, C#, Java, Scala, Python and R and I mix and match these skills for my customers and community on a daily basis.
I love speaking to new audiences on aspects of cloud, data science and data platform and have spoken all across Europe over the last few years.
I'm a strong advocate of communities and over the years founded the
- UK Azure Users Group
- IoT and Data Science Innovators UK
- Data Science London
- UK Cloud Infrastructure User Group
Where I've put on regular meetups, hackathons and free annual conferences for 1000+ people.
As an advocate for child education in IT I've been working closely with Code Club in the UK. My most recent community contribution has been AzureCraft, a two day event for developers, parents and kids to teach the Cloud and Programming through Minecraft, other games and devices.

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