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Mike Benkovich

United States
Exploring the Possible


I am a developer, business owner, consultant, cloud architect and online instructor. An alumni of Microsoft from 2004 to 2012 I helped build developer communities across the US thru work on Microsoft Across America, MSDN Events, MSDN Webcasts, DPE and Channel 9. I helped create and grow developer conferences in various cities including Minneapolis, Chicago, St Louis, Des Moines, Omaha, Tulsa, Dallas, etc. I co-founded the Azure Boot Camp events (a 2 day event) that were run in cities across the US and at PDC and TechEd before it was transferred to the community. While at Microsoft I was at the start of the Azure MVP program and since 2016 I am excited to be a member of it. I speak at 15-20 conferences and community events per year, and I helped start a Toastmaster club for Geeks called TechMasters where we grow speakers for Conferences. I am a LinkedIn Learning Instructor for Azure, have developed courses for Opsgility and LearnNow Online. I work in Azure Cloud Governance, Application Architecture and Software Delivery consulting. See where I'll be at

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