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A group for all developers, consultants, architects and IT professionals who want to dive into for them unknown topics related to Azure. Azure Thursday are happening every first Thursday of the month and the format will be different every evening. From hand-on workshops to technical talks. A great place to dive into unknown Azure topics.

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Global AI Bootcamp

A free one-day event organized by local communities all over the world that are passionate about Artificial Intelligence on the Microsoft stack.

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AI Nights

AI Community meetups

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Azure Thursday crew

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Henk Boelman 

Henk Boelman works as an Cloud Solutions Architect at Heroes in the Netherlands. He started out as a software developer in the late '90s and later moved on to the role of architect. He now guides organisations in their cloud adventure, with a strong focus on cloud native software development.

During these years, he has built and designed numerous web-based platforms for small and large companies. He loves to share his knowledge about topics such as DevOps, Azure and Cognitive Services by providing training courses and he is a regular speaker at user groups and conferences.

Since June 2018 MVP for the category AI.

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Luuk Mager 

Luuk Mager works as a Cloud Solution Architect at Heroes in the Netherlands. He started his working career as a software developer in 2005. Nowadays he is an experienced (hands-on) solution architect with a strong focus on cloud native development. During his journey Luuk developed a broad experience on the Microsoft platform (.Net / Azure / Dynamics / Office365).

Luuk excels in delivering innovative, future proof and maintainable solutions using the Microsoft Cloud Platform. His motivation is to help customers to improve their business/ processes by implementing the right solution for the problem theirs’re facing.

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Jorrit Meijer 

Jorrit Meijer works as Azure Lead at Mirabeau (a cognizant digital company) leading the Azure part of the cloud practice. He is also an MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certified Architect working at different Mirabeau clients like Transavia Airlines. Graduating in 2002 as a Bachelor in ICT he first worked as a System/Network engineer for a few years and moved to Mirabeau to work as an Application Engineer. After doing his first big migration project in Azure for Transavia he liked Azure so much that he decided to make that his field of expertise. After getting the cloud MCSE in 2017 he started working in his new role as Cloud Solution Architect. He now works on improving existing azure customers architecture, but also does a lot of pre-sales trajectory’s, designing new architectures for potential clients.

Jorrit likes to consume and share Azure knowledge. His specialty lies within the Digital domain, mainly web application infrastructure. Things like Applicaion gateways, loadbalancers, firewalls, connectivity, appservice enviroments, Paas/IaaS infrastructures are topics he likes most.

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Sjoukje Zaal 

Sjoukje Zaal is a Managing Consultant, Microsoft Cloud Architect, and Microsoft Azure MVP with over 15 years of experience providing architecture, development, consultancy and design expertise. She works at Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology services and digital transformation.

She loves to share her knowledge and is active in the Microsoft community as a co-founder of the Dutch user groups SP&C NL and MixUG. She is also a board member of Azure Thursdays. Sjoukje is a public speaker and involved in organizing events. She wrote several books, writes blogs and is active on the Microsoft Tech Community. Sjoukje is also part of the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board.