Short Version

Hi, I am Gurucharan from Bangalore, India. I am a Software Engineer and I work in the interesting space where .NET, Azure & Azure DevOps meet and dance. On some days I am Dev, on other days I am Ops and frequently many things in between.

Outside of work, I am a member of the .NET Foundation, co-chair the Azure User Group in Bangalore, speak, blog and have more side-projects than I should.

Long Version

I began my career as a .NET developer building web applications with C#, ASP.NET MVC, Web API and Entity Framework. I did some amount of front-end work with HTML, CSS and Javascript as well. I guess you can call that “full-stack” development but I was mostly having fun with .NET. The ASP.NET docs always had a hey, you can do this with Microsoft Azure too and I followed suit by signing up for Azure. I began to appreciate the benefits of the cloud and I stumbled upon Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), now Azure DevOps. The idea of the cloud, DevOps & Continuous Delivery was exciting and I never looked back.

It was plain luck that my colleague was involved with the Bangalore Azure User Group. I’ve always wanted to go to those meetups and this was great way to get started. What started as me helping around with meetup logistics quickly ended with me becoming a regular speaker and a part of the organizers.

My first talk was basically him convincing (read: forcing) me to give a talk on Secure DevOps Kit for Azure. My imposter syndrome cranked up to level 12. Who am I to tell ~100 people how to do security on Azure ? But I went through with this anyway and several people gave me positive feedback after the talk. One member of the audience asked me if I can do this talk at a different event. I did that, then one thing led to the other, and before I realized I was a regular public speaker. It is a great way to make new friends, meet people with similar interests, showcase my expertise and thus far the experience has been incredibly rewarding.

Contact Me

The best way to get in touch with me would be with any of my social handles.