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Azure DevOps Podcast

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Mar 15, 2021

Jeffrey Palermo is joined by his good friend and return guest this episode — Richard Campbell! Richard is an entrepreneur, advisor, and rabid podcaster. He's a Microsoft regional director, the co-host of .NET Rocks, host of the RunAs Radio, and is a consultant and advisor for a number of successful technology firms. Additionally, Richard is the founder of Humanitarian Toolbox, an organization design to let developers around the world donate their skills to disaster relief organizations by building open-source software.


In this first part of a two-part series, Richard speaks about his organization, Humanitarian Toolbox, and their most recent exciting endeavor: the Two Weeks Ready project. In the event of natural disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, hurricanes, and forest fires, do you have a safety plan? With Two Weeks Ready, they are working towards providing the information you need to stay until responders can reach you.


Be sure to tune in for this fascinating and stay tuned for part-two!


Topics of Discussion:

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[:50] About The Azure DevOps Podcast, Clear Measure, and Jeffrey’s offer to speak at virtual user groups.

[1:15] About Jeffrey’s newest podcast, Architect Tips!

[1:20] About today’s episode with guest, Richard Campbell.

[1:40] Jeffrey welcomes Richard back to the podcast!

[2:19] Jeffrey and Richard reflect on their friendship and how they first met.

[6:17] The origin story of Humanitarian Toolbox and how it has developed since.

[7:55] About their most recent project through Humanitarian Toolbox, ‘Two Weeks Ready,’ that they’ve been working on for about a year.

[10:44] Discussing the current dire situation in Texas and the importance of emergency preparedness.

[13:04] A word from Azure DevOps Podcast’s sponsor: Clear Measure.

[13:35] Richard shares about the current progress they are making right now with the project and details the difference between the Two Weeks Ready app and a regular emergency alert you would get on your phone.

[15:47] Why are cell phone networks so resilient even in times of crisis?

[18:33] How to get involved as a developer.

[22:04] Jeffrey wraps up part-1 of the conversation with Richard Campbell. Be sure to tune in next week for part-2!


Mentioned in this Episode:

Architect Tips — New video podcast!

Azure DevOps

Clear Measure (Sponsor)

.NET DevOps for Azure: A Developer's Guide to DevOps Architecture the Right Way, by Jeffrey Palermo — Available on Amazon! — Click here to download the .NET DevOps for Azure ebook!

Jeffrey Palermo’s Youtube

Jeffrey Palermo’s Twitter Follow to stay informed about future events!

The Azure DevOps Podcast’s Twitter: @AzureDevOpsShow

Richard Campbell’s LinkedIn

Richard Campbell’s Twitter @RichCampbell

The Azure DevOps Podcast Ep. 45: “Richard Campbell on Software Perspectives”

.NET Rocks! Podcast

RunAs Radio Podcast

Humanitarian Toolbox

Humanitarian Toolbox on GitHub

Two Weeks Ready | Humanitarian Toolbox’s Latest Project


Azure Functions


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