CloudBurst 2021

The SWeden Azure Group Developer Conference
November 26, 2021

CloudBurst 2021 is a Microsoft Azure developer conferences in run by local enthusiasts. The idea is full days of Azure related sessions in one single session room. You will not miss anything with multiple tracks. Presenting are Microsoft Azure community and industry leaders and provides real-world content for Microsoft Azure developers and those wanting to explore the platform. The focus will be on developing Microsoft Azure applications and real-world cloud-based solutions. All sessions at CloudBurst are presented in English. Our community events are always free to attend and include lunch!

Microsoft Azure MVP Alan Smith and
Regional Director and Microsoft Azure MVP Magnus Mårtensson.
For additional Azure events in Stockholm also check out
Stockholm Azure Meetup.

Logos and graphical design by our good friend Maarten Balliauw.


The following World Leading Microsoft Azure Presenters are speaking at CloudBurst 2021!

Stefan Ivemo

Stefan Ivemo -

Stefan Ivemo is Technical Architect at Advania - Knowledge Factory focusing on Azure Infrastructure, Governance and Infrastructure-as-Code. In 2021 Stefan was awarded with his first Microsoft MVP award in the Azure category. Stefan is also a part of the Azure Bicep team as a Bicep Community Core Maintainer and is the creator of the community driven Bicep PowerShell Module. Outside of the tech world he is an awesome pizza baker and a decent golfer.

Session: Strengthen your ARM using Azure Bicep

Bicep is a Domain Specific Language (DSL) for deploying Azure resources declaratively. In this demo packed session, you will learn how to quickly get started with Infrastructure-as-Code(IaC) on Azure using Bicep. Even if you are an Azure Portal lover, IaC novice, Terraform master or an ARM Template expert, Bicep will blow your mind and strengthen your ARM deployment game!

Learn how to:

  • Get started with Bicep
  • Work with the Bicep syntax
  • Decompile ARM templates to Bicep format
  • Use template functions
  • Work with loops and conditionals
  • Re-use code using Bicep modules
  • Use the Bicep Module Registry and Template Specs in your templates
  • Bicep roadmap

Chris Klug

Chris Klug - MVP

Chris Klug is a developer-badass-as-a-service that either creates or solves problems depending on who you ask. He loves creating and building things. Whether it be a new application, a new kitchen or a new RC helicopter, you will see him building things all the time. Most of the time, that means writing code and solving problems for clients at a company called Active Solution in Stockholm though. Except for the many days he spends talking about doing things he is passionate about at conferences and usergroups, and for the days he goes mountain biking, IPSC shooting or kiteboarding. For the last 15-something years, he has been solving problems for customers, and loving it.But if he gets to choose, he'll go to the beach and kitesurf every day!

Session: Building a Better GitHub Pages Experience Using Azure Services, How Hard Can It be?

Building a Better GitHub Pages Experience Using Azure Services, How Hard Can It be? Have you ever looked at something and thought “I wonder how that works” or “I wonder how hard it would be to build that”? I think we all have! That’s why we are developers… And that’s exactly what I thought when I saw GitHub Pages! Don’t get me wrong! GitHub Pages is an awesome concept! Automatically generate a static website from your version-controlled markdown files, and host it in the cloud so that it is easily accessible. I love it! But it also got me thinking, “I wonder if I can’t build a better version of that in no time using Azure, and maybe even add some features”. So that’s what I did! In this talk, we will take a look at how easily we can build fairly complex systems using the services available to us in Azure.In this case, all I needed was a little DevOps, a container registry, some storage, a CDN, some serverless functions, a Docker container and some open source software to get it all going.And no, I didn’t spend 100 hours on it! I don’t have that much time to on stuff like this! And I’m sure you don’t either!So let me show you how you can use Azure like a set of building blocks to create weird and wonderful things in hours instead of months!And in a lot of cases, more or less for free! And who doesn’t like free stuff! ?

Barry O'Reilly

Barry O'Reilly - CEO/Founder at Black Tulip Technology

Barry is a CITA-P certified Architect who has held Chief Architect positions at Microsoft and and iDesign. He has also been a startup CTO, the Worldwide Lead for the Solutions Architecture Community at Microsoft, and founder of the Swedish Azure User Group. He is also a PhD candidate in software design and complexity science.

Session: Beyond Well Architected - Making Cloud Architects

This session will look at what we need to know to architect solutions in Azure - from a former Western Europe Azure Architect at Microsoft. You will learn how to combine ideas from distributed systems engineering, systems engineering, and the complexity sciences to design Azure solutions that are beyond well architected - based on cutting edge research.

Mohammed Osman

Mohammed Osman - Senior software engineer

Mohammed Osman is a senior software engineer who started coding at the age of 13. Mohammed worked in various industries, including telecommunication, accounting, banking, health, and assurance. Mohammed's core skillset is a .NET ecosystem with a strong focus on C#, Azure, and Data Science. Mohammed also enjoys the soft side of software engineering and leads scrum teams. Mohammed runs a blog with the message "Making your code smart and your career smarter." He shares tips and techniques to improve your code and valuable career pieces of advice in his blog. Mohammed Osman is a Pluralsight Author, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and Writer.

Session: Applying DevOps principles on Azure Machine Learning

How can you take a machine learning experiment from a regular Jupyter notebook to a full-blown solution that applies DevOps principles using Azure? In this session, you'll learn how to take your Jupyter notebooks, refactor them to work with Azure ML. Deploy them using Azure DevOps, monitor them using Application Insights, and scale them using AKS! If you are a data scientist/DevOps engineer wondering how to productionalize your nice notebooks, this session is yours!

Mikael Sand

Mikael Sand -

Mikael is an integrator at heart, as well as a tech communicator and generally happy guy. Part tech, and part business. His talks are fast, not as serious and he usually brings strange props.

Session: Beef up your APIm security

The internet is a scary place, with scare people, scary places and scary HTTP POSTs. Having Azure API manager in front of your services adds a lot of really nice security, but you can always add more. I will show you how to adhere to OWASP, have a useful firewall and scan all incoming messages using additional Azure services. The internet will still be a scary place, but you can at least handle scary HTTP POSTs.

Cecilia Wirén

Cecilia Wirén - Coding Security Advocate

Cecilia Wirén is a Coding Security Advocate from Active Solution. She have been selected as Microsoft MVP for several years and are frequently speaking at Conferences and for User Groups. You will often find her organizing Swenug events in Stockholm. As a senior developer she realize that the baseline for the security knowledge amongst the common developer is kind of low and decided that she needs to do something about it.When she not talk about security she loves to play board games or just hang out with her family.

Session: Managing your settings in a secure way using Azure App Configuration

No need for transforming config files at deployment and forget about ever viewing your secrets anywhere. With Azure App Configuration you can manage your apps settings in one place for all apps and all environments. Azure App Configuration is also backed by Azure KeyVault when you have the need of storing secrets as settings but still have easy access to them. And as a bonus, it also has great support for feature flags.


Two days packed with great sessions!

Time Session / Happening
CloudBurst 2021 day 1
08:00 - 08:50 Doors open!
08:50 - 09:00 Introduction of the conference. (Please be on time!)
09:00 - 10:00 Applying DevOps principles on Azure Machine Learning
Mohammed Osman - Senior software engineer
10:15 - 11:15 Beyond Well Architected - Making Cloud Architects
Barry O'Reilly - CEO/Founder at Black Tulip Technology
11:30 - 12:30 Beef up your APIm security
Mikael Sand
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 14:15 Strengthen your ARM using Azure Bicep
Stefan Ivemo
14:30 - 15:30 Managing your settings in a secure way using Azure App Configuration
Cecilia Wirén - Coding Security Advocate
15:45 - 16:45 Building a Better GitHub Pages Experience Using Azure Services, How Hard Can It be?
Chris Klug - MVP


Thank you for helping us out!

Hosting a conference with leading international presenters and keeping attendance free would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of the presenters, organizers, and financial contributions from organizations. The conference would not be possible without the following invaluable organizations (in alphabetical order) for helping with financial support and logistics.

We would be keen to hear from other companies and organizations that would be willing to sponsor Stockholm Azure Meetups.

Would you like to sponsor SWAG and among other things have your logo appear here? Contact us below!

Traveling to CloudBurst

We are hosting our CloudBurst event at the Microsoft Reactor, Stockholm!

Location Details

Microsoft Reactor
Microsoft Reactor, Epicenter
Regeringstatan 59
111 56 Stockholm

Travelling to Stockholm by Air

Stockholm Arlanda international airport is about 40 km north of Stockholm city. From Arlanda to and from Stockholm city:
  • Arlanda Express airport train, around 20 minutes.
  • Airport Bus, around 40 minutes.
From Arlanda to the conference location:
  • Taxi, around 25 minutes, fixed fair around 450 – 550 SEK.
Bromma airport is about 10 km west of Stockholm city.

Accommodation in Stockholm

It is recommended to stay in Stockholm city. Stockholm has a number of hotels around the city.


Register here to attend CloudBurst 2021 in Stockholm.

All sessions at CloudBurst 2021 are presented in English!

I want to attend CloudBurst 2021 on November 26, 2021!


Any questions or suggestions? Contact the event organizers Alan and Magnus!

Reach out to @noopman or @alansmith if you have any questions.