About Me

I’m a seasoned cloud architect with over 14 years of experience in designing enterprise-class applications. Born and brought up in India, I’ve completed my Bachelor of Engineering degree in 2006 after which I started my career with Infosys as a software engineer. The first breakthrough in my career came in the year 2010 when I got an opportunity to work closely with Microsoft product teams to onboard new customers onto Microsoft Azure (it was Windows Azure back then). Since then, I have been designing and developing cloud-based solutions on Microsoft Azure.

I come from an application development background and before shifting my focus to Microsoft Azure, I was a .Net programmer. I still do .Net programming in my free time, trying to keep myself updated with what’s going on in .Net world. In the past, I have created front ends with ASP.Net MVC, AngulaJS, JavaScript and JQuery with the backends written in C# and VB.Net.

I have moved to Omaha, NE in 2016 with my family for work and I’m currently working as a cloud architect at Kiewit Corporation which is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organization.

Badges

I’m a Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert and I hold numerous other Azure Certifications including Microsoft certified Azure DevOps Engineer Expert, Azure Security Engineer Associate, Azure Administrator Associate, and Azure Developer Associate.

I have been active in the tech community since I have moved to Omaha in 2016. In November 2019, I took over the Omaha Azure User Group as an organizer. Since then, I have been putting in my time and effort in building and growing the Azure community in and around Omaha.

I am a regular speaker at local User Groups and recently, I have organized a half-day virtual live event called Global Azure Day 2020 – Omaha where I was also one of the speakers in the event.

Recently, I have been awarded Microsoft Azure Community Hero and Content Hero badgers for being an active member of the Azure tech community.

In my leisure time, I love reading non-fiction and spending time with my wife and two kids. Outside Azure, I have interests in personal finance, stock markets, and photography. Strictly vegetarian most of my life, I have recently turned Vegan.

You can follow me on twitter using my handle @vabgujral and you can connect with me on LinkedIn here. You can also subscribe to my youtube channel to watch my recorded sessions and Azure videos.