I’m a Software Engineer working at Microsoft. I’ve got a passion for cloud and decentralised technologies such as the decentralised web, Blockchain, IPFS, Ethereum.

Have completed a Bachelor of Computer Science, a Masters of Computer Science and a MBA (Masters of Business Administration). I use this unique mixture technology and business degrees to look at software in a different way.

I have worked overseas in China and Japan for extended periods of time, leading development teams of multiple languages.

I released my 1st book, Windows Azure & Silverlight integration for enterprise applications

Contact details

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/davidburela
Twitter: @DavidBurela
Email: [email protected]

Employment

Currently:

  • Senior Software Engineer at Microsoft

Previously:

  • Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft Australia
  • Beijing General Manager & Solutions architect for SSW
  • Microsoft MVP for Windows Azure.
  • Regional Technical Evangelist for Infragistics.

Presentations

  • Hobart .Net usergroup - Web services introduction (2006)
  • Hobart .Net usergroup - SQL integration services (2006)
  • Australian computer society - Young IT careers forum speaker (2006)
  • Hobart .Net usergroup - Vista & office 2007 (Feb 2007)
  • Hobart .Net usergroup - .Net Micro framework (September 2007)
  • Hobart .Net usergroup - SOAK (May 2008)
  • Vic.Net usergroup - SOAK (May 2008)
  • Readify Developer Network - Windows Azure (Nov 2008)
  • Vic.Net usergroup - Intro to .Net 3.5: WPF & Workflow (Dec 2008)
  • Schools of the Future summit - How schools helped prepare me for innovation (Feb 2009)
  • Codecamp Australia - Artificial life in the cloud, with Windows Azure (April 2009)
  • Bushfire fundraising training day - Volunteered as a WPF trainer for the day, created content (May 2009)
  • Remix Australia - Intro to Windows Azure (June 2009)
  • Vic.Net usergroup - Databinding with the Bing Maps silverlight control (October 2009)
  • MOSSIG - By 2020 will all software be running in the cloud? (December 2009)
  • Silverlight code camp - Using Windows Azure to scale your Silverlight Applications (January 2010)
  • Melbourne xRM usergroup - Using Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Azure (June 2010)
  • Hobart .Net usergroup - Introduction to Windows Azure and cloud computing (July 2010)
  • Victoria.Net usergroup - Windows Phone 7 UI Guidelines (August 2010)
  • Alt.Net Melbourne - Introduction to Windows Phone 7 (August 2010)
  • SDDN Melbourne - Using Azure to dynamically generate Silverlight Pivot collections (September 2010)
  • Mobile SIG Melbourne - Introduction to Windows Phone 7 (October 2010)
  • Dev Evenings Melbourne - Distributed Version Control Systems & NuGet (April 2011)
  • DDD Melbourne - New development workflow (May 2011)
  • DDD Sydney - New development workflow (July 2011)
  • XDDN Melbourne - Windows 8 Developer preview (Sep 2011)
  • XDDN Melbourne - Windows 8 Consumer preview (March 2012)
  • XDDN Melbourne - WinRT programming (March 2012)
  • Windows 8 developer camp Melbourne - Listboxes & Databinding (March 2012)
  • Windows 8 developer camp Melbourne - Contracts: Search & Share (March 2012)
  • Windows 8 developer camp Hobart - Listboxes & Databinding (May 2012)
  • Windows 8 developer camp Hobart - Contracts: Search & Share (May 2012)
  • XDDN Melbourne - Developing with Windows 8 live tiles (May 2012)
  • Windows 8 developer camp Canberra - Listboxes & Databinding (May 2012)
  • Windows 8 developer camp Canberra - Contracts: Search & Share (May 2012)
  • DDD Sydney - Windows 8 101: XAML + ViewModels (June 2012)
  • Windows 8 App finishing camp (June 2012)
  • Mobile Mondays Melbourne - My experience with Windows Phone platform (July 2012)
  • DDD Melbourne - Using GitHub for opensource projects
  • DDD Melbourne - Windows 8 101: XAML + ViewModels (July 2012)
  • XDDN Melbourne - Windows 8 development 101: XAML, Binding & ViewModels (September 2012)
  • TechEd Australia - DEV214: What’s new for Windows 8 Devs Part 2 (September 2012)
  • Mobile Mondays Melbourne - Windows Phone 8 (December 2012)
  • Windows Azure / Windows 8 / Windows Phone app fest (March 2013)
  • Bizspark Azure camp - Sydney (June 2013)
  • Bizspark Azure camp - Melbourne (June 2013)
  • TechEd Australia - Adding Speech functionality to Windows Phone applications (September 2013)
  • TechEd Australia - Windows Phone Services (September 2013)
  • TechEd Australia - Cross Platform development for Windows 8 / Windows Phone 8 developers (September 2013)
  • Azure web camp - Melbourne full day training (March 2014)
  • Azure web camp - Brisbane full day training (March 2014)
  • Azure web camp - Melbourne full day training (May 2014)
  • Azure web camp - Sydney full day training (May 2014)
  • Azure web camp - Sydney #2 full day training (May 2014)
  • Azure web camp - Brisbane full day training (June 2014)
  • Dev Super Powers - Getting Started With ASP.NET MVC5 & Azure websites (June 2014)
  • Dev Super Powers - Adding Web API to your ASP .NET website (July 2014)
  • Dev Super Powers - Getting Started with SignalR (August 2014)
  • Xamarin hack day Beijing - Getting started with Xamarin.Forms (October 2014)
  • Beijing MVP open day - Intro to Azure Websites (October 2014)
  • Azure web camp - Melbourne full day training (November 2014)
  • Azure web camp - Melbourne #2 full day training (Nov 2014)
  • Dev Super Powers - Xamarin.Forms & MVVM (April 2015)
  • Azure web camp - Melbourne full day training (September 2015)
  • Video recording - Using Windows 10 iOS bridge to convert Canabalt to Windows 10 in under 5 minutes (Feb 2016)
  • Melbourne Chatbot - Microsoft Bot Framework & LUIS (June 2016)
  • DDD by Night - Microsoft Bot Framework & LUIS (July 2016)
  • Melbourne Blockchain - Devcon 2 summary & Azure BaaS (Oct 2016)
  • Brisbane Blockchain - Azure BaaS (Oct 2016)
  • Melbourne Azure - Introduction to Blockchain & Azure Baas (Nov 2016)
  • Microsoft Ignite - Introduction to Blockchain & Azure Baas (Feb 2017)
  • Microsoft Ignite - Getting started with Blockchain development (Feb 2017)
  • Ethereum Melbourne - Getting started with Blockchain development (May 2017)
  • RegHack Down Under - Getting started with Blockchain development (May 2017)
  • Sydney Blockchain Technology Conference - Blockchain development on Azure Blockchain as a Service (June 2017)
  • NDC Sydney - Blockchain is Cyberpunk (Sep 2017)
  • Latrobe University - 2 hour guest lecture on Blockchain (Sep 2017)
  • GPAC - Blockchain for gaming (Oct 2017)
  • NDC London - Democratising AI for everyone (Jan 2018)
  • Digital Innovation Festival - Blockchain is disrupting industries (Aug 2018)
  • NDC Sydney - Attributes of a good Blockchain project (Sep 2018)
  • NDC Sydney - Democratising AI for everyone (Sep 2018)
  • Pub Conf - What the Block?!? (Sep 2018)
  • plus many more I have forgotten