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Microsoft's Net Zero 2030 Target & Greening Cloud Computing w/ Asim Hussain, Green Cloud Advocacy Lead at Microsoft

You've Been Warmed

Today's You've Been Warmed episode features Asim Hussain - Green Cloud Advocacy Lead at Microsoft. Asim is a developer, trainer, published author and conference speaker with almost 20 years of experience in the tech space with stints at the European Space Agency, Google and now Microsoft. He also teaches tech course on Udemy - an online course marketplace - where he has over 37,000 students.Asim is also an organizer for Climate Action Tech - an online community of people who work in the tech sector and want to change companies from within, particularly when it comes to addressing climate change.You might think initially - 'What does it mean to be a green cloud advocate?' - usually when we think about the cloud & the internet in general, we perceive them as intangible, not as something that would have an immediate impact on the environment. It turns out, however, that cloud computing accounts for about 3% of our total greenhouse gas emissions - which is roughly the same as the entire aviation industry.Asim was very eloquent in explaining how we can reduce these emissions, as well as developing applications that consume less (and are more efficient). We also discussed Microsoft's recent net zero by 2030 announcement along with their Sustainability Calculator and how they identify their Scope 1,2 and 3 emissions throughout their entire supply chain and plan to address them each. Finally, we dove into Climate Action Tech, why people who feel lonely in the fight against climate change should join and how the community supports every member and organizes to create positive changes.ASIM & CLIMATE ACTION TECH LINKSAsim's Website - https://asim.dev/Asim's Twitter Profile - https://twitter.com/jawacheClimate Action Tech Website - https://climateaction.tech/TIMECODES6:42 - His Background & How It Led To His Green Cloud Advocacy Position11:30 - What Does It Mean To Be A Green Cloud Developer16:47 - The Environmental Impact Of Cloud Computing20:16 - Can You Track This Externality?22:35 - Microsoft's Net Zero Target & Sustainability Calculator25:30 - Scope 1,2 And 3 Emissions32:25 - The Climate Action Tech Community (CAT)38:50 - Science vs Business vs Politics vs SocietyRELEVANT LINKS MENTIONEDMicrosoft's Net Zero by 2030 announcement - https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2020/01/16/microsoft-will-be-carbon-negative-by-2030/Microsoft's Sustainability Calculator - https://appsource.microsoft.com/en-us/product/power-bi/coi-sustainability.sustainability_dashboard

44mins

24 Mar 2020

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Microsoft's Asim Hussain - The Making of a Green Developer

The New Stack Podcast

Listen to all of our podcasts here: https://thenewstack.io/podcasts/ There’s a common misconception that the individual consumer’s actions will dramatically affect climate change. That we should recycle more and avoid plastic straws and bottles. These are nice-to-haves, but they don’t make an impact on the systemic contamination of industries like agriculture, travel, and, yes, tech. On the other hand, when scandal strikes tech, we point blame at the top, and we don’t drill down into the individual responsibility. What we found with the Volkswagen emissions scandal is that even the person who writes the code can be culpable. If we each bear some individual responsibility in the code we release, is there power in the green developer? In this episode of The New Stack Makers, we sit down with Microsoft Green Cloud Advocacy Lead Asim Hussain to talk about what a green developer is. And we try to uncover what does that actually look like for a web developer, a machine learning engineer, a DevOps person, or a department with a huge fleet of Internet of Things fleet devices. Hussain says to start it’s not about a lack of motivation. “They care, they want to do something. And one of the questions I get asked a lot is from developers and all kinds of developers working on all different aspects of applications are, What can I do now?” Hussain said that then they end up only focusing on their own role when they should be looking at things end to end. He continued that “I used to think full stack meant like a website to a database. And now I understand full stack means like, from user behavior to how electricity is bought and sold on a grid.” In fact, Hussain predicts a whole new role emerges: sustainable software engineer. Or even better a multi-department team that looks to piece together the full software development lifecycle, from sourcing hardware materials to powering data centers to the deprecation of the tools and devices. This can start with just ardent, cross-functional green-conscious volunteers who make themselves know in an organization and who try to piece together this lifecycle. That’s how it started with Microsoft, growing into a 2,000-person green team. Where do you get started? Hussain says to start by examining the carbon efficiency and the carbon intensity of your application. Hussain points to little moves that have a big impact like choosing when to run your workloads, which “depending upon the renewable mix and the energy grid, you can, just by changing when you run a workload, you can reduce the carbon emissions by 48 percent per application.” And don’t just assume this is for the most modern microservices, he says this can even be more impactful when you are running certain jobs on legacy applications. Hussain continues to talk about the creation of a green public agreement. He also offers Microsoft’s sustainability calculator which allows you to start to measure because, as we’ve learned with the agile movement, you can’t improve what you can’t measure.

29mins

23 Mar 2020

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Now you're talking with Asim Hussain

Now You're Talking (Guest Interviews)

I was joined in the studio by YouTube star Asim Hussain AKA SuperRebel. With over 150k subscribers to his channel Asim is using his knowledge and expertise in online media and marketing to support businesses. We talked about how and why he started his own YouTube channel and picked his brains on how we can all post better videos and be more successful in online marketing. For more details on how Asim’s company can take your business to the next level visit www.mme-london.com.

23mins

1 Mar 2020

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Build Your Personal Brand and Broaden Your Horizons with Asim Hussain

IT Career Energizer

GUEST BIO: Asim Hussain is a developer, trainer, published author and conference speaker. He has worked for companies including the European Space Agency, Google and others. In January, he became Microsoft’s EMEA Lead for Regional Developer Advocacy. Asim is also Director of CodeCraft TV, providing online content, courses and training on JavaScript, Angular and general Web Development. EPISODE DESCRIPTION: Phil’s guest on today’s show is Asim Hussain. He is a well-known conference speaker, mentor and author, who has been working in the industry for nearly 20 years. Asim started his career working for the European Space Agency. Over the years, he has worked across many different industries using a range of languages including C++, Java, Python and JavaScript. Today, he is Microsoft’s EMEA Lead for Regional Developer Advocacy. KEY TAKEAWAYS: ­­(1.05) – So Asim, can you expand on that brief introduction and tell us a little bit more about yourself? Asim explains that he has been working in the IT industry for about 19 years. Over that time, he has worked in many different sectors, using a range of languages. Right now, he is the lead developer advocate for the EMEA region, at Microsoft. This is a recent promotion that he is both excited and nervous about. Asim explains that his new role enables him to continue with his teaching and educational work. This is a passion of his, which led to the creation of CodeCraft.tv. He began teaching online about 4 years ago, when he released about 6 courses that mainly covered working with JavaScript. He is part way through open-sourcing them. Asim is now a big believer in open source education. It brings benefits to the teacher as well as the students. (3.11) – So, why did you go into advocacy and development courses? Asim explained he got the bug when he was listening to a podcast in the car. While listening to it the speaker said something that was totally wrong about a subject Asim knew a lot about. Naturally, this frustrated him, but also motivated Asim to get out there and share his knowledge. That day, the idea for his first course was born. (4.28) – Phil asks Asim to share a unique IT career tip. Asim says that it is very important to be public about what you are doing. From the very start of your IT journey, share what you are learning and your experiences. Asim believes that if, for the past 19 years, he had consistently written a blog article per week his blog would now be more valuable than his house. When you look at someone who is well-known and respected in the industry, you will usually find out that they have been blogging, for many years. For the first year, you will be writing in a vacuum, so will get very little value from doing it. But, if you persist it will become an invaluable asset. Fairly quickly, it will start to grow at a very fast rate. (5.57) – Phil asks Asim to share his worst career moment with the audience and explain what he learned from that situation. The biggest mistake Asim made was when he was working in the finance industry. At that time,  he had a dual role. He was responsible for developing new systems, but, also had to keep the existing one running smoothly. To do this, he had two terminals open, one for development, the other for the production server. He would multitask. Running tests on new software on one terminal, while monitoring and maintaining the live system on the other. For the most part, this approach worked really well. However, one day, it led to near disaster. At the time, he smoked, so would regularly pop out for a cigarette. One day, he did exactly that. Before he left the office, he typed make into what he thought was his development terminal and left. Unfortunately, Asim had typed make into the wrong terminal. So, he had inadvertently started a job on the production server. That process consumed 100% of the CPU’s power and left the traders unable to do their job. Worse than that, it was just as the markets were about to close. For the bank’s trader’s this was a disaster. Closing is always a crazy busy and critical time of the day. They were unable to close their trades. Potentially, the company could have lost tens of thousands because of Asim’s simple mistake. Fortunately, the opposite happened. The trades they had been unable to close ended up making the bank money. Naturally, that episode reminded Asim of the need to be careful, at all times. (8.16) – Phil asks Asim what his best career moment has been, so far. For Asim, his biggest successes have come along recently. For example, getting involved in public speaking has been a highlight. This has led to so many other good things for Asim, including the chance to join Microsoft, in a role that he really enjoys. Writing his first book has also been a highlight. He released it for free, which was nerve-racking, especially when you consider that it took him 3 months to write. However, giving it away turned out to be a great approach. It really got him noticed and led to even more speaking opportunities. Asim says that releasing his book for free has been his biggest career win, to date. He really enjoys people coming up to him and thanking him for not charging for his book. In particular those from a developing country who tell him they could not have afforded to learn what he taught in that book any other way. (11.34) – Can you tell us what excites you about the future of the IT industry and careers? The pace of change is both exciting and terrifying. On the one hand, you are constantly worried about being relevant. But, at the same time the possibilities this fast-paced change brings is exciting. Asim started with C++, moved onto Java, then Python. Today, he is using mostly JavaScript. There is plenty of variety when you work in IT. Right now, the intersection between machine learning and JavaScript is a particularly interesting field. There are enough different roles and challenges to keep you occupied for the rest of your career. With the added benefit that if you were to do something else, you would very likely still be able to use your machine learning JavaScript interface knowledge. (13.54) – What drew you to a career in IT, Asim? For Asim, it all started when he was a child. His sister studied computer science, so he started playing with her computer. At first, he just played the game. But, soon completed it and got bored. So, he put the BASIC tape in, read the manual, and started programming. As children, Asim and his brother set up a web agency. So, it was only natural for him to pick an IT-related degree subject. (16.06) – What is the best career advice you have been given? Asim says that is probably – admit your mistakes, something that he learned at the European Space Agency. When something goes wrong in space, that is it, you have potentially just wasted a couple of billion dollars. So, for the space industry, it is vital that people admit when they have made a mistake and do so straight away. It means that the problem can be sorted out before it is too late. It is important to own up to problems, as well as mistakes. The moment you do that, the solution starts to become apparent. Asim went on to say that he trusts people who admit their mistakes more than he does those who say they never make them. Usually, they are either hiding them, or are simply not doing enough, just playing it safe. (17.30) – If you were to start your IT career again, now, what would you do? Asim explains when he was younger; he followed the money, when he should have been paying attention to his brand. Today, he would work first on developing and improving his personal brand. That stays with you and benefits you forever, unlike the money which you usually end up wasting anyway. (18.14) – Phil asks Asim what career objectives he is currently focusing on. Right now, his new role at Microsoft is Asim’s main focus. His plan is to help to drive some thought leadership into the advocacy space. In particular, he wants to build genuinely strong connections between developers, across the world. Asim also wants to change the emotional response people have towards Microsoft. On a personal level, he wants to achieve these things by using more empathy and authentic connections. His aim is to come up with something that is truly innovative. (19.40) – What is the number one non-technical skill that has helped you the most in your IT career? Asim says being able to explain things to others has helped him throughout his career. Being able to put himself in other people’s shoes and understand how they work helps him to find the right language and mediums to use when sorting out bugs or developing something new. Good communication skills help you with many different aspects of your career. For example, when you have to make a presentation, perhaps to sell a new product, it is not hard to find the right language. Learning to think through somebody else’s eyes is very beneficial. The more you do it, the easier it gets. (21.45) – Phil asks Asim to share a final piece of career advice. When it comes to your career, do not over think things. It is all too easy to become overwhelmed by the fact there are so many different paths you can take. Don’t let that happen, just pick one and do that. If you find you don’t like it, that is not a problem, you can easily change direction. BEST MOMENTS: (4.56) Asim – "Be very, very public about what it is that you do." (5.21) Asim – "If I was writing a blog article a week, when I was 20, I think my blog would be worth more than my house today." (10.32) Asim – "Releasing that book for free, and out in the open was, I would say, the biggest win." (11.53) Asim – "What's exciting about this field is also terrifying about this field, which is that everything changes all the time." (13.04) Asim – "The intersection between machine learning and JavaScript is a very interesting field." (17.00) Asim – "Admit your mistakes, own up to problems. Once you own up to them, you own up to the solution as well." (18.05) Asim – "Always pick your personal brand, because that is worth a lot more to you, and it will stay with you." CONTACT ASIM: Twitter: https://twitter.com/jawache LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jawache/ Website: https://codecraft.tv

25mins

6 Feb 2019

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MAS 066: Asim Hussain

My Angular Story

Sponsors Sentry use the code “devchat” for 2 months free on Sentry small plan Triplebyte offers a $1000 signing bonus CacheFly Host: Charles Max Wood Special Guest: Asim Hussain Episode Summary In this episode of My Angular Story, Charles hosts Asim Hussain, EMEA Regional Lead for Developer Relations at Microsoft and founder of CodeCraft. Listen to Asim on the podcast Adventures in Angular here. When Asim was 11 years old, his father bought a computer and Asim wrote his first program in Basic. Since then, Asim has been developing for about 20 years, has been working with Angular for about 5 years, and runs the website codecraft.tv. Asim has migrated from AngularJS to Angular and has shared a course  on AngularJS Migration on codecraft.tv. Check out Asim’s free Angular book and his other courses here. Listen to the show to find out more about Asim’s current work on bringing machine learning APIs into the browser natively and other exciting projects. Links Adventures in Angular 201: AI & Angular with Asim Hussain codecraft.tv AngularJS Migration Free Angular book Asim's Twitter Asim's GitHub Asim's Medium Asim's LinkedIn https://devchat.tv/my-angular-story/  Picks Asim Hussain: The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown  Charles Max Wood: Purple Seat Cushion modern medicine inflatable donut cushion

41mins

24 Jan 2019

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All Angular Podcasts by Devchat.tv

Sponsors Sentry use the code “devchat” for 2 months free on Sentry small plan Triplebyte offers a $1000 signing bonus CacheFly Host: Charles Max Wood Special Guest: Asim Hussain Episode Summary In this episode of My Angular Story, Charles hosts Asim Hussain, EMEA Regional Lead for Developer Relations at Microsoft and founder of CodeCraft. Listen to Asim on the podcast Adventures in Angular here. When Asim was 11 years old, his father bought a computer and Asim wrote his first program in Basic. Since then, Asim has been developing for about 20 years, has been working with Angular for about 5 years, and runs the website codecraft.tv. Asim has migrated from AngularJS to Angular and has shared a course  on AngularJS Migration on codecraft.tv. Check out Asim’s free Angular book and his other courses here. Listen to the show to find out more about Asim’s current work on bringing machine learning APIs into the browser natively and other exciting projects. Links Adventures in Angular 201: AI & Angular with Asim Hussain codecraft.tv AngularJS Migration Free Angular book Asim's Twitter Asim's GitHub Asim's Medium Asim's LinkedIn https://devchat.tv/my-angular-story/  Picks Asim Hussain: The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown  Charles Max Wood: Purple Seat Cushion modern medicine inflatable donut cushion

41mins

24 Jan 2019

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MAS 066: Asim Hussain

Devchat.tv Episode Roundup

Sponsors Sentry use the code “devchat” for 2 months free on Sentry small plan Triplebyte offers a $1000 signing bonus CacheFly Host: Charles Max Wood Special Guest: Asim Hussain Episode Summary In this episode of My Angular Story, Charles hosts Asim Hussain, EMEA Regional Lead for Developer Relations at Microsoft and founder of CodeCraft. Listen to Asim on the podcast Adventures in Angular here. When Asim was 11 years old, his father bought a computer and Asim wrote his first program in Basic. Since then, Asim has been developing for about 20 years, has been working with Angular for about 5 years, and runs the website codecraft.tv. Asim has migrated from AngularJS to Angular and has shared a course  on AngularJS Migration on codecraft.tv. Check out Asim’s free Angular book and his other courses here. Listen to the show to find out more about Asim’s current work on bringing machine learning APIs into the browser natively and other exciting projects. Links Adventures in Angular 201: AI & Angular with Asim Hussain codecraft.tv AngularJS Migration Free Angular book Asim's Twitter Asim's GitHub Asim's Medium Asim's LinkedIn https://devchat.tv/my-angular-story/  Picks Asim Hussain: The Power of Vulnerability by Brene Brown  Charles Max Wood: Purple Seat Cushion modern medicine inflatable donut cushion

41mins

24 Jan 2019

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AiA 201: AI & Angular with Asim Hussain

Devchat.tv Episode Roundup

Panel: John Papa Ward Bell Special Guests: Asim Hussain In this episode, the Adventures in Angular panel talks to Asim Hussain about AI and Angular. Asim has been developing for about 17 years, has been working with Angular for about 5 years, and runs the website codecraft.tv. They talk about what AI means to him and where he sees it fitting into the JavaScript realm, how he got into AI himself, and some fun use cases for AI in JavaScript. They also touch on what TensorFlow and Tensorflow.js are, training in the browser, and more! In particular, we dive pretty deep on: Asim intro codecraft.tv Co-organizer of AI JavaScript London What does AI mean to you? Where does AI fit into the JavaScript ecosystem? Interested in machine learning How does AI apply to the real world? How did you get into AI? Python to JavaScript developer AI has been growing exponentially An example of something you can do with AI in JS that is really cool The power of AI breeds creativity Magenta.js and Tensorflow.js Face recognition with JavaScript Client-side processing What is TensorFlow? What is Tensorflow.js? Neural net Training in the browser itself Where do JavaScript developers fit into the AI space? Load model Transfer learning Practical applications And much, much more! Links: codecraft.tv AI JavaScript London JavaScript Python Magenta.js Tensorflow.js TensorFlow Angular @jawache Asim’s Medium Asim’s Udemy Asim’s GitHub Sponsors Angular Boot Camp Digital Ocean FreshBooks Picks: John Luis.ai Murder on the Orient Express movie Ward MachineLabs - @machinelabs_ai Asim aijs.rocks

1hr

7 Aug 2018

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AiA 201: AI & Angular with Asim Hussain

Adventures in Angular

Panel: John Papa Ward Bell Special Guests: Asim Hussain In this episode, the Adventures in Angular panel talks to Asim Hussain about AI and Angular. Asim has been developing for about 17 years, has been working with Angular for about 5 years, and runs the website codecraft.tv. They talk about what AI means to him and where he sees it fitting into the JavaScript realm, how he got into AI himself, and some fun use cases for AI in JavaScript. They also touch on what TensorFlow and Tensorflow.js are, training in the browser, and more! In particular, we dive pretty deep on: Asim intro codecraft.tv Co-organizer of AI JavaScript London What does AI mean to you? Where does AI fit into the JavaScript ecosystem? Interested in machine learning How does AI apply to the real world? How did you get into AI? Python to JavaScript developer AI has been growing exponentially An example of something you can do with AI in JS that is really cool The power of AI breeds creativity Magenta.js and Tensorflow.js Face recognition with JavaScript Client-side processing What is TensorFlow? What is Tensorflow.js? Neural net Training in the browser itself Where do JavaScript developers fit into the AI space? Load model Transfer learning Practical applications And much, much more! Links: codecraft.tv AI JavaScript London JavaScript Python Magenta.js Tensorflow.js TensorFlow Angular @jawache Asim’s Medium Asim’s Udemy Asim’s GitHub Sponsors Angular Boot Camp Digital Ocean FreshBooks Picks: John Luis.ai Murder on the Orient Express movie Ward MachineLabs - @machinelabs_ai Asim aijs.rocks

1hr

7 Aug 2018

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AiA 201: AI & Angular with Asim Hussain

All Angular Podcasts by Devchat.tv

Panel: John Papa Ward Bell Special Guests: Asim Hussain In this episode, the Adventures in Angular panel talks to Asim Hussain about AI and Angular. Asim has been developing for about 17 years, has been working with Angular for about 5 years, and runs the website codecraft.tv. They talk about what AI means to him and where he sees it fitting into the JavaScript realm, how he got into AI himself, and some fun use cases for AI in JavaScript. They also touch on what TensorFlow and Tensorflow.js are, training in the browser, and more! In particular, we dive pretty deep on: Asim intro codecraft.tv Co-organizer of AI JavaScript London What does AI mean to you? Where does AI fit into the JavaScript ecosystem? Interested in machine learning How does AI apply to the real world? How did you get into AI? Python to JavaScript developer AI has been growing exponentially An example of something you can do with AI in JS that is really cool The power of AI breeds creativity Magenta.js and Tensorflow.js Face recognition with JavaScript Client-side processing What is TensorFlow? What is Tensorflow.js? Neural net Training in the browser itself Where do JavaScript developers fit into the AI space? Load model Transfer learning Practical applications And much, much more! Links: codecraft.tv AI JavaScript London JavaScript Python Magenta.js Tensorflow.js TensorFlow Angular @jawache Asim’s Medium Asim’s Udemy Asim’s GitHub Sponsors Angular Boot Camp Digital Ocean FreshBooks Picks: John Luis.ai Murder on the Orient Express movie Ward MachineLabs - @machinelabs_ai Asim aijs.rocks

1hr

7 Aug 2018