Ashley Stewart

Development Specialist and Microsoft Virtual Technology Solutions Professional (vTSP)

+64 4 499 9450

Ashley is a software development specialist who both develops software and advices clients on current practices and tools suited to their development needs. Equinox IT is a Microsoft Gold Partner for the DevOps competency and Ashley has been recognised by Microsoft as a Virtual Technology Solutions Professional (vTSP) where he provides DevOps, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Azure advice to organisations on behalf of Microsoft.

He has specialist skills in:

  • DevOps, cloud, SDLC automation and productivity improvement advice, guidance and mentoring
  • Microsoft development stack advice and implementation, specifically Visual Studio, VSTS, TFS and Azure
  • Front-end, back-end and full stack software development using languages such as C#, Java, Javascript, Angular 2, and Soap UI
  • Automated testing using Selenium and WebDriver
  • Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) and Test Driven Development (TDD).

"Saying you have an ops team who is solely responsible for reliability of software is about as silly as saying that HR defines and owns your company culture. I have a passionate interest in DevOps, cloud services, productivity improvement, SDLC automation and how I can bring the right approaches and technologies together to make a considerable difference to our clients."

Ashley is a regular speaker at technology conferences and events. He is also an Equinox IT certified instructor delivering training courses on Visual Studio, VSTS and TFS.

He has a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honours and is a graduate of the Enspiral Dev Academy Developer Boot Camp. Ashley holds a number of certifications including Certified ScrumMaster and Microsoft Certified Professional.

When not working at Equinox IT, Ashley and his partner Jackie run the Broken Food Company – a handcrafted almond butter producer, focused on natural ingredients and sustainability.



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