Sometimes Microsoft reaches out to you when they need help or a bit of local flavor for an event. This was the case for the Insider Dev Tour, there was an email which followed with Allan Pead and myself volunteering to help. Seemed straightforward, I was expecting ~100 people at most. That is until a few weeks later when things started to spiral.
Did not see that coming
I got asked for a headshot, this was expected because I knew the site was going up soon. I was curious as to the other local speakers they found, I mean if they were relying on me to carry the event they are doomed right?
The site goes live: https://insiderdevtour.com/Johannesburg
Microsoft Build 2017 kicks off on May 10 in Seattle, with an expected capacity crowd of over 5,000 developers—plus countless more online.
With support from Microsoft, we will be hosting a viewing party to learn about all the new cool stuff Microsoft is bringing to developers.
You’ll be among the first to hear about new developments that will help you engage your users, keep their information safe and reach them in more places. Big things have been unveiled and
promoted at Microsoft Build over the years and this year’s conference won’t be any different! Read more “Livestream: Microsoft Build 2017 Viewing Party”
I’d like to introduce myself, I am a Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) which is a volunteer student program active in over 110 countries around the world, and I’ve been selected a Microsoft technology expert on my university campus.
The MSP program is for students who realize the best technology careers come to those chase their dreams. Part of this dream is to be able to share my passion for technology with others and make sure the next generation of students understand how computer science can be a catalyst to create and achieve great things and unlock opportunities for youth around the world.
We know that computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this. If you heard about the Hour of Code last year, you might know it made history. In one week, 15 million students tried computer science! Computer science was on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. Over 100 partners came together to support this movement.
The reason I’m contacting you is this year we’d like to make it even bigger. We are hosting an Hour of Code station at The Durban University of Technology. Everyone (kids, parents, CEOs etc.) is welcome to come in and complete their Hour of Code, even USA president Barack Obama recently completed his Hour of Code.
Date: 13 December 2014
Time: 09:00 – 12:00 (Anytime within this period)
Venue: 22 Winterton Walk,
DUT, Ritson Campus, LAB 5
We’re hoping to reach 100 million participants by the end of the year and I’m hoping with your support you’ll allow me to help contribute to that goal.
Also we have some goodies for those who complete their Hour of Code at this station 😀