Microsoft Build | May 25-27, 2021 | Digital event
Discover sessions that have been specially curated for students, career changers, and beginners.
|Imagine Cup World Championship
Four student teams from across the world are bringing their innovations for impact to a global stage. Focused on four social good categories - Earth, Education, Healthcare, and Lifestyle - their ideas encompass the Imagine Cup's mission to empower every student to apply technology to solve issues in their local and global communities. Join us for the 2021 Imagine Cup World Championship and see who will take home the trophy, USD75,000, and mentorship with Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella.
Donovan Brown, Tiernan Madorno
|Ask the Experts: Going from Student to Career: How it Started, How it's Going…
We were all students once upon a time. But how did we get to our present job role and why did our career path go this way? (Hint: There were many twists!) Join Principal Cloud Advocate, Justin Garrett as he moderates a panel of experts across the many potential job roles in tech like Data Scientist, Web Dev, Mixed Reality Dev, Program Manager, and Cloud Advocate.
Ornella Altunyan, Morgan Bell, Lisa Cohen, Justin Garrett, Jasmine Greenaway, Thomas Lewis, Jalen McGee, Donna Taylor
Ayca Bas, Waldek Mastykarz
|Building bots with .NET: your burning questions answered
Bots are apps, but what makes an app a bot? What makes a bot a chatbot? What makes artificial intelligence and machine learning important parts of a bot? In this session for both students and beginners, Jasmine will explore the Microsoft Bot Framework and answer these questions and more!
|Coding for movies and games: interviews with experts from "Space Jam: A New Legacy"
Join Cecil as he welcomes Grady Cofer from Industrial Light & Magic, the visual effects supervisor for the upcoming movie "Space Jam: A New Legacy," to learn how tech creates visual storytelling magic. We'll take a peek at Cassie's Space Jam-themed mixed reality project, and we'll hear from Beyond the Ball about an upcoming student event featuring top gamers and engineers.
Cassie Breviu, Grady Cofer, Cecil Phillip, Oluwaseun Suberu
|Core tools for a dev career: an introduction to Visual Studio Code and GitHub
Writing code and collaborating with others are very important skills that developers need to learn early in their career -- having the right tools to do both makes it that much easier for students and other beginners! Join Sana and Meaghan as they introduce you to Visual Studio Code and GitHub, the number one editor and the number one open source community for developers worldwide.
Sana Ajani, Meaghan Lewis
|From coding to the stars: astronaut Stanley G. Love’s journey
How does someone go from teaching computer programming to spending 306 hours in space? Astronaut Stanley G. Love will tell you by sharing the details of his career and give you insights into what coding has taught him over the years. After hearing about his incredible career journey, we will dive into content on Microsoft Learn that was inspired by NASA scientists so that students and beginners can start their own journey into space exploration!
Sarah Guthals, PhD, Stanley G. Love, April Speight
|Get started with popular programming languages: Intro to Python and C#
C# and Python are two of the most popular programming languages for developers in all areas of tech. From making web apps to doing machine learning, you can't go wrong with either of them! James and Christopher are here to introduce you to these two powerful languages, explore some “Hello, World” examples, and show you the docs, tools, and frameworks that can help students and beginners get started on coding today!
Christopher Harrison, James Montemagno
Join Jen in this introduction to Web Development skills as she leads students and beginners through building a flippable trading card app featuring all the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics sporting events. Afterwards, you'll be able to apply what you've learned to build your own app to showcase your favorite athletes, celebrities, or characters...or your own accomplishments!
|How to become a Software Developer
Software development is one of the most in-demand professions today. If you are curious about the skills necessary and pathways available for becoming a software developer, then join this session to hear from experienced developers as they discuss their career journeys.
Dolapo Martins, Navya Prakash, Ivo Santos
|How to build inclusive technology for a diverse world
Diversity and inclusion in technology has never been more important. Our technologies and products need to meet the needs of an incredibly diverse global audience. Come learn how you can build more inclusive technology.
Chewy Chong, MJ DePalma, Anthony Kerr
Morgan Bell, Chloe Condon
|The art of artificial intelligence: creating images with Python and Azure
How can technology help us create art and make us look at things differently? With the power of Python and Azure, Dmitry has developed an artistic approach to using technology that takes images of items and composites them to create one representative image. Join him as he uses pictures of different galaxies and applies his algorithm to meld them together. After that, students will learn how to write the code to create your own unique artistic expression of whatever is most meaningful to you!
|Welcome to the Student Zone at Microsoft Build!
Join hosts Chloe and Morgan as we launch into the 2021 edition of the Student Zone at Build! Learn all about the resources and talks offered this year that have been specially curated for students, career changers, and beginners. Plus, you'll hear from two amazing students, Louanne and Nana, who have been using their technical skills to explore robotics, gaming, and more.
Morgan Bell, Chloe Condon, Louanne Murphy, Nana Aba Turkson
Keep improving your skill set
Microsoft Build only happens once a year, but that doesn't mean you can’t keep learning more about the new products and features you discovered during the event. Our curated set of learning paths and modules helps you not only improve the skills you already have, but helps you keep moving forward with new ideas and training opportunities.
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