Microsoft’s huge developer conference, Microsoft Build, is back once again! Kicking off today at 5PM and running until May 27, it’ll be delivering the same high-quality sessions and keynotes from familiar faces at Microsoft, all at no cost to attendees. You just need to register!
We realise that as developers come together to help the world solve new challenges, sharing knowledge and staying connected is more important than ever. Microsoft Build will still provide key developer content for which the event is known.
1. Satya Nadella’s opening keynote
Developers are playing a central role in reimagining the world we live in and accelerating our path to innovation. It’s a huge task, and one that Microsoft will be at hand to help in this process, wherever it can be.
Kicking off Build 2021, Satya Nadella will highlight how Microsoft is creating new opportunities for developers across the modern tech stack. It’s one you won’t want to miss out on!
2. Create friction-free code across all tools and frameworks
Microsoft Cloud Advocate Dean Bryen is joined by guests Carole Logan (developer and tech lead based in Glasgow) and Chris Reddington (Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect) as they take you through the end-to-end process of editing, committing and deploying code across different platforms and tools. They’ll end with a Q&A session and next steps for you to try, so you can see how agile and collaborative it is.
This session is being run by the UK team, so be sure to drop in and give them your support! You can also check our UK events guide for more the community, as well as the Community Connect tool if you’re looking for speakers for your own event.
Resources for this event:
- Register for the Microsoft.Source newsletter
- Check out CodeSpaces on GitHub
- Check out the UK-Community GitHub repo
- Learn more about Blazor:
- Learn more about Azure Static Web Apps:
- Try out Visual Studio Code today!
- Developing inside a Container with Visual Studio Code
- Check out Dependabot for GitHub
- Check out these amazing communities:
3. Microsoft: Into Focus with Scott Guthrie, Scott Hanselman, Rajesh Jha and Kevin Scott
Join hosts Filisha Shah, Seth Juarez, and Microsoft Partner Program Manager Scott Hanselman for a fun-filled rundown of executive content, roundtable conversations, coding demos and more. Scott Guthrie, Microsoft EVP of Cloud & AI, will recap key news from Day 1 on the breadth and depth of the Microsoft Cloud; Scott Hanselman will showcase Microsoft’s latest developer resources; Rajesh Jha, Microsoft EVP of Office, will discuss developer opportunities in the Microsoft 365 stack; and Kevin Scott, Microsoft CTO, will show how AI and machine learning are becoming critical tools for every developer. Plus, Julia Liuson, Microsoft CVP of Visual Studio, Brian Douglas, GitHub Developer Advocate, and Julie Strauss, Microsoft Partner PM Director, will chime in on all the stories coming out of Build.
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 favourite athletes, celebrities, or characters…or your own accomplishments!
5. Ask the Experts: Microsoft Certifications
Get your Microsoft Certification questions answered by our panel of experts. Dwight Goins, Anastasia Kountoura and Orin Thomas will cover the available Microsoft Certification exams, how to keep your skills and certifications current, and tips and tricks on how to best leverage your certification.
We realise that as developers come together to help the world solve new challenges, sharing knowledge and staying connected is more important than ever. Microsoft Build will still provide key developer content for which the event is known, while tailoring the event experience towards topics that developers the world over are looking for.
Here’s a sample of what you can experience this week:
- Access to live sessions with engineers, Q&As and support from technical experts.
- The ability to engage with peers and experts through panels, virtual meetups, and 1:1 meetings to get all of your questions answered.
- Tailored sessions based on requests we’ve collected.
The live event starts on May 25 at 5PM BST, at no cost, so register today to avoid disappointment!