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Join us for Pre-KubeCon Community Workshops

Headed into Seattle early for KubeCon North America? Join your open source friends for community workshops at the Seattle Microsoft Reactor on Monday, December 10th. We have an agenda packed with free hands-on learning with our open source Kubernetes tools, including  Virtual Kubelet, Draft, Brigade, Helm, and more. We’ll also introduce you to a new...

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Tutorial: Terraforming your JAMstack on Azure with Gatsby, Azure Pipelines, and Git

This article will show how to build a blog (or any other static content) using a very popular JAMstack (GatsbyJS, GraphQL, Markdown) and host it on static website hosting for Azure Storage, which provides a cost effective and scalable solution for hosting static content and JavaScript code. We will demonstrate how to optimize the website...

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#Hacktoberfest 2018: Thank you!

It feels like we just announced our participation, but Hacktoberfest 2018 has officially come to a close. On behalf of my team and everyone at Microsoft, we thank each and every one of you for your contributions. Your response and enthusiasm blew us away, with participants ranging from long-time Microsoft community members to people completely...

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Beyond code: how content helps open source projects thrive

One of the best things about the open source community is that anyone can have an impact, regardless of skill set, geography, or experience. From lending software development expertise to designing artwork, translating docs, and evangelizing projects, trust me: there’s a project and community that’s waiting for you. Stephanie Morillo* has carved out her niche...

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Join our #Hacktoberfest 2018 celebration!

*UPDATE* Thanks for your amazing contributions to Hacktoberfest! Emails with the t-shirt redemption codes will be sent in November. Look for them within a few weeks. Thank YOU!  Since announcing our participation in Hacktoberfest earlier this month, we’ve heard from many community members and contributors, and we’re excited to share more details about how to...

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Hacktoberfest: Tips for growing open source communities in October and beyond

For the last four years, DigitalOcean and GitHub have spearheaded Hacktoberfest, a month-long open source initiative that encourages people of all experience levels to contribute to open source projects. The premise is straightforward: open five pull requests (PRs) in any GitHub-hosted open source project and earn a limited-edition Hacktoberfest T-shirt. People have credited Hacktoberfest for...

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Tutorial: Automate infrastructure and deployment on Azure using Jenkins and Ansible

Both Ansible and Jenkins are powerful open source automation tools. Using Ansible, you can provision virtual machines, containers, network and complete cloud infrastructures on Azure. In addition, Ansible allows you to automate the deployment and configuration of resources in your environment. Jenkins provides hundreds of plugins to support building, deploying and automating any project, including...

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13 things to look for at SpringOne Platform

It is going to be a crazy week for sure! On September 24th, Microsoft will be present at SpringOne Platform in Washington D.C. to share the latest and greatest news about Java and Spring cloud-native development with Microsoft tools and Azure services. And while that’s happening, Microsoft Ignite, will be at full blast with its...

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Join Pivotal and Microsoft for the European JUG Tour

In October, as a continuation of our upcoming Microsoft Ignite and Pivotal SpringOne Platform events, I’ll be hitting the road with four outstanding Pivotal developer advocates/engineers, bringing the latest and greatest about Spring and Azure to Java User Groups (JUG) throughout Europe. From October 8th to 19th, we will be joining Java User Groups to demonstrate how...

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We’re joining Hacktoberfest 2018

October 1 UPDATE: additional information on how to participate is now available here.  We’re excited to announce that we’re participating in this year’s Hacktoberfest! An annual celebration of all things open source, Hacktoberfest launched as a partnership between DigitalOcean and GitHub in 2014 and rallies a global community of contributors, with last year’s event drawing...

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