>> Welcome back to the Azure Enablement Show
and our series on learning resources.
I'm April Edwards, your host for the series.
Now, we'll continue our tour of resources ready
to help you become a better Azure professional.
Without further ado, let's head off to our first destination.
>> Our next stop is at video series.
>> My name is Isaac Levin,
Senior Product Marketing Manager in Azure Marketing at Microsoft.
>> When developers go to the video series,
what do they find there?
>> One of the great learning destination
for folks getting started in tech
is all the video channels
that we have on top of YouTube in Channel 9.
There's all sorts of videos that we can take a look at,
whether it be Microsoft Azure,
Azure Developer, or Visual Studio.
Those allow us to get all sorts of granularity as it
pertains to video content for different levels of skill.
>> Why should developers go to the video series?
>> Developers are always looking to learn and play
with the newest technologies and
the videos that Microsoft provides gives you just that,
the ability to watch all sorts of
great content in the developer space.
Not just content that can be valuable for
you right now, but for you in the future.
>> Is there anything in the video series
that will help developers feel right at home?
>> One of the big things that's really valuable about some of
the video content that we have is it is suitable to all levels.
For instance, if you're just getting started in tech
as a developer or you're very seasoned,
we have all sorts of different content
to allow you to fully feel at home.
>> Are there any content sections in
the video series that developers might want to pay attention to?
>> One thing that's really valuable
about a video series such as Learn .NET, for instance.
Developers that are in the .NET space
are always looking to learn new things.
We had these short 2-5 minute video segments
and a course of series that allow you to be able to learn
from your favorite developers and learn about content
that might be valuable for not just you
right now, but you in the future.
>> What is one thing that most developers might
not know about the Microsoft video series?
>> I think one of the things that people don't see about
our videos is that they're produced very well.
In the situation where you have lots of content,
sometimes content gets drowned out just
because of the vast amount of content.
One of the things that we like to
do at Microsoft is make sure that
our content is not only engaging but fun as well.
>> Coming up. We go to Microsoft OpenHack.
>> Hi. I'm Tristan Gorringe and I'm a Program Manager
within Commercial Software Engineering looking
after the OpenHack program for Microsoft.
>> When someone goes to OpenHacks for the first time,
what do they find there and how do they get started?
>> Microsoft OpenHack is a hands-on, challenge-based,
deeply technical upskilling experience
where development teams progress through
increasingly difficult challenges based on
real-world customer scenarios designed
to mimic the development journey.
When teams join an OpenHack,
they're typically comprised of
five participants and one coach where
they are formed at the very beginning of each OpenHack.
Each team will act as its own dev crew, if you will,
each one complimenting each other's skillsets and
experience so that they can complete each challenge
based on the success criteria
defined all with the coach guiding them along the way.
Teams are assigned a shared login
to access the OpenHack classroom where gated challenges
are presented both with
success criteria and additional resources
for them to complete each challenge.
Each participant will receive
their own unique login to
access a pre-provisioned set of resources,
whether that be in Azure or other related services,
so that they can then go complete each one of
those challenges or tasks at hand.
Teams who successfully complete in OpenHack
will ultimately be able to demonstrate
their new learnings with all their skills
and workloads in their daily environments.
>> Why should developers get involved with OpenHacks?
>> Developers in adjacent technical roles should
really consider participating in an OpenHack given it
is at the premium upskilling experience where you apply
existing skills to solve
real-world challenges found in your everyday industry scenarios.
>> How should a developer get started with OpenHacks?
>> To get started with an OpenHack,
you'll first want to visit
openhack.Microsoft.com or contact your Microsoft account rep.
One thing that'll make you feel right at home when
participating in an OpenHack is by making it a team experience.
Invite your peers to upskill alongside you so you go through
the OpenHack as a team and then
bring that experience back to your organization.
>> How can you get the most from OpenHacks?
>> When participating in OpenHack,
it's important to come prepared.
In advance, we provide you with
suggested learning courses and toolings to come prepared with
participants who do the pre-work
really do have an edge and then will
accelerate through the OpenHack experience compared
to others who don't necessarily read in advance.
>> What is one thing most developers may not know about OpenHacks?
>> One thing most developers may not know about
OpenHack is that it is a feedback-driven experience.
All the content, tools,
and resources used during an OpenHack,
participants actually have and are encouraged
to provide actionable feedback through the OpenHack environment.
We like to say feedback is a gift.
Through a direct feedback loop with engineering,
we take all that feedback
and give it to them so that it can help improve
the product offerings and
technical documentation that you ultimately end up using.
>> Our next stop takes us to Microsoft Reactors.
>> Hi. I'm Emily Hove and I have the pleasure of running
the Program Management team for
the Global Reactor Program for Microsoft.
>> When someone goes to Reactors for the first time,
what do they find there and how do they get started?
>> Well, the best way to get started with
Reactor is to join our community.
We are found on meetup sites all over the world.
Once you join our community,
you have access to
a wide range of events that are developed by developers,
and they are curated by developers and IT pros
for developers and IT pros.
There's a mix of content,
whether you're just a beginner or
you're more intermediate or advanced in your career,
there's a wide variety of content
delivered by Microsoft professionals,
by our partners, and by third-party communities.
>> Why should developers get involved with Reactors?
>> Developers should go to the Reactors
because Reactors were built for developers
and we provide content that is also developed by developers.
We understand how developers learn how they want to learn,
and we provide a wide variety of content for folks,
whether they are wanting to learn about a new technology
or whether they're interested in seeing expert panels
discuss new and emerging technologies.
>> How should a developer get started with Reactors?
>> It's very easy for developers to get started with Reactors.
Just go to our meetup site
or go to our website
and join one of our events and that'll get you started.
Also, if you're a developer and you have content that you're
really wanting to try out and get out there to the world,
Reactors is a great place to deliver content for developers.
>> How can developers get the most out of Reactors?
>> I think that developers can get the most out of
Reactors by experimenting with going to different events.
We have events that are based all around the globe.
If you're interested in hearing
different perspectives like maybe you want to
hear about what's happening with security in Israel,
join one of our events that is based out of Tel Aviv.
I would just say dive in,
see what interests you most,
and it's a great launchpad into seeing
all that the Reactors have to offer.
It's also a great segue and gateway
into what Microsoft Learn is all about.
Our content largely is live.
We also have recorded content,
but we direct you into a place where you can continue
your learning path to Microsoft Learn and expanding your career.
>> What is one thing most developers
might not know about Reactors?
>> What developers don't know about Reactors is
that Reactors were founded with the developers in mind,
and all of our content,
all of our panel discussions,
all of our workshops are actually built
and delivered by developers for developers.
>> The stop of the tour,
we go to Flagship Events.
>> Hi there. My name is Ed Donahue
and I am a Senior Content Experience Manager,
which means that all of
the content that you see at some of our events,
I help that come to life.
>> When someone goes to the Flagship Events,
what do they find and how do they get started?
>> When someone comes to one of our major events,
in one of our online events,
which used to be our largest in-person events,
things like Microsoft Ignite or Microsoft Build.
The very first thing you should do as an attendee is register.
This will get you access to some of
our really cool attendee tools that you
can use throughout the event
and will also allow you to start building your schedule so that
you make sure that you don't miss
any sessions that you're interested in.
>> Why should developers go to the Flagship Events?
>> Developers should come to our Flagship Events
to be inspired and to learn about the latest news
around Microsoft development products.
>> How do developers get started with the Flagship Events?
>> As a developer, the very first thing you should do is,
of course, register for the event.
Once you register, you'll have access to some of our digital swag.
Just because we're doing
a digital event doesn't mean there isn't swag,
so you'll have access to likely some backgrounds or badges,
or even some Bingo cards that you can play along at home
while you watch some of our keynote or featured sessions.
Once you're in the event,
some great places to go to connect with other people
who might be running into the same technical issues as you
or trying to figure out some bugs that you may have is to
head to some of our sessions in
the Connection Zone where you can connect with other attendees,
find some community sessions,
or also talk to Microsoft experts
about specific problems that you're having.
>> Are there any parts of the Flagship Events that
developers should pay particular attention to?
>> I think some of our best sessions for
developers will be within the Connection Zone.
In the Connection Zone,
you can talk with other attendees through our Attendee Networking.
You can also talk with Microsoft experts
in our Ask the Experts sessions
and talk with other community members in our Table Talk sessions.
Some great sessions that actually offer
an instructor-led lab-type experience,
our learn live sessions.
You can find these at Microsoft Ignite,
and it's an instructor-led full lab
that you can walk through during your time at the event.
>> What is one thing most developers
might not know about the Flagship Events?
>> If you're just getting into development
or if you are wanting to get into development,
a really great resource for you will
be our Intro to Tech Skills sessions.
Those would be really awesome sessions.
They might be around specific development platforms.
It might be around mixed reality.
It might even be around changing careers.
But those are super great resources if you are
new to development and if you're looking to get started.
>> I hope you've enjoyed our tour across Azure learning resources.
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