Written by Alicia Sobiek
Microsoft Build is just around the corner and we're excited to announce our Humans of IT sessions lineup! We'll be bringing a compilation of stories where humanity and technology intersect all in one track so that you can discover how to empower your community, build meaningful careers, be more productive and achieve more!
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The Humans of IT community will be speaking at Microsoft Build 2021! Join us during our 5 Humans of IT sessions at Build 2021! Register today!
5 Sessions You Don't Want to Miss at Microsoft Build 2021
Tuesday, May 25th 9:30-10:00am PDT: Microsoft Teams bot technology: Enables easier access to informa...
Speakers: Thao Le, Brian Costea, Nirupa Kalathur, Kamila Rawat, Angela Donohue
Join this session to hear more about how Microsoft is providing a technology platform and IT solutions that are human-centered. Learn about advancements in Microsoft Teams that impact lives on a personal level by developing tools that help improve mental well-being, and on the professional level by bridging communication gaps and enabling easier access to information. We will be demoing the BabyBot to give you even further insight into this new tool and its benefits.
Tuesday, May 25th, 2:30-3:00pm PDT: Code for good with GiveCamp
Speakers: Jay Harris, Chris Koeing
Have you ever wanted to use your coding skills to help others? GiveCamp gives people the opportunity to do just that and give back through coding! In this session, we'll discuss how this idea for GiveCamp came to life, how they use tech to help non-profits, and how you can get involved.
Wednesday, May 26th 6:30-7:00am PDT: Stuck no more: Removing the anguish from languishing
Speakers: Christopher Gill
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, but it can still be easy to feel overwhelmed, anxious, or like you are generally not functioning at full capacity. Let’s learn together about a term called "languishing" and some ways you can utilize tech to rediscover yourself and your enthusiasm! In this session, Chris will discuss how to achieve risk reduction and share tips on how to avoid toxic positivity while creating small and measurable bite-sized goals.
Wednesday, May 26th 11:00-11:30am PDT: Planting the seeds for community: How Microsoft Developers Co...
Speakers: Leomaris Reyes, Leslie Gordian
Join this session to learn how MVPs from Dominican Republic went to Haiti to create the first Microsoft Developers Community in Haiti. Hear about their story, what inspired them, and how they made it happen.
Thursday, May 27th 3:00-3:30am PDT: Mentoring grassroot technologist and transforming unreached comm...
Speakers: Kolaru Adeola, Clement Dike, Ayodeji Folarin, Bettirose Ngugi, David Okeyode, O Oluwawumiju, Samuel Omodadepo
Join us in this session on embracing the passion of grassroot communities, and hear how people from completely different backgrounds are all working towards the same goal of transforming the future of tech in Africa. Learn from the stories of empowered youths, non-IT professionals, and technologists and how they change their perceptions to embrace the digital change.
See you at Microsoft Build 2021, #HumansofIT- Register online to secure your virtual seat today!