GitHub Universe 2023 starts today focusing on enabling developers, enterprise leaders, and security professionals through two days of expert sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities. Opportunities to learn about harnessing AI as a paired programmer, applying AI to application security, and enhancing the overall developer experience will be discussed and shared throughout the conference. The following are resources of note that Microsoft and GitHub have collaborated on that might be of interest to those adopting services announced at this year's event.
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GitHub Universe Cloud Skills Challenge A great precursor to prepare for the GitHub's Certification offering, the GitHub Universe Cloud Skills Challenge offers participants a great start on learning how to harness Copilot as a AI-paired programmer. Microsoft will also issue a certificate at the end of the challenge if you complete all the Microsoft Learn modules included.
Microsoft Founders Hub Microsoft for Startups Founders Hub helps startups radically accelerate innovation by providing access to industry-leading AI services, expert guidance, and the essential technology needed to build a future-proofed startup.
Azure for Students This program provides eligible students with $100 in Azure service credits to be used over the course of a year. Azure service credits can be used to experiment with and learn about Azure products and services. Signing up does not require a credit card, but you must verify your academic status using your organization's email address.
GitHub Codespaces Teachers can take advantage of GitHub Codespaces by using it with GitHub Classroom. GitHub Codespaces can provide students with cloud-based development environments that require no local setup. Verified teachers can also get a free monthly allowance of GitHub Codespaces hours to use in GitHub Classroom.
GitHub Copilot GitHub Copilot is an AI pair programmer that can help students learn new languages and frameworks by providing examples and documentation. It draws context from comments and code to suggest individual lines and whole functions instantly. GitHub Copilot is free to use for verified students and teachers and can be used with Visual Studio Code.
Generative AI for Beginners - *NEW* Learn the fundamentals of building Generative AI applications with our 12-lesson comprehensive course by Microsoft Cloud Advocates. Each lesson covers a key aspect of Generative AI principles and application development. Throughout this course, we will be building our own Generative AI startup so you can get an understanding of what it takes to launch your ideas.
AI for Beginners This 12-week curriculum teaches the fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Explore various approaches, including neural networks and deep learning, with practical implementation in popular frameworks like TensorFlow and PyTorch. In addition, you will learn about AI applications in image and text processing, as well as the lesser-known techniques of genetic algorithms and multi-agent systems.
Data Science for Beginners This 12-week curriculum teaches the fundamentals of Data Science and covers basic principles of data science, including ethical concepts, data preparation, different ways of working with data, data visualization, data analysis, real-world use cases of data science, and more.
Machine Learning for Beginners This 12-week curriculum teaches classic machine learning concepts, using primarily Scikit-learn as a library and avoiding deep learning. Pairs well with the AI for Beginners and Data Science for Beginners curriculum.
IoT for Beginners This 12-week curriculum covers the journey of food from farm to table. This includes farming, logistics, manufacturing, retail and consumer - all popular industry areas for IoT devices.
Introduction to Python This template repository quickly creates a normalized environment to teach or learn Python. This template uses Codespaces, a development environment that's hosted in the cloud with Visual Studio Code, a powerful text editor.