[Event Recap] Humans of IT @ MBAS (May 4, 2021)

Published May 06 2021 02:37 PM 1,028 Views
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We hope you were able to attend the Humans of IT session at the Microsoft Business Applications Summit (MBAS)! If you missed the session being played live, no worries! Read on for a recap.


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Nearly 100 attendees came together virtually to hear from tech for good storytellers who have shared their passions and inspired others in our community through the Humans of IT community. Along with our community members, Allie Thompson, Humans of IT Community and Office Apps and Service MVPs lead, spoke with Shona Bang, Heather Newman, and Kelly Kaye about the origin story and impact of Humans of IT.


Here were a few highlights:

  • Shona Bang took us through the origin story of the Humans of IT community, explaining how there was a need for a space in the tech community for human centered topics to share our collective successes and triumphs.
  • Heather Newman spoke on her journey and involvement of expanding community engagements from smaller events to established sessions that not only focused on tech but also showcased the Humans of IT community that included many diverse communities and topics.
  • Kelly Kaye touched on her goal of making the topic of tech less intimidating and accessible for communities who may not have an understanding of it.
  • The speakers discussed the power and importance of community to collaborate, learn, and grow from each other not only in  technology such as Power Platform and Dynamics 365 but also in career development, inclusivity, accessibility and mentorship.
  • We heard from some community members via video on their journey and experience with the Humans of IT community and it's impact on their life and career.

"We learn, we grow and we belong by sharing our stories. Full stop" 

— Heather Newman, Principal PM Manager - Microsoft


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Want to hear what attendees have to say about Humans of IT at MBAS? Check out all the tweets on Twitter via the #HumansofIT hashtag!

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Missed the session and want to catch up? Or perhaps you want to re-watch it all over again?

  • Access the Humans of IT session here

Share your MBAS experience with us: 

  • What did you find most impactful? Why?
  • What do you hope to see from Humans of IT at the next virtual conference?

We want to hear from you in the comments below. Thank you for being a part of the community and this MBAS experience.


See you next time! 








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