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To celebrate the close of Microsoft Build 2022 and Spring exams ending, The Reactor London was thrilled to invite students from London and across the UK to Microsoft Build: Student Developer Drop-in Day.

This was an Open House is a drop-in event - where student came along to the bits which are most relevant to them!

Students, had the opportunity to meet with Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors, Microsoft Interns, Microsoft MVPs, the Microsoft University Recruiting team but most importantly relax and have fun.

Agenda & On Demand Sessions recording

Time (BST) Title Description Speaker(s) Resources Video
10 - 10:30 Welcome to the event! Let’s connect! Icebreaker. Salman Chishti and Bruno Capuano  
10:30 - 10:40 Getting Started with Azure for Student This lightning session will introduce how to activate and get started on using Azure with Azure for Students and the different capabilities + solutions you can build with the services available on Azure for Students. Bruno Capuano 
10:40 - 10:50 Getting Started with Microsoft Learn and free student certifications A quick look at the Microsoft Learn landscape and how students can leverage the content to kickstart their learning journey. Gemma Robson 
11:00 - 12:00 AI Gaming Challenge We are going to be using the A.I. power of Azure Cognitive Services to play a popular card game. AI will analyse the images on each tile and to determine what subject matter each image contains. Stephen Graham Introduction Video Game instructions AI Gaming Challenge: 
12:00 - 12:40 Lunch & Networking FOOD      
12:40 - 13:10 Power Platform Low Code No Code Development This lightning session will introduce and showcase how students can take advantage of the Microsoft Power Platform to build apps and automated solutions without writing any code Bruno Capuano 
13:10 - 13:40 Career Festive – What roles are in Microsoft for interns and Grads Microsoft internships are built for in-person and virtual experiences. As an intern, you’ll be empowered to build community, explore your passions and impact the world with us. Explore internships and careers at Gianluca Sanfilippo, Ethan Jones, Rosen Georgiev and Aurele Mes Boaye 
13:40 - 14:20 Introduction to programming hello world in 3 languages Hello, World! Hola Mundo! Bonjour Monde! Are you new to coding? In this session you'll get a taste for a few popular languages. Compare and contrast C#, Python, and JavaScript in one quick session. Bruno Capuano 
14:20 - 14:30 Rock your Profile and Resume Builder with LinkedIn A lighting session that will provide tips on how to make your LinkedIn profile stand out amongst the crowd, in addition to a tutorial on how to use LinkedIn resume builder to generate your CV! Gianluca Sanfilippo 
14:30 - 14:40 Microsoft Certifications and the road to a tech job Overview of Microsoft culture and work life and information about the internship experience; Are certifications required and how to get into a tech job? Rosen Georgiev 
14:40 - 14:50 Ambassadors showcase - Standing out from the crowd what the ambassadors badge did for me You don’t have to wait for university to finish before getting involved with the industry. What are ways you, as a student can get out there to build your personal brand? Salman Chishti 
15:00 - 15:20 Ambassadors showcase - Ambassadors in the community – how to work with your dev community Do you want to get your hands on cutting edge technologies? Keep up to date with what is coming next with Microsoft. Hear from the people who have helped powered Microsoft Teams and Windows. Salman Chishti, Susie Yang and Jason Howard 
15:20 - 15:50 Gaming and Azure - Introduction to ID@Azure a new program to help you learn and make successful games using cloud services Learn how to develop amazing gaming experiences and learn from examples solution, architectures use cases and case studies. Bruno Capuano & 
15:50 - 16:20 MVP Showcase - Home Automation with the Azure In this demo heavy talk, we run through using the Azure Percept Audio Module to control common appliances around our home. Peter Gallagher 
16:30 - 17:00 Getting Started with Azure Static Web Apps to Host your Resume Want to make your application stand out to recruiters and learn a few new skills in the process? This workshop will walk you through how to code a resume website. Bruno Capuano 
17:00 - 18:00 AI Gaming Challenge Final The final of the Microsoft Build Match Game – Match the tiles using the Microsoft Cognitive API to identify the subject of each image Use template code to get started with Computer Vision and OCR A.I. functions and become the world wide wider of the challenge. Stephen Graham, Bruno Capuano and Chris Noring    
18:00 - 18:30 Close and Celebration Celebrating YOU! Congratulations on the past year of university. How you can learn about future events and get in contact with our speakers. Salman Chishti and Chris Noring  


We have made all the presentation slides from each session available

Student Testimonals

Here some student feedback from the event

Microsoft Build Resources for Student

Microsoft Build Intro To Tech Skills

Learn more about the following offer and meet the team

Microsoft Windows Insiders

The Windows Insider Program is a community of millions of Windows' biggest fans who get to be the first to see what's next. Windows Insiders run previews of the platform, called Windows Insider Preview Builds, then give feedback and engage directly with our engineers to help shape the future of Windows.

Announcing our Partnership with Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors program! If you are a Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador, register for Windows Insider Program to enjoy many more program benefits that’s exclusively designed for you!

Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors

The Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador community is for students—like you--who want to use tech to solve real-world problems with like-minded peers, establish themselves as mentors and leaders in their community, and amplify their impact. Student Ambassadors get the opportunity to connect with other students around the world (from 102 countries and counting!), foster their own online communities, get training and earn certifications, and tackle practical challenges, all while building key technical and soft skills to help them succeed.

Imagine Cup

For nearly two decades, students from around the world have participated in Microsoft’s global technology competition, the Imagine Cup, to bring their unique tech solutions to life. But the Imagine Cup is more than just a competition — you can work with friends (and make new ones!), network with professionals, gain new skills, make a difference in the world around you, and get the chance to win cash and cloud credits. Join the over 2 million students who have participated in the Imagine Cup!

Microsoft Learn for Students

Learn new concepts at your speed and on your schedule with this curated collection of Microsoft Learn modules created just for students. Start here to develop practical skills through fun, interactive modules and paths. Plus, educators can get access to Microsoft classroom materials and curriculum. Check out all of the Microsoft Learn paths and resources.

AI Gaming

Write code to play the Microsoft Match Game. Our version of the popular card game where you have to find two cards with the same image to make a match. But in our Game, no two tiles are the same. You have to match up the tiles that contain the same subject matter using the A.I. power of Azure Cognitive Services to analyse the images on each tile and to determine what subject of each image is. You start with a set of tiles face down and you get to turn over two tiles at a time in order to match tiles in pairs, but, unlike the usual version of the matching game, you are not looking for two identical images. You have to use Microsoft’s Cognitive Services to understand exactly what the content of each tile image is. Then you need to find another tile with the same content. Interested in taking part watch he following introduction Video read the game instructions and join the AI Gaming Challenge Commpetition Closes 28th May 2022

Azure For Students

By simply verifying your student status through your school email address, you'll be ready to go on Azure with $100 in credit. Build your skills in trending tech including data science, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and other areas with access to professional developer tools. Learn more about Azure for Students.

Learn TV

Learn TV is a 24/7 video channel where you can learn how to build solutions and use Microsoft products from the experts that built them! Learn TV is the place to find the latest digital content so you can always keep updated on the latest announcements, features, and products from Microsoft. Let us know what you think with the hashtag LearnTV.

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