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Join a community of developers and startups through the Microsoft Reactor, based in Abu Dhabi and connect with people, skills, and technology to enhance your career or personal learning. Take advantage of free, in-person presentations, workshops, and local meetup events to engage with industry experts and a local tech community who shares your interests.

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Showcasing Our Power Platform Solution on GitHub

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30DaysOfLearning was designed to empower the next generation of developers with the necessary skills to build and innovate mind-blowing solutions. We end the Power Platform track of this training program with an end-to-end solution built with Power Platform.

At the beginning of the 30DaysOfLearning program, participants were advised to create a GitHub account and profile which is a fantastic way for them to highlight their skills and get noticed. In this session, we walk participants through all they need to know when showcasing their low-code/no-code solutions to the world.


Japhlet Nwamu (Cloud Advocate at Microsoft) - Japhlet Nwamu is passionate about empowering and supporting the next generation of developers on their journey in tech. As a Cloud Advocate, he focuses on upskilling students and educators with relations to Artificial Intelligence, Microsoft 365, and Power Platform. Before joining Microsoft, he was a Gold Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador where he had the opportunity of guiding students across the globe by hosting sessions on different Microsoft technologies. He was also the Student Relations Lead for Azure Nigeria Community.

Introduction to Azure for Students and AI

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Game of Learners Clinics for ML (Machine learning) and AI (Artificial intelligence) is a 5-week Skilling initiative to level up in Artificial Intelligence on Azure. You will learn how to build and deploy end-to-end AI Solutions on Microsoft Azure. The sessions will take place at 8pm EAT (East Africa Time) | 5pm GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) every Tuesday and Thursday in July.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) empowers amazing new solutions and experiences; and Microsoft Azure provides easy to use services to help you get started.

This session will get you started with Artificial Intelligence on Azure and how you can activate $100 worth of Azure for students credits.

Bethany Jepchumba – Cloud advocate, Microsoft

About the Speaker:
Bethany is passionate about Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Prior to joining the role, she was a Gold Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador.

A dive into the Data Analytics journey: Data Cleaning & Preprocessing

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What is the session about?
In this series of sessions, Hadeel will take you on a journey in Data Analytics, where she will be exploring each stage separately.
During this first phase, we will walk through the steps and aspects to consider cleaning your data and get it prepared to be processed and used to extract insights and make decisions (Preprocessing). To start with, we will learn how to have a general overview/summary of our dataset, then we will learn how to remove duplicates, get rid of inconsistencies, treat missing values and ultimately, filter out outliers. Hadeel will walk you through the whole preprocessing step, starting from choosing a good dataset, importing the necessary libraries and dependencies, all the way to getting a clean and neat dataset which is ready to be analyzed and processed.

Who is it aimed at?

  • Beginners to Python and Data Science. Some familiarity with programming recommended.
  • Anyone interested in diving deep into the Data Science field.

Why should you attend?
As we explore and dig deeper into the Data Analytics process, in this session you will learn how to clean and preprocess your data, in order to prepare and have it ready for the next steps. We will go through the data cleaning steps & process in detail, helping you gain an understanding of what the process looks like.

More learning/prerequisites:
For further learning, the following learn module is recommended, available on Microsoft Learn: Manipulate and clean data in Python - Learn | Microsoft Docs

Speaker: Hadeel Shubair

Speaker Bio:
Hadeel is a Regional Cloud Advocate and Data Analytics Engineer for Microsoft, Middle East/Africa region. She holds a Master’s degree in Data Analytics and is passionate about learning and sharing her knowledge on tech topics including Data Analytics, AI, & ML. Before joining Microsoft, Hadeel held several appointments and roles including Google Women in Tech scholar through which she delivered several sessions to the community to motivate and empower young talents. Hadeel also served as part of the Data & Communications team overlooking the organization of the World Government Summit. On the other side, while at University, Hadeel chaired the Women in Engineering club, and was the Chief Editor of the Engineering Newsletter.

As a Cloud Advocate for the Microsoft Reactor, Hadeel’s main goal is to take you on a journey to understand & learn more about Data and AI concepts and applications. She's passionate about technology, education, & growing the Data & AI community across the region.

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