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

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While COVID-19 continues to effect daily life, our in-person events are temporarily unavailable. All events are currently virtual. Many of our virtual workshops are recorded and then uploaded to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkm6luGCS3hD25jcEhvRMIA/videos

Upcoming events (4+)

Digital Accessibility-Building Inclusive Solutions for issues in the real world

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**This session is the second part of the “What is Accessibility, how does it impact me” ** In this session, we will dive deep into websites' most common accessibility issues and international guidelines that help address them. We will review e-commerce sites, such as airline portals and food delivery apps, with frequent design and navigation barriers and recommendations to enable fluent interaction with any user and assistive technology.

Who is it aimed at?
Project Managers, Designers and Developers of all stripes Entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and IT Pros looking for the latest Students or learning professionals interested in understanding more about how to improve their digital content

Speakers:
Maria Acevedo - Maria Acevedo is a UX Designer lead at Avanade, specializing in usability and digital accessibility. She has worked on various projects across North America, enjoying designing products and digital services for English and Spanish speaking audiences. She works as a consultant educating teams and companies to create more inclusive digital spaces for people. You can find her sharing her knowledge and 10+ years of experience on Medium and public and private events. In her spare time, she likes baking, dancing and drawing. Follow her on LinkedIn and Twitter: Maria Acevedo.

Juanjo Montiel - Juanjo Montiel Juanjo works as Software Engineer at Microsoft, specializing in .NET. He has 15+ years of technology experience, sharing his passion for developing and making applications that improve the daily lives of people who, like him, have different ways of accessing information. Juanjo is a proud husband and father of an adorable seven-year-old boy. He loves music, is a pianist, and staunch literature lover.

Here is a useful link for this session:
https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/wcag/
https://www.youtube.com/inclusivedesign24

Design Your Design Career Ep 1 How to prepare for your product design interviews

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This series will talk about the step-by-step tutorial on how to prepare for product design interview. You will get the best advice on how to nail a behavioral interview, how to ace the app critique and whiteboard design challenge, as well as how to present your design work during the portfolio presentation.

In the first session, you will learn the general process and typical steps for product design interviews. You will also learn different frameworks on how to ace different interview sessions. You will feel more confident about your next design interviews after this first session.

Speaker:
Minjun Chen - Minjun is currently a product designer at Microsoft, designing rich and expressive multimedia experiences for Bing. Prior to Microsoft, Minjun was at Amazon where she built products to help millions of Prime members discover and engage with their membership. Before that, she worked at Wayfair, creating software to empower warehouse employees to complete their day-to-day work efficiently and safely. Minjun also partners with global design organizations to develop product design resources, and offers individual coaching for designers working in tech to elevate their career and wellbeing.

Let's Learn to Write AI with Bruno and Sam

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Let's learn how to write AI together! In this stream Bruno will help mentor Sam as they learn how to create an AI model in Python. Sam has never worked with AI before so in this stream we'll be learning the basics of AI and how to build and train a model and what that means. We'll look at what good training data is and how to structure a machine learning model in python using TensorFlow.

Speakers:
Sam Wronski, Regional Cloud Advocate, Microsoft
Sam Wronski is a Regional Cloud Advocate at Microsoft focused on empowering the San Francisco area to build awesome things with Azure.
Sam has spent years building applications and tooling powered by containers.
He's run the World of Zero channel on YouTube for the past 5 years where he's taught software engineering and game development.

Bruno Capuano, Senior Cloud Advocate, Microsoft
Bruno Capuano currently works as a Sr. Cloud Advocate at Microsoft focused on empowering the Toronto area to build awesome things with Azure. Bruno was a Microsoft MVP for 14 years and has over 20 years of experience as a software developer and loves to tinker with electronics. He lives in a small town near Toronto with his wife and two adorable kids.

Let's Learn Kubernetes with Sam and Bruno

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Let's Learn Kubernetes together! In this stream Sam will help mentor Bruno as he learns how to bring some of his containers into a Kubernetes environment and learns more about using Kubernetes as a platform to run your applications. Bruno has built and run containerized apps and wants to learn more about how to bring those containers he's created to Kubernetes so they can be scaled up to be more reliable and support a larger number of users. We'll learn some of the basics of how Kubernetes works and how to create your own Kubernetes cluster locally or in the cloud using Azure Kubernetes Service.

Speakers:
Sam Wronski, Regional Cloud Advocate, Microsoft
Sam Wronski is a Regional Cloud Advocate at Microsoft focused on empowering the San Francisco area to build awesome things with Azure.
Sam has spent years building applications and tooling powered by containers.
He's run the World of Zero channel on YouTube for the past 5 years where he's taught software engineering and game development.

Bruno Capuano, Senior Cloud Advocate, Microsoft
Bruno Capuano currently works as a Sr. Cloud Advocate at Microsoft focused on empowering the Toronto area to build awesome things with Azure. Bruno was a Microsoft MVP for 14 years and has over 20 years of experience as a software developer and loves to tinker with electronics. He lives in a small town near Toronto with his wife and two adorable kids.

Past events (1,205)

IoT for beginners - Lesson 1, Introduction to IoT

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