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

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Upcoming events (4+)

AMA - Ask Me Anything at Reactor: Mentoring to help inclusion

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This session is part of a series of Ask Me Anything at Reactor sessions that are giving us a platform to share stories, listen, ask respectful questions, and continue on our journey to improve and collaborate with User Groups and Online Communities.

Join us as we welcome our speaker Bruno Capuano and Leonardo Micheloni to the Ask Me Anything stage. They will be sharing their knowledge on mentoring to help inclusion and a variety of other topics.

Who it is aimed at?

Why should I attend?
Learn more about inclusion, and connect with people interested on this topic.

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.

Leonardo Micheloni - Software architect at Tokiota. Focused on the quality of development and empowering the community.

Build Skills: Explore Logistic Regression

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Logistic regression takes inputs and predicts whether something is true or false. It is usually used for classification of objects by shared qualities or characteristics. In this workshop, we'll look at the loan eligibility process for customers that want to buy a home. After analyzing details provided by customers, we can use logistic regression to determine whether or not they are eligible.

Who is this workshop aimed at?

  • Upskilling professionals and students interested in building core, high-demand technical skills.
  • Teachers, CS faculty, STEM volunteers, and Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors whom would like to share or teach this workshop on-campus and online.

About the series
Introducing Build Skills, the new Microsoft Reactor series to help you learn valuable tech skills and discover new career paths. This series of livestream workshops (and available on-demand after) covers foundational skills in coding, data science, web development, devops, and so much more. Taught by Microsoft engineers, students, and community leaders, this is the place to learn by doing, follow at your own pace in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, and get your questions answered. Join us today and get the skills you need today for the job roles of tomorrow!

About the speaker
Armando Lacerda
Armando Lacerda is an Azure Data Platform architect and engineer at Microsoft. He has worked as an independent consultant for companies worldwide, helping them implement cloud data transformation pipelines and machine learning solutions. He helps developers integrate and migrate multiple applications to the cloud. As a Microsoft MVP and MCT, you can find him sharing his knowledge and experience of 30+ years in the IT industry in classrooms, user group meetings, and international conferences. In his spare time, he likes to ride his motorcycle up and down highway 1 on California’s north coast. Follow him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Indexing, Searching, and Aggregation with RediSearch and .NET

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Just about every developer who’s ever used Redis knows that it’s a blazingly fast in-memory data structure store. However, it’s traditionally had one major drawback, in order to access any data in Redis, you need to know exactly which key your data is stored in. This can make proper data modeling rather convoluted, but there’s good news. RediSearch, an Available Source Module of Redis, enables you to index, query, and aggregate over the objects you’ve stored in Redis. In this talk, we’ll talk about how to build indices, how to query objects stored in Redis, and how to aggregate the results of those queries, all using RediSearch and .NET.

Who is it aimed at? .NET Developers, people who like LINQ and databases

Why should I attend? So, you could learn about the lightning-fast LINQ-based interface to Redis

Steve Lorello
Steve's a seasoned developer with a decade of experience working on everything from Air Traffic Control Systems to the Global Positioning System to database drivers. Steve now works as the .NET Developer Advocate at Redis bringing his technical expertise to bear to make the lives of developers using Redis easier.
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IoT for beginners - Lesson 1, Introduction to IoT

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Welcome to #JulyOT! All throughout the month of July the IoT teams at Microsoft are inviting you to join us in learning all about this fast growing and popular technology. You can read more about #JulyOT and catch all our great resources at https://aka.ms/JulyOT.

The term 'Internet of Things' was coined by Kevin Ashton in 1999 to refer to connecting the Internet to the physical world via sensors. Since then, the term has been used to describe any device that interacts with the physical world around it either by gathering data from sensors, or providing real-world interactions via actuators (devices that do something like turn on a switch or light an LED), generally connected to other devices or the Internet.

This lesson covers some of the introductory topics around the Internet of Things, and shows a basic ‘Hello World’ project with a microcontroller.

Jim Bennett, Regional Cloud Advocate, Microsoft
Jim is a Regional Cloud Advocate focusing on building out and skilling communities in the Pacific North West, with a focus on the Microsoft Reactor in Redmond, Washington. He’s British, so sounds way smarter than he actually is, and is happy he moved to Redmond in time to be locked down at home and not see the office he came to work in, or the places he wanted to visit. In the past he’s lived in 4 continents working as a developer in the mobile, desktop, and scientific space. He's spoken at conferences and events all around the globe, organized meetup groups and communities, and written a book on mobile development.

If you are in need of any accommodations to attend this event, please email [masked] and we will do our best to support you.

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