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Join a community of developers and startup professionals at the Microsoft Reactor in Toronto—the place to connect with people, skills, and the latest technology—and build your career. Discover learning, networking, and leadership opportunities designed to focus on real-world challenges, so you can stay up to date and drive your own solutions.
Take advantage of free, in-person presentations, workshops, and networking events to engage with industry experts and a diverse group of professionals who share your interests. Share your knowledge and expand your impact locally and within your organization as you grow your expertise—all in the company of technology enthusiasts like you

Upcoming events (5+)

Hacktoberfest: An Open-Source Celebration

MaRS Discovery District

Hacktoberfest is a month-long celebration of open source software created and organized by DigitalOcean. Whether you’re a developer, student learning to code, event host, or company of any size, you can help drive growth of open source and make positive contributions to an ever-growing community. All backgrounds and skills levels are encouraged to complete the challenge. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PLEASE NOTE: RSVPing TO THIS PAGE WILL NOT REGISTER YOU FOR THIS EVENT. >>> REGISTER HERE: https://aka.ms/ReactorTOR_Hacktoberfest <<<< ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Lets get together to celebrate the amazing open source community around us and learn more about open source and how you can contribute. Come join us in a fun-filled open source evening. 5.30 - 6.00 pm || Registration, Dinner and networking 6.00 - 6.15 pm || Welcome, Intro to Hacktoberfest: the celebration and instructions 6.15 - 7.15pm || Workshop on Intro to Open Source 7.30 - 9.00 pm || Hack time and demos Speaker Bio: Aaron Wislang Sr. Cloud Developer Advocate Microsoft Aaron is a Senior Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft with well over a decade of software development, systems architecture & security experience across the major clouds, development platforms and industries. His current areas of focus include Code (Go, .NET. python), Clouds, Containers (Docker, Kubernetes) & Security as well as Microsoft, Linux & other Open Source platforms. He joined Microsoft from Rackspace where he was a Senior Systems Architect & Software Developer on the Azure Product & Engineering team.

Not-a-Dog Workshop: Learn how to Complete and Deploy Web Apps

MaRS Discovery District

This workshop is for beginners who would like to learn more about the Cloud and then try some available services. Today, artificial intelligence (AI) can benefit a lot of our applications. Most of the time, implementing it is easier than we think. _______________________________________________________ PLEASE NOTE: RSVPing TO THIS PAGE WILL NOT REGISTER YOU FOR THIS EVENT. >>> REGISTER HERE: https://aka.ms/ReactorTOR_NotaDog <<<< _______________________________________________________ During this workshop you will deploy and complete a web application which will be able to detect when the pictures are dogs or not and keep our image folder "clean". We call that application: The automatic Not-a-Dog application. 6:00PM Doors Open 6:15PM-7:15PM Workshop 7:15PM-8:00PM Q&A Speaker Bio: Frank Boucher Regional Cloud Advocate With over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, Frank Boucher is a trusted Microsoft Azure professional whose expertise and bilingual service are relied upon in large Canadian markets (Ottawa and Montreal) as well as internationally (Minsk). Among his many accolades, Francois has been awarded the Microsoft Azure MVP award four times, and is also Microsoft Azure Advisor. Seeking to explore a new medium, Frank created the “Cloud 5 minutes” show on Youtube. Every second week, a new episode that answers a different technical question is published both in French and English. As a trusted voice on Microsoft Azure, Frank has authored a technical book review and continues to write about his experiences with Microsoft Azure on his two blogs.

Toronto Game Developers Meetup

MaRS Discovery District

Come meet other local Toronto game developers! This will be a casual session where you can hang out with other gamemakers, show off prototypes you're working on, and get any questions answered you might have about adding cloud services to your games using PlayFab or Microsoft Azure. ________________________________________________________________________ RSVP HERE TO ATTEND >>> https://aka.ms/ReactorTOR_GameDevMeetup <<< ________________________________________________________________________ If you have a prototype you'd like to show, feel free to bring anything you need to demo it! 5:00pm || Doors open 5:30pm-6:45pm || Casual Networking and Workshopping 6:30pm-7:00pm || Q&A Speaker Bio: Em (she/they) is a cloud advocate at Microsoft. She is a Toronto-based an artist/engineer who makes interactive art, experimental games, and open-source software tools to empower creativity. Most of her work focuses on using nontraditional interfaces to reframe everyday objects and spaces as playful experiences and to inspire people to become self-motivated learners.

Microsoft Ignite Keynote Live

Microsoft Reactor Toronto

Watch Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s Microsoft Ignite keynote live; join the discussion! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PLEASE NOTE: RSVPing TO THIS PAGE WILL NOT REGISTER YOU FOR THIS EVENT. >>> REGISTER HERE: https://aka.ms/ReactorTOR-IGNITE <<<< --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Virtually join the over 25,000 individuals that will attend Microsoft Ignite right in the comfort of your local Microsoft Reactor. Watch Satya Nadella and other Microsoft visionaries share the latest on software development, security, architecture, and IT as well as Microsoft product news and featured customers.

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