Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) Resource Group announces BAM Innovation Conference 2022. The second annual event seeks to bring together tech professionals, students, future Microsoft employees, etc. to learn, share, mentor, and collaborate. Registration for the event is free and it welcomes everyone irrespective of their background to join the virtual event on December 7th.
BAM Innovation Conference 2022
BAM Innovation Conference 2022 is a platform for black professionals, students, and job seekers in the community to learn, innovate, mentor, and gain exposure to the tech industry. It aims to empower the community with the tools, resources, and network needed to establish and advance a career in tech.
In the end, we seek to build better candidates, enhance diversity and continue to build workplaces that reflect the world we live in.
The event will host a variety of activities including sessions that dive into a wide range of tech topics. A panel session and an opportunity to interact with speakers and attendees. There will be details on how to get training and certification programs across a range of Microsoft apps and services.
As every Black experience in tech is different, we’re bringing a full showcase of different speakers and topics to expand your perspective. The BAM Innovation Conference agenda is stacked with technical and non-technical topics that include cloud, startups, gaming, AI and careers in tech.
The event will have a session focusing on Microsoft’s footprint on the African Continent titled “Africa 2040: Empowerment, Innovation, Transformation“. Which will look at the story of the Microsoft Africa Development Centre in Kenya and Nigeria. This session will feature Microsoft ADC MDs Catherine Muraga, and Gafar Lawal. Other panelists are Azure Global Emerging Markets Engineering General Manager Bambo Sofola, and Abolade Gbadegesin Developer and Technical Fellow at Microsoft.
BAM effects on Africa
The BAM community has inspired and pushed for a number of initiatives on the African continent. These include organizing the NexTech Africa conference and the Insiders For Good fellowship program. The Africa to Redmond Hack for Africa program and Microsoft African University Recruitment Program for recent graduate engineers. That provides successful candidates with relocation to the USA and Canada. As well as the building of a Microsoft software engineering team in Africa. Birthing the Microsoft Africa Development Centers software engineering offices in Kenya and Nigeria.
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