Win a Microsoft all-expenses-paid trip to Devconf 2020 in South Africa

Win a Microsoft all-expenses-paid trip to Devconf 2020 in South Africa

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Microsoft Middle East and Africa Cloud Society is organizing a certification contest. That will see three winners receive a return air ticket to Cape Town, South Africa. The winners will attend a special Microsoft Media Event as well as DevConf 2020 software developer conference. Another ten winners will be selected for various prices including lunch with a Microsoft subject matter expert.

Microsoft says the contest is “to train IT professionals, developers and students in the Middle East & Africa on Cloud technology, while also rewarding them”. Everyone including Microsoft Partners are eligible to participate in the cloud society certification contest. Oh you must be eighteen years and above.

The skill-based contest is however opened to only people from the following countries. South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Kenya, Nigeria, Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, Pakistan, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Lebanon and Mauritius. Let’s find out how to participate if you are eligible.

This is how the contest reads out;

Play an instrumental role in strengthening the security posture of your organization with professional cloud computing courses. Begin your journey today by taking our free, specialized courses on Security, powered by Azure on Microsoft Cloud Society and get incredible rewards along the way. What are you waiting for?

Steps to winning a trip to South Africa and DevConf 2020

1. Register to become a member of the Microsoft Cloud Society. If you aren’t already a member. Registration is free. If you are a member sign in with your account details. Kindly note that you’ll need to link your LinkedIn profile to your registered account.

2. Complete any 2 courses from the Security(Microsoft 365 Security or Azure Security) or 1 course from the Modern Workplace learning paths.

3. Get a free Course Completion badge/trophy from Microsoft when you complete the course.

4. Create a public post by sharing your Course Completion badge on LinkedIn or Facebook using the hashtag #iamacloudhero.

5. The top 10 posts with the highest total number of likes and shares on March 1st 2020 will win one of the below prize.

  1. Receive a one year LinkedIn Premium subscription
  2. Be featured on the Microsoft Cloud Society Homepage
  3. Have lunch with a Microsoft technical expert

6. Now to win the an all-expenses-paid trip to South Africa and attend DevConf 2020 and the special Microsoft Media event, you’ll need to take one more major step. That is get Microsoft certified for the course you took. Take a paid examination related to your course. Note that Microsoft cloud society members recieve a discount on the exams fee.

7. Share your Course Completion badge/trophy and paid Completion Certificate on LinkedIn and Facebook using the hashtag #iamacloudhero.

8. The top three participants with the highest total number of post likes and shares will get a chance to go to Devconf, Cape Town in March 2020.


Don’t forget to submit your entry to the competition when you complete the courses.

Visit the Microsoft Cloud Society page for more details on the contest. Also check out the competition terms and Conditions.

Got any other questions, thoughts or suggestions about the contest? Share them with us in the comments. Don’t forget to share this with anyone who will like or benefit from this. Thank you.

Early this year Microsoft organized the Cloud Society Future Summit and the Open Cloud Summit later this year.

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Microsoft Cloud Society Future Summit 2019

Microsoft Cloud Society Future Summit 2019

Register to participate in Microsoft’s Future Summit 2019 digital event.

Future Summit 2019

Microsoft’s flagship event that talks about the hottest technology topics, Future Summit 2019 is here. Join the event that also delves into and discusses the future of AI on January 30th. Future Summit 2019 will showcase Microsoft’s AI platform and services and the opporunities that exists.

The event is organised by the Microsoft Cloud Society Program. Microsoft Cloud Society is a program designed to skill up an individual into becoming an expert in the space of cloud computing and AI. It also identifies and engages passionate cloud computing focused experts.

The event unlike the one held in September last year in Cape Town will be a digital event.

The event invitiation reads;

AI, Combined with human ingenuity, is already helping people do amazing things. At Microsoft, we believe that AI, with people as its center, can extend our capabilities beyond our imagination.

Microsoft Future Summit is a unique event focusing on similar topics of intense interest. Join us virtually to view the event on-demand, which was held in Mother City of Cape Town on September 13th.

You will be able to hear from the experts about how AI can help us reconcile with nature, reinvent healthcare, and change the transportation landscape. Our agenda promises to ignite heated discussions on the hottest topic in technology today.

Click to register to participate in the virtual event with sessions on digital transformation, AI, Data and Blockchain.