Microsoft is announcing the Developer Cloud Summit: Middle East and Africa 2022 technical conference scheduled to take place March 30, 2022. At 12 PM – 16:30 PM (GMT+4). The event will bring together speakers from across Microsoft, GitHub and the developer community. Where it will provide deep-dive learning opportunities and hands-on experience on trending and innovative platforms in the cloud.
The Developer Cloud Summit topics include Cloud Native futures, AI-based applications, Remote DevOps practices, Rapid Innovation methodology and best practices on modernizing legacy .Net & Java applications with new cloud capabilities. Learn about app migration and modernization, low code apps, coding in the cloud, GitHub Copilot and many more. There will also be a party to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the .Net platform.
Stormy Peters, VP of Communities GitHub will talk about “lessons we learned working with Open Source at Microsoft”. Whilst Jeff Hollan, Director of Product, Azure Apps, Microsoft, will dive into “build scalable apps faster than ever before”. Other speakers include Adir Ron, Cloud Application & Innovation, Middle East & Africa, Microsoft.
Microsoft says that an ecosystem of developers, innovators and open-source communities are teaming up to build together the future of technology in the current Cloud-Native era.
Click to visit the Cloud Summit: Middle East & Africa 2022 technical conference page for more details and to register.
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Red Hat’s OpenShift will soon be live in Microsoft’s Azure datacenters located in the Africa and Middle East region. Azure customers will be able to use the container platform as a cloud service to deliver enterprise-grade hybrid cloud solutions.
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Nat Friedman is visiting top GitHub contribution country Nigeria to interact with developers.
Nat friedman, GitHub CEO and Microsoft Corporate Vice President in March announced he was heading to Nigeria and Ghana in a tweet. He shared “I’m going to Nigeria and Ghana for the first time later this year, and I’m interested in meeting local developers and entrepreneurs and learning about how GitHub can be of service.”
This week Nat has been spending time with the open source developer community in Nigeria. Meeting with developers of different ecosystems. Listening to the work they do and how they use developer tools and the GitHub platform. He met GitHub campus experts and developers at an open source Mixer at the Microsoft Nigeria office. He’s also visited and spent time with developers of tech companies and co-creation hubs such as Andela, Paystack, CC hub, etc.
Nat had shared that Microsoft is broadening its horizons as a developer-centric company. That’s by rallying behind technologies like Linux, Git, node and Kubernetes. Microsoft, he says is remodeling its engineering culture after the example of open source projects. For the GitHub CEO and his visiting team, listening and learning from developers in the African tech space will allow them serve better.
GitHub will be looking to hire remote developers from Africa soon says the CEO.
GitHub CEO, Interacts with Nigerian developer community
@natfriedman graced us with his presence yesterday. We had a great time discussing about how GitHub could work better for us, how to drive engagement in the community and all. It was pretty awesome! He’s a great listener. Thanks a lot, Nat ??? pic.twitter.com/PpfqmpH4Bz
Earlier in the week, we welcomed @github‘s CEO @natfriedman and his team to the office. We gave him a tour of the building, and he also got the chance to interact with some of our team members to learn more about our work at #CcHUB. pic.twitter.com/jK9QUSyaoS
Had a close door meeting with the CEO of Github, @natfriedman yesterday. He is amazing and really interested in Nigeria’s tech ecosystem. He explained how we can leverage the amazing power of the tools GitHub has. It was awesome?.
Participate in the Durban Azure Kubernetes Challenge, put your Azure and Opensource skills to test and win a prize
Living in and around Durban? Here’s an opportunity to network and participate in a challenge facilitated by Microsoft MVPs and the Azure user community in Durban, South Africa.
The invitation reads out;
“Challenge Yourself against some of the best and put your Azure Skills to the ultimate test in an 8am to 8pm Open-Source Saturday Marathon.
You will be required to Architect, Implement, and Optimize a business application but using only Open-Source technologies and the Kubernetes orchestrator.
You will be split into teams and you will get points for design, security, efficiency as well as the creativity of your application when running in production.
You application will be rigorously exposed to a brutal set of performance requirements and the team with the most points Wins and winning means you get a prize. Still to be disclosed.”
The event takes place October 13th at the Educor Westville Datacenter Auditorium and starts from 8am. To participate in the challenge, you need to have experience with Azure and Open Source technologies. Microsoft MVP Lawrance Reddy said “we are giving away MXChip IoT Azure Certified DevKits and other Microsoft goodies.
Looking forward to participating? Click to register your attendance and all the best to the various projects that’ll come up. If you know anyone that might be interested, kindly share with them. Merci ?.