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Discussion on: Hi! We’re Microsoft Azure and we’re proud Patron Sponsors of CodeLand 2022

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TJ Phan

Hello hello! I am so happy to be here at my first CodeLand event. The talks and the people and community are just nothing short of wonderful. Thank you Microsoft team for making this even possible.

I had made the career pivot to become a full stack developer at the start of this year, and taking my optician roots that's all about upfront client helping and nurturing wellness. I am searching to make connections for opportunities to make an impact with coding. What does the opportunity scene looks like at Microsoft for early career individuals? What does growth look like there?
My discord is Glitjch - TJ #9308 🇨🇦🥰

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Nitya Narasimhan Author

Thanks for stopping by - and congratulations on making the pivot to full stack development. There are a number of teams at Microsoft that work with JavaScript, TypeScript and all aspects of end-to-end web application development - from Microsoft Edge Developers (browser) to Playwright (testing) and PWA Builder (progressive web apps). There are also folks working on JavaScript SDKs (e.g., for Azure) and content (e.g., Microsoft Docs/Learn, samples etc.) - so there are many ways to engage.

Some suggestions are:
Look at open career positions and the teams they are on - then look at the GitHub Microsoft or Azure organization to see the kinds of projects the teams work on, and the people involved. See if that resonates - if you are looking to get hands-on experience, try contributing to an Open Source project. Reach out and talk to folks on the team to get a better understanding of the opportunities and then apply if it feels like a good fit.

I will say that this is a big company with many different roles, projects and teams and there should be entry-level positions available.

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Microsoft Developer Team

Hey @hellotjphan I tried to add you to my Discord but I couldn't. If you are located in the US add me and I will get you the info Scott Soine#6391

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TJ Phan

I am just your friendly Canadian neighbour, but if you would still have me please let me know! Either way thanks for reaching out and I'll be sure to check out some posted resources here for some serious level ups.