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Itz-Djin

Hi Nitya and MS team! Thanks for the information and the visual guide. I've already printed it out and put it on the wall. Before starting my journey I had a friend recommend me the Azure fundamentals course as well! Looking forward to going through it while going through my Bootcamp!

Question for Nitya; What has been your favorite part throughout your journey learning about computer science and programming?

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Microsoft Developer Team

@nitya can you please share about your journey? @Itz I'm a Developer marketer that started out as a Microsoft vendor about 8 years ago. I was in Marketing Ops but knew developer was a key motion that was hard to understand for none technical side. I decided to work on Cloud Skills Challenge internally at Microsoft and that is where I got exposure 2 years ago to this team. I made connections and ultimately looped for a different role but they needed me to take over all 3rd party developer events in the US and did, and have been doing it every since learning from all the communities. This is one of the best I have come across.. I also do events like JavaOne, PyCon, KubeCon, Kafka Summit, DevNexus, PyCascades, etc.

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Nitya Narasimhan Author

Done! Also check out this (old) series of essays I wrote about my journey in tech
dev.to/nitya/series/8097

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Nitya Narasimhan Author

Hi @itzdjin - catching up this morning on all comments and sorry for the delay responding.

I have been in research, engineering, startups and advocacy. And I have to say that my favorite part of the CS journey has been in understanding HOW THINGS WORK under the hood. Sometimes that means research where you dive into papers and books and try to learn concepts from experts - and sometimes that means development where you learn by just trying things out, breaking them, trying to fix them, and then making that connection in your head on why things work again.

But the reason I got into advocacy was that the absolute favorite part of my journey has been in SHARING what I learn and hopefully inspiring others to follow the same path. With every passing day we have better tools and AI to automate the mundane parts of computer science, so we can focus on building new and interesting things. Community energizes me most - learning from others and sharing my own experiences in turn.