Hey there, CodeLand attendees!
The Microsoft Azure team is really excited to connect with you at this year’s event!
Developers like you are essential to driving change and building meaningful experiences in the world today. We want to empower every one of you to do more. Check out our resources to jumpstart your #Code2Cloud journey
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1. Jumpstart Your Java Journey
here are some resources to help!
|Java For Beginners. Watch the 21-part video series of Java Fundamentals.||Video|
|Java Samples For Beginners. Get hands-on experience with code samples.||Code|
|Learn Java On Azure. Resource collection to continue your Journey!||Collection|
2. Jumpstart Your Python Journey
Three resources to build your Python fundamentals!
- Python For Beginners - 44 Videos
- Python For Beginners - Course
- Azure for Python Developers - Resources
- Node.js For Beginners - 26 videos
- Build JS Apps Using TypeScript! - Course
3B. Continue Your Web Development Journey
Three resources to start web development!
- Web Development For Beginners
- #30DaysOfSWA - Build Static Web Apps
- #30DaysOfPWA - Build Progressive Web Apps
4. Come to my CodeLand Lightning Talk
Here's a sneak peek at my talk!
Have questions or feedback? Leave me a comment below
5. Jumpstart Your Azure Journey
So - I noticed a few folks asking about resources related to Azure Certifications and learning Azure Fundamentals. So thought I'd add this section, starting with this Visual Guide to Azure Fundamentals. You can download and print a hi-res version or read the blog post for more information.
Three resource to explore:
- Azure Fundamentals Course - 6 paths
- AZ-900: Certification - requirements
- #30DaysToLearnIt - Cloud Skills Challenge
6. Let’s Chat on DEV!
I am a proud member of the DEV community where I love connecting with a variety of different people about our shared love of coding.
As a tie-in with CodeLand, I just published a few relevant discussion posts on DEV. If you’re a member of DEV, I’d love to read your responses to the following topics there…
- “What programming language do you want to learn - and why?”
- “What web development framework are you learning - and why?”
- “What are your learning goals for the next 30Days?”
If you are located in the US engage with us on CodeNewbie or Dev.To and we will send you a redemption code via Discord (Please include Discord handle in post)
From all of us at Microsoft Azure, have a wonderful experience at CodeLand 2022 🌈
Top comments (186)
Hello! I'm an electronic engineer pursuing a master's degree in electronic and computer engineering. In recent years, I've been discovering and monitoring Microsoft's every event with their great products, and they never fail amaze me! I hope to be a part of Microsoft in the future :). I've been working on fields like IoT, AI, Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, and Image Processing.
Congratulations!! As a undergrad in Electronics and Communications Engineering myself, I'm super glad to see the subject thrive. Definitely check out the Book of News from Microsoft Build. There was a lot of good stuff there.
I actually made a visual summary
Hello Mam. Thank you for replying! That;s amazing. I regularly read the Book of News and reading this page is my favourite time of the day :). I'll check out the visual summary shared via Twitter post now!
Hey Ninad! Thanks for stopping by... I will be CCing you on an email shortly. Also Vincent on the security team will be possibly be reaching out.
Hello Dev Team. Thank you for replying! For sure. Will wait for the email :).
It's me, Scott Ninad!
Hello Sir!! Glad that you responded on my post :)
Hello! My name is Kit Fenrir Amreik (they/she), based in Boston and future Colorado transplant! I am a Global Restorative and Transformative Justice Practitioner & Instructor, as well as a Jr. Full Stack Web Developer, from the CodeSquad bootcamp this year! When I am not coding, I am an avid video gamer!
I would like to connect around further opportunities to further refine my abilities towards entry level work for Full Stack/Back End Development, as well as management/for advancement. Stay tuned and keep it touch! ❤️
I have been learning Python and it's been a blast thus far!
Woot! Congratulations on being both a developer and an instructor to help others learn!! There are some Python resources in the post, and more to come - but curious to know if your web development work is in Python or if you are also exploring JS/Node.js ?
I also will be exploring the Python course here as well :D
Hello Nitya! Thanks for responding! My web development work is based in JS/Node.js and I took a self-guided course on Codecademy on Python 3 recently! I hope to continue to explore Python more with the Python resources in the post. <3
@kitamreik awesome! Love it and definitely follow the twitter.com/pythonvscode handle, they are great and can help on anything Python within Microsoft. What is your Discord? Add me and I can send you SWAG link: Scott Soine#6391
I am a front end web developer, and I am so excited to see Azure here on CodeLand!!
I am an accountant that made the change to tech three years ago and I would like to know if Microsoft offers positions for people who are starting their careers in tech.
My discord handle is: ornemoon#0624
@ornevirardi we definitely do. Are you using JS for Front End Development or what is your language of choice? I will contact you on Discord too
Awesome! @nitya is a JS expert! Thanks again for stopping and talking on Discord :)
Hello! Saw the "Begin your journey..." talk and really enjoyed the design of the slides! My previous job used Azure for builds, and I had always thought about learning it. However, my new role doesn't use it. As an automation engineer, do you think it is worth it even in a general sense?
Yes absolutely - in fact I was re-watching Kelsey Hightower's keynote and one piece of advice really resonated which is to go deep in a topic to have long lasting career value. So as an automation engineer, you absolutely want to learn how concepts are APPLIED in environments like Azure so it is worth learning. And once you do, you will find that adapting or mapping those ideas to a different cloud (AWS, GCP) becomes easier so you can work in multi-cloud environments as well. Start with Azure Fundamentals, then look at the certification options for DevOps engineers etc.
I was having issues finding a good link to that keynote as I have seen talks with him in the past I really enjoyed.
Thank you for the piece of advice, and I look forward to digging deeper into Azure in the future after my deep dive into Android :D
@ddaypunk I think it is definitely worth it because it looks like you are a Java developer correct, being and Androdid Developer? Im not sure if you work much in the Spring Framework but Microsoft has all different workload options for Java and plug ins, check it out here: docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/dev...
Also if you are in the US ping me on Discord for SWAG if you are interested: Scott Soine#6391
Correct, I have used Java for a number of years, and Kotlin more recently. I have dabbled with SpringBoot a bit for automation tools I have built. Thanks for the info and the invite on Discord! Just sent you a request, that should match my name here.
LARY#1809 Typescript dev here! been wanting to lean elixir for a while the phoenix framework is nothing less than amazing in terms of multi thread performance. Biggest framework I'm into right now is Remix, its changing the web dev game quite a bit.
quick question: does azure support serverless or edge deployments? would definitely love to try it!
Hiya @nodeicode Woot!! Love TypeScript!!
Re: Serverless and Edge. YES. YES WE DO.
And coincidentally there will be a ton of content and resources around edge AI and developing for edge devices during July (you might want to follow the dev.to/azure account) - and we are running a similar series in September that focuses on Serverless
Here are a couple of links to help for now:
Serverless on Azure: azure.microsoft.com/en-us/solution...
Azure IoT Edge: docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/iot...
The serverless on azure definitely stands out! hope you guys market the hell outta this!
Keep an eye on this series dev.to/nitya/series/8675 - there may be something interesting to add to that in September :-)
@nodeicode definitely do let me get you some Docs info on those and feel free to reach out to me if you have more questions... I will also ping you on Discord!
@jolenekearse I'm on the JS Advocacy team at Microsoft so this is music to my ears!
My roadmap is
The last step can be done in parallell with the first since it is not JS-centric - but once you learn the fundamentals then definitely start applying them by trying out Azure samples using the JS SDK. What kinds of things do you want to build? What APIs are you trying to use? Leave me a comment and I can try to share better resources
Thank you for the direction! There are so many technologies to learn and I don't always know which direction to go in my learning.
I can't remember all the APIs I've tried to use. I just try when one comes up in my search for a problem I'm trying to solve.
I'm trying to get to a hireable state for my first tech position. But I originally got into programming to build educational resources and game apps for young students. I was an English teacher .
@jolenekearse is your blank spots more back end? Do you use Node.js for that? If so I can get you some resources in regards to that... Thanks for stopping by the booth, hope all is well in China :)
Great infographic! As a super newbie, I honestly didn't quite understand cloud, but now it's really starting to click for me. I used to transcribe business meetings and calls, and they would use terms like SaaS, so I would look them up and learn the definition and everything, but I didn't get the bigger picture or the why until now. I appreciate your beginner's resources. I will check them out more a little later when I have more time!
Yes absolutely!! I find that having a visual metaphor for new concepts can really help make related concepts easier to understand. I hope to publish more on Azure Fundamentals in this community if there is enough interest so do let me know.
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?
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.
@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.
Done! Also check out this (old) series of essays I wrote about my journey in tech
Hi Microsoft employee, how are you doing today?
Going great! How are you Jacob! Thanks for stopping by! Where are you located?
I'm in Ohio, what about you?
I'm in New York but @msusdevmicrosoft and Cloud Advocacy team members are distributed all over the US (and the world).
@20jasper I'm in Bellevue WA, whats your Discord? I will send you the link to get a free t-shirt and pack of stickers! Or add me to your Discord Scott Soine#6391
Thank you so much!
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 🇨🇦🥰
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.
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
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.
Hey, Nitya and Microsoft Dev Team! Thanks for sponsoring CodeLand 🙌
I'm Bobby, current web dev student @ Flatiron School. Love this work and community!
Remote, distributed, asynchronous work excites me so much. What aspects of these do your teams continue to implement after the Return To Office?
@bobbybates my team focuses on Azure Developer Marketing and @nitya more on the JS Developer side, you are likely thinking of the Teams and MS Graph teams that do this work on a daily basis...
First thank you for all the resources I was already considering getting my azure certification but wasnt sure if it was the right decision, but after looking at the information included here i'm definitely getting certified.
I completed my Software engineer bootcamp program and have continued to learn becoming skills in React Rails / MERN Full-stack development. I'm always looking to grow and was hoping to talk to someone at microsoft about any available roles for some with my background and skills.
All the best with certification!! It is the right step at this time of your career! Don't forget to check out the careers.microsoft.com to see what kinds of opportunities are here and if something specific catches your attention, let us know!
Thank you so much!
I'm definitely at a stage where I feel I've learned a lot technically however I still very lost when it comes to the actual action of securing a career in this field or just navigating how best to prepare for applying to these positions.
Would it be possible to have a chat with you when you're available?
Thanks @hugodelgado18 ! Means a lot to us at Microsoft that you are putting in time to get certified. We are forever grateful. I added you on Discord and if you are based in the US I can send you some SWAG :)
Nice to see MS Azure as one of sponsors on CodeLand '22!
Hobbyist Web dev (currently PHP and Python) and sysadmin. Even tho I'm outside US (yeah, EU, Latvia), I am connected with your services on my daily use.
Awesome @aigarspl tell the GH team to give you some SWAG to Latvia, glad you are using Azure for your Microsoft Developer needs... any questions you have? Really appreciate it!
Definitely will do that! 😉🤗
Please do!! Follow dev.to/azure for all things Azure - and you can find me at dev.to/nitya as well. We have a number of #30Days series planned to jumpstart learning so stay tuned
Thank you Dee! excited to hear about your journey! And please keep in touch I will ping you on Discord now!
Hello, dotnet dev here! Always good to see MS at events. Discord keoni#0898 👋🏻
Great to meet you - have you worked with .NET MAUI or Blazor yet? Curious to know what kinds of projects you focus on
Hello Nitya! I recall "meeting" you before at a previous Codeland. I got an Azure fanny pack and some stickers last we spoke. I've yet to work with MAUI, but I look forward to it soon. I've mostly worked with building web applications using Razor pages and other tools.
OMG!! The last Codeland that I was at (in person) was in 2019 I think -- we ran an IoT workshop and had hardware and a really nice tutorial to work through right? That is amazing - nice to meet you again. If you plan on doing anything with MAUI let me know. I have colleagues who are working on resources like the MAUI Community Toolkit docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/co... that may come in handy!!
Yes, I believe that was the one. I'll take a look at that link and connect again if something comes up. My old team finished an Android project about a month before MAUI was production ready, but I'm sure the opportunity will come up again.
Sure thing - and if you are still doing Android work, do check out the Dual-Screen design and SDK support for the Surface Duo. It is a good exercise in adapting your mobile experiences to take into account the slew of new foldable form factors for phones.
Hey Christian! Welcome, do you have any specific questions about dotnet? How long have you been a developer? I will ping you via the Discord now too
I don't have any specific questions for now, thanks. I've been a dev for a little over a year and a half. I've used dotnet the whole time, mostly because of the teams I've been on, but I prefer it outside of work projects too.