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My Experience Starting a FIRST LEGO League Jr. Team

Programs, like FIRST, are important because they are creating the next generation of leaders and doers. Through the programs, the kids learn to work together to make the world a better place. If I can make a difference with just one kid, then I feel I have accomplished my goal of helping shape our future leaders make the world a better place.

My Volunteer Experience with TEALS

In this post, App Dev Manager Ruth Ferland shares her experience volunteering through TEALS to promote Computer Science and the education of kids in her community.For School Year 2017-18, I decided to volunteer for TEALS (https://www.tealsk12.org/). TEALS stands for Technology Education and Literacy in Schools. It’s a non-profit organization...

Inspiration from the Microsoft Ability Summit 2017

This post is from Senior ADMs, Bill Bevan and Joseph Flanigen, who discuss incorporating accessibility into the product lifecycle in a sustainable way, including business and design requirements, leadership roles and responsibilities, design vs. remediation projects, and assessing legal risk.For the seventh year, Microsoft has hosted an ...

Delighting students with Microsoft Hour of Code and Minecraft

This post is provided by Senior ADM, Cissy Ho, who spotlights an “Hour of Code” to inspire others through technology and shares information on how you can too.As a part of working in Premier Developers and Microsoft Canada, I am honored  to share my technology expertise with Enterprise developers, and even broader communities with ...

DevOps diversité & inclusion

Premier Support for Developers is available in various regions worldwide.  Representing our Canadian team, Application Development Manager, Adlene Sifi, provides our first French post on DevOps Diversity and Inclusion. Malgré les années, il demeure difficile de définir clairement ce qu'est DevOps. À la base DevOps était défini ...

Listening as a Development Differentiator

This post is by Application Development Manager, Katie Konow, who highlights that when it comes to productive teams, key contributors, and personal growth-- listening can be a differentiator. What does listening have to do with technology? Listen in while I run through how being a great listener can help you progress in your career. Even ...

Coding with My Daughter

When we started the Premier Developer blog, we wanted it to be a reflection of our team, our business, and the things we are passionate about.  Unlike many Microsoft blogs that focus on one technology or product, you may notice we cover a lot of ground here.  Sometimes post topics are technical in nature, sometimes they are purely ...

Transforming Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Culture

When we started the Premier Developer blog, we wanted it to be a reflection of our team and business.  Unlike many Microsoft blogs that focus on one technology or product, you may notice we cover a lot of ground here.  Sometimes post topics are technical in nature, sometimes they are purely business or process focused.  Perhaps the most ...

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