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Reactor Sydney Cohort - Mum's Returning to Tech

  • Format:
  • alt##In personIn person (Sydney)
  • alt##LivestreamLivestream

Topic: Personal and Business Development, Coding, Languages, and Frameworks, DevOps

Language: English

  • Events in this Series:
  • 13

Please note - this learning cohort will run for roughly 6 months. Once your attendance has been accepted, please register for each individual event in the series below.

The Microsoft Reactor team are excited to bring to you a free customised learning pathway for mums coming back to work in the tech industry. After a few years out caring for kids it’s easy to feel out of practice, behind on the latest tools and technologies, or lacking confidence.

This dedicated cohort, just for mums coming back to work, will focus on development tools, version control essentials, web and cloud technology, and modern team practices.
Held online over 6 months, participants will access monthly topical seminars with tech experts, online hands-on learning modules, and office hours to get one-on-one help and mentorship.

Whether you’re a mum newly back at work or preparing to return to work this cohort program is perfect for upskilling, learning the latest tch, and gaining confidence in a friendly and supportive environment.

Speakers

Past Events in this Series

Jan

31

Tuesday

2023

Returning to your Career in Tech - Mum's in Tech

11:00 PM - 6:00 AM

After reading the course outline, and you would like to show your interest in participating, please fill out this form. https://aka.ms/MicrosoftReactorSydneyEOIForm Cohort Description The Microsoft Reactor team are excited to bring to you a customised learning pathway for mums coming back to work in the tech industry. After a few years out caring for kids it’s easy to feel out of practice, behind on the latest tools and technologies, or lacking confidence. This dedicated cohort, just for mums coming back to work, will focus on development tools, version control essentials, web and cloud technology, and modern team practices. For 6 months (one session per month), participants will access monthly topical seminars with tech experts, online hands-on learning modules, and office hours to get one-on-one help and mentorship. Whether you’re a mum newly back at work or preparing to return to work this cohort program is perfect for upskilling, learning the latest tech, and gaining confidence in a friendly and supportive environment. What you will be learning • Work with Python in VS Code and GitHub • Deploy a python webserver to the cloud, with GitHub and Azure • Teamwork and testing – How containerisation and CI/CD simplify the dev cycle • Azure Fundamentals Preparation • Bringing a project and your career to life – how Agile methodology is used in the workplace and how to show off your best side with LinkedIn. Pre-Requisites: • This cohort is targeted at mums who have taken time away from tech • Who previously worked in the tech industry before time away with kids • Completed tertiary level computing education before time away with kids • Have undertaken tech boot camps, or similar, giving them a solid understanding of programming and general applications, whilst caring for kids. A minimum level of technical understanding will be needed to complete the cohort program, with a grounding on programming. Programming parts of the course will be conducted in Python, an online course will be available for those who are familiar with languages other than Python, to help with the transition. How much time will you need to commit? You will need to be available for ALL the below dates and times. Friday 3rd March 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am AEDT Friday 24th March 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am AEDT Friday 28th April 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am AEST Friday 26th May 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am AEST Friday 23rd June 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am AEST Friday 21st July 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am AEST Friday 4th August 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am AEST *Please note that this registration page will not guarantee you a place in the cohort. Please fill out the above form and you will be email notified by one of our lovely team members to let you know if you have been successful.

  • Format:
  • alt##In personIn person (Sydney)

Topic: Personal and Business Development

Details

Mar

09

Thursday

2023

Reactor Sydney Cohort - Mum's Returning to Tech - Group Catch Up

11:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Come along to get any questions you have answered about this months topic, Learn module, or tech tips and career advice in general. This will be a chance to catch up casually with our cohort experts in an open and friendly forum

  • Format:
  • alt##LivestreamLivestream

Topic: Personal and Business Development

Language: English

Details

Mar

23

Thursday

2023

Work with Python in VS Code and GitHub

11:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Learn about Visual Studio Code and all the tools it offers you as an IDE. Work with extensions for Python and GitHub and see how it fits into the development cycle and working with your team in the Cloud era. Get yourself set up for future projects in the cohort and brush up on common version control practices. Your Speaker Victor Olet - Microsoft Student Ambassador Victor is a PhD student at Curtin University working in the renewable energy sector, researching the generation of liquid biofuel to replace fossil fuel-derived transport fuels. He enjoys the sciences of chemistry and biology, and also their enhancement through computational techniques. Victor is also passionate about education, and wants to support the current and next generations by sharing his knowledge and excitement with students through interesting pedagogies, enhanced learning experiences, and great tech tips that give learners a leg up.

  • Format:
  • alt##LivestreamLivestream

Topic: Coding, Languages, and Frameworks

Language: English

View on Demand

Apr

06

Thursday

2023

Reactor Sydney Cohort - Mum's Returning to Tech - Group Catch Up

12:00 AM - 12:30 AM

Come along to get any questions you have answered about this months topic, Learn module, or tech tips and career advice in general. This will be a chance to catch up casually with our cohort experts in an open and friendly forum

  • Format:
  • alt##LivestreamLivestream

Topic: Personal and Business Development

Language: English

Details

Apr

28

Friday

2023

Deploy a Python Web App to the Cloud, with GitHub and Azure

12:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Building on last week’s set up, we'll cover some web development basics to get our own Python web server running from GitHub, host on Azure. Learn about the benefits cloud compute offers, and how to get it set up for your needs. This session will explore how to build web apps in Python's most popular frameworks, Flask and Django, and then deploy those apps to Azure App Service. Your Speaker Pamela Fox is a Cloud Advocate in Python at Microsoft. Previously, she was a lecturer for UC Berkeley and the creator of the computer programming curriculum for Khan Academy. Who is it aimed at? It's best suited for attendees with previous experience with either Python or web app frameworks (Rails, NodeJS, etc.), who are interested in hosting web apps on Azure. Why should you attend? You can use the knowledge to deploy your own apps to the cloud and build additional skills for your resumé. Additional Resources: https://aka.ms/PythonQuickApps

  • Format:
  • alt##LivestreamLivestream

Topic: DevOps

Language: English

View on Demand

May

12

Friday

2023

Reactor Sydney Cohort - Mum's Returning to Tech - Group Catch Up

12:00 AM - 12:30 AM

Come along to get any questions you have answered about this months topic, Learn module, or tech tips and career advice in general. This will be a chance to catch up casually with our cohort experts in an open and friendly forum

  • Format:
  • alt##LivestreamLivestream

Topic: Personal and Business Development

Language: English

Details

Jun

02

Friday

2023

Teamwork and Testing – How Containerisation and CI/CD simplify the Dev Cycle

12:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Good code and good teams rely on testing; Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment tools make testing code easier for teams. Learn best practices when it comes to testing your code and how tools like GitHub automate the testing and deployment stages to help teams work faster together. Your Speaker Jorge is a Cloud Developer Advocate for Containers based in Melbourne/Australia with over 20 years in the tech industry. As former Microsoft MVP - Most Valued Professional, he developed his passion to help and sponsor the Community to get into the tech industry, to learn how to collaborate and share their own knowledge with others. Jorge is originally from Brazil, where he started his career, after finishing a Computer Science degree, he moved to Australia in 2006 with his Wife, and beautiful Australian born daughter. Since 2014, Jorge has been involved in the Containers, Kubernetes, Azure, Devops and Open Source technologies space. As Linux user since 2001, He is a big fan of multi platform development with GoLang and .Net Core.

  • Format:
  • alt##LivestreamLivestream

Topic: DevOps

Language: English

View on Demand

Jun

09

Friday

2023

Reactor Sydney Cohort - Mum's Returning to Tech - Group Catch Up

12:00 AM - 12:30 AM

Come along to get any questions you have answered about this months topic, Learn module, or tech tips and career advice in general. This will be a chance to catch up casually with our cohort experts in an open and friendly forum

  • Format:
  • alt##LivestreamLivestream

Topic: Personal and Business Development

Language: English

Details

Jun

23

Friday

2023

Azure Fundamentals Preparation

12:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Cover the basics of Azure and understand their place in the world of the Cloud. Get a broad overview of the different pieces of Cloud technology making impact, and skill up to gain your certification. New to Cloud computing or new to Microsoft Azure? Join Sonia Cuff for an overview of Microsoft’s cloud platform from the bottom up. You’ll learn about industry-standard cloud terms, Microsoft services, cost management and more. Leave with a set of resources to learn more and consider getting your AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals certification. Your Speaker Sonia is a New Zealander at heart who made Brisbane, Australia home. Yes, she still supports the All Blacks. Sonia's I.T. career of over 20 years started in Enterprise Systems Administration and Architecture for Banking, Government and Defence, focused on Microsoft and IBM software platforms. Her last Enterprise role was as a Service Delivery Manager for a large systems integrator, responsible for IBM developers & system administrators in multiple locations. Deciding to start a family, she quit her day job and started a business dedicated to Small and Medium Business customers which provided technical projects and support and helped customers to successfully adopt new technologies the right way, achieving great business results. Here she dived into collaboration, productivity and the future of work (including AI and bots). Sonia was recognised for her community involvement so Microsoft awarded her as an MVP in the Office Servers & Services and Windows Insider categories. she regularly engaged with other I.T. partners to help them keep up with the rapid pace of change in our industry and authored several courses at Pluralsight. Now she has landed in my dream job – as a Cloud Advocate for Microsoft. Sonia writes online and speak at events, appear in guest blogs & podcasts and run presentations & training (both in person & online). With even greater involvement in technical communities of IT Pros, she talks to them about their challenges operating workloads in the Cloud, on-premises or in hybrid environments.

  • Format:
  • alt##LivestreamLivestream

Topic: DevOps

Language: English

Details

Jul

07

Friday

2023

Reactor Sydney Cohort - Mum's Returning to Tech - Group Catch Up

12:00 AM - 12:30 AM

Come along to get any questions you have answered about this months topic, Learn module, or tech tips and career advice in general. This will be a chance to catch up casually with our cohort experts in an open and friendly forum

  • Format:
  • alt##LivestreamLivestream

Topic: Personal and Business Development

Language: English

Details

Jul

21

Friday

2023

Bringing a Project and Your Career to Life – How Modern Teams use Agile Methodology

12:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Learn about the common practices you'll encounter in your tech career around Agile development that tech companies use to create iteratively better technology that delivers results to customers faster. Finally, get some tips on how to best show off all your new skills as you approach the job market. Your Speakers Arian Nevjestic is a AppDev CloudSolution Architect at Microsoft. He does all things Azure, modern web development, methodologies and open source frameworks, He helos his customers transform their businesses, mindsets and toolchains to work in the new fast paced world of cloud. Michelle Sandford is a Microsoft Developer Engagement Lead for Emerging Developers including Students, Return-to-Work Professionals, Career-Changers, Data Scientists and GameDevs. She is a Tedx Speaker, Australian Computer Society WA Chairman (retired), Microsoftie and one of MCV's 30 Most Influential Women in Games.

  • Format:
  • alt##LivestreamLivestream

Topic: Personal and Business Development

Language: English

View on Demand

Past Events in this Series

Jan

31

Tuesday

2023

Returning to your Career in Tech - Mum's in Tech

11:00 PM - 6:00 AM

After reading the course outline, and you would like to show your interest in participating, please fill out this form. https://aka.ms/MicrosoftReactorSydneyEOIForm Cohort Description The Microsoft Reactor team are excited to bring to you a customised learning pathway for mums coming back to work in the tech industry. After a few years out caring for kids it’s easy to feel out of practice, behind on the latest tools and technologies, or lacking confidence. This dedicated cohort, just for mums coming back to work, will focus on development tools, version control essentials, web and cloud technology, and modern team practices. For 6 months (one session per month), participants will access monthly topical seminars with tech experts, online hands-on learning modules, and office hours to get one-on-one help and mentorship. Whether you’re a mum newly back at work or preparing to return to work this cohort program is perfect for upskilling, learning the latest tech, and gaining confidence in a friendly and supportive environment. What you will be learning • Work with Python in VS Code and GitHub • Deploy a python webserver to the cloud, with GitHub and Azure • Teamwork and testing – How containerisation and CI/CD simplify the dev cycle • Azure Fundamentals Preparation • Bringing a project and your career to life – how Agile methodology is used in the workplace and how to show off your best side with LinkedIn. Pre-Requisites: • This cohort is targeted at mums who have taken time away from tech • Who previously worked in the tech industry before time away with kids • Completed tertiary level computing education before time away with kids • Have undertaken tech boot camps, or similar, giving them a solid understanding of programming and general applications, whilst caring for kids. A minimum level of technical understanding will be needed to complete the cohort program, with a grounding on programming. Programming parts of the course will be conducted in Python, an online course will be available for those who are familiar with languages other than Python, to help with the transition. How much time will you need to commit? You will need to be available for ALL the below dates and times. Friday 3rd March 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am AEDT Friday 24th March 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am AEDT Friday 28th April 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am AEST Friday 26th May 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am AEST Friday 23rd June 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am AEST Friday 21st July 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am AEST Friday 4th August 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am AEST *Please note that this registration page will not guarantee you a place in the cohort. Please fill out the above form and you will be email notified by one of our lovely team members to let you know if you have been successful.

  • Format:
  • alt##In personIn person (Sydney)

Topic: Personal and Business Development

Details

Mar

09

Thursday

2023

Reactor Sydney Cohort - Mum's Returning to Tech - Group Catch Up

11:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Come along to get any questions you have answered about this months topic, Learn module, or tech tips and career advice in general. This will be a chance to catch up casually with our cohort experts in an open and friendly forum

  • Format:
  • alt##LivestreamLivestream

Topic: Personal and Business Development

Language: English

Details

Mar

23

Thursday

2023

Work with Python in VS Code and GitHub

11:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Learn about Visual Studio Code and all the tools it offers you as an IDE. Work with extensions for Python and GitHub and see how it fits into the development cycle and working with your team in the Cloud era. Get yourself set up for future projects in the cohort and brush up on common version control practices. Your Speaker Victor Olet - Microsoft Student Ambassador Victor is a PhD student at Curtin University working in the renewable energy sector, researching the generation of liquid biofuel to replace fossil fuel-derived transport fuels. He enjoys the sciences of chemistry and biology, and also their enhancement through computational techniques. Victor is also passionate about education, and wants to support the current and next generations by sharing his knowledge and excitement with students through interesting pedagogies, enhanced learning experiences, and great tech tips that give learners a leg up.

  • Format:
  • alt##LivestreamLivestream

Topic: Coding, Languages, and Frameworks

Language: English

View on Demand

Apr

06

Thursday

2023

Reactor Sydney Cohort - Mum's Returning to Tech - Group Catch Up

12:00 AM - 12:30 AM

Come along to get any questions you have answered about this months topic, Learn module, or tech tips and career advice in general. This will be a chance to catch up casually with our cohort experts in an open and friendly forum

  • Format:
  • alt##LivestreamLivestream

Topic: Personal and Business Development

Language: English

Details

Apr

28

Friday

2023

Deploy a Python Web App to the Cloud, with GitHub and Azure

12:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Building on last week’s set up, we'll cover some web development basics to get our own Python web server running from GitHub, host on Azure. Learn about the benefits cloud compute offers, and how to get it set up for your needs. This session will explore how to build web apps in Python's most popular frameworks, Flask and Django, and then deploy those apps to Azure App Service. Your Speaker Pamela Fox is a Cloud Advocate in Python at Microsoft. Previously, she was a lecturer for UC Berkeley and the creator of the computer programming curriculum for Khan Academy. Who is it aimed at? It's best suited for attendees with previous experience with either Python or web app frameworks (Rails, NodeJS, etc.), who are interested in hosting web apps on Azure. Why should you attend? You can use the knowledge to deploy your own apps to the cloud and build additional skills for your resumé. Additional Resources: https://aka.ms/PythonQuickApps

  • Format:
  • alt##LivestreamLivestream

Topic: DevOps

Language: English

View on Demand

May

12

Friday

2023

Reactor Sydney Cohort - Mum's Returning to Tech - Group Catch Up

12:00 AM - 12:30 AM

Come along to get any questions you have answered about this months topic, Learn module, or tech tips and career advice in general. This will be a chance to catch up casually with our cohort experts in an open and friendly forum

  • Format:
  • alt##LivestreamLivestream

Topic: Personal and Business Development

Language: English

Details

Jun

02

Friday

2023

Teamwork and Testing – How Containerisation and CI/CD simplify the Dev Cycle

12:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Good code and good teams rely on testing; Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment tools make testing code easier for teams. Learn best practices when it comes to testing your code and how tools like GitHub automate the testing and deployment stages to help teams work faster together. Your Speaker Jorge is a Cloud Developer Advocate for Containers based in Melbourne/Australia with over 20 years in the tech industry. As former Microsoft MVP - Most Valued Professional, he developed his passion to help and sponsor the Community to get into the tech industry, to learn how to collaborate and share their own knowledge with others. Jorge is originally from Brazil, where he started his career, after finishing a Computer Science degree, he moved to Australia in 2006 with his Wife, and beautiful Australian born daughter. Since 2014, Jorge has been involved in the Containers, Kubernetes, Azure, Devops and Open Source technologies space. As Linux user since 2001, He is a big fan of multi platform development with GoLang and .Net Core.

  • Format:
  • alt##LivestreamLivestream

Topic: DevOps

Language: English

View on Demand

Jun

09

Friday

2023

Reactor Sydney Cohort - Mum's Returning to Tech - Group Catch Up

12:00 AM - 12:30 AM

Come along to get any questions you have answered about this months topic, Learn module, or tech tips and career advice in general. This will be a chance to catch up casually with our cohort experts in an open and friendly forum

  • Format:
  • alt##LivestreamLivestream

Topic: Personal and Business Development

Language: English

Details

Jun

23

Friday

2023

Azure Fundamentals Preparation

12:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Cover the basics of Azure and understand their place in the world of the Cloud. Get a broad overview of the different pieces of Cloud technology making impact, and skill up to gain your certification. New to Cloud computing or new to Microsoft Azure? Join Sonia Cuff for an overview of Microsoft’s cloud platform from the bottom up. You’ll learn about industry-standard cloud terms, Microsoft services, cost management and more. Leave with a set of resources to learn more and consider getting your AZ-900 Azure Fundamentals certification. Your Speaker Sonia is a New Zealander at heart who made Brisbane, Australia home. Yes, she still supports the All Blacks. Sonia's I.T. career of over 20 years started in Enterprise Systems Administration and Architecture for Banking, Government and Defence, focused on Microsoft and IBM software platforms. Her last Enterprise role was as a Service Delivery Manager for a large systems integrator, responsible for IBM developers & system administrators in multiple locations. Deciding to start a family, she quit her day job and started a business dedicated to Small and Medium Business customers which provided technical projects and support and helped customers to successfully adopt new technologies the right way, achieving great business results. Here she dived into collaboration, productivity and the future of work (including AI and bots). Sonia was recognised for her community involvement so Microsoft awarded her as an MVP in the Office Servers & Services and Windows Insider categories. she regularly engaged with other I.T. partners to help them keep up with the rapid pace of change in our industry and authored several courses at Pluralsight. Now she has landed in my dream job – as a Cloud Advocate for Microsoft. Sonia writes online and speak at events, appear in guest blogs & podcasts and run presentations & training (both in person & online). With even greater involvement in technical communities of IT Pros, she talks to them about their challenges operating workloads in the Cloud, on-premises or in hybrid environments.

  • Format:
  • alt##LivestreamLivestream

Topic: DevOps

Language: English

Details

Jul

07

Friday

2023

Reactor Sydney Cohort - Mum's Returning to Tech - Group Catch Up

12:00 AM - 12:30 AM

Come along to get any questions you have answered about this months topic, Learn module, or tech tips and career advice in general. This will be a chance to catch up casually with our cohort experts in an open and friendly forum

  • Format:
  • alt##LivestreamLivestream

Topic: Personal and Business Development

Language: English

Details

Jul

21

Friday

2023

Bringing a Project and Your Career to Life – How Modern Teams use Agile Methodology

12:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Learn about the common practices you'll encounter in your tech career around Agile development that tech companies use to create iteratively better technology that delivers results to customers faster. Finally, get some tips on how to best show off all your new skills as you approach the job market. Your Speakers Arian Nevjestic is a AppDev CloudSolution Architect at Microsoft. He does all things Azure, modern web development, methodologies and open source frameworks, He helos his customers transform their businesses, mindsets and toolchains to work in the new fast paced world of cloud. Michelle Sandford is a Microsoft Developer Engagement Lead for Emerging Developers including Students, Return-to-Work Professionals, Career-Changers, Data Scientists and GameDevs. She is a Tedx Speaker, Australian Computer Society WA Chairman (retired), Microsoftie and one of MCV's 30 Most Influential Women in Games.

  • Format:
  • alt##LivestreamLivestream

Topic: Personal and Business Development

Language: English

View on Demand

For questions please contact us at reactor@microsoft.com