With social distancing “Virtual” has become the ‘next normal’ and “learn, network, grow” has become the ‘new mantra to survive’. This has opened a plethora of opportunities for cloud and other related technologies to take the lead in the new and informed world order. In its endeavour to encourage India’s IT professionals and developers and their successful stories on technical solutions for dealing with COVID-19 and other scenarios, Microsoft has sponsored Azure Developer Stories, a unique technical blogging contest organised by KonfHub. This initiative intends to help other developers across the globe to scale in building solutions on Azure.
The contest is designed to take skills of India’s professional developers on the global stage. The goal of the initiative is to skill developers to learn new technologies on Microsoft Learn and write technical blogs with demos and code samples sharing their experiences while building on Azure. The last date for the submission of entries is 12th June 2020.
This contest is open only for IT professionals who are Indian nationals and currently residing in India. The story has to be a written article or a blog or a video recording that has been published and publicly available via the internet. The story must be no more than 1800 words and in case of video it has to be 5-7 minutes in length. Best stories will contain not just in-depth technical content but focus on experience sharing and best practices. Entries must cover relevant scenarios and use cases on the Microsoft Azure platform from one of the 4 categories i.e. Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning, Cloud Native, Serverless, DevOps.
Talking about the idea behind the contest Hari Kiran Kumar, Co-founder, KonfHub said, “The demand for skilled professionals in cloud and related technologies like AI & ML, DevOps, and containers (esp. Kubernetes) is dramatically increasing. To cater this demand, we need new skills in DevOps, software-as-a-service, information security, serverless architecture, Azure, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Azure Developer Stories contest is an initiative to encourage professional developers and their stories and experiences related to technical solutions for dealing with COVID-19 and other scenarios (for instance, identifying violation of social distancing norms from live video feeds). This technical blogging contest aims to allow developers to share their stories and experiences with the world and showcase India’s Developer Story on global stage.“
Winners of this contest will get a chance to win Surface Book 2, Surface Pro 6, Surface Go, online voucher worth INR 5,000 each and other exciting prizes.