Monday, October 25, 2021

6 Sessions You Don't Want to Miss at Microsoft Ignite - November 2021

Microsoft Ignite is just around the corner and we are thrilled to announce that Humans of IT will be hosting 6 sessions at the upcoming event! This year, Microsoft Ignite will be executed virtually from November 2nd through November 4th.  P.S. If you haven't already heard, Microsoft Ignite is free to attend, so what are you waiting for? Register today. 



6 Sessions You Don't Want to Miss at Microsoft Ignite


We rise by lifting others: Boost your career through community and mentorship

Connection Zone | Tuesday, November 2 | 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM PDT | REGISTER HERE 

Speakers: Ana Inés Urrutia de Souza, MVP | Practice Lead - Axazure

As a Psychologist with an HR background, Ana was able to switch careers and totally transform her professional and personal future by becoming part of #HumansofIT. How? With an incredible community that supported my learning needs, doubts, and insecurities through the power of mentorship. During this session, we will cover not only the basics of mentorships and how to take advantage of them, but also a collection of lessons learned, and of course, we will wrap up with some homework!


Make an Impact: 5 Ways You Can Help Non-Profits with Your Tech Superpower

Connection Zone | Tuesday, November 2 | 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM PDT | REGISTER HERE 

Speakers: Rochelle Eichner | Scott Marden | Maritza Ortiz | Dux Raymond Sy

The pandemic has gravely affected nonprofits' resources while increasing demand for their services. As they are asked to do more with less money and reduced staff, technology plays a critical role to enable them to continue to serve those in need. Join Microsoft RD & MVP, Dux Raymond Sy as he facilitates this interactive conversation with Microsoft Tech for Social Impact and non-profit heroes on how Humans of IT can best utilize our superpowers and support non-profits.


Battling fear, uncertainty, and doubt in the workplace

Connection Zone | Tuesday, November 2 | 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM PDT | REGISTER HERE 

Speakers: Sarah Haase | Collaboration Group Product Manager- U.S. Bank

It's the voice in your head that tells you to keep quiet. It's the niggling feeling of imposter syndrome that won't go away. It's the regret you feel when you don't speak up.

This session explores why fear, uncertainty, and doubt creep into our workplace and highlights ways to counteract it. Whether you're a technologist, an organizational leader, or a mentor that wants to support the growth of others, you'll get practical tips for overcoming the negative and lifting yourself (and others) up.


The Future of Hybrid Work and Mental Health

Connection Zone | Wednesday, November 3 | 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM PDT | REGISTER HERE 

Speaker: Megan Lawrence | Microsoft

The global pandemic has allowed us to reexamine the way we work and the role that technology plays in our lives. As we experiment with hybrid work models and the impact that it has on our mental health, there has been an outpouring of a variety of emotions, best practices and insight from the mental health communities at Microsoft and beyond. Join me to uncover what modern hybrid work means and the dual role that technologies play in mental health and wellbeing.


Amplifying Black Voices at Microsoft

Connection Zone | Wednesday, November 3 | 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM PDT | REGISTER HERE 

Speakers: Bobby Akinboro | Pierre Darden | Skylar Dunn | Christina Gonsalves | LC Howland | Joshua West

On Juneteenth this year, Humans of IT launched the Amplifying Black Voices blog series. These blogs have showcased some of the amazing talent we have at Microsoft, and now, we’ve brought together some of those highlighted in the series to share their stories and insights. Join this panel to learn more about them and find out how being a part of this series has impacted their respective journeys at Microsoft over the course of the last several months..


Building Real Human Connection Using Virtual Reality

Connection Zone | Wednesday, November 3 | 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM PDT| REGISTER HERE 

Speakers: Alex Blanton | CR Capers | Karolina Manko | Cathy Moya | Zaid Zaim

A key part of in-person events is coming together in real time with others to share experiences, like learning something together, having hallway conversations, seeing old friends, networking, and Happy Hours. Virtual Reality can provide all of these experiences - though the drinks are virtual! In this panel, we'll hear from experts who are using VR to recreate the connecting experiences we've been missing, and exploring VR to create new experiences that are possible only in the virtual world.


Want to register today?

After reading this, I hope you're as excited as we are about Microsoft Ignite and featured Humans of IT sessions. Register online to secure your virtual seat!

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