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1700+ technology enthusiasts benefit from Microsoft Student Partners-UOL Chapter’s 1st Virtual International Azure Bootcamp

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The Microsoft Student Partners (MSP), University of Lahore, organized Pakistan’s “1st Online International Azure Bootcamp” in the Fall Semester 2020 to enable the current generation of technology enthusiasts acquire skills of the latest computer programs.

The event provided an opportunity to more than 1,700 participants (UOL students inclusive) to understand the purpose, functions, applications and future scope of Microsoft Azure which is a cloud computing service created by the Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centers.

Mr. Pablo Veramendi (Global Program Manager and Director Audience Evangelism at Microsoft) was the chief guest at the inauguration ceremony which was also attended by Mr. Muhammad Junaid Iqbal (President MSP, UOL-Chapter), Dr. Yasir Niaz (Patron MSP, UOL) and Dr. Muhammad Atif (HoD, CS).

During his speech, Mr. Veramendi thanked the UOL for producing talented students who are now the part of Microsoft Student Partners Program. He expressed his gratitude for being a part of the event and appreciated the efforts of the University for arranging such an informative bootcamp. He said, “It’s an amazing opportunity for me to connect with you. We aim to empower every person and every organization worldwide to achieve more with digital technology”.

Mr. Veramendi also discussed how Microsoft Azure is touched many lives and revolutionizing the future of technology all together. He spoke about the advantages of Azure, its applications and purpose. He further talked about the Microsoft Student Partners and their professional working.

The trainers of this 5-day bootcamp were; Mr. Pantelis Apostolidis (Greece), Mr. Zahid Farooq (India), Mr. Tiago Costa (Portugal), Mr. Alberto Morillo (Dominican Republic), Mr. Jaime Ernesto (Colombia), Mr. Paris Polyzos (Luxembourg), Mr. Syed Sabih Haider (Pakistan), and Mr. George Markou (Greece). Others were; Mr. Jorge Arteiro (Australia), Mr. Hamid Sadeghpour (Turkey), Mr. Zahid Farooq (India), Mr. George Kavvalakis (Greece), Mr. Fernando Rolnik (South Australia), and Mr. Viknaraj M. (Sri Lanka).

All the trainers shared their experiences and knowledge about the Microsoft Azure and advanced technological concepts relevant to the use computers in the lives of youth.

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