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If you Microsoft Build it… Kiwis will come

If you Microsoft Build it… Kiwis will come

Microsoft’s global conference for developers will be making a stop in Auckland as part of the event’s first ever world-wide tour.

Microsoft New Zealand has announced today that Build, its global conference for developers, will be making a stop in Auckland on 30 May as part of the event’s first ever world-wide tour.

The Auckland event will feature keynote addresses delivered by three of the top Microsoft technical evangelists and engineers from the company’s global research headquarters in Redmond, USA.

As many as 5,000 developers attended the global Build event held in San Francisco last week where the company declared its ambition to have one billion active Windows 10 devices by 2018.

Nigel Parker, Director of Developer Experience for Microsoft NZ, says an Auckland-based Build event will be of great benefit to Kiwi developers and their employers as it will give them a deep overview of what was presented at the US event.

“We’ve never had a Build event here in New Zealand, but we know many Kiwis make the trip every year to the US event to be amongst the first in the world to receive future Microsoft platform announcements,” he says.

Parker also says the Build event will be a great precursor to Microsoft’s annual technical training event, now called Ignite NZ (formerly TechEd), which will be held in Auckland in September.

“This year we celebrate our twentieth year of hosting what’s become New Zealand’s largest technical training event for developers and IT Pros,” he adds.

“Ignite NZ will provide the opportunity for developers to go deeper into the concepts that they will be introduced to at the Build event.”

Speakers at the first New Zealand Build conference include keynote, Giorgio Sardo, Senior Director in the Developer Experience & Evangelism group at Microsoft Corporation; Dave Crawford, Senior Design Program Manager at Microsoft; and Nikola Metulev, Program Manager in the Engineering Engagement and Evangelism group at Microsoft.

Microsoft says Auckland Build is aimed at Windows Store Developers, local ISV Developers/Architects, SI Developers/Architects and enterprise LOB Developers/Architects, as well as Game Developers, Web Front-end Developers and iOS/Android app Developers.

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