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The Uptake with Anna Chu

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The Uptake with Anna Chu is a new show on all things tech and community. Host Anna Chu will be traveling and introducing you to people all over the world as she follows the path of Microsoft Ignite The Tour. The show covers topics in the world of tech, as well as uncovers people’s journeys - and how-tos - of professional learning, development and community building. You will meet inspiring people in the community of tech and get inspired to be a part of a vast and expanding community in your area and beyond. Transcripts provided with each episode. Go to techcommunity.microsoft.com to learn more.

The Uptake with Anna Chu is a new show on all things tech and community. Host Anna Chu will be traveling and introducing you to people all over the world as she follows the path of Microsoft Ignite The Tour. The show covers topics in the world of tech, as well as uncovers people’s journeys - and how-tos - of professional learning, development and community building. You will meet inspiring people in the community of tech and get inspired to be a part of a vast and expanding community in your area and beyond. Transcripts provided with each episode. Go to techcommunity.microsoft.com to learn more.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Uptake with Anna Chu is a new show on all things tech and community. Host Anna Chu will be traveling and introducing you to people all over the world as she follows the path of Microsoft Ignite The Tour. The show covers topics in the world of tech, as well as uncovers people’s journeys - and how-tos - of professional learning, development and community building. You will meet inspiring people in the community of tech and get inspired to be a part of a vast and expanding community in your area and beyond. Transcripts provided with each episode. Go to techcommunity.microsoft.com to learn more.

Language:

English

Contact:

4257031363


Episodes

Accidentally in Tech

6/25/2020
In this episode, Anna talks with two powerhouse women at Microsoft and in the Tech Community, Dona Sarkar and April Speight. Both Dona and April are passionate about empowering others, whether in the workplace or in the community - and both have extensive experience working in fashion and tech. We talk about changing careers, re-evaluating ourselves and our work, being women of color in tech, imposter syndrome, learning styles, and tips for creating opportunities for others. No matter where...

Duration:01:00:14

Accessibility awareness and benefits for all

5/20/2020
In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, we discuss hidden accessibility needs and unexpected benefits for all when accessibility is made a priority in software development. Guests include two of our champion MVPS, Bill Ayers, Microsoft 365 solution architect and developer, and Andy Talbot, Microsoft 365 consultant. "If your applications and web sites aren’t accessible, then you’re creating software that doesn’t work well for anybody. And since it benefits everyone, it really...

Duration:00:42:23

Neurodiversity as a Superpower

4/29/2020
Anna talks with neurodiversity advocates, Chris Gill and Paul Warren, about the relevance and value of being vulnerable and authentic, mentorship, self-advocacy in the workplace, sharing personal experiences, following orders when you're voluntold to do something, letting your kids teach you, and so much more. Learn tips about talking with your coworkers and management about neurodiversity needs such as anxiety and ADHD. And take on the challenge to find your textable tribe. Resources and...

Duration:00:37:09

The Sketchnote Challenge

4/15/2020
You might think, "I cannot draw" or "I don't have talent." And maybe you are right. However, the good news is: sketchnoting is not about art. It's not about performing as an artist or comparing yourself to famous artists. It's not about perfection. It is about communication. Sketchnotes help people all over the world to better remember what they heard, regardless of their drawing skills. Anna talks with two of our Tech Community's celebrated sketchnoters, Luise Freese and Rebecca Jackson -...

Duration:00:34:14

Community, Career and Transformation

4/8/2020
In this episode, we talk about how community can play a transformative role in your career – taking it in directions you never expected! Anna talks with Brian Dang, Program Manager for Microsoft PowerApps, and Samit Saini, IT Devops and Office 365 Solutions Specialist for London Heathrow Airport. Both Brian and Samit have unique career journeys, which also showcase the transformative power of the Tech Community and of PowerApps. Hear their passion about empowering others, whether in the...

Duration:00:35:26

Microsoft Ignite The Tour Sydney

2/10/2020
Microsoft Ignite The Tour is in Sydney! Anna is in her home country talking with Australia-based Microsoft Cloud Advocate Sonia Cuff and Microsoft Office MVP Loryan Strant. Both Loryan and Sonia have delivered workshops about mental health and awareness in the workplace, how to address individual behavioral differences, and steps to avoid employee burnout. You’ll also learn various ways to take full advantage of your local tech community events and network. And don’t miss the surprise visit...

Duration:00:35:41

Microsoft Ignite the Tour: Johannesburg

1/27/2020
Microsoft Ignite The Tour is in Johannesburg! Anna talks with two of Microsoft’s most passionate MVPs, Nicolas Blank and Tracy van der Schyff, both based in South Africa. We talk about tattoos, dinosaurs, the South African word Ubuntu, optimizing for comfort when attending Ignite events, impostor syndrome, and creative ways to inspire personal growth and authenticity. Social and Info Links: Anna Chu | @_achu Nicolas Blank | @NicolasBlank Tracy van der Schyff | @tracyvds Microsoft Tech...

Duration:00:57:37

Microsoft Ignite the Tour London

1/14/2020
Microsoft Ignite The Tour is in London! Anna talks with UK-based Microsoft MVP guests Simon Denton and Chris Hoard, two people whose career paths have taken impressive turns from civil engineering and education to tech. You’ll learn about how to get certified, what it means and how it boosts your proven experience for your career, to your organization and peers. Also, join the debate of marmite versus vegemite, what’s your choice? Social and Info Links: Anna Chu | @_achu Simon Denton...

Duration:00:35:28

The Uptake with Anna Chu Trailer

12/31/2019
The Uptake is a new show on all things tech and community. Host Anna Chu will be traveling and introducing you to people all over the world as she follows the path of Microsoft Ignite The Tour. The show covers topics in the world of tech, as well as uncovers people’s journeys - and how-tos - of professional learning, development and community building. You will meet inspiring people in the community of tech and get inspired to be part of a vast and expanding community in your area and...

Duration:00:00:57