Roughly 2 weeks after the last bootcamp its time to sum up - and share the slides!
Office 365 Dev Bootcamp in Munich / Hamburg / Berlin - a Retrospective!
In September 2017 a global initiative was launched by Jeff Teper to organize deep dive bootcamps for developers - with focus topics around Office 365, of course. I had the pleasure to organize three bootcamps in Munich, Hamburg and Berlin - and had great fun presenting and sharing hands-on experiences with ~50 attendees. Munich and Berlin were hold in English, Hamburg (only few people made it) was in German.
As of now, there have been 31 events around the globe: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Span, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States!
The preparations of the lab was the most time consuming part - even tho we got some lab content for Microsoft Teams - but really understanding the matter and getting things to actually work took me quite some time - and of course I didnt stick to the lab and tried to make it my own (guess where things did not work…?!).
Did I mention that MS Teams is awesome?
Developing for it was good fun! I enjoyed creating a check-in page that posts back to a channel, developing a custom tab that shows all checked-in attendees and the “almost” finished sandwich bot - good stuff!
Having a team-space with a chat that all the attendees could use during the event was nice! I could imagine that we repeat that (once the onboarding process is less time consuming!).
Below is the list of awesome people that helped me prepared and deliver the events - it was lots of work, but I had a ton of fun because of them:
- Stefano Tempesta - thanks for joining me in Munich!
- Nicki Borell - thanks for joining me in Hamburg!
- Ben Abt - thanks for joining me in Berlin!
- Suzanna Zhuang - thanks for all the organization stuff, lunch and swag boxes!
- Lots of people that prepared the labs!
- Alice Piras and Isabell Fischer - my wonderful MVP Program Managers for the local support and sponsoring the venues! We even had signs in front of the rooms!
and of course all attendees - we had great, diverse and fun crowds!
Slides & Labs
We had slightly evolving presentations in all three events - but the core set of all slides are available here:
- Global O365 Developer Bootcamp - MS Teams
- Teams Architecture for IT-Pros and Architects - credits to Nicki!
- Programming the Microsoft Bot Framework - credits to Stefano!
If you want to do the labs (or finish your homework!) the labs are available in this repository: https://github.com/maxmelcher/O365Devbootcamp/
No more bootcamps this year from my side - but I plan to be part of the events in the second half of next year. Looking forward to it, I had great fun and learned a lot!