May 2019


Toastmasters International at ITU

Toastmasters International is a montly networking event that helps you learn to how to become a skilled public speaker, how to communicate in an effective way, and build leadership skills. On May 16, 2019, we invited Toastmasters to have their meetup at ITU in hopes of getting ITU students to join.

Each meeting has dedicated members carefully listening to each speaker, watching out for filler words, body language, grammar, and storytelling. After each talk, the speaker receives positive feedback from the crowd, plus the specific feedback from the designated “listeners”. It’s truly a great learning experience, especially for students who don’t have very much practice with presenting. 

We plan to host these events at least twice a year, so keep an eye out for our next event!

Read more about Toastmasters here: https://www.toastmasters.org/, or stop by 3A60 for a flyer. 

 

Event Recap: Microsoft Azure Workshop with Avanade

On April 23, 2019, we held a Microsoft Azure workshop with Avanade about cloud technologies and how enterprises use them to improve their business.

This workshop is an introduction to the fundamental cloud technologies and how they are used by companies in the market today. The workshop will include a practical element where you will learn how to easily deploy and manage your own resources in the cloud. A cloud infrastructure can be used for various needs, including CRM systems, AI or IoT solutions, and Avanade will provide Microsoft Passes with credits to run several cloud resources free of charge. The workshop will be led by Jacob Foss and Michael Jonsson from Avanade. Michael is a Cloud Architect and Microsoft Azure expert, with extensive experience in enterprise-scaled cloud solutions. There will of course be pizza, snacks and drinks to keep the energy running.

Avanade is a consultancy company and joint venture of Accenture and Microsoft. In Denmark we are 60 people and globally we are around 30.000. Avanade works with clients, helping them utilize their Microsoft 365 license and transition to Azure Cloud.

If anyone would like to get in touch with Avanade, or if you’d like us to host a similar workshop, feel free to reach out to build@itu.dk! 

Here’s a guide to the Twitter app that was developed during the workshop: https://www.dropbox.com/s/t2wcykii5jcyb70/Avanade%20%26%20ITU%20CloudBook%20%281%29.pdf?dl=0