Meet the Insider creating tech-based tutorials in one of Asia’s oldest cities

While Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, attracts students from the country’s 77 districts, it still lacks technology training materials in their native language of Nepali. Sambhav Bhurtel, is a Microsoft Student Partner who has experienced this problem first-hand and is making a difference by developing video tutorials in Nepali. Sambhav arrived in Kathmandu ready to study computer science with a laptop,….

Sambhav Burtel, Windows Insider and Microsoft Student Partner.

Meet the Insiders looking to the future through mentorship

Muazma Zahid, a senior data engineer for Microsoft’s Azure Global team, struggled to find a mentor who could help her grow when she graduated in 2006. “From a country like Pakistan, there’s not many role models, especially when I was graduating. Computer science was really starting off,” she said. “I had nobody to connect to or ask questions.” Now that….

Nonye, on the left, with her new mentor Muazma, on the right, smiling for the camera at GHC 2019.

Meet the Insider sparking a technology movement in the Caribbean

Juleen Kristina Gentles, one of the Windows Insider Program’s 2019 Grace Hopper Awardees, has big plans for the future of Jamaica and the Caribbean region. She dreams of helping the area develop a startup culture, improve agriculture through technology, and empower girls and women to revolutionize the technology industry. Not only that, she has the skills to achieve it. Juleen….

Meet our Grace Hopper Celebration winners!

We held our second annual Grace Hopper Awards for Insiders to join us at the Grace Hopper Conference in Orlando, Florida for a week of keynotes, sessions, and networking designed to help further women’s careers in tech. We’re excited to introduce the ten talented Insiders who won these awards this year. These incredible women come from around the world. They’re….

10 women who won the GHC Award stand together.

A second chance to communicate: A Windows Insider explores assistive technologies

At the age of 15 months, Rebecca Houston couldn’t speak. One speech pathologist believed that she would have a lifetime of difficulty communicating, but a specialist at the University of Iowa was finally able to make a correct diagnosis: Rebecca had a swallowing disorder combined with severe apraxia, a motor speech disorder that makes it difficult for children to speak.….

Rebecca Houston outside.

Radical Honesty and More Tips for Career Success in Tech

Cassandra Oduola recently landed a job offer from Microsoft’s Machine Learning group, another exciting step in her journey as an engineer. At the top of her field and with both a PhD in Computer Science and a BS in Physics under her belt, Cassandra was also a winner of the Windows Insider Women in Computing Award. What’s driven her success?….

Woman standing next to a sign that reads 'Microsoft.'

This Insider Wants to Help Artists Build Thriving Careers with a Little Help from Technology

Dan Flores made his first mark on Atlanta around 1995, when a friend suggested he show his art portfolio to a tattoo shop owner and see about getting a job. After serving in the U.S. Marines for four years, Dan had been dishwashing and driving a forklift, but had never inked a tattoo in his life. He had, however, been….

Dan Flores with scetch board

Mastering Computer Science: How This Coder & Artist Grew Superpowers to Create

“We recently built a 3D, virtual reality game,” says Mónica Ceisel, describing her latest project. “I love storytelling, animation, and cartoons. Being a computer science (CS) and art student, I’ve found a great way to marry the two worlds.” Mónica is a Windows Insider who will graduate soon as a CS major and Art minor from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.….

Mónica Ceisel

Adventures in Home Automation with a Windows Insider

Daniel Schnabel de Barros is a Windows Insider and software developer by day. By night, he channels Tony Stark by tricking out his home with automation. Read on for more about his projects and how you can also get started “adding smarts” to your home. As a kid, Daniel was inspired by a neighbour who was ahead of his time.….

Daniel Schnabel de Barros in front of his computer.

A Microsoft Intern Wants to Make Workplaces More Accessible for People with Visual Impairments

Franziska Sgoff was riding the train one morning when a woman sitting behind her noticed the unique way that Franzi was using her phone — with different gestures and a voice-to-text feature that enabled her to send text messages. Franzi has been blind since birth and works in Germany as a commercial correspondent and writer in English and French. The….

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