The School of Science and Technology hosts Global Power Platform Bootcamp

By Caroline M Kausi
On Saturday, March 16, USIU-Africa tech enthusiasts and aspiring developers gathered at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences for a transformative experience at the Global Power Platform Bootcamp 2024 (#GPPB2024). Hosted by esteemed industry professionals, the event aimed to equip attendees with the latest insights and skills in leveraging Microsoft's Power Platform for application development, data analytics, and automation.

The event kicked off with excitement as attendees arrived and registered, eager to dive into a day filled with learning and networking opportunities. Welcoming remarks were delivered by Shadrack Kiprotich, a distinguished Microsoft MVP, and Caroline Kausi, a Gold Microsoft Student Learn Ambassador, setting the tone for an engaging and educational Bootcamp.

The morning sessions delved into the intricacies of low-code development with Power Apps, presented by the knowledgeable Didi Kashemwa, followed by an exploration of advanced analytics and strategic decision-making with Power BI, led by the insightful Samwel Chacha. Attendees gained valuable insights into the limitless possibilities offered by the Power Platform and how these tools can drive innovation in various industries.

As the day progressed, discussions turned towards career opportunities within the Power Platform space, with experts from Pundit Spaces shedding light on the diverse roles and pathways available to aspiring professionals. Victor Ngeno founder CodeAfrika captivated the audience with his session on mastering complex data structures in Power Apps, emphasizing the importance of harnessing the power of JSON and collections for efficient application development.

Additionally, to deepen attendees' understanding of the Power Platform, Gilbert Okello founder of Gilosoft shared tips and tricks on parsing JSON outputs in Power Automate. The event culminated in a closing keynote by Dr. Leah Mutanu, Chair, Department of Computing and Informatics, leaving attendees inspired and motivated to continue their journey of learning and growth in the ever-evolving field of technology.

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