9 episodes

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.

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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.

    Accidentally in Tech

    Accidentally in Tech

    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 you are in your career journey, you don't want to miss this episode.
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    Resources and Info Links:
    Anna Chu | Twitter
    Dona Sarkar | Twitter 
    April Speight | Twitter | Twitch| YouTube 
    "The Baby Developer Show" Twitch with Nathaniel Okenwa | Twitter
    Microsoft Tech Community | @MSTCommunity
    Humans of IT Community
    Regarding 365 | @regarding365
    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 
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    Accessibility awareness and benefits for all

    Accessibility awareness and benefits for all

    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 makes no commercial sense not to do it." Bill Ayers.
    Resources and Info Links:
    Anna Chu | Twitter
    Andy Talbot | LinkedIn | Twitter
    Bill Ayers | Site | Twitter
    "Accessibility for Everyone," blog post by Bill Ayers
    GAAD (Global Accessibility Awareness Day) Site | Twitter
    Microsoft Accessibility Standards (MAS)
    Microsoft Accessibility | Site | Twitter | YouTube | Blog
    A Guide to Remote Interpreting for Sign Language Interpreters
    Bringing virtual reality to people who are blind with an immersive sensory-based system
    I-Remember: an app that helps people with Alzheimer’s recognize faces using AI
    Accessibility Learning Webinar Series: Microsoft Teams for Inclusive Communication (video)
    The power of technology for people with disabilities
    Designing for accessibility guideline posters  
    Accessibility checker in Office
    Accessibility Insights by Microsoft
    PEAT (Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology) | Twitter
    EARN (Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion) | Twitter
    The A11Y Project  | Twitter
    Microsoft Tech Community | @MSTCommunity
    Humans of IT Community
    Regarding 365 | @regarding365
    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 
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    • 42 min
    Neurodiversity as a Superpower

    Neurodiversity as a Superpower

    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 Info Links:
    “Being vulnerable and finding my tribe at MSIgnite” by Chris Gill
    “My #40Days of #Neurodiversity challenge” by Chris Gill
    “How Neurodiversity changed my career and life” by Paul Warren
    “Neurodiversity as a Superpower” by Mark Szili, MVP
    “Neurodiversity at Work” by CIPD
    ADDittude magazine
    Tribute app – Mentorship redefined.
     
    Anna Chu | Twitter
    Paul Warren | Site | LinkedIn | Twitter
    Chris Gill | Site | LinkedIn | Twitter
    Microsoft Tech Community | @MSTCommunity
    Humans of IT Community
    Regarding 365 | @regarding365
    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 
     
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    • 36 min
    The Sketchnote Challenge

    The Sketchnote Challenge

    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 - and Frank the bunny. 
    Take on our Sketchnote Challenge! Send us a sketchnote of your Day/Week-in-the-life! Tag @TheUptakePod, Luise and Rebeeca and we'll share it!
    Resources and Info Links:
    Anna Chu | @_achu
    Rebecca Jackson | Site | @_rebeccajackson | MVP Profile
    Luise Freese | @LuiseFreese | PimpYourOwnDevice stickers! | Sway Presentation on Sketchnoting
    Luise’s Ignite 2019 Keynote sketchnote and reply by Satya on Twitter
    “2019 or How I started to believe in myself” by Luise Freese  
    “Scribbles have meaning” by Better Kid Care
    Live sketchnoting of The Uptake Sketchnoting episode video by Rebecca Jackson
    Sketchnoting of The Uptake episode on Surface Pro 4 (time-lapse) video by Rebecca Jackson
     
    Microsoft Tech Community | @MSTCommunity
    Humans of IT Community
    Regarding 365 | @regarding365
    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 
     
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    • 34 min
    Community, Career and Transformation

    Community, Career and Transformation

    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 workplace, in Education, or in personal connection.
     
    Resources and Info Links:
    Anna Chu | @_achu
    Brian Dang | @8bitclassroom | LinkedIn
    Samit Saini | @SamitSaini01 | LinkedIn
    Power Platform Community https://powerusers.microsoft.com/
    Microsoft Tech Community | @MSTCommunity
    Humans of IT Community
    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 
    Listen to other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts
     
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    • 35 min
    Microsoft Ignite The Tour Sydney

    Microsoft Ignite The Tour Sydney

    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 by Dundee the Down Under Dino.
     
    Social and Info Links:
    Anna Chu | @_achu
    Sonia Cuff | @SoniaCuff
    Loryan Strant | @LoryanStrant
    Microsoft Tech Community | @MSTCommunity
    Microsoft Ignite The Tour | @MS_Ignite
    Office 365 Community
    Humans of IT Community
    AvePoint
    Luise Freese sketchnote artist | @LuiseFreese
     
     
    Resources:
    Microsoft Ignite The Tour Sydney
    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 
    Sonia Cuff at Microsoft Ignite 2018 (video):
    “Service degraded: Recognizing mental burnout in your colleagues and yourself”
    "How to be productive with ADHD by Loryan Strant"
    “Different thinking: how to get the best out of employees with ADHD”
    “Employee burnout is a huge problem in the tech industry,” Business Insider.
    “The Employee Burnout Crisis: Study Reveals Big Workplace Challenge in 2017,” Kronos.
    “Employee burnout defined by World Health Organization,” HR Morning.
     
     
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    • 35 min

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