The event was divided into two parts. One is model leader sharing. We invited four speakers delivering four different topics which benefits youth a lot and provided them with proficient insights regarding leadership. The other part of leadership camp is utilizing and demonstrating Microsoft latest technology. We not only arrange IT booths to exhibit AI, IoT and Power BI technique, we also utilize Azure to develop a gaming web, and inspire youth to Microsoft technology through the interesting game.
Microsoft Story-Digital Transformation
Vincent Shih, Microsoft Taiwan Corporate External and Legal Affairs general manager, gave a whole picture of the digital transformation of Microsoft. He also demonstrated Microsoft videos how Microsoft make every person, every organization on the planet to achieve more by Microsoft technology. At the end of the speech, Vincent encouraged the intern to seize the opportunities and create values in the rest of intern journey.
Role model Speech
Anting Liu, the founder of Teach for Taiwan (TFT, a Taiwanese NPO) devoted herself into education of remoted area in Taiwan. She shared her experience about running a NPO and the definition of “leadership”. In her opinion, everyone can be a leader as long as they know what they really want to do and what they want to dedicate themselves in the near future. With the comprehensive thinking about life, she believed youth can have positive impact on Taiwan society.
The journey of becoming world wild champion
Thomas Mao, the team leader of Space Bar, which won the first prize of Best Mission Concept Global NASA Hackathon 2017. Thomas not only demonstrated their sophisticated project, but also shared how he team-worked with members from diversified professional background. In addition to technical ability, he encouraged interns especially RDAAs (interns with technical background) should equip themselves with soft skill, including communication and collaboration.
The Career path in Microsoft
Michael Ho shared his career with great elaboration and concluded 6 soft powers that he believes youth should own. Furthermore, as an Open Source Software Lead in Microsoft, he delivered his ideas about sharing and what the brand new tech(Cloud) is. He encouraged interns to learn programing and tried everything as much as possible in terms. And He also highlighted Microsoft is a place values bold innovations and execution. Being an intern in Microsoft will also broaden ones horizon in many different aspects.
IT booths, including IoT, MTC and Power BI technology,
were set up to make interns access to Microsoft latest technology.
“IoT Smart Office” project
Inspired by Microsoft’s Entry Access Control, IoT interns’ “IoT Smart Office” project use Azure Cloud Services, such as Face API, Stream Analytics, IoT Hub, to activate facing recognition, Data Processing and bi-directional communication of device. The project effectively raise the security, convenience and information interoperability of Entry Access Control System.
Face and Emotion API and Power BI
The interns of Office marketing introduce Power BI including Power Query, Power Pivot, Power View and Power Maps techniques. These functions transform the cold data into clear and understandable chart, which greatly improve the work efficiency. In MTC’s demo, through Face API and emotional API, showed that the users’ age, gender and emotion can be collected through Face recognition service in Kiosk.
The RD-background interns demonstrated their expertise by creating a web App that play a key role in the RPG game in the camp. This web App is deployed on Microsoft Azure cloud platform with its web App service which makes the deployment process easier. Also, a chat robot was built on LINE App to automatically reply camp related answers to participants.
Interns build up a multi-discipline team to hold leadership camp. Interns with event planning and marketing skill are responsible for activity planning and storyline writing; RDAAs are responsible for web App for RPG games; other task such as campsite communication, decoration and design were allocated to interns with related skill. Leadership camp give interns a good chance to working as a team, to understand the skill of collaboration via learning through playing.
About the program
Starting from 2004, Microsoft Taiwan “Student Internship Program” provided more than 100 internship opportunities per year to all college students in Taiwan regardless of which school or which department they were in. This program provides students one full year of training, mentoring and practical hand-on working experience. Not only does this program empower students with self-exploration but also support them in setting their career and life objectives.
This program had nurtured more than 1,500 talented intern students. More than 96% of them were employed right after their graduation. They successfully obtained job offers from well-known companies such as P&G, HP, HTC, TSMC and Ogilvy, and some of them have also successfully begun their entrepreneurship career.
台灣微軟數位化轉型-施立成 Vincent 台灣微軟CELA總經理
除了名人演講之外，領袖營也由實習生自組團隊，以微軟科技為工具，進行一連串的活動。IoT部門的實習生發起「IoT智慧辦公室」專案，透過Azure雲端服務如Face API、Stream Analytics、IoT Hub等技術服務，透過影像辨識、資料處理、裝置連網提升公司門禁系統的安全性、便利性、資料互通性。 MTC及Power BI科技體驗 Office365的實習生也發揮他們對於Power BI的專業知識，與同學介紹包括Power Query、Power Pivot、Power View、Power Maps等技術，幫助大家了解平常在工作上可以運用哪些功能以增加工作效率，以及如何透過Excel將冷冰冰的數字轉換成生動、可以一目了然的圖表及地圖。 MTC部門的實習生也與大家分享FACE API科技：藉由受測者靠近機台時，攝影機會抓取受測者的臉部狀態，並將狀態重送至AI辨識服務，進而辨識出情緒、年齡、性別。 遊戲中學習：藉Azure建置遊戲網站 領袖營團隊RD團隊發揮專長，使用react nodeJs express socket.io製作，後端選擇使用mongoDB作為資料庫，再搭配微軟azure web app service簡化部屬網站，並與領袖營團隊設計的RPG遊戲相輔相成，讓實體遊戲增添了科技感，也讓非RD背景的實習生體驗到科技原來可以與生活很接近。