Microsoft Government Community Event (Richmond, VA)

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time



Library of Virginia

800 E Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23219

View Map

Event description


Calling all Innovators! The Microsoft Azure Government team invites you to participate in a local Hackfest + Training event being held in Richmond, VA.

This immersive two-day experience will allow you to engage directly with Microsoft experts while getting “hands-on” in building compelling solutions on Azure Government. The agenda will feature educational presentations, followed by an all-day Hackfest geared toward all experience levels – from newcomers to experienced developers – all are welcome in this friendly and supportive environment.

During the “hack,” participants will assemble in teams and be given a series of challenges that will be used as a basis for building their solutions. The event will culminate in final presentations, awards ceremony and a social hour with your industry peers.

Don’t miss this opportunity to take part in a local Microsoft Azure Government Hackfest, where you’ll:

  • Educate yourself and your team on the latest features and technology available from Azure Government
  • Engage directly with members of the Microsoft Engineering team while getting hands-on experience
  • Meet and work with passionate technologists as you collaborate on innovative solutions


Day 1 l Tuesday, March 6

8:30 am Welcome & Introductions

9:00 am Microsoft Azure Government Cloud Overview

9:30 am Introducing Infrastructure-as-a-Service

10:00 am Data services overview, PaaS, and PowerBI

10:30 am Build and design mobile solutions using Xamarin's cross-platform solutions

11:00 am Cognitive Services and Integration with Dynamics CRM

12:00 pm Networking Lunch

1:00 pm Hands-On: Setting up, Accessing, and Navigating Your Azure Account

1:30 pm Hands-On: Designing & Deploying IaaS on Azure Government

2:00 pm Hands-On: Deploying Data as PaaS/IaaS and PowerBI on Azure Government

3:00 pm Hands-On: Xamarin on Azure Government

3:30 pm Hands-On: Chatbot Framework & Dynamics CRM Integration

4:00 pm Hackathon Begins

Day 2 l Wednesday, March 7

8:00 am Team Hacks

12:00 pm Networking Lunch

1:00pm Team Hacks (Continued)

3:00 pm Hackfest Final Presentations & Awards

Who Should Attend

  • Software Developers and Architects
  • Technical IT Managers and IT Pros

Workshop Specifications
The Azure Government Hackfest will include standing up Azure tenants, therefore, a current Azure Government or Azure Commercial subscription is not required to participate. Please plan to bring a laptop and charger with you for hands-on portion of the event.

Space is limited and available on a first-come basis. Register today to secure your spot at this local community event!

For details on event venue and/or logistics, please email Erin Nanovic ( If you require additional information on program agenda and technical requirements, please contact Matt Purse (

Share with friends

Date and Time


Library of Virginia

800 E Broad Street

Richmond, VA 23219

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved