Microsoft’s Open Source team organized a series of events across Asia Pacific last month (May 2017), which were aimed at sharing their cloud vision and support for running open source solutions on Azure. These open source roadshows attracted 1,500 registrations and over 800 attendees.

The topics covered across the events included a range of basic as well as advanced topics such as Getting Started with Linux Infrastructure on Azure, Big Data on Hadoop, Highly available LAMP applications, Deploying and Scaling Containers in Azure, Deploying Open Source Databases in Microsoft Azure, among others.

The highly interactive engagement was captured via social media using the hashtag #MSFTOpenDay (via Twitter), which gained over 700,000 impressions.

The first #MSFTOpenDay event kick-started in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 2nd of May. Dinesh Nair (Director of Developer Experience and Evangelism, Microsoft Malaysia) delivered the keynote address.

Microsoft Open Day Roadshow - Malaysia
Snapshots from #MSFTOpenDay Malaysia.

The last #MSFTOpenDay was held in Seoul, South Korea on the 24th of May, which attracted over 500 attendees!

Microsoft Open Days - Singapore
Snapshots from #MSFTOpenDay Singapore.

The third #MSFTOpenDay event was held in Jakarta, Indonesia on the 5th of May.

Microsoft Open Days - Indonesia
Snapshots from #MSFTOpenDay in Indonesia.

The fourth and final #MSFTOpenDay was held in Seoul, South Korea on the 24th of May. There were over 500 attendees!

Microsoft Open Days - South Korea
Snapshot from #MSFTOpenDay in Korea. It was a full house!

The events were very well received across the four countries, with positive feedback on the presenters and speakers, the hands-on demonstrations, and content. Here’s what some of the participants had to say about Microsoft Open Days:

“I liked the in-depth presentation with highly relevant demos.”

“Janakiram is a very knowledgeable presenter and gave well prepared demonstrations that imparted useful information at the right level.”

“I liked the breadth of topics covered and the information presented.”

You can also see some more highlights from the events via this Storify story –

Our #MSFTOpenDay series will be landing in Australia soon. Do watch out for news and updates!