By Perpetua Egesimba, Lagos

Microsoft Africa Development Center (Microsoft ADC), the engineering centre for Microsoft,  is set to kick off its first skill-based user group event on November 18, tagged “Innovate with C#”.

According to the organisers, Innovate with C# is an expert hands-on event for developers, engineers and programmers in Africa who build programmes and applications with C#, which is the most popular among Microsoft’s stack of languages that provides a broad spectrum of components covering business-oriented to system-oriented projects that is commonly used in the building of Website Applications, Windows Applications and Gaming.

Speaking on the Innovate with C# event, Mads Torgersen, Lead Designer of C# Programming Language and Program Manager at Microsoft, expressed excitement, adding that it is time to learn from African Developers.

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‘It’s very exciting to see initiatives and events like this being organised to engage the C# Community across West Africa and Kenya. I am thrilled to be speaking about C# 10 at the Innovate with C# event by the Microsoft Africa Development Centre and to learn from the African developer community throughout the event.’

According to Torgersen, the innovate with C# event is aimed at helping C# developers, programmers and advocates broaden their scope with the new update created and interact more with the programming language whilst exposing them to a wider range of opportunities within the ecosystem.

Microsoft Africa Development Center (ADC) represents Microsoft’s first-ever engineering offices in Africa, with locations in Nairobi, Kenya and Lagos, Nigeria. These centres were created by Microsoft to serve as a base for African industry leaders to create local solutions with global scalability as well as provide employment opportunities and further enhance technological innovations in the continent of Africa.