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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.

Jan 27, 2020

Microsoft Ignite The Tour is in Johannesburg! Anna talks with two of Microsoft’s most passionate MVPs, Nicolas Blank and Tracy van der Schyff, both based in South Africa. We talk about tattoos, dinosaurs, the South African word Ubuntu, optimizing for comfort when attending Ignite events, impostor syndrome, and creative ways to inspire personal growth and authenticity.


Social and Info Links:

Anna Chu | @_achu

Nicolas Blank | @NicolasBlank

Tracy van der Schyff | @tracyvds

Microsoft Tech Community | @MSTCommunity

Microsoft Ignite The Tour | @MS_Ignite

Humans of IT Community


Luise Freese sketchnote artist | @LuiseFreese



Microsoft Ignite The Tour Johannesburg

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) 

What is Ubuntu?” Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation

You’ve got this: how to befriend your inner imposter,” Microsoft Life

Why 58% of tech employees suffer from imposter syndrome,” TechRepublic

Japan Power Apps Orchestra by Taichi Nakamura

ShiftHappens podcast


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