Microsoft helps Pakistani girls become software developers


Microsoft, the world leader in software, allowed young girls to enter the field of software application development.

The Microsoft Power platform made it easy for elementary school students to develop custom applications as needed, a press release released here on Thursday said.

The Power Platform is ideal for automating core business processes with Power Automat, performing data analysis with Power BI, building simple Power Apps experiences, and building convenient chatbots with Power Virtual Agents.

Due to their friendly nature, two 10-year-old Pakistani twins, Zara and Zenubia, have become the youngest to have the certification and the youngest pair in the world to pass the Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals certification.

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Their journey towards developing apps with little to no coding knowledge began with adopting a growth mindset and encouraged creative expression and self-discovery from an early age.

The twin sister’s success story begins, when the two were exposed to the Microsoft Learn platform which included apps and resources that would lead them to create their very first Microsoft Power Platform app, an expense tracker. that reads data from an Excel spreadsheet and helps users create a budget. Their father boosted their interest in software as he was forced to work from home during the COVID-19 lockdown.

They started to discover software from there and learned basic programming on their own. Even after resuming their studies, they continued to develop their interest in programming and began to reproduce applications by gaining web experience in their spare time and creating expense management solutions for their father. .

The Microsoft Power platform is one of the world’s leading platforms for low-code applications and business intelligence, and a pillar of Microsoft’s cloud offering. The platform is widely used around the world as the most efficient way to develop custom software applications and transform the way people solve real life problems using technology.

The Power Platform certification is for people who want to build solutions for their organizations using Microsoft Power Platform. It enables individuals to automate business processes, perform data analysis and integrate artificial intelligence to create new solutions.

Microsoft’s Education Manager for Pakistan, Jibran said, “Microsoft believes in empowering people of all ages to get the best out of themselves in terms of creativity and innovative solutions to life. technology help ”.

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“Microsoft has a long history of nurturing creative minds with technology platforms that are user-friendly and easy to use even at a young age. Microsoft continued to research smart solutions that were adopted quickly to prepare the next generation of tech-savvy. ”

However, these exceptionally very intellectual girls were not the first Pakistani women to achieve this great success at a very small age rather. Arfa Karim was only nine years old when she became the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). She was also the youngest recipient of the Pride of Performance award in Pakistan and her name was listed in the Guinness Book of Records.

Courtesy: APP


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