Triple bill: Featuring Mr Dang, the Power Rangers and PowerApps & Flow for Education

When:  May 2, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (GB)

Summary 

6.00pm Sharon Sumner & PowerApps

7.00pm Mr Brian Dang

7.30pm GSK and the Power Rangers

8.00pm Networking and food    


For this User Group we are thrilled to announce the participation of the renowned Mr Dang who will deliver a remote session from Redmond. Brian Dang is a Community Program Manager on the Microsoft PowerApps team. As a teacher with no coding background, he had built PowerApps for the classroom in math, spelling, gamification, and more. Since then, he has joined Microsoft and is on a mission to empower others to have their own citizen developer journey. He will host a session entitled, Unleash the Power of the Power Platform. 

Abstract

New updates to Power Platform can make your app development more effective.

 PowerApps already work across all operating systems, and now it’s possible to build responsive apps that fit all form factors. Mr. Dang will demonstrate how existing best practices carry over to make apps responsive. With this in place, there will be fewer apps to maintain.

 You will also learn about embedding Power BI tiles that react to interactions in PowerApps. This lets you pull in the best visuals that already exist in Power BI and combine them with the formulas you know and love in PowerApps. So you can create experiences that maximize the power of the Power Platform.

 Briefs

  • Meet Mr. Dang
  • Learn how to make responsive PowerApps
  • Extend PowerApps with Power BI tiles

We are also delighted to host Simon Owen, Senior Tech Business Partner for Digital Strategy at GSK who will talk about building capability and driving organisational change around the Power Platform in a Global Organisation in his debut session, GSK Power Rangers – The Journey from Zero to Heroes!


Abstract 

Simon will discuss how he and the team embraced the Power Platform to deliver value and capability in a novel way. Secretly working on their special powers until they were ready to unleash them on the GSK world and senior leaders! Getting to the stage where their actions have prompted them to be challenged with some of the biggest challenges to the Ware manufacturing site. It’s been an exciting journey and hopefully one that will be interesting, and leave you within fresh ideas to take away and try out yourself.  



And as if that weren't enough... Business Cloud Integration will also host a discussion of the PowerApp & Flow Solution they developed for automating university life. These are PowerApps developed to help students take the fast track in submitting financial forms and making essential grant applications.

Abstract 

Starting at university can be an exciting but also unsettling time for new students. So many forms to fill in, and so many bits of paper. Sharon Sumner will explain how her team helped one university completely eliminate paper forms through a combination of PowerApps,SharePoint and Microsoft Flow. Sharon will present the 3 distinct solutions that were developed:  

Freshers powered by PowerApps 
  • Paperless Student on-boarding Process 
  • Notifications with the latest info to new students 
  • Faculty Administration & Reporting 

Student Forms Automation in Flow & PowerApps 
  • Provide tools and process to allocate funding
  • Manage and ensure student data security & privacy
  • Implement approval processes across multiple departments and external approvers

Student Rooms Browser PowerApp
  • Visual rooms browser for all student accommodation
  • Integrated with student led algorithm for calculating room bands 
  • With just 5 days to create, test and debug the entire solution!  

The event is organised in collaboration with The Bradfield Centre, Cambridge's hub for tech and deep tech companies, operated by Central Working. Our mission is to grow scaleups and provide them with the connections and support they need to thrive. The way we do this is by building a sense of community through human interactions and high-quality events which engage our members and allow for networking.


Location

Bradfield Centre
184 Cambridge Science Park
Milton Road,
Cambridge, CB4 0GA