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MSIgnite 2020 Roundup – Ash Culmsee, youngest MVP Ever

#MSIgnite 2020 had a number of good sessions this year, and I’m going to try to highlight a number of them here.

Of all the tremendous sessions, for the first one, I’m going to highlight Ash Culmsee, the youngest person to receive the MVP award, and her story.

A portion of her story is where she ignored listening to prompts from her father about the Technology industry as she was pursuing her High School studies. In fact, she said, “I had never considered Technology as a field that I wanted to go into. It was one of those things where, ‘My Dad does Tech, so it must be boring.'” 😊

I had never considered Technology as a field that I wanted to go into. It was one of those things where, “My Dad does Tech, so it must be boring.”

Ash was working a job that didn’t seem to be panning out when her Dad made her an offer she couldn’t refuse. And when she won a Microsoft programming challenge using Power Apps, her life changed.

Her story isn’t only about how a young woman starts to consider learning more about I.T., but also about how she has addressed her mental issues and struggles.

The interviewer, Dona Sarker, is a champion for neuro-diversity at Microsoft, as well as for the Power Apps platform.

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MSIgnite 2020 Session: Meet the youngest MVP ever! Ash Culmsee