Tech & Learn | Blog Festival 2022
Tech & Learn Blog Festival 2022 is a tech blog contest for Developers and IT enthusiasts in Hong Kong. The goal of this initiative is to foster a learning community by encouraging participants to learn new skills on Microsoft Learn and write technical articles with demos or code samples, sharing their dynamic experiences of building on Azure! The contents you create will help other developer peers in Hong Kong and around the world in building innovative solutions on Azure.
How to Participate?
Step 1
Complete one Microsoft Learn
Collection based on your submission
topic category
Step 2
Submit your blog article
Step 3
Winners will be announced
Write one or more blog article(s) that fits under the eligible topic categories listed below while covering examples, best practices, knowledge sharing or relevant use cases or demos you built on Microsoft Azure platform.
Dec 15 2021 – Feb 28 2022
Online Learning via Microsoft Learn | Registration | Submit Blog article
Details to be Announced
Review Period
Details to be Announced
Winner Announcement
Topic Categories
Application Development
Azure DevOps,GitHub Actions,
Azure Kubernetes Services, Azure API Management,
Azure App Service, Azure Static Web App,
Visual Studio Code, Java Spring Cloud...
Python, TypeScript, C#, VB.NET, JavaScript...
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Azure ML services, Azure AI Services...
Data Science
Azure Synapse, Power BI, Azure Databricks...
Get Started with Microsoft Learn Collections
Microsoft Learn is a free learning platform that provides interactive learning module content on the latest cloud technologies. Based on your blog submission topic category, we recommend you go through the below pre-selected Microsoft Learn collection(s) that will help you equip with up-to-date knowledge on Azure and participate in the Tech & Learn Blog Festival 2022!
Azure Fundamental
New to the cloud? Azure fundamentals is a six-part series that teaches you basic cloud concepts, provides a streamlined overview of many Azure services. Learn More >
Data Fundamental
Learn the fundamentals of database concepts in a cloud environment, get basic skilling in cloud data services within Microsoft Azure Learn More >
AI Fundamental
Machine learning is at the core of artificial intelligence, and many modern applications and services depend on predictive machine learning models. Learn how to use Azure Machine Learning to create and publish models without writing code. Learn More >
DevOps with GitHub
Learn how to Implement DevOps in cloud-native application scenarios. Use GitHub actions and Azure Pipelines to build and deploy infrastructure and applications. Learn More >
Data Science and AI
Learn the basics of data science and how to design and implement machine learning models in Azure. Learn More >
Deploy a website to Azure with Azure App Service
Web apps in Azure allow you to publish and manage your website easily without having to work with the underlying servers, storage, or network assets. Learn how you can focus on your website features and rely on the Azure platform to provide secure access to your site.  Learn More >
Introduction to Kubernetes on Azure
Learn about the basics of Docker containers, container orchestration with Kubernetes, and managed clusters on Azure Kubernetes Service. Learn More >
Create cloud native apps with Azure and open-source software
Cloud-native apps represent a modern approach to app development, where software systems are designed with cloud scale and capabilities in mind. Learn the essentials of selecting components for cloud-native apps, building the integrations, and deploying to Azure. Learn More >
Build reports using Power BI within Azure Synapse Analytics
learn how you can visualize data by building Power BI reports from within Azure Synapse Analytics. Learn More >
Build an AI web app by using Python and Flask
Use Python, Flask, and Azure Cognitive Services to build a web app that incorporates AI Learn More >
Introduction to Java on Azure
Start here and learn how you can build, migrate and scale Java applications on Azure using Azure services. Use tools and frameworks that you know and love – Spring, Tomcat, WildFly, JBoss, WebLogic, WebSphere, Maven, Gradle, IntelliJ, Eclipse, Jenkins, Terraform and more. Learn More >
Judging Criteria & Awards
Overall Article Structure
- Length of article (800 word count maximum; space not included)
- Chinese Written Language & English Written Language fluency
Technical Expertise
- Accuracy & Technical Knowledge of Azure
- Includes best practices and learning experience building on Azure (including screen captured visuals, demos, code samples are plus points!)
Content Quality
- Ability to explain topic concept concisely
- Topic attractiveness
Originality & References
- Original article content
- Includes credits to data sources (if any)
Judging Criteria & Awards
Broadway Cash Voucher
(Value at HKD$1000)
Azure Developer Swag Gift Pack
Free Microsoft Azure Fundamental Certification exam Voucher
Opportunity to get Article featured on Microsoft Hong Kong’s Social Channels
Question 1 : Is it compulsory for my article to be submitted in Cantonese?
Answer: It is not compulsory. Our Tech & Learn Blog Festival is open for participants to submit their article(s) in written Cantonese OR in English to be eligible for blog contest entry. Please read the full T&C details here
Question 2 : Who can participate in Tech & Learn Blog Festival 2022?
Answer : This challenge is meant only for higher education students and working professionals age above 18. Please read the full T&C details here
Question 3 : Do I have to complete all the Microsoft Learn collections?
Answer: Not required. We are sharing the free Microsoft Learn collections to help ramp up your knowledge on Azure before you submit your article. You can choose to complete any one of the Microsoft Learn Collections according to your topic category. Microsoft Learn Collections。
Question 4 : Who should I contact if I have further questions about Tech & Learn Blog Festival 2022?
Answer: For further assistance, please contact We will contact you as soon as possible.
Question 5 : If I want to build a technical demo on Azure as part of my article submission, will there be any free credits?
Answer: If you are interested to include technical demo/prototype in your article submission, you can click here to activate USD$200 free Azure credits to get started!
The event is hosted by EmpowerHK and supported by Microsoft and Tecky Academy | Terms & Conditions