Microsoft has courted the open source community over the years, and has done a very good job doing it. On Thursday, Microsoft announced a new Open Source Q&A Series, and it will be hosted over Periscope.
Periscope is the mobile video platform that lets users via videos from someones cell phones or tablets. The series of Q&A sessions will host a wide variety of open source programs and platforms for programmers and developers.
The month of January will have four sessions hosted over Periscope from Microsoft. They will feature members of teams across Microsoft who use the software, and who use it on a day to day basis.
The classes will cover Node.js with Chris Anderson, Cloud Foundry with Kundana Palagiri, Docker with Ahmet Alp Balkan, and lastly a meet the Azure Linux Team. It’s a wide variety of shows for all types.
The month of February will also have four different classes that are more involved. They include one open class, a PHP with Cory Fowler & Sunita Muthukrishna, Autotest with David Justice, and lastly a Red Hat class with Boris Baryshnikov and Miguel Parrella.
A March 3rd class will have Java with Brian Benz and Martin Sawicki as well. Viewers can tweet questions in advance, follow @OpenAtMicrosoft, and plan the sessions. This will be a revoluntionary type project for Microsoft.
If you use open source, you should watch these sessions. They are free, and viewable on Periscope on your mobile device.