On Jun 30, 2020, Microsoft has launched the Global Skills Initiative targeted to help 25 million people globally in acquiring new digital skills. The initiative has around 10 million peoples now.
This time Microsft has partnered with Netflix to help you explore space with some new learning experiences. Microsoft has launched three new Microsoft Learn modules that guide learners through beginning concepts in data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
The learning path is inspired by the story of a young female hero, Fei Fei, who is passionate about science. She reaches the moon by using her creativity, knowledge, and imagination to reach the moon. Based on that, the learning path is also titled Explore Space with “Over the Moon” learning path. These modules will provide an adventurous experience of the following three parts:
- Pandas Library to plan a Moon Mission
- Python and VS Code to predict meteor showers
- Azure Custom Vision AI to recognize objects
The goal is to provide the learners a walk away with the practical skills for the career of tomorrow by utilization of Visual Studio Code and Azure Cognitive Services.
“Netflix is excited to partner with Microsoft to bring some of the challenges of space travel that Fei Fei overcame in ‘Over The Moon’ to life with real-world technical application in this new Microsoft Learn path.” – Magno Herran, head of UCAN Marketing Partnerships, Netflix.
Microsoft also tweeted about the movie and shared about creating characters with Glen Keane:
From @netflix‘s Over the Moon, Fei Fei is brave, bold, and determined. She believes anything is possible and will stop at nothing to reach the moon.— Micros🎃ft (@Microsoft) October 23, 2020
Learn how to draw Fei Fei and plan a successful trip to the moon and back at https://t.co/PKaYrLmHdT. #OverTheMoonNetflix pic.twitter.com/oOy1gwRvrs
The movie’s story depicts Fei Fei tackling problems real-life space engineers face. With its unique cast, young female protagonist, and beautifully animated universe, the film successfully creates a buzz to STEM(science, technology, engineering, and math) that’s so necessary for inspiring and upskilling new learners.
These are the links to the courses. Just go and explore:
In the blog, Microsft has also shared the video of Cathy Ang (Fei Fei), about her new skilling experience:
The company also stated, “We believe it’s imperative to help everyone who wants it to have access to learning technology that powers the digital economy. Those who create technology will shape our future, and there shouldn’t be barriers to learning the skills required to do so. We’re helping prepare today’s learners for jobs of tomorrow in multiple technical fields, from development to data science and machine learning, and more. Our goal is to ignite the passion to solve important problems relevant to their lives, families, and communities.“
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