Azure Developer Stories is a technical blogging contest created for professional developers. The goal of the initiative is to skill developers to learn new technologies and write technical blogs with demos and code samples sharing their experiences while building on Azure platform. The stories will help other developers across the globe to scale in building solutions on Azure.

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We received 80 blog posts - an amazing response for this contest - thank you! The submissions were really good - every story was unique and excellent in their own way. Hence, it was challenging for the review team to rate and select the winners from excellent submissions!!

The review team considered many factors including technical depth, real-time use case/relevance of project, storytelling/documentation clarity, and code samples on GitHub with readme.

The top 3 winners

The next 20 winners

Winner Name Winner Blog
Ankit Sharma How To Create An Optical Character Reader Using Angular And Azure Computer Vision
Dhruv Trehan Could Cognitive Services help in reducing Data Redundancy and result in faster processing of Big Data?
Jayakumar Balasubramaniam Use Azure Functions to implement Site Design for SharePoint SubSites
Jayesh Ahire MLOps with AML and Azure Devops
Manoj Ganapathi Building a Serverless and Cognitive Services solution on Azure for COVID-19 data processing
Mithun CloudSkew Architecture
Monirul Islam How to build a healthcare platform in 10 days using Azure Cloud Service
Nilesh Gule Youtube–Autoscaling containers with KEDA on AKS
Nishanth Prabhakaran Azure Serverless Real-Time Application and Its Challenges
Nishu Goel Angular web app on Azure Static web apps
Prabhat Suman My first project on ML: SMS Classification using Azure
Raghav Matta Using Secrets API to Mount Azure Blob securely on Databricks File Storage
Rahul Rai Using Startup Command to Pass Command Line Arguments to Azure App Service for Linux
Rohan Singh Application Deployment with Azure Kubernetes Service and Azure Pipelines
Sarathlal Saseendran Easily Enable Azure AD Authentication In Angular And ASP.NET Core Web API App
Shubham Gautam How to Upload Image to Azure Blob using Javascript
Vipul Gupta Using Serverless at scale to build a Party Parrot GIFs generator
Vishwas Navada Azure in Industrial IoT
Vivek Raja Building End to End COVID-19 Forecast Model using Azure ML
Vivek Singh Deploying your Unity Game on Azure

We will directly contact the winners for distributing the prizes.


What we have got for the winners?

Top 3 winners get exciting prizes*

1 prize
Surface Book 2
2 prize
Surface Pro 6
3 prize
Surface Go

The next 20 winners get a developer swag pack or a gift voucher worth INR 5,000 each.*

* Terms & Conditions apply


Submission Categories

Your story must be in-depth technical content preferably containing examples, technical details and useful & working source code. The stories must cover relevant scenarios and use cases on the Microsoft Azure platform from one of these categories.

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Worth prizes





How it Works

  • If you are relatively new to the relevant story category we recommend you go through the corresponding Microsoft Learning module from the Learning Resources section.
  • Write a technical blog on one of the categories while covering examples, scenarios or relevant use of Microsoft Azure platform.
  • Publish your story on dev.to, Medium or any other blogging platform.
  • Submit your story with your and blog details on or before 12 June 2020.
  • The review panel will review the content and rate the submissions; the top 3 winners and other winners will be announced on 26 June 2020.
  • The top 3 winners will respectively get Surface Book 2 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 Notebook, Multi-Touch Surface Pro and Microsoft Surface Go - subject to availability or equivalent in INR as cash prize; the next 20 winners get a cool swag pack or gift voucher worth INR 5,000 each.
  • Best stories will get a chance to get featured on the Microsoft.Source newsletter.

What Makes Your Story Qualified?

Submit Your Story


  1. Submissions open
  2. Submission last date
  3. Content Review
  4. Winners Announced
  5. Prize Distribution


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Learning Resources

Not familiar with Microsoft Azure, or finding any difficulty in writing your story?

No worries, we have got your back! We have plenty of Microsoft Azure Learning materials for you which will help you get started or take you to the next level.

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