Amigas, creating an app just got easier with Microsoft’s PowerApps platform. Join #LatinaGeeks and Microsoft as we partner up for a PowerApps and artificial intelligence (AI) hands-on workshop where you’ll learn the basics of app creation and then have the opportunity to build one!

PowerApps is a technology powered by Microsoft to create mobile apps. Mobile apps are the future of business—the tools provided at this workshop can be translated into any job field.

In this workshop, we’ll take it a step further by leveraging artificial intelligence. By developing these apps in congruence with artificial intelligence, it will take your app to the next level. This cutting edge technology is all cloud-based and powered by one of the top technology companies in the world. You’ll have the opportunity to build your app on the open source Apache Cordova platform. You will also learn innovative concepts from Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence via Azure Cognitive Services.

Any business owner, company (large or small) or entrepreneur can benefit from utilizing PowerApps because of its innovative capabilities. Knowing how to build mobile apps can impact your professional skills, company and/or product in so many ways. An example of the benefit of AI is that you’ll be able to collect customer sentiment based on everyday phrases input into the app. The app can then determine customer sentiment which will deliver results for your business.

Sal Rosales is a Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft prepared to teach the foundation of this innovative tool to build mobile apps and leverage AI for your apps.

This is workshop is for beginners. There is no experience required to attend the workshop.

Knowledge of Powerpoint and Excel is encouraged.

Instructor: Sal Rosales, Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft

Special Guest

Juliet Helms – Enterprise Technology Strategist

Juliet Helms joined Microsoft in February 2012 after graduating with high honors from The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. She currently lives and works in San Diego as a Technology Strategist where she supports 5 Fortune 500 clients on their digital transformation journey. Passionate about how technology improves business, she helps clients align the right technical solutions to their biggest business problems. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, working out, dancing, and believes strongly that the strongest women empower other women.

How to prepare:

  • Bring your laptop and power cord
  • Both PCs and Macs are OK, no tablets

In order to avoid class interruptions and stay on schedule, DOORS WILL CLOSE EXACTLY AT 10:00 a.m. exactly. We do not accept walk-ins. Thank you for understanding.


By popular demand, we have added an additional hour for networking after the workshop! Meet new friends who share the same geeky passion as you. Stay after the workshop to chat with the instructor and other attendees while enjoying drinks and appetizers.


Workshop sponsored by Microsoft

Networking Session sponsored by BorderXBrewing

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Location: Microsoft Office, San Diego


This workshop is offered at a low fee of $20. NO REFUNDS.

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided.


Parking available in the structure at the address provided, there is a $14 fee to park. Accepts credit cards.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, an attendee must be over 18 years old. Must be over 21 to participate networking event.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking instructions will be emailed before the event.

What can I bring into the event?

Bring your laptop and power cord, no tablets.

What’s the refund policy?

Rain or shine, there are no refunds.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, you could show us your ticket via a mobile device.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, but you would need to contact us to update our records at least two days before the event.

Can I show up at the event in case there is an extra ticket available?

In order to avoid class interruptions and to stay on schedule, we do not accept walk-ins.