We've got great seats. Dan up front!
Thanks for the great shot, Mark /s
Well, internet is holding. Full AC power. Water. Cameras are working. Front row behind a bunch of Microsoft Execs. #LetsDoThis #build2016
less than 5 minutes. Expecting this event to run around 2.5 hours in case you are curious.
Long keynote. Hope bathroom breaks were taken ahead of time!
wide awake here! coffee & 5-hour energy drink
Music is...not off. lol, what a tease.
Nadella talking about staring Build, developers and why this even tis important.
"people walk away inspired" from what they see, what they learn
"that what we want to celebrate here for the next 3 days"
"there is a much more mainstream dialog about technology in our society and it's the right time for that dialog"
Tech is "embedded in our lives"
"profound questions and issues in front of us". "Is technology driving technological growth for everyone?"
"Is technology empowering or displacing us?"
Nadella is clearly channeling recent events in the headlines
"These are the issues for us to have a dialogue... not just as one company."
"I believe technology can drive economic growth"
"I believe technology can be used to preserve our enduring values."
"We want to make things so that others can make things and make things happen."
"We have to start with all of you developers"
"throughout this developer conference that is what we are going to talk about"
Mobile-first, cloud-first... not for the first time!