We hear a lot about the shortage of coders who master Big Data technologies. In fact, in the last decade, coders were just here to integrate various solutions together. Deep knowledge of the nuts and bolts of each standard was key, and a coder with many certificates from different companies was a very valuable asset. Recently, with mobile technology, we get the new generation of mobile programmers, in the same vein of the web programmers ten years ago. They can use the various SDKs very efficiently, have an eye for design, and can do fun stuff during a hackathon surrounded by free pizza.
The Microsoft Tech Days that took place in Paris, February 6-8, was a great way for us to discover how Microsoft is tackling Big Data.