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#SeasonsOfServerless - Join our Festive Developer Challenge!

UPDATED JAN 11, 2021

It's week 8 and our #SeasonsOfServerless finale is at hand. The post gives more details about the initiative. But first, we wanted to congratulate all the amazing contributors who provided their solutions to these challenges each week.

We selected one ๐Ÿ† winner per week - and here they are:

Name Solution Language, Services
๐ŸŒŸ Rebecca Trapani The Perfect Turkey ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Python
๐ŸŒŸ Stuart Leaver The Lovely Laddoos ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ C#, Static Web Apps
๐ŸŒŸ Christian Lechner The Longest Kebab ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท TypeScript
๐ŸŒŸ Ewerton Jordรฃo A Big BBQ! ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท PowerShell
๐ŸŒŸ Barbara Forbes Tteok-guk for the New Year! ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Logic Apps
๐ŸŒŸ Mark Duiker The Magic Chocolate Box ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Durable Entities in C#
๐ŸŒŸ Locksley Kolakowski The Recipe Connector ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ JavaScript, Twilio API

Congratulations to them, to our Microsoft Student Ambassadors, and to every member of the community who participated. We couldn't have had so much fun without you!

๐Ÿฝ | Seasons Of Serverless

This article is part of #SeasonsOfServerless. Discover popular festive recipes and learn how Microsoft Azure empowers you to do more with Serverless Functions! ๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ˜.

It's that time of the year again! The festive season is here and it's the perfect time to spend with friends & family, enjoying great food and doing fun challenges!

Last year, we had #25DaysOfServerless - a challenge a day through December. That's a lot of challenges and not much time! So this year, we're spacing them out - a challenge a week starting today (Nov 23) and continuing into the New Year!

Are you ready??? #LetsDoThis!! ๐Ÿ’ช

๐ŸŽฌ | Origin Story

Mes chers amis,

Every year, we all look forward to our annual holiday potluck. From jollof rice all across West Africa to Indian ladoos to celebrate Diwali, sharing our favorite foods and traditions is our favorite part of the season!

Of course, we know that's not possible this year, so we've come up with an alternative: a virtual code challenge potluck! Each week, someone in our community is going to post a unique code challenge exploring a recipe and a food for all of our friends to solve. It may not be the same as breaking bread in-person or smelling and tasting your flavorful creations, but hopefully these delectable brain-teasers can still give us a taste of each other's traditions.

Grosses bises, Dominique et Simone

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป | Your Mission!

Each week, you can log on to the Seasons of Serverless site to solve another unique code challenge presented by one of Dominique and Simone's friends and focused on a culinary tradition from around the world.

  • ๐ŸŒŸ Need help? Start with our Serverless Resources page!

  • ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ Want to contribute? Learn how here

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿณ | Our Intrepid Chefs!

Learn more about the folks who created these fun challenges, and what inspired their choice of recipe,

Each weekly challenge is crafted by a Microsoft Student Ambassador in collaboration with a Microsoft Cloud Advocate - and focused on a new region of the world.

Week 1: Nurtured in North America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Join Chloe Condon and say hello to Cloud Advocate Jen Looper and Microsoft Student Ambassadors Eric Yu and Darren Butler - as they take up the quest for The Perfect Turkey just in time for Thanksgiving!

Week 2: In flight to India! ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

This week we join Chloe Condon and Cloud Advocate Jasmine Greenaway as they talk to Microsoft Student Ambassadors Soumya Narapaju and Aditya Raman about a Lovely Laddos Challenge and the joys of the Diwali season!

The Lovely Ladoos Challenge Crew

Week 3: Calculators for Kebabs in Turkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท

This week we join Chloe Condon and Cloud Advocate Cecil Philip as they talk to Microsoft Student Ambassador Baris Ceviz, about The Longest Kebab challenge inspired by the Adana kebabi festival and calculate your ability to feed all the festival-goers in record time!

Week 4: Barbecue Spreadsheets in Brazil! ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท

This week, join Cloud Advocate Lucas Santos and Microsoft Student Ambassadors Rogerio Rodrigues and Sydney Cirqueira, as they figure out how to throw A Big Barbecue party! They just need a little help figuring out what to make, and how much of it, to stay under budget!

Week 5: Tteok-guk for The New Year! ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท

This week, we join Cloud Advocate Justin Yoo and Microsoft Student Ambassadors You Jin Kim, Hong Min Kim and Aaron Roh - and journey to Korea where everyones starts the New Year with a steaming bowl of tteok-guk (rice cake soup). There are many ways to slice this recipe, and many steps to make it perfect!! So cooks need some timely reminders to keep them on track! Can you help them out?

Week 6: The Magic Chocolate Box! ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

This week we join Cloud Advocates Christopher Maneu and Chloe Condon, with Microsoft Student Ambassadors Abdelmoumene Boumadane and Christopher Chichmanian, as we journey to France where they rethink a festive tradition - une grosse boรฎte de chocolats (a big box of chocolates)! This year, they want to make sure every family member gets a better chance of finding (and eating) the chocolate they love among the choices available. Can you help them out?

Week 7: The Recipe Connector! ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ

Hard to believe but we're on the final leg of our worldwide tour of serverless recipes! Join Microsoft Student Ambassadors Bethany Jepchumba, Adefemi Afuwape and Felix Omuok from the beautiful nations of Kenya ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช and Nigeria ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ as they tackle a very critical challenge for the holidays -- setting up a recipe Hotline! Because we know nothing beats having grandma's authentic jollof rice recipe!

๐Ÿ† | #SeasonsOfServerless: Challenges & Solutions

Check back each Monday for the latest challenge to be revealed! Work on (and submit) your solution recipes anytime over the next 7 days. Then return the following Monday to try out our chefs' solution to that challenge.
You can also check the solutions by week for more information.

WEEK Challenge Region Solution
1 The Perfect Holiday Turkey America ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Solution
2 Lovely Ladoos India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Solution
3 The Longest Kebab Turkey ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Solution
4 A Big Barbecue Brazil ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Solution
5 Tteok-guk for The New Year Korea ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท Solution
6 The Magic Chocolate Box France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Solution
7 The Recipe Connector Kenya ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช
Nigeria ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ

Don't forget to ๐ŸŒŸ the #SeasonsOfServerless repo if you like this challenge! And follow our Azure publication right here on to learn about all things Azure, Serverless and beyond!

๐Ÿฅ˜ Let's Get Cooking!

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This article is part of #SeasonsOfServerless.

Each week we will publish a challenge created by Azure Advocates with amazing Student Ambassadors around the world. Discover popular festive recipes and learn how Microsoft Azure empowers you to do more with Serverless Functions! ๐Ÿฝ ๐Ÿ˜.

Explore our serverless Resources here and learn how you can contribute solutions here.

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