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October Power Apps community call: Pokémon Bubbles, Microsoft Certification and Patterns and Practices Samples

The October Power Apps community call we are happy to announce Michelle Wong will be covering her hugely popular demo extravaganza entry the Power Apps based game Pokémon Bubbles, the often-requested topic the Microsoft certification process by our UK community super stars Sheryl Netley and Jese Navaranjan.  The session will also include with April Dunnam covering off what is new in Patterns and Practices samples. Of course, all the Power Apps community call is hosted and lead by MVP and recognized solution architect Todd Baginski.

     October 20, 2021 8AM Pacific Time




        Introductions by Todd Baginski

        Pokémon Bubbles Video Game by Michelle Wong 

        How to get Microsoft Certified in the Power Platform by Sheryl & Jese)

        April Dunnam what is new with PnP Samples

        Recent Power Apps News and Community Contributions  (Todd and Chuck)

        Next call details by Todd Baginski

About our Presenters

April Dunnam

I’m a Power Platform Developer Advocate at Microsoft and Power Platform MVP Alumni. As a Power Platform Developer Advocate, my mission is to help citizen and code-first developers succeed in building collaborative applications for the Power Platform. I develop written content, videos, and samples; speak at conferences; and advocate for developers with Microsoft’s engineering groups. I have an active YouTube Channel and blog where I share how-to videos and demos around Power Apps, Power Automate, Teams and SharePoint. I regularly speak at events across the globe to share Power Platform knowledge.


Jese Navaranjan

Jese is currently working at Avanade as a Power Platform Solutions Architect. She is a Microsoft Business Applications MVP, Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and holds many Power Platform Certifications. She has her own YouTube channel and her own blog where she shares content on a weekly basis on all the tools of the Power Platform. She is passionate about all things data and loves to share her knowledge to help others! Make sure you check out Jese’s Power Channel! https://aka.ms/JesesYouTubeChannel


Michelle Wong

Michelle is a Microsoft 365 Consultant and an MVP of Business Applications.  

In her projects, she integrates the possibilities between Microsoft 365 and Power Platform. She is a fan of Power Automate Cloud flows and use it a lot to digitalizing the business processes. Michelle is one of the leaders of PowerApps4Kids and one the leaders of the TechStylers group. Besides that, she also participates in various Power Apps and Power Automate User Groups and speaks at conferences and Online Meetup meetings.
In her spare time, she creates Power Apps games to practice and makes herself familiar with Power Apps. Michelle likes to use Pokémon characters in her Power Apps gamification, due to his son. His son is a real Pokémon fan: he has been collecting Pokémon cards when he was 4 years old (he is now 13) and loves playing Pokémon Go. To attract her son into Power Apps, she has been building different Pokémon games: Pokémon Memory, Pokémon noughts and crosses, Pokémon3D and the latest one PokéBubbles.  
For the Pokémon3D and the PokéBubbles game, she did an entry for the Demo Extravaganza 2020 and 2021.  
To see the entries please visit:
A Pokémon 3D app with Mixed Reality – make photos with your favorite Pokémons and save this to your OneDrive (link: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Demo-Extravaganza-2020/A-Pok%C3%A9mon-3D-app-with-Mixed-Reality-make-photos-with-your/cns-p/587679 ) 
A PokéBubbles Game – just match the correct bubble of the lowest bubble on the stack (link: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Demo-Extravaganza-2021/Pok%C3%A9Bubbles-Game/cns-p/936320 ) 

Sheryl Netley

I’m a late career switcher, having picked up Microsoft Power Platform in the last few years as an enthusiastic 50 something.  I am very active in the Power Platform and Dynamics 365 Community, and regularly participate in events as a speaker, volunteer, and attendee.  Microsoft certifications have been the enabler for a life and career I had only ever dreamed of, and it is my mission to share that opportunity with as many people as I possibly can! It really is #NeverTooLate. Outside of work, I spend my time mostly being a mum of 4, but also volunteer when I can as a STEM Ambassador, mentor and ambassador for the TechStylers group for women in tech. I firmly believe that #WeRiseByLiftingOthers.”

Todd Baginski

I’m a proud Partner, and the CTO at Canviz where I am currently leading several projects that include PowerApps, Azure, Office 365, SharePoint Framework, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, full web stack, and numerous other technologies.
Sharing my expertise and knowledge with others is important to me, I love to teach. I’ve been blessed to receive the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award for the last 13 years. This award recognizes my contributions to the technical communities I am a part of. For over a decade, I have created close relationships with the Microsoft SharePoint & Azure teams which provides me access to early releases. My team and I work closely with the Microsoft teams before products are released publicly to develop training and samples that are distributed worldwide to architects and developers. I give back to my local community by coaching and growing youth sports teams; emphasizing hard work, excellent sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership.