35 years ago, Microsoft released the first version of Windows. Beyond the symbolism of the anniversary, there is a reality: Windows is at the heart of the projects of many entrepreneurs who help to bring new ideas, to change mentalities, to innovate for a better world.
These are the talents that Microsoft has chosen to highlight to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Windows, and in a very symbolic way, with the “Windows on Paris” operation. 23 French talents were thus chosen for an original initiative: to illuminate their “real” windows in the streets of the capital with blue.
Fight against plastic waste or food waste, give women back their place in the world of code, or create links in neighborhoods, 23 projects that help change the world on a daily basis, to be discovered and to be supported!
Ada Tech School, tech and feminist school
Among these entrepreneurs, we find Chloé Hermary, who created the Ada Tech School, a code school intended to train her students in the professions of developer and coder with an openly feminist approach. The very name of the school is a tribute to Ada Lovelace, the “mother of code” who invented the first algorithmic program. This revolution has not prevented a complete turnaround in the demographics of the developer world. “The professions that are recruiting today are the professions of developers and coders. However, these professions are held today at 90% by men. Yet these are professions that structure our tools, our services, our society of tomorrow. Ada’s mission is to make these jobs accessible to women today who are largely excluded from them ”. With a computer training that takes place over 2 years, Chloé Hermary sets herself the goal of making Ada Tech School “The Montessori school of tech”.
Through a flexible environment, the Ada Tech School turns away from the classic model with a training without lessons, without notes and without competition, which promotes interaction and concrete projects.
900.care: refillable and healthy hygiene products
Another light, that of Aymeric Grange, co-founder of 900.care, a brand of bathroom products to be recharged. The 900.care project was born from an observation by its co-creator: “It started by looking at my bathroom trash, asking myself how it is possible to throw away so much plastic packaging”. The idea is to combine quality bathroom products with 100% reusable packaging. “Concretely, that means making great products, hyper sensory, hyper efficient, products that we really want to use, and making these products both healthy and good for the planet”.
For this young entrepreneur, the computer tool and in particular Excel and PowerPoint in which he admits “spending his life” is a means of creating links. From the design of these packaging to the production of marketing materials and communication with customers, 900.care leverages Windows technologies and the applications available in Microsoft 365 to contribute to the building of a more respectful society. of the environment.
Windows: technologies to achieve the incredible
These projects are just two of the 23 talents highlighted by Microsoft, all of which can be found on the YouTube playlist set up for Operation Windows in Paris. You can also find an interactive map to locate these 23 creators whose windows illuminate the streets and roofs of the capital for 5 days.
Find out how Windows and Microsoft 365 tools can help organize a collection of unsold food to redistribute it to people in need, organize garbage collections in the streets of Paris or create a short circuit clothing brand. Today, Windows continues to constantly evolve to provide tools that make it easier to create amazing projects. Thanks to features like dictation and voice recognition in Windows 10, the concentration assistant that cuts distractions to focus on your work, the open timeline to easily find your recent files or the connection of the Photos app. with OneDrive to access your photo library anywhere.
Creators and organizations of all sizes find with Microsoft an accelerator for their projects, projects that in turn contribute to the improvement of our society, especially in this time of great challenges.