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Meet The Breakout Star Of Microsoft's Build Conference

Bryan Roper, a true iconoclast.

Posted on March 30, 2016, at 12:58 p.m. ET

Today, at Microsoft's annual Build Conference, something amazing happened.

This man is the best thing to ever happen to Build.

A star was born.

Tech conferences are usually dull, Banana Republic–dominated affairs. This guy came onstage and immediately stole the show.

People had only one question:

Who is this Bryan Roper guy? #build2016

Roper is an executive at Microsoft. Apparently he used to be a BLUES PIANIST, and the people love him.

His sartorial choices were a huge and immediate hit.

The cuffs on Bryan Roper's shirt are something else. Actually the whole shirt is. #Build2016

(Side note) Bryan Roper's shoes are so fly #Build2016

These Microsoft product demos are worth watching, if only for the hats worn by Bryan Roper #howyoufeeling

He's basically Build's Scarf Guy.

Bryan Roper, Hat Guy. I love that guy. #Build2016

But really, it was his charisma that stole our hearts.

These conferences are, essentially, a long commercial for the tech company that puts them on, and they can be really stuffy. A typical applause line is something like, "We're bringing the open source command lines to Windows."

That's not Roper's style.

#build2016 Bryan Roper is a rock-star on stage.

By the way, I could watch Bryan Roper @broper00 demoing all-day-long. #Build2016


Where was Bryan Roper during all my group presentations at HU? lol. he's super engaging #Build2016

With some really quotable lines.

THIS MAN: "My homie who rocks reminders, Cortana."


And, on top of all that, his demos were on point.

He's making people clap for diagonal lines. It's wonderful. Bryan Roper ftw

If only.

Can we just have Bryan Roper do they entire keynote #Build2016

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