Welcome to MSFTHacks!

Imagine what you can create...

MSFTHacks is an opportunity to start bringing your ideas to life! You will use Azure Machine Learning, Microsoft Cognitive services, natural language user interfaces in your hack.

If you are attending in-person, you will work in teams of up to four people. If you are attending online you submit your work as an individual.

Saturday, June 4
14:00-15:00 Registration
15:00-15:15 Opening Ceremonies
15:15-16:00 Team formation
16:00-16:45 Project Ideation and Surface Demo
16:45-17:30 Creating a Machine Learning Experiment with Susan Ibach
17:30-18:30 Dinner
18:30-19:15 Machine Learning Algorithms with Adarsha Datta
19:15-20:00 Getting started with Microsoft Cognitive Emotion API with Mickey MacDonald

20:00-20:45 How to get better accuracy in your Machine Learning with Susan Ibach
21:00-22:00 Xbox Challenge #IDARB

Sunday, June 5
00:00-01:00 Snack
01:00-01:15 Crack the Code Challenge
01:15-01:30 Tweet the Error Challenge
01:30-0:1:45 Visual studio Challenge
01:45-02:00 Sudoku challenge
08:00-10:00 Breakfast
10:00-10:30 Project Submissions
11:00-13:00 Judging
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:00 Closing Ceremonies and in person prizes awarded

This hackathon is inspired by the Imagine Cup a worldwide student technology competition. In past years we have seen some amazing projects created by students entered in Imagine Cup.

Some were great business ideas like Team Butterfly

Some were designed to help others like Team Eyenaemia

Imagine Cup Team Eyenaemia

or even a cool game like Ovivo which started out as an entry in a Microsoft hackathon much like this one! The developers had never built a game before and went on to win first place in the Games category of the Imagine Cup World Finals in 2015 and their game has now been picked up by Nekki games for publication!

This weekend you get to come up with your own idea, start bringing it to life and hopefully have some fun on the way!

Azure is a great tool to help you add power to your hack. Check out these Azure resources to get you started

Want to get strategic with your hack? Check out the judging criteria and terms and conditions for this hackathon

Happy Hacking and Good Luck from the team at Microsoft

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