Using Microsoft Azure to setup ARK Blockchain for Hacks and Blockchain Challenges

Guest blog by Kristjan Košič Technical Evangelist at Ark.io technology/Blockchain About ARK ARK provides users, developers, and start-ups with innovative Blockchain technologies. We aim to create an entire ecosystem of linked chains and a virtual spiderweb of endless use-cases that make ARK highly flexible, adaptable, and scalable. ARK is a secure platform designed for mass…

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Pantry Log–Microsoft Cognitive, IOT and Mobile App for Managing your Fridge Food Stock

We are Ami Zou (CS & Math), Silvia Sapora(CS), and Elena Liu (Engineering), three undergraduate students from UCL, Imperial College London, and Cambridge University respectively. None of us knew each other before participating to Hack Cambridge Ternary, but we were very fortunate to have been team-matched. We soon discovered that our skills and interest were…

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Bringing designers, businessmen and programmers together! for awesome ImagineCup.com entries

Guest post by Nicole Suen , MBA Candidate 2017-18, Imperial Business School, Imperial College London Microsoft Student Partner Imperial 3Hack 2.0 occurred on Feb 18th at Imperial College Business School. 3Hack 2.0 is an open-ended hackathon focused on bringing together students interested in below 3 major areas: design, business, and programming to use technology to…

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Mission Hack- Cognitive Services, Bots, IOT and gaming fun

Guest blog by team Mission Hack from Cambridge Hack by Johannes Goslar Microsoft Student Partner at Oxford University So the idea In the beginning, we had a motivated team of 4 randomly mixed together people, set out on a mission to not cure cancer, but visually identify different skin conditions, we built a hardware prototype…

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Imperial College Hack – ICHack18 Cognitive Challenge Winners Spidentify

Guest post by the Microsoft Cognitive Challenge Winners of Imperial Hack 18 team Spidentify Our Team Jonathan Mounty https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-mounty/ Third Year, Computer Science MSci King’s College London Sam Larsen-Disney https://www.linkedin.com/in/samuel-larsen-disney-80291074/ Third Year, Computer Science BSc King’s College London Christo Lolov https://www.linkedin.com/in/christo-lolov-25b768150/ Third Year, Computing MEng Imperial College London Oliver Norton https://www.linkedin.com/in/oliver-norton-276178b0/ Fourth Year, Computing MEng…

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VisualCognition – Improving the internet for the millions, with just a weekend

Guest blog by Luke Harries, representing the Microsoft’s Cognitive Services prize winners at HackCambridge. HackCambridge provided the perfect opportunity to return to Cambridge University. It is where I completed my undergraduate degree in Medicine and Cognitive Neuroscience, before moving to UCL to study a masters in Computer Science. Our team included Filip, a masters student…

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Treasure hunting with Microsoft Computer Vision – a Hack Cambridge Project

Guest blog by Microsoft Student Partner Team Lead, Shu Ishida, University of Oxford About me My name is Shu Ishida, and I am a third year engineering student at the University of Oxford and team lead for the Microsoft Student Partner Chapter at Oxford. I am into web development and design, and my ambition is…

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OxfordHack Winners of the Microsoft Cognitive Challenge

Interview Bot: Using Cognitive Services To Analyse Your Interview Performance At the end of November, we headed for OxfordHack 2017, where participants from over 25 countries visited to compete against each other, with companies such as Microsoft, Facebook, JP Morgan and many more sponsoring the event. This article will highlight our experience and explain some…

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3Hack – the unusual hackathon What to watch out for when organising Hackathons

Last month I wrote this quick overview blog on setting up successful hackathons https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/uk_faculty_connection/2017/06/19/hosting-and-performing-hackathons/ This blog is a Guest blog by Polena Lilyanova  Microsoft Student Partner at Imperial College Hackathons Hackathons are probably one of the greatest things about being involved in the IT field! Without any doubt, I can say that this is a…

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Hosting and Performing Hackathons

I was asked to speak at the Microsoft Academic Conference, in Redmond this week and provide world wide academics with some top tips for hosting hackathons. Here is a quick summary of some top tips. Setting up Hackathons Step 1.  Lock Down a Venue Before you book an event space, make sure it has everything…

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