Ready, set, go! Microsoft’s annual Hackathon is in full swing

The largest private hackathon on the planet launches its 5th year

Last year, more than 18,000 people across 400 cities and 75 countries came together to bring world-changing new ideas to life at Microsoft’s annual Hackathon, now celebrating its fifth year. Every year, Hackathon takes on new and greater challenges. Last year, artificial intelligence (AI) emerged as the hot hack theme. This year, the energy around AI continues, as well as a greater focus on inclusion, accessibility, and social change, said Susie Kandzor, group manager of the hackathon.

While fun, camaraderie and collaboration are operating principles of a hacking culture,  this kind of creativity can also be great for business.  See some of the results by checking out Microsoft Garage experimental projects and projects honored on The Garage Wall of Fame such as Seeing AI and FarmBeats.

Get a view into the 2018 Hackathon and one person’s goal to hack her own non-profit with the full story on the Microsoft News Center.