While Microsoft’s Puget Sound campus has achieved Zero Waste Certification since 2016, the Hackathon was the first Microsoft event to achieve that honor in 2018, and again in 2019. With sustainability as a priority, the Hackathon planning teams share details of what it means to be zero waste. Every summer Hackathon brings together employees from different disciplines and organizations, along with….
Microsoft Garage recently hosted an opportunity for children of Microsoft employees to create artwork to share their ideas for solutions, and offer a helping hand in bringing communities together during this global pandemic. As times have brought work and home together, many kids need new forms of engagement. Originating from Garage Israel, the idea was quickly replicated across the globe,….
What do a forester, a developer, and a software architect have in common? A passion for problem-solving and, as it turns out, stopping illegal timber trade. Antonio de Marco, James Mundy, and Mauro Petrini came together from different corners of the world to participate in the 2019 Microsoft Hackathon. Their objective was protecting biodiversity through sustainable forestry by solving one….