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Meet the team

3-in-1 Dock hackathon team
"We had a hypothesis that people want to use Surface at eye level in portrait mode."
John Socha-Leialoha

Garage Team

John Socha-Leialoha, Govind Ramaswamy, Dan Charlton, Tom Coon

3-in-1 Dock hackathon team

Redmond, WA

Backstory

3-in-1 Dock is a maker project to build a portrait VESA-mounted dock for Microsoft Surface Pro 3. With this dock you’ll be able to use the bright and beautiful Surface Pro 3 screen at eye-level, right next to your desktop monitors, dock with zero-insertion force, and secure the tablet with the optional lock.

“This project is for avid Makers who enjoy hacking hardware to create a custom solution. The dock design was first conceptualized at a Surface sponsored Hackathon,” explains John Socha-Leialoha, a senior software engineer with Azure. “We love Surface, and we had a hypothesis that people want to use Surface at eye level in portrait mode. This dock, like other Garage projects, is an experiment we are making available to see how customers respond.”

“We know people are using their Surface as a replacement for laptops and desktops, and we are actively looking for new and unique ways to help with that transition”, shares Brian Crum, product marketing manager for the Designed for Surface Program. “We use the hackathon approach for ideation, because interesting ideas can come from anywhere in the company”.

Build your own vertical dock with the files on GitHub.

https://github.com/Microsoft/3-in-1-dock/