13 days ago

Thanks for Taking Part!

Thank you for building such incredible projects in the Microsoft Azure Hack for Social Justice! 

Judging is split into 2 stages.

  • Stage 1: Judges will determine 6 finalists based on the Judging Criteria.
  • Stage 2: The 6 finalists will be invited to a session held on December 8th at 1 PM ET for an opportunity to pitch to the Judges. If you aren't available, the judges will base your score on the submission received. The judges will then select the Prize winners. 

Be sure to save this date in your calendar! November 8th, 2020 at 1 PM ET

Thanks again to…

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16 days ago

Final call for submissions

There are only 3 days left to complete your submission for Microsoft Azure Hack for Social Justice! Submissions are due November 20 before 5 PM EST.

The Azure instances provided throughout this hackathon will be removed shortly after the submission due date (November 20, 5 PM EST), but the Teams instance will still be available until the winner announcement on December 14th. 

Be sure to finish and submit your project before 5 PM.

Submission checklist:
  • Are you submitting an application prototype with Azure that helps empower communities and create change around one or more social justice…

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21 days ago

One week left to deadline - keep going!

There’s only one week left to enter your submission to the Microsoft Azure Hack for Social Justice.  Don’t wait until the last minute - submissions are due November 20 before 5pm EDT. (Find out what time that is in your city)

Start your submission now

Starting a submission is a good way to make sure that your project meets the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component. Remember: once you submit a project, you can keep editing it as needed at any time prior to the submission…

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29 days ago

Last Office Hour this Thursday

Bring your questions to the last office hour session during Microsoft Azure Hack for Social Justice. We will be hosting a live office hour session about App Services & Static Web Apps Thursday, November 5th at 9 AM PT.

Save to your calendar

This is the last office hour session so we hope you all can make it. Remember to request access to teams so you can ask your questions anytime.


about 1 month ago

Three weeks to go + don’t forget to use the community

There are three weeks remaining in the Microsoft Azure Hack for Social Justice. Submissions are due November 20 before 5pm EDT. (Find out what time that is in your city)

As you continue to build and test your solution, don’t forget there is a world of resources out there to help you.  If you are stuck, don’t be afraid to use what’s there to help you over the hurdle.  Here are a few places you can look:

  1. Teams channel: There have been ideas and questions being posted throughout the hackathon.  Your fellow participants are there to help…

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about 1 month ago

Office Hour this Thursday

We will be hosting a live office hour session about Severless & Azure Function Thursday, October 29th at 9 AM PT.

Save to your calendar

We will be holding weekly office hours focused on specific technical topics, hosted by mentors from Microsoft. Bring your questions to the general office hours, and/or reserve a 15-minute one-on-one time with mentors. Remember to request access to teams so you can ask your questions anytime.


about 1 month ago

Tip from a Previous Winner

Did you know?!

Last year’s Microsoft Azure AI Hackathon had some amazing submissions. Roy Kincaid took home the Third Place Prize for his project Water Level Anomaly Detector, and wanted to share this helpful tip for this year’s participants:

Hackathons are usually based around a tool, feature, or service. Don't worry if the ideas on what to build are not flowing at first, just sign up and start tinkering. After reading the docs and building the samples, you'll have a better picture of how the tools work and, most importantly, what types of problems they were meant to solve

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about 2 months ago

Join Office Hours Tomorrow

We will be hosting a live office hour session about AI & Cognitive Services tomorrow at 9 AM PT.

Save to your calendar

We will be holding weekly office hours focused on specific technical topics, hosted by mentors from Microsoft. Bring your questions to the general office hours, and/or reserve a 15-minute one-on-one time with mentors. Remember to request access to teams so you can ask your questions anytime.

 


about 2 months ago

Collaboration, Resources + More To Help You Build

Whether or not you have started building your Microsoft Azure Hack for Social Justice solution, the Teams channel is the perfect place to collaborate.

Not only can you bounce ideas off each other and ask other developers for technical help, but you can also ask the Azure and Devpost teams questions!

Teaming up

Looking for a challenge team?  The Teams channel can also help you connect with potential teammates. Be sure to request a free Azure instance and access to the Teams channel. You can also use the Participants Tab to search for other developers looking to team up, check…

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about 2 months ago

Submission period is now open - Join the Office Hours

The challenge is now live and ready to take submissions — it's time to get to work to build solutions using Azure that can help empower communities and drive change. Remember to request access.

We will be hosting the first office hour session about Data & Analytics on October 13th at 9 AM PT. Save to your calendar.

Here is a reminder about the main requirement for this hackathon:

Build an application prototype with Azure that solves a challenge facing social justice. The application should be functional with real or sample data.

Additional submission requirements

  • Provide a way to access…

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