Last week, Microsoft employees across the Bay Area joined over 16,000 of their peers in 75 countries around the world to participate in the company’s annual //oneweek hackathon.
As part of this year’s event, local employees brought their professional skills and passions to hack for Bay Area nonprofits, including Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, Code for America: San Francisco, and Project Homeless Connect, to name a few. While many hackers focused on innovation within Microsoft, this group participated in Microsoft Philanthropies’ Hack for Good program to reach out and partner with organizations doing important work in our region.
Hack for Good began in 2013 as a grassroots effort to connect all the various teams and people within Microsoft who were working on using their skills, and our technology, for social good. Since then the initiative has grown to become a worldwide community. Over the years, more and more Microsofties are beginning to hack alongside nonprofit organizations–nearly 1,500 employees volunteered during this year’s hackathon!
We can’t wait to learn about this year’s winning projects. Stay tuned!
To check out previous hackathon projects and to learn more about //oneweek and Hack For Good, please click here.