//oneweek 2016 kicks off with Hackathon and bright ideas

They wore special capes that gave them an added flair, and sunglasses with built-in can openers (for use later in the day). That’s how many of the more than 14,000 Microsoft employees in 72 countries around the world opened the first day of the annual //oneweek Hackathon on Monday.

This is the third year of //oneweek, which brings employees together as they work on projects that inspire them, as well as see and demo the latest Microsoft products, ask questions about what’s coming in the next fiscal year, volunteer in their communities and celebrate their accomplishments.

There are more than 3,200 registered Hackathon projects, with employees hacking everything from bots to Microsoft HoloLens, as well as focusing on cognitive services, accessibility, inclusive design and more.

Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff

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