Microsoft’s One Week Hackathon kicks off – this year with nonprofits hacking alongside employees

 |   Susanna Ray

A view of a hackathon participant writing on a whiteboard in a room full of people working on various projects at tables.

Microsoft’s Hackathon, deemed the largest private hacking event in the world, began Monday as part of the company’s fourth annual One Week, a global event that encourages Microsoft employees to step away from their day jobs and drum up new ideas, tackle problems, create change and make a difference. The event runs from July 24 to 28 and includes the Expo, Give Fest and Science Fair.

Last year, more than 3,800 projects were created by 16,000 employees from 139 cities across 74 countries. This year, select nonprofit organizations will hack alongside employees to address some of the biggest challenges facing the world.

Learn more at the Microsoft JobsBlog.

Susanna Ray
Microsoft News Center Staff

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