Microsoft Azure Hackathon

live
9621 Registered Allowed team size: 1 - 5

The idea submission phase is over and participation is closed.

idea phase
Online
starts on:
Mar 01, 2020, 10:30 PM
ends on:
May 03, 2020, 01:25 PM
Prototype Phase
Online
starts on:
May 13, 2020, 07:30 AM
ends on:
May 31, 2020, 01:25 PM

Overview

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This hackathon is aimed at developing solutions using Microsoft Azure for Developers.

Microsoft Azure is a flexible, scalable, and full-featured cloud platform. If you can imagine it, you can build it on Azure, using the tools, languages and frameworks you’re already familiar with. Python, JavaScript, Java, .NET - you can run them all on Azure! You are expected to build innovative solutions and products for the hackathon using the services provided by Azure.

If you’re new to Azure or exploring new services in Azure, we have a host of resources available for you to get started!

The Hackathon consists of 2 Phases:

enter image description here Participants can register on the hackathon page and submit their ideas. These submissions must contain solutions to the problem statements that are added in this phase. This is an online phase.

enter image description here Participants shortlisted in the first phase will be invited to build a functioning prototype based on their shortlisted Idea. This is an online phase.

With that spirit, Microsoft Hackathon is conducting a hackathon - Microsoft Azure Hackathon and invites all developers and hackathon enthusiasts to participate in an interesting and engaging hackathon.

Note: For your submission to be valid you need to make use of Microsoft Azure for building your prototype.

Themes

Code for COVID-19

Calling out all the Data Science/AI/Machine Learning developers and researchers to build solutions that can support communities and organizations in leading the battle against COVID-19. Make use of Microsoft's COVID-19 Open Research Dataset for developers available via the Azure Open Datasets Platform. Use your AI/ML skills to design innovative solutions using a Microsoft Azure cluster that aids COVID-19 mitigation and prevention therapies, apps for diagnosis, and the likes that can be leveraged for strengthening humanity's fight against Coronavirus.

We encourage creativity in developing amazing applications around various areas like Economy, Business, Healthcare, Mitigation, Medical treatments, Industry, Travel/Tourism, Public administration, E-learning, Social welfare, Banking, Automation, Research and development and what-not!

Financial Technology

The finance industry has already experienced many changes and disruptions caused by FinTechs. Technologies such as mobile banking, mobile payment, and biometrics have changed how many consumers interact with their banks and financial institutions every day. Blockchain and cryptocurrencies have become a known phenomenon in recent years, but their real disruption potential in the financial industry has yet to be seized. FinTech innovations have been at the forefront of tech disruptions in recent years. Even the established banks are seeking to partner with FinTech startups to reinvent their business models. You are expected to build innovative solutions and products for the hackathon for the Fintech Industry using the services provided by Azure.

Insurance and Banking

While many industries are preparing for the fourth industrial revolution and embracing the latest advancements in technology, the banking and insurance industry is yet to catch up. This is not due to its willingness but simply down to some fundamental barriers.

Innovation through new technologies is a key driver of change in the banking and insurance sector and this will lead to immeasurable efficiency gains, even though these changes can initially be accompanied by uncertainty and doubt. The banking and insurance sector is no exception to such developments, with possibilities of new methods of service provision as well as greater opportunities for data collection and fraud detection that can lead to better risk identification and mitigation measures.

Transportation

Modern transportation is currently experiencing major changes thanks to transformative transportation technologies. The future is increasingly bright for innovation in transportation technology, as we find ever faster and ever smarter solutions for paring down our flights, drives, and rides. Many of these solutions have the potential to shake up current economic development strategies, which means it is perennially important to be on the lookout for new transportation technologies and their potential for influencing economic development.

Open Innovation

Designing a new and innovative product can be a challenging process filled with uncertainties. From a business perspective, you need to explore and keep at the forefront of what is happening in the market, search for unique opportunities and listen to customer’s needs until you discover a meaningful solution.
Microsoft Azure is a flexible, scalable, and full-featured cloud platform. If you can imagine it, you can build it on Azure, using the tools, languages and frameworks you’re already familiar with. Python, JavaScript, Java, .NET - you can run them all on Azure! You are expected to build innovative solutions and products for the hackathon using the services provided by Azure.

Prizes INR 4,50,000 in prizes

Main Prizes
First Prize
INR 2,00,000
Second Prize
INR 1,50,000
Third Prize
INR 1,00,000

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