over 1 year ago

And the winner is...

First of all, let us congratulate all of the Microsoft US Azure AI: Hack for Humanitarian Action participants for building amazing projects. The Microsoft Azure team would love to hear about your hackathon experience.

Please fill out this form and help us get better. 

The judges have weighed in, and we're excited to share the news! Go to the Microsoft US Azure AI: Hack for Humanitarian Action gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

For those participants that completed the Cloud Skills Challenge (https://aka.ms/humanitarianhackcsc), 

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over 1 year ago

Today's the day!

Today's the last day to submit your project. You can do this!!!

Submission deadline = Monday, March 28 at 5:00pm (ET) / 2:00pm (PT)

5 hours left to submit. Submit your project now. Might as well save your submission early… A rough draft is better than nothing!!

Submit your demo video. Remember the major requirement for submission is a 5-minute demo video. Make sure it is public and playback is allowed on other platforms. Your video should include a complete walkthrough of your project and should explain how it addresses one or more humanitarian challenge.

Open Source

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over 1 year ago

Final Weekend for Submissions

This is the last weekend to work on and enter your submission to the Microsoft US Azure AI: Hack for Humanitarian Action.  Submissions are due by 5 PM ET on March 28, 2022. 

Your video is a major component of your submission and usually the last thing to complete. Here are some helpful tips for you to plan, create, and publish a winning video.  

 Get organized. Write out a script of what you need to say and demonstrate in your video. You can then rehearse it before recording. A good script should: 

  • Be 5 minutes or less  
  • Include

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over 1 year ago

Is your project on track?

There are two weekends left to enter your submission to the Microsoft US Azure AI: Hack for Humanitarian Action. Submissions are due by 5 PM ET on March 28, 2022. 

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. And if you've just recently joined the challenge, explore the Discord server, Cloud Skills learning path, and the Resources Tab for more info to help you get started. 

Submission checklist
Run through this list before you sit back from your project: 

  • Are you building an open source application prototype that uses Azure…

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over 1 year ago

Collaboration, Resources + More To Help You Build

Whether or not you have started building your project, the Devpost Discord server is the perfect place to connect with other developers! 

Not only can you bounce ideas off each other and ask other developers for technical help, but you can also use the Devpost Discord server to ask the Microsoft and Devpost teams questions! 

Teaming up
Looking for a team? The Discord server can also help you connect with potential teammates. You can also use the challenge Participants Tab to search for other developers looking to team up, check out their skills, and message them to see if they…

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over 1 year ago

Get ready. Get set. Hack for Humanitarian Action!

The challenge is now live and ready to take submissions — it's time to get access and start working to build for disaster response, refugees and displaced people, human rights, or the needs of women and children with Azure AI.

What to Build
Build an open source application prototype that uses Azure AI to address one or more humanitarian challenge. 

What to Submit 

  • Provide a URL to your working prototype. 
  • Provide a URL to your GitHub code repository. Repository must be public and have an open source license.  
  • Include a video (3-5 minutes) that demonstrates your project in action (hosted…

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