Microsoft's //oneweek hackathon is a celebration of its employees and innovation

Microsoft is in the middle of its annual //oneweek worldwide hackathon. Over 14,000 of the company's employees are participating in the event, which encourages them to develop new products and innovative projects.

In a blog post (opens in new tab). Microsoft stated:

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.

The //oneweek event is being held on the same week that Microsoft is also holding the world finals of its annual Imagine Cup student technology competition, which also encourages the development of new and innovative tech products.

  • Get back to work! /s Lol
  • I hope something cool is for Windows 10 mobile
  • Pity so few of their employees have such passion for their mobile platform.
  • Interesting to see what's cooking on ios & Android.
    "If you wanted to reach a lot of phone customers, Windows Phone isn't the way to do it" - Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group
  • This speaks volumes.   And why I bailed on windows phone and microsoft.  If they do not have confidence in their products they will toss whatever just to save a buck...or when they feel like it.  
  • The hackathon is actually a Job Fair for the Microsoft employees.  They will all be fired soon,  so MS took it upon themselves to throw a "hackathon" aka job fair for them...