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. 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.

John Callaham