5 months ago

And the winner is...

The votes are tallied and the judges have weighed in! Visit the Microsoft Azure AI Hackathon gallery to congratulate the winners and check out the next generation of applications using artificial intelligence capabilities.

Even though the competition is over, we’ve got lots of other opportunities. Check out upcoming in-person and online hackathons, and keep on hacking!

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


5 months ago

Last call for votes

If you haven’t cast your vote for your favorite Azure AI submission, there’s still time. The polls will remain open until 5pm ET tomorrow (April 20th). Spread the word and if you submitted an app, tell your friends, family, and colleagues to vote for you!

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


6 months ago

The polls are open!

It’s your turn to pick the Popular Choice Award winners! Browse the submission gallery and vote for your favorite Azure AI hacks. If you submitted an app, be sure to spread the word through your social networks, too! The last day to vote is April 20th.

Please note, as per the Devpost terms of service, you may not tamper with the vote process through manual or automated means, or attempt to compensate voters, at risk of disqualification. Find out more about public voting here.

Questions?

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6 months ago

Oops! You still have until 5pm ET today to submit!

Hi Azure AI developers!

An automated message just went out thanking you all for participating. Don't worry!

You still have until 5pm ET today (April 5th) to submit!

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


6 months ago

Thanks for Taking Part!

Thank you for building such incredible submissions!

While you wait for the results, take a look at all of the outstanding projects in the gallery. Stay tuned for the winner announcement in a couple of weeks!

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


6 months ago

Attention! Deadline approaching

Attention! Tomorrow is the last day to wrap up your project and submission video for the Microsoft Azure AI Hackathon. Submissions are due April 5th before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

Final checklist - Did you:

  • Create and upload your demo video?
  • Provide access to your app for judging and testing, including a link to your repo hosting the application’s code and any other deployment files and instructions needed?  (The code repository may be public or private. If the repository is private, share access with testing@devpost.com)
  • Complete your submission form?

Questions?

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6 months ago

Last weekend to submit: Submissions close April 5!

Attention! The last weekend is approaching to finish up your project and submit it to the Microsoft Azure AI Hackathon. Submissions are due April 5th before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.


6 months ago

One week to go—the deadline is almost here!

The end is near! There’s only one week left to submit your Azure AI hack to the competition. Submissions are April 5th before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


6 months ago

Two weeks to go—submit early!

You’re almost there!  There are two weeks left to create your project using Microsoft Azure AI for the Microsoft Azure AI Hackathon

Submissions are due April 5th before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. (We’ll walk you through our submission form process if you need help.)  And if you've just recently joined the hackathon, check out the competition resources.

Submission checklist

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

  • Have you built an app that uses Azure Machine Learning and/or…

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6 months ago

Three weeks to go—start your submission now!

There are three weeks left in Microsoft Azure AI Hackathon! Avoid feeling rushed by getting your submission ready early. Submissions are April 5th before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven’t already started a submission, you should do it now. And if you’re just getting started, read the official rules and check out the competition resources.

You can also get the lowdown on how our submission form works right here.

BONUS TECH TIPCheck out this video tutorial on building “zero code” machine learning models with Azure Machine learning service.…

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6 months ago

Office hours every Friday at 9AM PT!

Mark your calendar — every Friday at 9AM PT, starting March 12th, there will be weekly office hours!

To join, visit the Slack #office-hours channel.

Use this time to receive answers on any technical questions you may have that will help you to submit your project. 

Don’t forget, you’ll need to use at least one of the following Azure AI services: Azure Machine Learning, Azure Cognitive Services, and Azure Search.

See you there! 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


7 months ago

One month left—how to make a great submission video

There’s one month remaining in Microsoft Azure AI Hackathon! Submissions are due April 5th before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

Start your submission now

Starting a submission is a good way to make sure that your app meets the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component. Remember: once you submit a project, you can keep editing it as needed at any time prior to the submission deadline. Need a primer on how the new submission form works? Head over to our submission form

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7 months ago

You’re Halfway There - Keep Going!

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


7 months ago

New feature! Custom Neural Voice

If you’re still thinking about what type of features to include in your AI-powered apps, consider adding text-to-speech! 

Custom Neural Voice is a Text-to-Speech (TTS) feature of Speech in Azure Cognitive Services that allows you to create a one-of-a-kind customized synthetic voice for your brand. Instead of a robot-like    voice behind your chatbots, tutorials, or smart assistants, this feature enables you to create a personalized and realistic voice to connect with your audience

Read more about the benefits of a natural custom voice on Microsoft’s blog or get started by viewing the video: https://youtu.be/di3vKMhyLaY

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7 months ago

Join Slack and connect with the Dev Community

Whether or not you have started building your Microsoft Azure AI-powered app, the Microsoft Azure AI Hackathon Slack Workspace 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 Slack Workspace to ask the Devpost and Microsoft Azure representatives questions!

Looking for a team?  The #teams channel can help you connect with other developers who are potential teammates.  (You can also search the challenge Participants Page to message other participants)

Happy Building!

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8 months ago

Did you know?!

Did you know?

Last year’s Microsoft Azure AI Hackathon had some amazing submissions. Roy Kincaid took home the Third Place Prize for his project Water Level Anomaly Detector, and wanted to share this helpful tip for this year’s participants:

Hackathons are usually based around a tool, feature, or service. Don't worry if the ideas on what to build are not flowing at first, just sign up and start tinkering. After reading the docs and building the samples, you'll have a better picture of how the tools work and, most importantly, what types of problems they were meant to solve

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