Are you looking for an opportunity for your team to hack on a project? Are you a student looking for a coding challenge in between classes? Then look out for a Microsoft OpenHack near you!
Microsoft OpenHack is a developer focused event where a wide variety of participants (Open) learn through hands-on experimentation (Hack) using challenges based on real world customer engagements designed to mimic the developer journey. OpenHack is a premium Microsoft event that provides a unique upskilling experience for customers and partners. Rather than traditional presentation-based conferences, OpenHack offers a unique hands-on coding experience for developers.
From my experience, although most of the projects developed on OpenHacks are throwaway projects, participating helps you develop soft skills like teamwork, leadership and communication. You bond with your teammates, learn to work under pressure while having fun and winning ends up being a bonus to an awesome experience.
The categories you can participate are the following
Check out the OpenHack website to see the calendar and find an event near you!