Microsoft Encode: Calling all developers, engineers, business leaders to help the economy recover.

Code something that matters and make it open

The world, as we know, has changed and we are all re-thinking and re-adjusting our approach to the new norm. One might argue that economies are taking a downturn, jobs are lost, and inherent business models are changing as we figure out our ‘Recovery’ from the impacts of COVID-19.

On one hand, businesses are seeing 3 years’ worth of digital transformation in 3 months while other businesses are struggling to stay afloat. As we flatten the curve together, we are seeing a ramp in the utilization of modern digital tools. Now more than ever, the power of the cloud is enabling new ways to work and the need to build new innovative applications and business models that serve the need (or define the need) of the new norm is essential.

Microsoft brings to you Microsoft Encode – Sept 21st to Sept 27th 2020:  Join us virtually and expand beyond the limits of your current computing platform with the freedom to build, manage and deploy your applications anywhere with Azure. Use your preferred languages, frameworks, and infrastructure – to build something innovative and something open (either a open source project or using open source technologies).

There are 4 key verticals where we invite you to hack to help organizations recover and help business leaders imagine the art of the possible:

  • Healthcare
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Retail

At Microsoft, we believe in bringing developers, technologists, and business leaders together to hack and be creative to solve the most challenging situations of our time. This hackathon aims to be the spur of innovative ideas that can help the economy recover and is an excellent opportunity for you and your organization to

  • Generate energy within your engineering / development teams to be creative, think, collaborate and build ‘out of the box’ solutions.
  • Learn from industry experts and mentors during the hackathon.
  • Align this initiative to the Corporate innovation motion of your organization.
  • Compete with the best minds in the industry to build the most innovative solutions to win some cool prizes.
  • Lead the way as a thought leader in the industry today.

If you are a developer or lead a team of developers, form a team, and take part in Microsoft Encode.

If you are a business leader, extend the invite to your developer/engineering teams to take part in Microsoft Encode.

Register here:

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