HACK4GOOD was an amazing event which brought world together on a weekend and all started to hack for good reasons. So many enthusiastic amazing people who loves Microsoft Business Applications (MBA’s) team up with passion to create solutions to help the world and lift it up. Building solutions which is to help the communities and people around the world is such a great thing.
I have been part of many hackathons and this was top of my list. It’s amazing to see the ideas which participants bring into the table and how they execute these ideas using the MBA’s. There were over 390 participants from 40 different countries representing all over the globe.
These Solutions are out there in internet and I thought of collecting these solutions and to give away to the community so that someone who sees these solutions can help the communities if they want to build a solution which is like the idea presented by these teams.
It all started by Chris briefing out teams on the #Hack4good. The image shown below captures all the main points he was touching upon.
The agenda was briefed as well.
There were wonderful time zone leads who were helping to arrange this massive hackathon. It’s not an easy task been a leader in these hackathons because you need to be skilled in adopting and being flexible because always the unexpected things happens and you would need to manage it. We should thank all leads for their amazing efforts.
Time Zone Leads
|APAC||Lisa Crosbie, Ee Lane Yu, Nijo Joseph|
|AMER||Emma D’arcy, Andrew Welch|
|EMEA||Lucy Bourne, Lee Baker, Alison Mulligan, Mike Hartley|
Time Zone Judges
|APAC||Elaiza Benitez, Mark Smith|
|AMER||Sarah Critchley, Brian Galicia|
|EMEA||Ana Demeny, Scott Durow, Ben Vollmer|
I was really inspired by the speeches from Dona, Keith, Chris and William they touch the heart of people.
Chris stared with briefing everyone out on the agenda and highlighting key information on the Hackathon. Also mentioning on his past experiences with Hackathons. He also went on to mentioned that some of the apps built in these hackathons are used by the businesses. Therefore, all your effort and time goes into this event is not wasted at all and business are benefitted from that as well.
This was the most powerful message that captured my eye and thinking 3.7 million #PowerAddicts in the world who are using Power Platform that is just an incredible achievement by Microsoft. It is fascinating to see this. Thanks for Dona Sarkar sharing this and always loves listening to her amazing stories.
Keith shared a story about “Terry” during the kick off. How you can help people like Terry and how the technology transforms people’s lives and how we can help people like “Terry” using our knowledge.
Then Leads in my session Lisa and Ee started briefing about the rules and what solutions you should be built and what are the criteria’s which will be judged upon.
Also, people didn’t forget to bring their humor and laughter to energize everyone.
There are amazing solutions built by the teams which participated in this #Hack4good event. I have gone through most of the videos mentioned below and it was amazing to see the spirit of everyone and how much everyone was focusing on the real problems they face day to day. Then went on to build amazing application within few hours.
Please find the links below to the solutions.
Once solutions are submitted the regional judges started their job of selecting the winners from each region.
Below are the videos for announcing Winners. Congratulations to the winning teams from the regions.
It was well worth weekend and spent in such a nice way and it helps to reenergize yourself during these unprecedented times and thanks to everyone who make this event a successful one.
Hope you enjoyed the article please reach to me if I missed out any of the solutions I will add it to the list.