5 days ago

Public voting is now open

It's your turn to pick the Popular Choice award winner! Browse the Hack Productivity 4 submission gallery and vote for your favorite app. Be sure to spread the word via your social networks, too!

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.

Questions?

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


12 days ago

Final call: Submissions close tomorrow (8/7)!

Just a final shout-out that you have just under two days remaining in Hack Productivity 4. Submissions are August 7 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.


19 days ago

One week to go—the deadline is almost here!

The end is near! There’s only one week left to submit your Office hack to the competition. Submissions are August 7 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city

DON"T FORGET! If you are looking for added help or want some feedback before putting on the finishing touches you can join one of the API community calls.  These are designed for developers to connect in real-time with Microsoft product teams where they will share updates, provide tips about useful tools, samples and resources. In addition, they will have a technical deep dive on specific topics…

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26 days ago

Two weeks to go—submit early!

There are two weeks left to create a modern workplace app using at least one of the Office 365 products.

Submissions are due August 7 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.)  

If you are looking for added help or want some feedback before putting on the finishing touches, don't forget to join one of the API community calls.  These are designed for developers to connect in real-time with…

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about 1 month ago

Three weeks to go—start your submission now!

There are three weeks left in Hack Productivity 4! Avoid feeling rushed by getting your submission ready early. Submissions are August 7 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 follow the quick-start guide.

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

Questions?

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


about 1 month ago

One month left—start your submission

There’s one month remaining in Hack Productivity 4! Submissions are due August 7 before 5pm ET.

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 submission form works? Head over to our submission form tutorial.

Prepare your video

Don’t forget: your submission…

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about 2 months ago

Making a great submission video

We know as devs you’re expertise lies in building apps - so keep building! - however, the submission video needs time too! It's often the first (and sometimes only!) thing that judges and voters review.

 

Your video tells the story behind your submission, providing a clear to showcase your app and talent in a video:

 

  • Establish your elevator pitch. In the first few seconds of your video, explain the pain point that your app solves using the Office 365 products and tools. Within 60 seconds, viewers tend to lose interest, so use this time wisely to keep them…

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about 2 months ago

You’re Halfway There - Keep Going!

Wow! Selected winners from Hack Productivity 3 were invited to speak on stage at Microsoft Tech Summits in Warsaw and Stockholm.

Hackathon Halfway Point

Questions?

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


2 months ago

Did you know?! Fun Hack Fact Friday

Did you know?!

We have a range of SDKs and documentation that will help you move from exploring into learning and building. You’ll find the SDKs here, and the full set of Graph documentation here.

Questions?

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


3 months ago

Microsoft Pay, Teams APIs, and more updates from Build 2018!

We’re a few weeks past our big annual developer conference, Build.  Over 6,000 developers joined us in Seattle, WA for the latest news on and demonstrations of Microsoft technologies.   As you may have heard, we’re starting to broaden focus from Office 365 to Microsoft 365 – the joining of Office, Intune and Windows 10 into a more unified set of experiences.  But since this is an Office 365 hackathon lets’ focus on those announcements:

  • Microsoft 365 support of Adaptive Cards, helping developers create rich interactive content within conversations. As a result, end users can approve expense reports or comment…

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3 months ago

API community calls

These series of community calls are designed for developers to connect in real-time with our product teams. We’ll share updates, provide tips about useful tools, samples and resources. In addition, we’ll have a technical deep dive on specific topics in each call and allow time for Q&A and feedback.

To see the API Community Call Schedule, please visit the competition resources tab.

Questions?

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


4 months ago

Quick-start guide

Thanks for joining Hack Productivity 4! You're officially registered now, and we’ll be sending you regular updates throughout the competition.

Here’s how to get started building a workplace productivity app using the Office 365 tools. The submission period opens on May 7, 2018 and ends August 7, 2018, at 5pm ET.

  1. Get set up right. Sign up for your free Microsoft developer account and find out more about the required tools on the Resources page.
  2. Get a head start on your submission. Fill out the basic fields on the application form and familiarize yourself with the submission requirements. This…

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