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Microsoft and Devpost just launched Hack Productivity, a global online hackathon to recode the productivity standard to help people do and achieve more using Microsoft Office 365.

Ever since humans discovered coffee, we’ve been coming up with new ideas and technologies to get stuff done, achieve our goals, and squeeze the most out of the precious 24 hours we get every day.
You might think productivity applies only to your job, school, or finances – but what about your passions, hobbies, and family? Don’t you want to excel there, too?

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced their new company mission: To empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. It’s a big task, but Microsoft Office 365’s APIs and add-in tools make hacking productivity possible in a whole new way.

The Microsoft Office 365 team is challenging developers and makers across the globe to use Microsoft Office 365 APIs and Add-ins to boost productivity in every area of your life.

 Problem Statement:

Microsoft and Devpost present Hack Productivity, a global online hackathon that gives you access to the Office 365 APIs for email, calendars, contacts, photo/video, and files so you can create tech solutions that allow people to do everything they set out to do, and more. As an added challenge, Microsoft is also asking you to build an entirely new Add-in (extension) for your app.

Your solution needs to help people manage their lives — but the how is totally up to you. For example, you could build an app that:

  • Helps people create photo albums with images shared by their friends
  • Creates a weekly schedule for everyone in the household
  • Collates a daily to-do list based on incoming email
  • Blueprints a filing system for school assignments and research work
  • Designs a new collaboration system for the office
  • Suggests a friend date when you haven’t seen one of your contacts in a while
  • Uses Pavlovian push notifications to defeat procrastination

 

 Rewards:

Grand Prize:

  • $10,000 cash 
  • Ticket(s) to a Microsoft conference (including travel and lodging reimbursement up to $1,500 each) for no more than two team members 
  • 30-minute meeting with a Microsoft product representative (may be in-person or virtual depending on location) 
  • 30-minute meeting with a leader from the Microsoft Incubation Group (may be in-person or virtual depending on location) 
  • Allowance on a premium Microsoft Office 365 service for one year (for up to five team members) 
  • Surface product (1)

Second Prize: 

  • $5,000 cash 
  • 30-minute meeting with a Microsoft product representative (may be in-person or virtual depending on location) 
  • Allowance on a premium Microsoft Office 365 service for one year (for up to five team members) 
  • Surface product (1)

Third Prize: 

  • $2,500 cash 
  • Allowance on a premium Microsoft Office 365 service for one year (for up to five team members) 
  • Surface product (1)

Other 6 best entries would receive $1,500 worth cash prizes each

 

 Timeline:
December 4, 2015 - March 1, 2016

 Deliverables:

Main Requirement: Submit an application that will help users increase their productivity. To be eligible for prizes, submissions include a new Microsoft Office 365 Add-in (extension) AND integrate at least one of the following Microsoft Office 365 APIs (Mail, Calendar, Files, Photos/Video, or Contacts - or Microsoft Graph). 

Submit the following assets:

  • A demo video (hosted on YouTube, Vimeo, or Youku). Your video should include a demo of your working application via a step-by-step visual demo.
  • Please submit at least one image/screenshot of your application.
  • A way to access your working application for judging and testing. 

 Rules and Guidelines:

This challenge is open to:

  • Individuals (who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry)
  • Teams of eligible individuals.
  • Organizations (up to 50 employees)
  • Large Organizations (with over 50 employees) may compete only for the non-cash Large Organization Recognition Awards.
  • Employees of Large Organizations (with over 50 employees) are eligible as long as they enter the competition independent of their company and meet all other requirements. 
  • Employees of Microsoft, Devpost, and contractors currently under contract work for Microsoft or Devpost are not eligible.
  • If you are employed by a public sector organization, please review the rules pertaining to prize fulfillment to a public sector organization employee.
  • Hack Productivity is open to global jurisdictions except for those in areas where the laws of the United States or local law prohibits participating or receiving a prize in the Hackathon (including, but not limited to, Brazil, Quebec, Italy, and Cuba, Sudan, Iran, North Korea, Syria and any other country designated by the United States Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control). Must be 18 or older. Void where prohibited. Contest ends March 1, 2016. For full challenge details and rules, go to msoffice365.Devpost.com/rules.

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