Microsoft to Hold Internal Hackathon

New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wants Microsoft to begin more innovative. To foster that goal, the company is planning an initiative called “Oneweek” this week. Microsoft describes the event as “CEO Satya Nadella’s effort to reinvent the way the company does business and to encourage the rise of brilliant ideas no matter where they originate.”

Oneweek will include a two-day hackathon on July 29 and 30 that is open to all of the company’s global employees. More than more than 2,200 teams will present their ideas, “everything from digital graffiti art to an add-in for Outlook that checks the validity of hyperlinks in an email before it’s sent.” Other development teams will focus on eye-tracking technology, the creation of digital family history albums and even forecasting the activity on financial markets.

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