Hackathon

Web Without Words Hackathon

September 21 and 22 (Friday and Saturday), 8 am to 6 pm

Register for Hackathon here

Web Without Words

Come to the inaugural Hackathon, sponsored by Saxon Global, organized by Scotty Shaw, and hosted by Microsoft at the Microsoft Technology Center in Irving, TX! We have released a limited number of tickets to the general public, so be sure to gather your friends to create a team, eat free food, hang out at the Microsoft Technology Center, build a project using Microsoft Azure, and compete for amazing prizes, such as summer internships, camera drones, headphones, and more!

SCHEDULE

September 21 and 22 (Friday and Saturday), 8 am to 6 pm

DAY 1: September 21 (Friday)
8:00 AM Check-In
8:30 AM Opening Ceremony, Running Brunch
9:00 AM On-Site Hacking Starts
1:00 PM Lunch
6:00 PM On-Site Hacking Ends, Short Closing Message, Everyone Out*
6:30 PM Friday Night Mixer (Off-campus, details TBD)
DAY 2: September 22 (Saturday)
8:00 AM Check-In, On-Site Hacking Starts
8:30 AM Running Brunch
1:00 PM Lunch
5:00 PM Project Presentations, Judging, Awards, Closing Ceremony
5:30 PM On-Site Hacking Ends
6:00 PM Go home and rest!

*IMPORTANT: Everyone must leave Microsoft at 6 pm on both days, but you may hack off-site as much as you want on Friday night. We will also have raffles and contests for more prizes on Saturday, so be sure to come back as you can only win if you are present!

PRIZES

FIRST PLACE
  • Camera drones
  • LinkedIn profiling
  • Written LinkedIn recommendation for hackathon achievements
  • Professional consulting for resume building
  • Feature winners on your website
  • Promo video of each winner
  • Take headshots for LinkedIn
  • Interview coaching
  • Career Options
  • If
  • Graduated before Fall Semester 2019
  • Automatic job interview with Saxon Global
  • Else
  • Automatic summer internship offer with Saxon Global
  • IMPORTANT: Winners may request the other option if desired
  • SECOND PLACE
  • Headphones
  • Written LinkedIn recommendation for hackathon achievements
  • Feature winners on your website
  • Take headshots for LinkedIn
  • Interview coaching
  • Career Options
  • If
  • Graduated before Fall Semester 2019
  • LinkedIn profiling
  • Professional consulting for resume building
  • Else
  • Automatic summer internship interview with Saxon Global
  • IMPORTANT: Winners may request the other option if desired
  • THIRD PLACE
  • Written LinkedIn recommendation for hackathon achievements
  • Feature winners on your website
  • Take headshots for LinkedIn
  • Interview coaching
  • Career Options
  • If
  • Graduated before Fall Semester 2019
  • LinkedIn profiling
  • Professional consulting for resume building
  • Else
  • Automatic summer internship interview with Saxon Global
  • IMPORTANT: Winners may request the other option if desired
  • ADDRESS

    7000 State Highway 161, Building LC1, Irving TX 75039

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/mtc/locations/dallas.aspx

    PARKING

    You may park anywhere on-campus for FREE as long as you register your vehicle with the front desk of Building LC1.

    PARTICIPANTS

    Anyone with a ticket may come and go as they please, so get them before they run out!

    PROJECTS

    Everyone will build projects involving Microsoft Azure, and mentors will be available. Our hackathon theme will be creating a web project without words, powered by Microsoft Azure!

    TEAM

    Each team may have up to 5 members. You can put your team together now or meet people at the event.

    OTHER

    Bring whatever you feel you will need to have fun at the hackathon! Please note that all participants will need to leave the Microsoft Technology Center on Friday at 6 pm, so this is not an overnight event. However, everyone is welcome back on Saturday morning at 8 am!

    QUESTIONS

    Feel free to contact us at events@saxonglobal.com!