Microsoft kickstarts first ever global hackathon
Microsoft has kicked off its first ever global 'one-week hackathon' in an effort to answer chief executive officer Satya Nadella's call to think differently. The event will have Microsoft employees across 114 countries, including India, simultaneously hacking to come up with apps and solutions for use across sections, including government, consumers, enterprises, non-profit partners, educators, etc. The company says that this event is a step towards its transformation from being an incumbent to being a challenger, in areas like cloud and mobile, where it is currently struggling to gain market share, and promoting a culture of what it calls "growth-hacking" amongst employees.
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