Wednesday, May 6, 2020

#Hack4GoodMBAS 2020 Global Hackaton

This past weekend, I was privileged to participate on the 24-hour Hack4Good MBAS 2020 global hackathon, carried out prior to the Microsoft Business Applications Summit 2020.

The theme for this hackathon revolved around COVID-19 and challenged all participating teams to create innovative solutions leveraging the entire Microsoft stack to solve a single problem. The hackathon involved teams from across all continents.

From left to right and top to bottom, me, Vivek Bavishi, Jon Levesque, April Dunnam, Geetha Sivasailam, and Joe Unwin, collectively Team FlowFam.

Our use of Microsoft Power Platform, Mixed/Augmented Reality, and advanced search and location services and data storage allows this solution to be used in several settings, but we decided to build a tool that could potentially help government and city planning officials, along with military engineers to quickly locate facilities and public spaces, measure and create floor plans, quickly calculate and plan bed space requirements, and place a request for beds to fill the space.

This 5 minutes video summarizes our 24 hour effort - more to come!

Here's the announcement by the judges evaluating the #Hack4GoodMBAS hackathon solutions. Our solution, SpaceR, was selected with one other among 11 teams participating across the Americas and has been entered into a pool of world finalists (APAC, EMEA, AMER) where it will be evaluated by a team of Microsoft judges.

Winner will be announced at the next Microsoft Business Applications Summit which you can register and attend for free.


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Until next post!

Mariano Gomez, MVP

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