The newest Microsoft Power Platform hackathon will be education-focused and broadcasting globally

September 4 2019

Who doesn't love a good hackathon? Saturday's TDGI Hack for Education brings at least fifty-two teams and four hundred participants together to develop new Power Platform solutions as part of the latest TDGI event.

TDGI hacks are part of the TDG (That Dynamics Group) online community. The group focuses on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement and the Power Platform has run several hackathons already. This one will have an education theme. The leaders won't reveal the full objectives until just before the event goes live, but they have been giving hints, organizers say.

The teams will be broadcasting live and will try to keep their cameras and microphones on in their workspace as they hack away. You can read up on the rest of the guidelines here, including the various start and end times set up for each region around the world.

The event will benefit one or more charities. A GoFundMe is collecting contributions and that the winning team gets to choose how the money is divided up. Several prospective organizations have been pre-selected including Save the Children, World Council for Gifted Children, and Jasmin Roy Sophie Desmarais Foundation.

Teams will be making presentations and posting videos to YouTube as part of their submissions. The judging panel is made up of fourteen community members from around the world. With such a large field, the organizers have planned for competition at the regional level first, with winners moving on to the global judging considers the regional winners.

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