Microsoft hacks its way into a new era with first-ever //oneweek

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella started the Hackathon by cranking up the ship-it air siren that has been famously used at many Microsoft product launch events. (Photo credit: Microsoft event staff)Microsoft Executive Vice President of Technology and Research Harry Shum visits with members of Mentor Me hackathon team. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)Several teams are heads down and hard at work in one of the Hackathon tents at the Redmond campus. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)Game of Drones team members (from left) Connie Yau, Balaji Soundrarajan, Sridhar Periyasamy and Bryan Arant take their drone for a test flight. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)Shawn Khamench of the Smart Wrist Band Hackathon team holds up the key processor in their project. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)Sumana Chatterjee, Ke Dang and Dan Barrett work together on their Project Landing Canvas Hackathon project, a service that allows Bing customers to print or own digital rights to pictures. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)London's Hackathon projects started bubbling up to the top right from the start of the //oneweek Hackathon. (Photo credit: Microsoft event staff)Team LockDuino from Charlotte hacked away on a project that aims to use a small Arduino Nano with an ultrasonic sensor to detect when people walk away from their PCs so their devices will lock automatically. (Photo credit: Microsoft event staff)Derrick Connell, corporate vice president of Bing, spoke to employees from Hyderabad, India, during the Company Forum preshow festivities. With him are members of the Travelogue Hackathon team. (Photo credit: Microsoft event staff)Seventy Microsoft Ireland hackers did a Usain Bolt lightning pose at the start of the Hackathon. Microsoft Ireland had more than 100 employees working on 32 hacks. (Photo credit: Microsoft event staff)Hackathon participants at Microsoft’s Hyderabad campus stayed loose with a game of midnight cricket as the Hackathon extended into the wee hours of the night. (Photo credit: Microsoft event staff)Stephanie Shenk (left) and Michelle Guarino are excited about the progress they made on an Xbox One game for a sustainable future. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)A group of Hackathon participants takes a break from coding with some yoga in one of the Hackathon tents. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)Microsoft Executive Vice President of Applications and Services Qi Lu (center) visits and listens to Chenlei Guo (left) and Karen Stabile of the Personalized Enterprise Search hackathon project. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)Product Fair attendees check out a colorful assortment of mobile devices in one of the big tents. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)Multiple service dogs were on hand at the Product Fair as part of Microsoft’s Ability Group, which focuses on making technology more accessible. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)Missy Waggoner makes a mad grab for some cash in the funny money booth at the Product Fair. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)Executive Vice President of Microsoft Devices Group Stephen Elop listens as the Delta Airlines crew explains how the airline is leveraging Microsoft technology. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)A smorgasbord of mobile devices were on display and waiting to be demoed at the Product Fair. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)Microsoft’s hardworking IT staff waves goodbye as the Product Fair and //oneweek draw to a close. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella started the Hackathon by cranking up the ship-it air siren that has been famously used at many Microsoft product launch events. (Photo credit: Microsoft event staff)Microsoft Executive Vice President of Technology and Research Harry Shum visits with members of Mentor Me hackathon team. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)Several teams are heads down and hard at work in one of the Hackathon tents at the Redmond campus. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)Game of Drones team members (from left) Connie Yau, Balaji Soundrarajan, Sridhar Periyasamy and Bryan Arant take their drone for a test flight. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)Shawn Khamench of the Smart Wrist Band Hackathon team holds up the key processor in their project. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)Sumana Chatterjee, Ke Dang and Dan Barrett work together on their Project Landing Canvas Hackathon project, a service that allows Bing customers to print or own digital rights to pictures. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)London's Hackathon projects started bubbling up to the top right from the start of the //oneweek Hackathon. (Photo credit: Microsoft event staff)Team LockDuino from Charlotte hacked away on a project that aims to use a small Arduino Nano with an ultrasonic sensor to detect when people walk away from their PCs so their devices will lock automatically. (Photo credit: Microsoft event staff)Derrick Connell, corporate vice president of Bing, spoke to employees from Hyderabad, India, during the Company Forum preshow festivities. With him are members of the Travelogue Hackathon team. (Photo credit: Microsoft event staff)Seventy Microsoft Ireland hackers did a Usain Bolt lightning pose at the start of the Hackathon. Microsoft Ireland had more than 100 employees working on 32 hacks. (Photo credit: Microsoft event staff)Hackathon participants at Microsoft’s Hyderabad campus stayed loose with a game of midnight cricket as the Hackathon extended into the wee hours of the night. (Photo credit: Microsoft event staff)Stephanie Shenk (left) and Michelle Guarino are excited about the progress they made on an Xbox One game for a sustainable future. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)A group of Hackathon participants takes a break from coding with some yoga in one of the Hackathon tents. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)Microsoft Executive Vice President of Applications and Services Qi Lu (center) visits and listens to Chenlei Guo (left) and Karen Stabile of the Personalized Enterprise Search hackathon project. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)Product Fair attendees check out a colorful assortment of mobile devices in one of the big tents. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)Multiple service dogs were on hand at the Product Fair as part of Microsoft’s Ability Group, which focuses on making technology more accessible. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)Missy Waggoner makes a mad grab for some cash in the funny money booth at the Product Fair. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)Executive Vice President of Microsoft Devices Group Stephen Elop listens as the Delta Airlines crew explains how the airline is leveraging Microsoft technology. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)A smorgasbord of mobile devices were on display and waiting to be demoed at the Product Fair. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)Microsoft’s hardworking IT staff waves goodbye as the Product Fair and //oneweek draw to a close. (Photo credit: Scott Eklund, Red Box Pictures)

Microsoft kicked off its first-ever //oneweek on Monday, a global event that is part of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s effort to reinvent the way the company does business and encourage employees to adopt a challenger mindset and collaborate on the ideas and technologies of the future.

The four-day event included a company forum on Monday where leadership set priorities for the year, a hackathon on Tuesday and Wednesday, and a Product Fair on Wednesday and Thursday. In the slideshow below, check out the people and places of //oneweek, which spanned from Redmond, Washington to the United Kingdom as well as Israel and Hyderabad, India, among other locations.

Jeff Meisner
Microsoft News Center Staff

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