Microsoft Developers Capture Third Place at Tech Crunch Disrupt Hackathon

By the time TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon 2013 was over this weekend, five Microsoft developer evangelists had finished third in a field of 260+ hacks and earned a chance to pitch their hack at the main stage on Wednesday at the world’s most significant hackathon for consumer tech. Watch the video of the Microsoft team’s hack…


Pay With Bits App is BizSpark Member’s Times Square Debut

Prateek Gupta went out with his TechCrunch Disrupt team to Times Square and found an unsuspecting vendor to try their BitCoin app on.  Here is the resulting video of Pay With Bits, which got them named in a TechCrunch article last night. Having been a denizen of NYC for five years, Douglas Crets, our community…


Why Hackers Win

This was a great tweet. Madelena Mak wins Best Windows Hack at TechCrunch Disrupt, despite lack of resources. Projector didn’t work and switched to camera in last second decision. Still win Best Windows app at @techcrunch #hackdisrupt. What a day. — Madelena Mak (@MadelenaMak) April 29, 2013


Join Microsoft BizSpark at TechCrunch Disrupt NY!

Guest blog by Alp Tilev It’s that time again! Foot thumping music, party glasses, luxurious cars… are a just a few of things that come to mind when … Oh wait sorry wrong post. Let me try that again: Hackers, ruby on steroids, piles of awesome swag, red bull are just a few things that come…


Reza Alizadeh, Architect Evangelist Wins Facebook Hackathon

Microsoft’s awesome developer evangelist Reza Alizadeh won the Facebook-Heroku hackathon a couple of weeks ago. This was a big deal. Reza went on to TechCrunch last weekend and participated in that hackathon with a team of about four other evangelist. That story is here, and here.  We were waiting to see if a Facebook blog…


Follow the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon Pitches Here

Watch our Microsoft Evangelist team present their app, Play it Forward, which they hacked together in 24 hours at TechCrunch Disrupt.  It’s an app that allows you to give people good karma points for helping you, while keeping track of all the good karma you earn.  They will be presenting in spot 42. If you…


This is the Script the Microsoft Evangelists Used to Pitch their Hack

We got our hands on the script that the Microsoft Evangelists used to pitch their product. This is the original script for their app that helps you collect good karma every time you do something good for someone. I think it would do a fairly good job of really connecting people, by enabling them to…


Microsoft Developer Evangelist Hackers Enter TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon — Follow Them on Twitter

For the first time ever, Microsoft has entered its evangelists in the Tech Crunch Disrupt Hackathon. You can follow them on Twitter. You can follow this list on Twitter to connect with them:  The TechCrunch Disrupt 2012 Microsoft Hackers Or follow their individual tweets. The hashtags are #tcdisrupt and #bizspark Kevin Ashley — @kashleytwitReza Alizadeh -…


Register for Windows 8 Hackathon — From the Comfort of Your Own Home

A Windows 8 hackathon will take place this month, but instead of being in one physical location, we are making it virtual, so that anyone, anywhere, can take part in it.  It’s an online event, so you can code from the comfort of your home.  App submissions will be accepted from August 17 – 26….


Watch the AngelHack Finals Tonight Via Ustream

In case you wanted to find out who will win the nation-wide AngelHack contest, look no further than here. We are streaming it live on the site when they begin in a few hours.  And here is the direct link to the Stream. Tune in from 6pm to 9pm tonight to see who wins. Broadcasting live…