Hearst Fashion Hack brings the geek to New York Fashion Week

When you think of New York Fashion Week, you probably think of beautiful models, high-end fashion shows, and late-night parties. And you’d be right. But this past weekend, the Hearst Corporation — publisher of Cosmopolitan, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, and many other popular titles — hosted its first hackathon at its midtown headquarters, the Hearst…

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Geek 2 Chic! Microsoft powers #HearstFashionHack at New York Fashion Week

Publicyte readers are probably familiar with Microsoft’s collaboration with Bloomingdale’s on Geek 2 Chic, a series of charity fashion shows we produce across the U.S. So far, our events in Washington DC, Chicago, and Los Angeles have raised awareness of the importance of risk-taking and entrepreneurship in today’s world, highlighted the great work that “geeky”…

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The Art Of The Start: What The Birth Of Short-Lived Tech Startups Means For The Spirit Of America

The prominent startup blog TechCocktail.com recently published a piece titled, Startup Weekend e-Government DC Produced 13 Innovative, Public Sector-Focused Startups. DC-based technology journalist Alex Howard publicly commented that presentations by teams at the end of a 54-hour startup weekend hosted by Microsoft do not constitute “startups,” and that TechCocktail’s headline was misleading. Are the products…

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Random Hacks Of Kindness Is A Hackthon For Saving Humanity

Guest post by Patrick Svenburg, the director of platform strategy for Microsoft’s U.S. Public Sector developer and platform evangelism group. What happens when brainy folks from NASA, The World Bank, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Google put their heads together to develop innovative solutions to humanity’s problems? Random Hacks of Kindness, or RHoK, is about building a…

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