10 months ago

And the winner is...

The votes are tallied and the judges have weighed in! Visit the Hack Productivity gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all the new ways to get things done at work.

Even though the competition is over, we’ve got lots of other opportunities. Check out upcoming in-person and online hackathons, or head over to Devpost Jobs to meet the engineering teams @ NYC startups and find your next engineering gig.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we…

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10 months ago

Last call for votes

If you haven’t cast your vote yet for your favorite work productivity app, there’s still time. The polls will remain open until 5pm ET on February 17. Spread the word and if you submitted an app, tell your friends, family, and colleagues to vote for you!

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


10 months ago

The polls are open!

It’s your turn to pick the Popular Choice Award winner! Browse the submission gallery and vote for your favorite office hack. If you submitted an app, be sure to spread the word through your social networks, too! The last day to vote is February 17.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


11 months ago

Final call: Submissions close on Tuesday!

Just a final heads up that you have two days remaining in Hack Productivity. Submissions are due January 31 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


11 months ago

Webinar recording & answers to your questions

Happy final weekend of coding for Hack Productivity!

If you missed Friday's webinar with the Microsoft tech evangelism team, we've got the recording and a summary of our answers to your questions right here.

More questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


11 months ago

Tune into our webinar live right now!

The Microsoft support team from StackOverflow is live and answering questions right now. Tune in here!

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


11 months ago

Today's webinar rescheduled for Friday @ 12pm ET

Hi productivity hackers,

We've had to reschedule this morning's webinar to Friday, January 27, @ 12pm ET. We hope to see you there!

Tune into the live stream here

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


11 months ago

One week to go – the deadline is almost here!

Whew, it’s the home stretch! There’s only one week left to submit your Microsoft Graph, Office 365, or SharePoint app to the competition. Submissions are due January 31 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


11 months ago

Reminder: Online office hours tomorrow @ 11am

Quick reminder that the first of our two online office hours sessions is tomorrow, Wednesday 1/18 @ 11am ET. Bring your burning Graph / Office / SharePoint development questions for the Microsoft StackOverflow team.

You can tune in to the livestream on YouTube and ask questions in the chat window:

Can't join tomorrow? We'll also be holding another session next week:

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we…

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11 months ago

Two weeks to go – submit early!

There are two weeks left to create a modern workplace app using Microsoft Graph, Office 365, or SharePoint.

Submissions are due January 31 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. (We’ll walk you through our submission form process if you need help.)  And if you've just recently joined the hackathon, explore the quick-start guide and check out the competition resources.

Submission checklist

Before you say "ship it!", make sure you run through this list:

  • Have you built an Office Add-in, a…

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11 months ago

Drop into office hours Wed 1/18 & 1/25

We’re winding down to the January 31 deadline, so we thought you might want a chance to ask questions & get help with your app in real time.

The team behind Microsoft's StackOverflow page will be on hand to answer your questions and troubleshoot during online office hours next Wednesday, 1/18 and Wednesday, 1/25 @ 11am ET. 

You can tune in to the livestream on YouTube and ask questions in the chat window:

Need help sooner than that? Hit us up at support@devpost.com or on the discussion forum.

Have…

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11 months ago

Three weeks to go—start your submission now!

There are three weeks left in Hack Productivity! Beat the deadline rush by getting your submission ready early. Submissions are due January 31 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven’t already started a submission, you should do it now. And if you’re just getting started, read the official rules and follow the quick-start guide.

You can also get the lowdown on how our submission form works right here.

Looking for an edge? We've got some nifty optional APIs, courtesy of our awesome promotional partners, DocuSign and Smartsheet.

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12 months ago

One month left—start your submission

There’s one month remaining in Hack Productivity! Submissions are due January 31 before 5pm ET.

Start your submission now

Starting a submission is a good way to make sure that your app meets the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component. Remember: once you submit a project, you can keep editing it as needed at any time prior to the submission deadline. Need a primer on how the submission form works? Head over to our submission form tutorial.

Prepare your video

Don’t forget: your submission must

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about 1 year ago

Making a great submission video

We know you’re focused on building your new app for workplace productivity, but don't forget about your video. It's often the first (and sometimes only!) thing that judges and voters review.

A good video tells the story behind your submission, providing a clear and concise explanation of what your app is and does. Here are some tips and a list of screencasting tools:

  • Establish your elevator pitch. In the first few seconds of your video, explain how your app uses the Microsoft Graph, Office 365, or SharePoint APIs to help businesses and organizations work better. You can get into…

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about 1 year ago

Office dev account sign-ups & extensions - we can help!

Still need a Microsoft Office 365 developer account or an extension on your existing account? Email us at support@devpost.com and we’ll help you get set up.

If you have an existing account, please include the email or username that you signed up with, as well as your tenant ID.

If you have any technical questions about the Office 365 developer tools, please post to the Microsoft StackOverflow forums; you should receive a response within a day. For Add-in questions, please tag with #office-js and for Graph, tag with #microsoftgraph.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions…

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about 1 year ago

Quick-start guide

Thanks for joining Hack Productivity! You're officially registered now, and we’ll be sending you regular updates throughout the competition.

Here’s how to get started building a workplace productivity app using the Office, SharePoint, or Graph APIs. Submissions are open from now through January 31, 2017, at 5pm ET.

  1. Get set up right. Sign up for your free Microsoft developer account and find out more about the required tools and sample productivity scenarios on the Resources page.
  2. Get a head start on your submission. Fill out the basic fields on the application form and familiarize yourself with the submission requirements. This…

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