Microsoft New York Fellows Do Boston, Win HubHacks Challenge

(L-R) Ken Chan (Microsoft), Sam Berg, J. Kirschner, Fatima Sarah Khalid (Microsoft), and Andrew Arace.
by | No Comments

While hundreds of hackers were participating in Battlehack Boston this weekend—a global competition with the end game of $100,000—there was a very different sort of Hackathon happening at District Hall. HubHacks, the first public sector hackathon organized by our new tech and social media savvy mayor Marty Walsh with his Office of New Urban Mechanics […]

More Than Words: A Look at the Many Accessible Technologies at the UMass Amherst Public Library

UMass copy
by | No Comments

You may know that the University of Massachusetts Amherst has a public library. What you probably don’t know is all of the forward-thinking technological gems inside. “UMass culture is about trying new things and taking risks,” Carol Connare, Director of Library Development & Communication told Microsoft New England. “Academic libraries are really changing.” Ethnographic studies […]

Rosie: Making Data-driven Decisions and Shopping Local More Convenient

by | No Comments

Microsoft’s recent announcement that we are Moving Food-Resilience Data to the Cloud and teaming up with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to host the Innovation Challenge, a series of developer activities related to food resilience in key U.S. metro areas (October 20 through December 10) made me think of a MassChallenge startup interested in […]