Sign up for the Microsoft Developers AI Learning Hackathon and Compete for $10,000 in Prizes!

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Are you ready to learn about building your very own AI apps in Azure? Participate in the Microsoft Developers AI Learning Hackathon and discover how to build your own custom AI copilot using Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB and the Azure OpenAI API. Whether you’re a seasoned developer or just starting, this event is perfect for anyone eager to dive into AI app development.

Why Participate?

  • Extensive Learning Opportunities: Master the foundational database technologies that drive innovations like OpenAI’s ChatGPT.
  • Hands-On Experience: Utilize tools like Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB in real-world scenarios to create your AI-driven applications.
  • Big Prizes: Compete for a chance to win up to $10,000 in prizes and get your project featured on Microsoft’s social channels like X and LinkedIn.

Sign up for the Microsoft Developers AI Learning Hackathon and Compete for $10,000 in Prizes!

Who Can Join?

This hackathon is open to anyone above the legal age of majority in their country of residence. Please note that specific countries and territories are excluded. Check the full rules for-eligibility details.

Event Details:

  • Deadline: June 17, 2024, at 8:00 PM EDT
  • Format: Online and public

How to Get Started:

  1. Create a Microsoft Learn Account: Ensure you use the same account throughout the developer journey.
  2. Register for the Azure Cosmos DB Developer Cloud Skills Challenge: This two-part challenge kicks off with Phase 1 now live, and Phase 2 begins on April 23rd.
  3. Follow the Developer Guides: Choose between Node.js and Python guides to build your AI copilot.

Learning and Building:

  • Phase 1: Learn how to build an AI application using Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB and the Azure OpenAI API. Delve into vector database technologies, Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG), and more.
  • Phase 2: After completing your AI application, integrate it into a new or existing Azure project to compete for additional prizes.

Submission Requirements:

  • Phase 1: Complete the learning modules, and request access to the Azure OpenAI Service.
  • Phase 2 (Optional): Integrate your AI copilot into an Azure project. This phase is open to individuals, teams, and organizations.

Final Steps:

  • Submit Your Project: Provide your Microsoft Learn username(s), completion screenshots, and a screenshot of your AI copilot. For Phase 2, also submit a demonstration video and a detailed description of your AI app.

Don’t Miss Out!

With only two more months until the deadline, now is the perfect time to start. Visit the Learning Journey section to begin. Get ready to innovate, learn, and win!

For more details, visit our official event page. We can’t wait to see what you’ll build!

About Azure Cosmos DB

Azure Cosmos DB is a fully managed and serverless distributed database for modern app development, with SLA-backed speed and availability, automatic and instant scalability, and support for open-source PostgreSQL, MongoDB, and Apache Cassandra. Try Azure Cosmos DB for free here. To stay in the loop on Azure Cosmos DB updates, follow us on XYouTube, and LinkedIn.


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