Announcing the Hack Together: Microsoft Graph and .NET winners
We’re excited to announce the winners of Hack Together: Microsoft Graph and .NET!
What is Hack Together?
From March 1-15, 2023 we ran Hack Together: Microsoft Graph and .NET – a virtual hackathon for beginners to get started building scenario-based apps using .NET and Microsoft Graph.
In this hackathon, participants learned how to build apps with Microsoft Graph based on top Microsoft Graph scenarios, and met Microsoft Graph Product Group Leaders, Cloud Advocates, MVPs and Student Ambassadors. Each submitted app had a chance to win exciting prizes.
It was awesome and inspiring to see the variety of submissions. We appreciate that everyone has their own journey with technology: while some have been working with Microsoft 365 for many years, others are just beginning. When judging the submissions, we looked not only at innovation and polish but also at creativity and experience. After reviewing all hacks, we selected the following as the winners.
🥇 1st place: Magic Note app to plan the day efficiently with AI & Microsoft Graph
Magic Note allows users to plan their days in a joyful and productive way with the power of Microsoft Graph and AI (of course the implementation is entirely in .NET).
In this submission, we loved its polish and the creative use of AI to boost personal productivity. It shows a great combination of .NET MAUI with Microsoft Graph and Azure Language Services.
🥈2nd place: ScheduleEase
ScheduleEase is a solution, using the power of .NET and Microsoft Graph, for university students to add their timetable easily to their calendars.
In this app, we loved how students used Microsoft 365 and Azure Form Recognizer to improve the experience of getting rosters into personal calendars. By taking a picture of the printed roster, they could get it into their Microsoft 365 calendar with a push of a button!
🥉3rd place: magi – An AI wizard to answer all your queries
magi is a command-line-interface tool designed to answer user queries using the Microsoft Graph API. It’s built using .NET and can provide prompt responses to various questions by leveraging Microsoft Graph API.
We loved the creative use of AI in this app. Using natural language, you can express the data that you’d like to retrieve from Microsoft 365. The app translates your query into a Microsoft Graph API call, calls Microsoft Graph, and shows you the result.
⭐️ An honorable mention: Improved batching in the Microsoft Graph .NET SDK
We also wanted to highlight the app by Stephan van Rooij, who improved our newly released Microsoft Graph .NET SDK. He proposed a better solution for supporting batch requests by the SDK. Our engineers reviewed his submission and merged it into the Microsoft Graph .NET SDK, helping millions of developers build apps using Microsoft Graph!
Here’s a compilation of the winning hacks:
While we picked only 3 winners, there were many more creative apps showing the art of possible with Microsoft Graph and .NET. Have a look at other apps on GitHub at https://github.com/microsoft/hack-together.
Continue your journey with the community
While the hackathon is finished, your journey doesn’t have to end. Join the Microsoft 365 and Power Platform Community to continue building with Microsoft Graph and .NET. Find like-minded people, attend community calls, and explore resources to see what else you can build using Microsoft Graph!
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