Azure Quantum Winter Learning Opportunities

Matt Zanner (HE/HIM)

Happy New Year!  Around this time, many people choose some resolutions they wish to accomplish during the course of the year.  If your New Year’s resolution involves learning quantum computing ;), there are multiple activities available this winter to help you accomplish your goals.  

Whether your objective is to explore interest in new technologies or extend knowledge for school studies or professional development, participating in hackathons and intensive schools can accelerate learning in a fun, interactive environment.  We’re excited to share the following winter learning opportunities powered by Azure Quantum. 

Northwest Quantum Nexus Winter Hackathon, January 17 – 24 

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The Northwest Quantum Nexus (NQN) is a coalition of research and industrial organizations in the Pacific Northwest and neighboring regions with the goal of advancing Quantum Information Sciences (QIS) research and developing a QIS-trained workforce To help enable this goal, NQN is hosting a Hackathon, sponsored by Azure Quantum and IonQ, with virtual workshops on January 17 – 18 and the hacking period running on January 20 – 24While the in-person hackathon is limited to attendees from NQN member schools, the preceding Azure Quantum and IonQ virtual workshops are open to all and will involve raffle prizes (some restrictions apply).  See here for more details and how to register.  

MIT IQuHack 2023, January 27 – 29

Image MIT IQuHack logo. MIT IQuHack is an annual hackathon organized by MIT iQuISE group, focused on enabling quantum computing learning.

MIT’s Intradisciplinary Quantum Hackathon (IQuHack) is back again this year with both in-person and virtual challengesAzure Quantum is proud to be sponsoring a virtual challenge focused on the new Azure Quantum Resource Estimator capability. Register now to secure a spot and learn more! 

Qubit by Qubit Winter School, February 45 and 1112 

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Qubit by Qubit is the online learning initiative of The Coding School, a 501(c)(3) organization that aims to empower the next generation through computer science education. Qubit by Qubit is offering a free, 4-day intensive introductory program to help high school and university students learn foundations of quantum computing, including quantum mechanics, quantum circuits, and quantum algorithms and protocols, all while gaining familiarity with Microsoft’s quantum computing language, Q#, and Azure Quantum. Apply today! 

We hope you enjoy and benefit from these Azure Quantum winter learning opportunities.  As a reminder, there are additional learning resources available online including Quantum Katas and MS Learn, check them out today!  Happy Learning.