Why we need more hackathons in our tech communities today

Throughout my experiences in the tech community, one of the spaces where I have actively contributed over the last few years: hackathons. Hackathons have had a huge impact on my student career so far. It is one of the few spaces that I genuinely love, and I will discuss why we need more hackathons in our tech communities in this article.

But before we go any further, let’s first understand what a hackathon really is.

What is a Hackathon?

“A hackathon is essentially a development marathon that is designed to push people past the limits of their creativity and knowledge to create innovative products…

How I Spent 5 Months Empowering Student Tech Communities With Progate

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Hey everyone. I am Aditya Oberai, a junior at Amity University, Noida and tech community enthusiast. I spent the last 5 months actively working with student communities all across India, empowering students to begin their journeys as independent developers with Progate. Working with Progate has been one of the most wholesome and fulfilling experiences that I have had on a professional front. It has been a career-defining opportunity for me and it is truly my privilege to document and present my journey with Progate.

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I originally heard about the Community Intern position through a LinkedIn post by Shun Uno, India…

Insights from my experiences in the hackathon community

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Being a junior year Computer Science and Engineering student who is an active member of his regional student developer communities, one constantly used catchword that I often come across is “hackathon”. For those of you who may be new to the developer ecosystem,

A hackathon is essentially a development marathon that is designed to push developers past the limits of their creativity, imagination, and technical know-how to create innovative products and solutions.

Important Notice:

This article is not up to date with the updates in the Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador program. For those, please do visit: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/student-developer-blog/welcome-microsoft-learn-student-ambassadors/ba-p/1570828

The application procedure is still the same, however, and can be viewed here.


  • The Microsoft Student Partner Program is a worldwide educational program to sponsor students majoring in disciplines related to technology. The MSP program attempts to enhance students’ employability by offering training in skills not usually taught in academia, including knowledge of Microsoft technologies.

Why be an MSP?

•The MSP program is an educational and promotional program to sponsor undergraduate and postgraduate students majoring in disciplines related to…

Aditya Oberai

MLH Coach | Gold Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador | Hackathon and Tech Community Enthusiast

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