Announcing the First Microsoft Open Source Challenge

Professors – please circulate this email to your students.

Microsoft Open Source ChallengeMicrosoft Research is delighted to announce its first Open Source Challenge that uses the many and various open source computer science tools from our researchers. From artificial intelligence to programming models, cryptography to education, there is something for every enquiring mind.

  • Experience the power of open source software from a top research lab.
  • Join students all round the world in solving problems with Microsoft’s open source tools.
  • Win big prizes, or the opportunity to interview for an internship at Microsoft Research.

Microsoft Research has over fifty projects that span the range of computer science from artificial intelligence to visualization, from cryptography to programming models. In these projects, the researchers have created open source tools and made them available for all. The objective of this challenge is to make the tools widely known and available and to elicit exceptional ideas from bright students around the world.

How to Enter

Register for the Challenge so that you can receive updates about the contest. In the challenge you will use any of the open source tools listed on the Portal to solve a novel problem, and then report on your findings. So, think of a project. Then acquire the tool and work on it to solve your problem. Finally, write a report about your findings and submit it. Your report submission will enter you into the Challenge.

See for full details. Closing date: April 11, 2016.



Announcing the First Microsoft Open Source Challenge