Hackathon Resources



It’s Hackathon time!

It’s that time of year again, and we are here to help. If you are participating in any of the great hackathons around the country, below you will find the resources you need to do cool stuff like, Machine Learning, Facial Recognition, emotion tracking and more.

Getting Started Tutorials

Cognitive Services

Cognitive Services  allows developers to create smarter apps, which can do things like recognize faces and interpret natural language even if the app developers are not experts in those fields.

  • oxford2Visual tools: This service can analyze visual content to look for things like inappropriate content or a dominant color scheme. It also can detect and understand text in photos, such as a team name, and can sort photos by content, such as pictures of beaches, animals or food. Finally, it can automatically edit photos down to a recognizable and useful thumbnail for easy scanning.


  • oxford 1Face recognition: This technology automatically recognizes faces in photos, groups faces that look alike and verifies whether two faces are the same. It can be used for things like easily recognizing which users are in certain photos and allowing a user to log in using face authentication. It’s the same technology that is behind this fun new website that guesses how old a person looks based on a photograph.


Machine learning

ml1A fully managed cloud service that enables you to easily build, deploy, and share predictive analytics solutions. Azure Machine Learning means business. You can deploy your model into production as a web service in minutes—a web service that can be called from any device, anywhere and that can use any data source

Virtual Machines


Internet of Things

Web Apps