Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is shaking issues up at the firm, and an occasion on the Redmond campus this morning is the newest instance: It’s a 38-hour hackathon, designed to faucet the artistic vitality of staff, assist convey the greatest concepts to market quicker, and put contemporary eyes on Microsoft’s legacy code bases.
Nadella opened the occasion a couple of moments in the past with a quick tackle to staff. He referenced the pure tendency to complain about merchandise internally, and stated the occasion presents a possibility to take motion.
“That is the time to stop the criticism and do something about it,” he stated, earlier than turning the crank on a siren to kick off the occasion.
Greater than 10,600 Microsoft staff round the world are collaborating in the hackathon, half of a bigger inner Microsoft occasion known as //oneweek that replaces the conventional day-long firm assembly.
The occasion comes slightly greater than per week after Microsoft announced the largest layoffs in its history, a part of a broader technique by Nadella to streamline the firm’s engineering processes.
The hackathon is now in full swing in a brief facility known as “Hackopolis” on the Microsoft soccer fields. We’re testing a few of the tasks and may have extra on GeekWire later as we speak.