Let’s talk mods. Microsoft’s Xbox Game Studios acquires Activision Blizzard

The $68.7 billion acquisition of Activision Blizzard now places Microsoft as the 3rd largest gaming company behind Tencent and Sony; setting in stone once and for all the significance of Microsoft Gaming. With huge franchise titles such as Call of Duty, Overwatch, and World of Warcraft now under their belt, we can expect the next …

The TOHacks 2021 Digest

2021 was an eccentric one, riddled with changes from the widespread indoctrinate of remote work and study programs to virtual everything. Meetings, workshops and hackathons are but a few things we have had to deliver 100% digitally. In spite of all this, we were not deterred. Our TOHacks 2021 hackathon ended up being one of …

Collaborative hacking with Visual Studio Live Share

When hacking in a team, there are always some problem that devolves into peer programming. In a physical Hackathon, this is but a chair roll away. When virtual, your options become more limited. Either one person shares their screen at 5 frames per second over Zoom, or git is involved in ways it definitely should …

Making Viable Hackathon Projects. The Secret? Unix Philosophy.

Two weeks ago, I partook in a hackathon revolving around Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) — a standard defining the format of electronic health records. This experience was an eye-opener, a true deep-dive below the surface to the rest of the iceberg that is healthcare data. Using FHIR, teams were challenged to address particular problems …

Mastering your Tech Internship by Professionally Integrating

Not long from now we will be seeing a surge of new interns enter the tech space for winter 2022, along with a surge of fresh hires starting their IT journeys. If you have reached this far, congratulations! You have already convinced your employer of your unique talents that make you best suited for this …

TOConnect 2021 finale - what’s the word?

Four score and several nights later, TOConnect 2021 comes to an end. As for participants, their journey has just begun - whether that’s continuing education, entering the workforce, or starting a new project of their own. Nonetheless, the TOHacks team is proud to have been a part of it by imparting knowledge and valuable skills through various …

Half-way checkpoint @ TOHacks 2021 Bootcamp

As week 2 of TOConnect 2021 comes to a close, so does the realization that we’re half-way through. Seems like it was only yesterday when we were learning about data transformation with Data Pipeline from Microsoft, and roasting resumes with SET.Hacks(). Let’s have a peek at what else we’ve been up to 🙂 Cross-posted from …

Maximize your experience at TOHacks 2021 Boot camps

At TOHacks, we take learning — and corgis — seriously. As such, believe us when we say it: the rough plunge into virtual-everything does not need to stunt your learning. Muster the courage, whip out your digital notepad and connect with us @ TOConnect 2021 — a 4-week accelerator designed to help you build out …