Cloud-based Hackathon [YAN] 2015

Microsoft Innovation Center Armenia in cooperation with Microsoft RA announces a call for Cloud-based Hackathon [YAN] 2015 contest of programming and innovative ideas.

The international specialists, invited by Microsoft RA will carry out brief training sessions on Azure, cloud solutions, machine learning, internet of things, mobile programming, latest innovations in web programming etc. The training sessions will be followed with Hackathon [YAN] 2015 during which the teams will develop innovative projects and systems, based on the knowledge and skills, gained during the training session. The participants will be provided with the passwords for Azure system, as well as IOT equipment.

The successful solutions will be uploaded on GitHub and will be visible to the whole world. The authors of the best solutions will receive valuable prizes and funding of up to 1,000,000 AMD.

When: May 28, 2015

Where: tbc


  • Team, consist of 2-5 members
  • Computer

Application procedure

The application can be downloaded from this link, which should be filled in and sent to, and also register here. The application deadline is May 26, 2015. The short-listed participants will receive a confirmation and will be invited to the informative session before the event.

For more information, feel free to contact MIC office by the phonenumber +37410 545 343.

Organizers: Microsoft Innovation Center and Microsoft RA

The History of Hackathon [YAN]

What is Hackathon?

Hachathon is a Silicon Valley-generated extensive contest aimed at solving existing problems through collaborative computer programming and new technologies.

In 2011 Microsoft Innovation Center Armenia and Public Journalism Club organized the first Hackathon [YAN] in Armenia. 32 teams and more than 150 participants took part in it. The presented programs were suggesting technological solutions to the problems of Yerevan. 35 teams participated in Innovation Hackathon [YAN] 2012. Hackathon [YAN] Flight 2013 took place at Zvartnots international airport of Yerevan. An enormous number of applications have been received. 58 teams from Yerevan, Gyumri, Vanadzor and Ijevan have participates in the Hackathon [YAN] 2014 organized within the framework of Innoweek.

All winners of Hackathon [YAN] have received valuable prizes, provided with cooperation and funding opportunities. Some of winning teams operate successfully till today. They includeը, MyNews Mobile, Coffee cup, Shelly, The Gardener:

What do we expect?

The result of this Hackhathon is most likely to be the creation of a number of prototypes for ready-made projects, mobile applications that can be implemented not only in Armenia but also in international market.

 How are we getting prepared?

Before the Hackathon[YAN] the organizers will arrange a number of sessions with the applicants to ensure participants are well aware of the contest process and terms, get familiar with the success stories of Hackathon[YAN], to assist them in designing and developing their projects and also help them establish connections with appropriate institutions and experts. We’ll also conduct several briefings and master classes.