Hacks for Hackathons (3 Part Series)
Hello Hackers! Welcome to the third part of the "Hacks for Hackathons" blog series 🙏 The last blog was about the Tips & Tricks to win Hackathons and the impact a developer makes while attending a Hackathon. And now this blog is for all developers who are planning to attend a Hackathon and use Microsoft Azure to build their hack.
If you're new to Azure, I would highly recommend you take the Azure Fundamentals Learning path and getting an overview from the Azure Docs. By the end of the learning modules, you will get a hang of this and find interest in exploring other learning resources.
OK! There are no dumb questions especially when it comes to a hackathon-'why build your hackathon project on cloud and not locally, what can one use to quickly bootstrap a hack on Azure, and services that can be used to scale applications. Too many questions aren't it? Well recently I got a chance to have a discussion with Dave Glover one of our Cloud Advocates, and here is a snippet 💬 of the conversation with a lot of resources for all developers to check out especially to build their hack. Check out the Twitter thread to learn more and join the discussion #DevSpeak on Twitter.
az hack is a command-line utility for quickly bootstrapping Azure resources commonly used for a student hack project. With
az hack create you will be able to spin up and configure databases, web hosting, and even artificial intelligence.
az extension add --name hack
- Azure App Service plan, which creates a VM in Azure for your site
- Azure App Service, which will host and run your site
- Database, including Azure SQL Database, Azure Database for MySQL, or CosmosDB using Mongo API
- Key for Azure Cognitive Services, which can be used to add artificial intelligence into your application
All resources are placed in the same resource group
Explore more about
az hackstep-wise installation and configuration notes on GitHub 👈
want a cheat sheet to build awesome hacks?
Azure Hackbook is a go-to-guide for any developer to learn and build scalable solutions at hackathons on Azure. This is more like a cheat-sheet with some product/services documentation, sample projects, code samples, and many more learning resources. The Azure Hackbook is never finished! It's an ongoing project for the developers that we're always trying to update as we run more and more hackathons.
Additional Resources 💻