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Indian American developer’s team wins Microsoft hackathon prize

The project was chosen from more than 10,000 entries in the world’s largest private hackathon for the grand prize.

(left to right) Team Members Ricardo Monteiro, Rajeshwari Godbole, Nicole Berdy, Michael Monwuba and Gracey Wilson at Microsoft’s New England Research & Development hub in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Photo by Christine Hochkeppel) 

Multinational technology giant, Microsoft announced a family tech support app developed by a seven member team, including one Indian American, as the winner of its Global Hackathon top prize.

According to an official statement from the company, the app helps tech-literate individuals easily provide secure, remote support to more tech-challenged relatives by being given limited access to their devices.

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