Microsoft Hackathon Top Prize Goes to EMSTL ’19 Matthew Fisher

Matthew Fisher, EMSTL ’19

Congratulations to Senior Data & Applied Scientist Manager at Microsoft and Brown University Executive Master in Science and Technology Leadership (EMSTL) Class of 2019 Matthew Fisher for taking home the first place prize at the Microsoft Redmond Science Fair 2018.  

Approximately 2,500 hackers took part in this event on the Redmond campus with only one prize across approximately 500 hacks.

We had some stiff competition, said Fisher, but, I used many of the leadership learnings I picked up in the EMSTL program thus far to help lead my team over the four, non-stop, days. The flood of messages we received from Microsoft senior leaders signaled that we’re on to something here.

Fisher and his team moved on to the Microsoft global challenge – 23,421 hackers across 5,866 global projects – sponsored by Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella and his direct reports. Fisher and his team are signed up to compete in the category to create a tool/product that focuses on inclusivity.

All of us at Brown University School of Professional Studies will be cheering him on as he competes at this global level!

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