Financial Services Hackathon for Autism

Thank You and Congratulations to All Participants! View 2024 Projects

Seventh Annual

A 2-Day Hybrid Hackathon to transform autism treatment View 2024 Projects

Mission Statement

Bring financial services developers together to demonstrate how innovative Microsoft technologies can transform autism services for profound autism by tackling real world use cases provided by families and creating lasting open-source projects for the community.

2024 Use Cases

In-Session Co-Pilot

Multi sensory data capture. Real-time identification of pre-designed triggers. Post-session summarization. And more!

Program Co-Pilot

Providing continouos assessment, summarization and re-plan using Generative AI to analyze past records and suggest therapy.

Client On-Boarding Co-Pilot

Providing automatic background and historical information collection through AI to enable cross session collaboration.

Friendly Neighborhoods

A matching platform for RBT, BCBA, ABA, etc therapists and children.

Using HoloLens To Enable

Skill based training with adaptive Generative AI to manage, evaluate and feedback.

Metaverse Social Practice

Offer the Metaverse as an opportunity to practice social interactions in a fully immersive environment with Generative AI.

Event Info

Thank you for joining us for this 2-day hybrid event! You had the chance to use your technical skills and work as a team to make a positive impact for the Autism community.

How was 2024?
Over 200 people came in person and virtually, and participated on the 7th annual Financial Services Autism Hackathon, held in the Microsoft Garage. Contributors from many financial companies (Morgan Stanley, UBS, Willis Towers Watson, JPMorgan Chase, Mastercard, Wellington Management, Deutsche Bank, State Street Bank) and technology companies (Microsoft, Accenture, Avanade) joined therapists, university professors, enthusiastic individuals, and more, to create amazing solutions, selected by a panel of experts for this year, to be tackled. We were blessed with a set of amazing panelists for the judging ceremony too – individuals from Morgan Stanley, Microsoft, Mastercard, Accenture and Avanade provided feedback on the solutions – which got infused with AI fully this year; every solution ended up using a version of AI, Copilot, etc somehow. Whether it was In-Session Copilot, Program Development Copilot, On-Boarding Copilot, Friendly Neighborhoods Copilot, Metaverse for Job Support, or Metaverse for Social Practice, we pulled all breaks and did something groundbreaking in just mere 48 hours – most of the participants never dealt with C#, AI, Azure, HoloLens, etc ever.

What is a Hackathon?
A Hackathon is an event in which people come together to solve a problem. Participants will combine creativity with problem solving in a high energy, collaborative environment. Hackathons are an opportunity for people to bring their unique skillsets, to learn, and to make a meaningful contribution.

Where do I start?
If you are interested in participating in the 2025 Hackathon, please contact us so that we can get you registered! Sign up individually or as a group. We will align you with a use case and a team and provide training resources to prepare you for the event.

How do I prepare?
We provide training sessions so that you are armed with the skills needed for success! The training cover key technologies (Cloud, Github, IoT, Machine Learning, AI, etc.). We will also arrange Autism Awareness sessions relating to the use cases. Please check back for updates as the event gets closer!

SIGN UP for 2025

We'd love to have you join us!
The registration for the 2025 Hackathon, on 2025 April 2-3, is now OPEN.