"No computer is ever going to ask a new,
reasonable question.
It takes trained people to do that."

- Grace Hopper


(Formally known as Industry Explorers)

LEAP Engineering Acceleration Program (LEAP) is an immersive, 16-week diversity program that provides participants with real-world development experience. The program combines traditional classroom learning with hands-on projects.

Microsoft strives to be a company that seeks and supports diverse perspectives while fostering a culture of inclusion and mutual respect for talented engineers of all backgrounds. The LEAP program provides an alternative approach to talent sourcing, leveraging modern models and venues to find the passionate and capable talent that may be otherwise overlooked.


We are currently accepting applications for our 2016 cohort. Please visit our About page to learn more.


Programs and Bootcamps we have collaborated with.


All candidates passionate about technology and excited by this opportunity are encouraged to apply.