If the name Steve Gleason does not ring a bell, you might recall this individual from Microsofts Super Bowl commercial that tugged at your heartstrings while it showed off the power of software and how it can change the world. But Microsoft is not done helping out Gleason, who issued a challenge to the world to raise awareness for ALS and specifically, to Satya Nadella, who was happy to participate.
The challenge is quite simple, if you get called out, you have 24 hrs to respond by either donating to ALS or having a bucket of ice water dumped on your head (or you can do both). Its a simple and fun way to raise awareness about the disease and many celebrities are participating including Jimmy Fallon and the NY Jets.
The team who got to dump the water on Nadella was the winner of the companys hackathon, called Ability Eye Gaze, who used a Surface Pro 3 and a Kinect to give independence to people with disabilities. There project allows you to turn off and on a Surface Pro 3 by only using your eyes, which means that Gleason no longer needs assistance when his Pro 3 needs to be shut down or turned on.
You can watch the video of Nadella getting a bucket of ice water being dumped on him above or hit the source link below to learn more about the ALS challenge.