Last weekend after the Lone Star Ruby Conference in Austin, a group of developers gathered at Capital Factory for an overnight hackathon with a focus on communications. In addition to the awesome support and space donated by Capital Factory, the event was put on by Context.io, Twilio, SendGrid, and Searchify. The prizes were big ticket items, with first place taking home a MacBook Pro with Retina Display, and the runner-up getting a Thunderbolt Cinema Display. There were also prizes for the best use of Twilio and the best use of SendGrid. Read More ›
Early Saturday morning nearly 200 attendees crowded into the cafeteria at the Box offices in Palo Alto, California for the first ever Box hackathon. Hackers were challenged to form teams and hack together apps that redefined the way that we do work. A short 24 hours later there were 40 hacks that accomplished exactly that. Read More ›
Are you a developer in the UK looking to flex your coding muscles and win some cool prizes? API Hackday is coming to London, England August 4th after another successful run in Portland, Oregon around OSCON. Sponsoring companies for London include Twilio, Mashery, SendGrid, Pusher and GoPaperless. Developer evangelists will be on site to help you integrate the API’s including SendGrid’s Tim Falls (@timfalls), Stevie Graham (@steviegraham) from Twillio and more. An let’s not forget about the prizes! You can win an iPad, Nexus 7 tablet, Sphero remote controlled ball and Jambox (more to be announced soon). Admission is free and meals will be provided for lunch and dinner with post hackathon beer to celebrate. There are still spots left to register for the event and here’s the description from the Eventbrite page: API Hackday
How many hackdays have you been to that include ziplining across 800 feet above a downtown parade? That’s how we kicked things off in Las Vegas for Recommerce Day, a hack event with a focus on retail and sponsored by a lot of great companies and API providers, including Zappos, Mashery, Twilio, Etsy, and Klout. There were 19 incredible hacks presented and a lot of great prizes were given away. The winner for Most Fun and Weird went to Rotten Huevos from @harmophone, a web app that uses the Rotten Tomatoes API to check the movie you’re about to watch, and then orders extra underwear via Manpacks if the movie is scary and might cause you to soil yourself. The Best Mashup award
At SendGrid, we’ve been busy hitting the proverbial pavement and spreading the word about who we are and how we help companies grow and succeed. We thought it was worth taking a moment to reflect on the cool events we’ve been a part of in the past month or so, as well as those that are approaching in the coming months.
And don’t worry – we’re keeping some developers in the office to continue improving the product and some support staff on hand to answer your questions.
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