API Hackday is a series of hackathons that began in the fall of 2010 and has now visited over 15 cities across the globe. Next Saturday, October 27, API Hackday is making its Denver debut, as part of the city’s inaugural Startup Week. API Hackday was created and is organized by three of the most active API-driven, developer-focused companies in the world – Mashery, SendGrid and Twilio. In each city we visit, events are orchestrated by seasoned developer evangelists (at least one from each company) that bring a ton of knowledge and experience (based on hundreds of hackathons attended) to the show. We combine our passion for hacking and helping with complementary strengths of like-minded, local companies and mix in plenty of tasty food, caffeine and refreshing microbrews. It’s a recipe that has consistently resulted in massive creativity, from developers and designers that possess the talent to build amazing apps in a matter of hours. At the end of the day, all of that hard work is rewarded through the respect and appreciation of one’s peers; and as if that’s not enough, we also throw in some badass gadgetry and gifts for the most impressive hacks. It’s FREE for all attendees and as a participant, you can count on meeting cool new people in your community, learning about new technologies and tools, flexing your coding muscles and breaking away from the daily grind by working on a project just for the hell of it. If this all sounds super to you, and you have the mad skillz to make awesome happen, please join us for a Saturday full of hackery and fun. Check out the challenges and prizes below, for a little extra incentive…then sign up! Most Mashed – use the most APIs in the most creative way, win an Arduino Kit for each team member (up to 5) Most Fun – amuse and entertain your fellow hackers, win VIP (skip the line) tickets to 13th Floor, Undead and Asylum Haunted Houses in Denver Most Local – serve the community, win $500 gift card toward a weekend getaway in the Rocky Mountains Spot Prizes – best use of each company’s APIs wins: SendGrid: win a 13″ MackBook Air Mashery: win a BIG Jambox Twilio: TBA MapQuest: TBA Open Colorado: TBA API Hackday Denver is on Hacker League – collaborate with other hackers before the event and heighten your chances of building the coolest app of the day! See you next week!