This weekend in San Francisco, there will be a special kind of hackathon welcoming first time hackers.  SendGrid is helping to sponsor and support this event.  We’ll be giving away Sphero robotic balls plus 6 months of the SendGrid Silver plan to the winning team plus we’re hosting a workshop tonight, How To Rock Your First Hackathon, via Girl Develop IT where Adria, our Developer Evangelist in SF will help first time hackers prepare.


Everyone Hacks

January 18th through 20th, 2013

NextSpace, 1 Hallidie Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94102

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The list of prizes include:

  • The winner will be recognized and invited to a dinner and reception at the Women’s Technology Leadership Forum at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, San Francisco on February 25, 2013. The inaugural Women’s Technology Leadership Forum is hosted by HP and will be attended by senior executive women in technology from Fortune 500 companies
  • A paid spot to the gender-based-violence hackathon in Port-au-Prince first weekend of February with Digital Democracy via Tropo.
  • A ticket to Renaissance iOS App Makers’ Conference for the Everyone Hacks participant with the most potential.
  • Books from No Starch Press.
  • Spheros from SendGrid.
  • HP products via HP.

Organizers and Sponsors

The event is being organized by Geeks Without Bounds and other sponsors include HP, PG&E, Tropo, NextSpace, No Starch Press with The Next Web as a media sponsor.


We look forward to seeing you all there and good luck!

Adria is a developer evangelist at SendGrid. Originally from Minnesota but now living in San Francisco, she attends hackathons, conferences and local meetups showing developers how to leverage the SendGrid API. Adria has been a speaker at SXSW, O'Reilly Web 2.0, BlogHer and is involved in helping women programmers like herself learn to code. Loves bacon, snowboarding and endless Wikipedia surfing.