Paypal is on a mission to find the world’s best hackers—are you one of them? Through their Battle Hack competition, they’re combing through 10 cities across the globe from now until October, looking for the best of the best to compete for a $100k prize at the “World Finals” in Silicon Valley. The best part is that all hacks are geared towards creating applications that solve local problems from parking to pollution. As a big proponent of the National Day of Civic Hacking back in June, we couldn’t be more excited to get behind this great project as a sponsor. We love to support events that promote social change and that challenge our fellow developers to dig deep.

“At PayPal we’re working hard with developers to leverage PayPal and other emerging technologies to move their applications, business ideas—and now communities—forward,” said John Lunn, Global Director of PayPal’s Developer Network. “We have terrific response from companies like SendGrid who share these ideals. We’re getting ready to unleash the very best hackers to battle each other and solve big problems. NYC is around the corner, so be prepared to show off your skills.”

With “Clean Berlin” already pulling out a win in the Germany battle in June, it’s now time to crown a winner in the Big Apple. Hackers will be descending on Alley NYC on July 20th-21st to both solve a social problem and show off their skills. We’ll be there representing SendGrid, supporting the hackers, and awarding Braven Speakers to the team with the best SendGrid hack.

Register now (it’s free!) and support an awesome cause. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Jillian Wohlfarth
As SendGrid's Director of Content, Jillian is responsible for ensuring that SendGrid provides valuable thought leadership content through the blog, whitepapers, webcasts, and more. When not writing and editing, you can find Jillian frequenting Denver restaurants in search of the best queso.