Hacking the Midwest


When I heard that SendGrid was one of the API sponsors for Hack the Midwest on June 2nd and 3rd in Kansas City, I jumped at the chance to represent us there.  Although I was actually born in Kansas City, it had been nearly ten years since I’d been back, and I was super excited to see what the tech and startup scene had to offer.

Nearly 100 local hackers showed up to demo their skills at the competition.  Teams came in all shapes and sizes –  some from local startups, others comprised of groups of local tech enthusiasts.  There was even a father-son pair that ended up taking home some awesome prizes! Read More ›

Rainmaker Developer API Challenge


Do you love hacking on APIs? Are you tired of your address book contacts being out of date? If so, we’ve teamed up with our friends over at Rainmaker to introduce the Rainmaker API Challenge. The Rainmaker API Challenge is a month-long (well, now it’s a half-month:)  contest where developers can win part of a $30,000 prize package which includes $2500 cash, an iPad2, and some free SendGrid credit! The rules are simple: Build something incredible using the Rainmaker API and submit it to the contest by June 30, 2011. I realize you only have two weeks left, so get on it this weekend! Dive into the Rainmaker API Challenge and get started!