On June 8th, I headed out to the city of fame and fortune – Hollywood, California. But not to schmooze with the stars, instead I spent the weekend watching some amazing hacks created by over 90 developers and designers.
Once again, the event started with schwag o’plenty, but as usual, the goodies did not last very long. Later, as things got heated, I spotted many with our SendGrid sweat bands, which are designed especially for that purpose. After all, sending all that email can get real intense, real fast.
The food was perfect for two days of hacking. There was Chipotle, In N’ Out, Chick-Fil-A, Zico coconut water, Red Bull and my personal favorite, Big Mama’s & Papa’s Pizzeria.
The winning hack was Typing Karaoke, a typing game that makes it fun to practice your typing skills.
The best SendGrid hack went to Social Jukebox.
To find a list of all the winners, press coverage and more photos, visit the official Hollywood Hack Day website.
All of the hacks are listed at Hacker League.
Take a look at our events calendar to see where we are headed next. We hope to see you at our next adventure!
Elmer Thomas is a Developer Evangelist at SendGrid. He works with developers at hackdays and conferences to further simplify the process of integrating with SendGrid’s APIs and to discover what new email challenges need to be conquered. When not on the road, he works on making life for developers using SendGrid frictionless.Elmer Thomas on Twitter • Elmer Thomas on Google+