Overview

Internal Event

Unlike any hackathon we’ve had at SendGrid before, this is designed to be a nothing-but-fun event, where you get to hack on anything you want while getting to know folks on other teams throughout the company.

We want to bring awesome people together, in a fun and educational environment, to be creative and build cool stuff, and to forge and strengthen relationships between people.

The specific benefits we think you’ll realize as a participant:

  • Get better acquainted with your fellow ‘Gridders
  • Develop new skills by learning from your peers
  • Sharpen existing skills through teaching others
  • Better appreciate roles and perspectives across departments and teams (especially those outside of your own and/or with whom you have little/no interaction)
  • Increased familiarity with technologies - not only SendGrid, but anything and everything the world has to offer
  • Take a break from your daily responsibilities and come to the office with the explicit assignment to do what you want and have fun doing it

Prizes

We'll be awarding prizes to celebrate achievements during the event.

  • First Prize - SNES Hard Drives
  • Second Prize - Jambox
  • Third Prize - 23andMe
  • Most Technically Impressive - CODE Keyboards

Criteria

Hacks will be judged by a panel of 'Gridders on the following:

  • Technical Challenge
  • Uniqueness & Creativity
  • Funness or Usefulness
  • Quality of Demo

Platform Prizes

Demoed platforms will be giving prizes for the best use of their technology.