Here’s what you need to know:
All you need to bring is your LAPTOP, any adapters you may have for a projector (although we should have you covered), and your fine self. We’ll be feeding, quenching your thirst and keeping you energized all day (yes, even you vegans! Do keep in mind that we won’t have a ton of gluten-free options, but talk to us and we’ll hook you up with something!)
ARRIVE BY 9 AM LATEST! We’ll be doing API demos and workshops right at 9 AM, and for those without teams and want one, we’ll be connecting you with fellow hackers. You can work solo or in teams, as you wish. There are no specific limits to team sizes, but let’s keep it reasonable (5 or less).
The criteria the judges will be looking at is pretty general, but at the end of the day, your app should:
1 – WORK. No fancy features or bells and whistles required, but we’re looking for an MVP or functioning prototype.
2 – either DISRUPT or be extremely FUNKY, and try to keep it closely tied to email. Maybe you build an app that uses contacts in email to save tons of time and improve productivity, or maybe you build a beautiful infographic based on email habits. Either way, we’re looking for something extremely AMAZING. Anything that does not decidedly stand out either way likely won’t make the top 3.
3- USE OUR APIs! 🙂 To qualify for prizes, your app must use one of the partiipating APIs, and using more than one won’t hurt your chances either. Speed things up! Get your keys ready tonight! To remind you, here they are again:
Context.IO: email inboxes as datastores you can tap into to bring context to your apps. Replace and go above and beyond IMAP.
SendGrid: adds transactional email to any app within moments, replaces SMTP servers and more!
Awe.sm: use social data in your apps!
4 – be CLEAR. You’ll have 2 minutes to demo at the end of the day, and we want to see you DEMO and not show us slides.
And here’s what you could win:
Best use of Context.IO’s API: $500!
Best use of Sendgrid’s API: $500!
Best use of Awe.sm’s API: an iPad!
The top three teams will be demoing on stage at INBOX LOVE on Wednesday October 24th in the afternoon, in front of the WHO’S WHO of email innovators, investors and disruptors. The top team will get passes for the entire day long event, as well as secret bonuses that we’ll reveal tomorrow!
Finally, last but not least… our official judge lineup. Linking straight to their LinkedIn profiles here to give you a quick look at their impressive judge-worthy credentials:
This is going to be fairly epic, friends. We can’t wait to see all of your pretty faces there tomorrow!
Tweeting about this event? Duh. Remember to use the official hastag, #IBLhacks!