Compute Midwest is a 2-day event in Kansas City. It consists of a 1-day conference in the beautiful Kauffman Center for Performing Arts. The conference featured innovative talks from industry leaders such as Chris Kemp (Founder, Nebula – Co-Founder, OpenStack – Former CTO, NASA), Alexis Ohanian (co-founder, Reddit – Author, Without Their Permission), Ariel Garten (Co-Founder & CEO, InteraXon), and John Underkoffler (Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, Oblong).
The second day was a hackathon at the KC Sporting Park Member’s Club. Context.IO sponsored the hackathon and enjoyed helping participants hack on top of email data. Here’s a few of the cool hacks that featured Context.IO
Team TravelCase built a slick mobile integration on top of the SalesForce platform. Their app included tools to assist users with managing expense reports, and used Context.IO to automagically update Salesforce with email conversations.
This hack was a nifty way to aggregate and store bookmarks. The Context.IO piece used our webhooks to trigger when a user emailed the app a bookmark to save. They also used Twilio, so users could also text their app to save a bookmark.
The winner for the best use of Context.IO goes to team EmailAssassin. These guys built a cool game on the Unity engine where users can delete spam messages by blowing up enemies – very satisfying way to get rid of spam! The 4-person team were representing Penton. They won $500 bucks!
A great time was had by all. This was another fantastic event organized by KCITP and Michael Gelphman. We look forward to all the events KCITP puts on in 2014.