Hack Night at Twilio Conference: Code, Prizes and Fun

September 20, 2011
Written by
John Sheehan
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At Twilio, we don’t just love hackathons. We live for them. Nothing is more exciting than watching new projects take flight while developers feverishly pour out their ideas into code. For Twilio Conference we’ve put together an entire evening of hacking festivities with a slew of great prizes for the best hacks. Hack Night isn’t just for hackers though, if you just want to come hang out, play some Sega or SNES games, have a beer and some pizza we’ve got space for you too.

The Rules

  1. Build something awesome using a Twilio API, or any product or API from one of our hack night sponsors.
  2. Submit by 11:59pm PT.  Finalists will be notified by email by 9am Thursday.
  3. Must be present on Thursday to win. Selected entries will be given time to present to the entire conference on Thursday afternoon. You will be notified by 9am Thursday if you were selected.

Twilio Conference Hackathon Prizes

Every good hackathon has prizes and Hack Night is no different.

Twilio will award three prizes for the best entries that use Twilio Connect, Twilio Client, Voice or SMS.

  • 1st Place – 11″ MacBook Air
  • 2nd Place – Parrot AR Drone
  • People Choice award – shhh…its a surprise!

We’ve also got a stellar line up of Hack Night partner companies that will also be offering prizes for the best use of their APIs.

  • SendGrid – $200 apple gift card and 500K emails for free
  • Pusher – Parrot AR Drone
  • NumberGuru – Branded Kegarator
  • EventBright – $200 amazon gift card and a bag of goodies
  • TokBox – $300 bose headset
  • Mashery – Jawbone Jambox
  • Mulesoft – Jawbone Jambox
  • Stackmob – iPad 2 and 2 Months Premium StackMob Service
  • Dropbox – 1 terabyte of Dropbox storage
  • Kynetix – Parrot AR Drone
  • Mobile Commons – 12 sets of Buckey Balls
  • apigee – $500 in Apple Gift Cards

Keep an eye out for the following companies who will be on hand to help you get started and answer any questions you may have.


And there’s one more thing! The best entries will be selected to present on stage to the entire conference on Thursday. We’re looking for creative, unique, original and fun hacks. Business potential doesn’t hurt either. To enter your submission for consideration for the prizes and presentation you’ll need to submit it by 11:59pm Wednesday night. You can submit hackathon entries here.