DENVER, Sept. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SendGrid, the leading delivery platform for customer communication that drives engagement and growth, and FullContact, a best-in-class contact management platform for professionals and enterprises, today announced a partnership with the Denver Broncos to co-produce the first "Tackle STEM Colorado All-Stars Hackathon" in Denver this fall. A hackathon is a multiple day event that brings together computer programmers, graphic designers, interface designers and project managers to learn, create and collaborate while forming a community with like-minded people.
SendGrid and FullContact, two Colorado-based technology companies, are bringing together college students from across Colorado to participate in three days of innovation, code and fun on November 18-20, 2016 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High (West United Club Level). The Colorado All-Stars Hackathon offers participants an opportunity to interact with professionals from the industry and gain insightful knowledge about their chosen stream of study. The goal is to challenge aspiring students and technology enthusiasts to explore feasible ideas, develop their team skills and strengthen their network.
"We're excited for this opportunity to empower students interested in a career in STEM and help foster the next generation of innovators," said Scott Heimes, CMO of SendGrid. "Hackathon participants are able to meet like-minded hackers, mentors and support organizations to create life-long and truly invaluable connections."
In order to participate in the Tackle STEM Colorado All-Stars Hackathon, students must sign up via the entry form on the homepage. Participants will form teams and spend 36 hours building a project. Each team will demonstrate what they've built and a panel of special guest judges will evaluate the projects. Prizes will be awarded to the best hacks, with special prizes including but not limited to United travel vouchers, Broncos tickets, pregame field passes, signed items, Gameday Tunnel experiences, internships, gift cards, accessories such as Amazon's Echo, headphones, speakers, phone chargers and cases and more. More prizes will be posted on the registration page closer to the kickoff.
"Denver has become one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. which is in large part due to the growing local tech industry," said Bart Lorang CEO and Co-Founder of FullContact. "As a Denver-based technology company, it's our responsibility to come together to inspire and develop the skills needed to prepare students to become our future technology leaders."
Doors will open on Friday, November 18th at 5 pm MT and hacking begins at 8 pm that evening. On Sunday, November 20th, hacking will end at 8 am and demos and judging will begin at 9:30 am. There will be fun activities, special guests and meals provided throughout the event.
"Tackling STEM is a big priority for the Denver Broncos as we believe STEM ultimately connects to everything, including sports and football. The Tackle STEM Hackathon helps to bring to life the possibilities for outstanding STEM work in football in conjunction with two of Colorado's greatest tech success stories," said Darren O'Donnell, Vice President, Business Development at the Denver Broncos.
SendGrid is a proven, cloud-based customer communication platform that drives engagement and business growth. A leader in email deliverability, SendGrid successfully delivers over 30 billion emails each month for Internet and mobile-based customers like Airbnb, Pandora, HubSpot, Spotify, Uber and FourSquare as well as more traditional enterprises like Intuit and Costco. For more information, visit www.sendgrid.com.
FullContact is the most powerful fully-connected contact management platform for professionals and enterprises who need to master their contacts and be awesome with people. FullContact's cross-platform suite of Apps and APIs enhance contacts with insights, while keeping them organized, synchronized, up to date, and safe.
About the Denver Broncos Tackle STEM Program:
Launched in the Fall of 2015, The Denver Broncos' Tackle STEM program is a way for the organization to use the power of its brand and sport to drive further engagement, rewards and recognition around the topic of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). With support from founding partner Arrow Electronics and Bayou Well Services, the Broncos have partnered with organizations such as Colorado State's Little Shop of Physics, Learn Fresh, Kodu, RAFT Colorado and Ten80 Education to create hands on activities and positive learning experiences based on team and football content. The Tackle STEM Coach of the Month program in partnership with the Colorado Technology Association highlights the outstanding work of educators for their role in teaching innovation with other Tackle STEM programming. It illuminates the role of STEM in the Broncos business operations, identifying those individuals who have balanced their STEM academic pursuit while pursuing their passion in the sport of football. For more information, please visit DenverBroncos.com/tacklestem.
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