One of the things we’re doing for this year’s Gluecon is trying to reach out more extensively to the regional developer communities. One of the ways that we’re doing that is by being involved with a bunch of hackathons/startup events — and then giving the winner a trip to Gluecon. The winner receives airfare, hotel (at the conference hotel) and a free registration, so it’s a pretty comprehensive package — and we’re delighted to be doing it (all with the generous help of our partner sponsor and community underwriter, Alcatel-Lucent; everyone say “thank you Alcatel-Lucent”).
In that context, I’m pleased to announce our first winner: Evan Jacobs. Evan participated in the eBay speed hackathon that took place at Alcatel-Lucent’s ElevenAPI lounge at SXSW, and came out on top. I haven’t actually spoken with Evan yet, but as I do, I’ll relay details of what he’s up to, and what he’s building.
In the meantime, look for more details about how to win a trip to Gluecon. The next winner will be the top dog of the TechStars Startup Madness Bracket. And we’re working on hackathons in cities around the country, so stay tuned!
P.S. Don’t forget that Gluecon’s Super Early Bird Pricing expires on Friday.