AngelHack is a collection of 30 hackathons taking place around the world. The hackathons bring together designers, developers, sales people and in general, anyone who wants to materialize a complete project in record time. This is a good opportunity to meet people interested in the world of entrepreneurship and to take the first steps in the production of a technical project.
AngelHack’s principle is simple: Participants have 24 hours to materialize an idea before presenting a prototype of their product to the jury, in the hopes of flying off to San Francisco. The winners from each city will have the opportunity to join AngelHack’s acceleration program, which lasts for 12 weeks before leaving for Silicon Valley.
A real community is created around AngelHack. In 2013, dozens of hackathons will be held in over 30 cities and 6000 hackers will find themselves there.
Mailjet wants to become closer to its European users by going out to meet them. After London, Paris and Berlin and before Kiev, Mailjet is in Tel Aviv for the AngelHack hackathon the 24th and 25th of May.
It’s been already a month that the Mailjet team is traveling around Europe to attend hackathons and we can say that AngelHack Tel-Aviv was a great event. The event went smoothly and there was a great crowd of hackers. We were very happy to meet the Israeli hacker scene for our first. It was great to see that some teams were embracing the “hackathon spirit” and stayed up all night to code their project. We won’t reveal pictures but Google campus was great and comfy for that.
On Saturday it was time for the teams to showcase their demo to judges and sponsors. There were quite interesting projects. Couple of them used Mailjet API to send emails.
- We noticed Instafeed, an app for Wix platform that let event organizer display images posted on Instagram filtered by localization and hashtag. They used our API to send a digest to the site owner and notify him anytime a new photo was added, so he could moderate the feed.
- – CyberQueue
We also really liked CyberQueue’s team and project. They were solving a problem that seems very common in Israel : lines in public services. Imagine going to the Post Office and have to wait hours in line to post something. You could do so much things with this time ! With CyberQueue you “check-in” when your are in line and then you can leave to do shopping, you will be notified by email when it’s your turn.
We loved the team and the project so we selected them to win the special Mailjet prize : a “startup trip” to Paris.
So we will be flying teams from London, Berlin and Tel-Aviv, sounds exciting isn’t it ?
[ Posted Tue, 28 May 2013 08:53:00 ]