The 5th edition of Hacktoberfest–the annual virtual hackathon oriented towards Open Source software is around the corner. We were pleasantly surprised with the participation and enthusiasm that Hacktoberfest attracts from developers around the world. SendGrid and Caddycode are excited to participate in this event, and we love to both give back and get help with our OSS projects. TLDR Contribute code or documentation to our managed SendGrid repositories to participate in SendGrid’s Hacktoberfest Look for issues in our repos with the tag “Hacktoberfest” and assess the difficulty level that you’re keen to undertake Five accepted pull results from SendGrid will qualify you for a special edition SendGrid Hacktoberfest T-shirt We will email qualified participants a link to a swag redemption form around the mid-point and end of Hacktoberfest – be sure to fill out the form from your PR. See the official DigitalOcean Hacktoberfest page for details on how to be included in their leaderboard and qualify for swag Shout out to DigitalOcean, GitHub, and Twilio for sponsoring! SendGrid Repos You will need to have a GitHub account if you want to contribute back and participate. Once you’ve created an account, our main library repos: Python PHP C# Java Ruby Node Go Our documentation repo all have issues labeled with “hacktoberfest” and a size. Contribute 5 “difficulty: easy” or 2 “difficulty: medium” or 1 “difficulty: hard” or greater to receive swag kit. We’re also trying something new this year. We’ve created a repo with more speculative “epic” sized ideas that are good opportunities for someone to start from scratch on an idea related to SendGrid’s APIs. Event Details Agenda: Enable global open source applications to send and receive SMS through Twillio SMS and Nexmo, etc tools. The primary objective of the session to connect with APIs. SendGrid and Twilio APIs: SendGrid is a simple email infrastructure in the cloud. Our tools allow developers to easily integrate email functionality into their web applications. Through APIs or SMTP, you can send and receive email and retrieve detailed email statistics. Twilio’s APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) power its platform for communications. Behind these APIs is a software layer connecting and optimizing communications networks around the world to allow your users to call and message anyone, globally. Date & Time: Saturday, October 27, 201803:00 PM to 6:00 PM Venue: Greeta Tech Park, Phase-1 Third Floor, South wing #96, VSI Functional, Industrial Estate, Perungudi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600096 Come along, help out the Open source and have some fun along with some refreshments with us. We aim to make Hacktoberfest a great Open Source event each year, and we hope that our participation will inspire you to get involved in any project that you choose throughout the year. Happy Hacking!