Announcing the Postman API Hack: $100,000 in Cash Prizes


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Despite unprecedented circumstances this past year, APIs continue their spectacular growth into 2021. At Postman, we remain amazed by our creative API community of more than 13 million users and 500,000 organizations—so now we’d like to reward our community with an opportunity to win $100,000 in cash prizes in the virtual, global Postman API Hack. Today, we’re kicking off this exciting hackathon that’s all about showcasing the power of Postman and APIs, and we challenge you to show the world what APIs can do.

Here’s your chance to demonstrate to the global API community how you can use APIs in innovative ways that have business value, address a problem, and engage users while leveraging all the features that the Postman API platform has to offer.

Keep reading to find out how to participate in the Postman API Hack, whose winners will be announced at the Postman Galaxy API conference in February.

Things to know

  • Hacking runs Jan. 5, 2021 (9 a.m. PST) to Jan. 25, 2021 (5 p.m. PST)
  • $100,000 USD in cash prizes
  • Read the official rules
  • Register for the Postman API Hack
  • Get help on the Resources page
  • Watch the winners announced on February 3, 2021, at Postman Galaxy

Prizes for all

We’re awarding cash prizes totaling $100,000 to the top teams, and everyone with a qualified submission will receive a limited-edition Postman API Hack T-shirt.

$100,000 in cash prizes

1st Place, Intergalactic Grand Prize (1)
$25,000 USD awarded to the team with the best project

2nd Place, Andromeda Prize (1)
$15,000 USD awarded to the team with the 2nd best project

3rd Place, Nebula Prize (1)
$10,000 USD awarded to the team with the 3rd best project

Honorable Mention, Moonshot Prize (10)
$5,000 USD prize awarded to the next ten highest scoring entries following the Grand Prize, Andromeda Prize, and Nebula Prize

Blastoff Prize (all participants with an eligible submission)
Cool, limited-edition Postman API Hack T-shirt (1 per eligible entrant)

100,000 reasons to participate, but here’s our top 6

  1. Win stunning prizes. $100,000 in cash prizes are up for grabs, as well as cool swag.
  2. Build something that will make other developers’ lives easier. With Postman, you can easily make API calls, gather working requests into a collection, and then share your knowledge with others to help them make successful API calls even faster.
  3. Meet developers across the globe. Catch the attention of millions of fellow developers and collaborate with others across the globe.
  4. Learn something brand-new. Postman recently introduced public workspaces, and they’re transforming how APIs are developed by bringing people together in a single place for a shared interest in a specific set of APIs.
  5. Elevate your public profile. Build your portfolio of API collections and public workspaces to share with the developer community, potential customers, or employers.
  6. Be part of the Postman Galaxy API conference. Winners will be announced at Postman Galaxy—the global, virtual API conference.

How to get started

We know you’re eager to get going, so follow these preliminary steps before hacking. Learn the full details about the hackathon and sign up for everything you’ll need to participate:

  • Check out the official rules and FAQs for complete details
  • Join the hack
  • Register for the free Postman Galaxy API conference
  • Sign up for a Postman account, if you don’t already have one

Meet the judges

Once you’ve submitted your project, we have a fantastic panel of API experts from Twitter, Dropbox, Dolby, CircleCI, Vonage, Tyler Technologies, AsyncAPI, and (of course) Postman who will be selecting the winners. Here’s the complete list of Postman API Hack judges:

Kin Lane
Postman Chief Evangelist
@kinlane

 

 

Fran Mendez
AsyncAPI Founder/Postman Director of Engineering
@FranMendez_

 

 

Jayson DeLancey
Dolby Laboratories Developer Relations
@jaysondelancey

 

 

Jessica Garson
Twitter Developer Advocate
@jessicagarson

 

 

Allen Helton
Tyler Technologies Software Engineering Manager
@AllenHeltonDev

 

 

Angel Rivera
CircleCI Developer Advocate
@punkdata

 

 

Julia Biro
Vonage Developer Advocate
@iza_biro

 

 

Marcel Ribas
Dropbox Developer Evangelist
@macribas

 

 

Good luck, and we look forward to seeing your Postman API Hack submission soon!

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