Udall Leverages Innovators, Startup Community...
Friday, September 20, 2013
Posted by: Wendy Nkomo
U.S. SENATOR MARK UDALL
Armed Services, Energy and Natural Resources, and Intelligence
September 19, 2013
Leverages Innovators, Startup Community to Improve Delivery of Information on
Disaster Relief, Recovery Resources
Udall Partners with API Hackday Denver,
Denver Startup Week to Empower Developers to Create Apps, Resources for Flood
Mark Udall, a strong proponent of Colorado's innovation economy and startup
community, announced today he will partner with API
Hackday Denver to host a competition this Saturday that challenges
developers, innovators and startups to develop better tools to deliver disaster
resources and information to Coloradans affected by the recent flood. The
event, part of Denver
Startup Week, will leverage private sector innovation to improve the
ongoing disaster-relief effort.
"Colorado is home to some of the most innovative and entrepreneurial
people in the nation," Udall said. "Our startup
community has done great work to create jobs and keep Colorado at the forefront
of the global economic race, but they are also committed to civic innovation.
This competition shows that our best and brightest are eager to give back and
to help their fellow Coloradans recover from this disaster and to rebuild even
stronger than before."
"SendGrid and the API Hackday crew are super excited to partner with
Senator Udall, in an effort to put our minds together to solve real problems
facing our fellow community members, through creative uses of technology,"
said Tim Falls, director of developer relations for SendGrid,
who is leading the API Hack Day on Saturday. "We can't wait to see what is
Coloradans interested in following the event, registering or learning more,
should visit https://apihackdaydenver.eventbrite.com.
For more information on Denver Startup Week events, visit https://denverstartupweek.zerista.com/event.
The competition Udall is co-hosting will start at 8 a.m. at SendGrid's
Denver office, 1451 Larimer St.
Udall has been fighting since the flooding began to ensure Colorado has all
the federal resources it needs to recover and rebuild. He has welcomed
the release of emergency transportation funds and has pushed
out disaster-relief resources to affected families and businesses. Udall
also has worked to
protect Coloradans from home-repair, insurance and charitable-giving fraud
in the wake of the flooding.
Please contact Mike Saccone at 202-224-4334.