Come and Find us San Francisco – You Could Win $1000

Our favorite four-letter word is L-O-V-E. We <3 developers and we also love San Francisco. This year, you may have heard that San Francisco is celebrating 50 years of the word ‘love’ as an homage to folks in the sixties like Jack Kerouac, The Beatles, and the American Indians, whose free spirit embodied the term as they searched for the deeper meaning of life in their poetry, music, and protest.

We’re celebrating too, by spreading the love around San Francisco about SparkPost and giving you a chance to get in on the action and win $1000.

If you live in San Francisco, you may notice a few posters popping up with our SparkPost brand during the month of June, like this:


Tweet It To Win It – Use #SparkPostSF

To celebrate San Francisco’s Summer of Love 50th Anniversary we’re spreading the love by giving away $1000 to a random winner from all of the selfies featuring our signs taken through the month of June. Full details below:

  1. Spot it: Spot a SparkPost sign around the city (these are ground level, so no scaling hillsides or billboards necessary)
  2. Snap it: Snap a pic of yourself in front of the sign (let’s keep it PG please)
  3. Tweet it: Tweet your pic and be sure to tag @SparkPost AND use the hashtag #SparkPostSF.

Your tweet and tag automatically enter you into a random drawing for $1000 cash! It’s that easy!

And for those asking, you can only enter the contest once, so get creative! While you won’t get additional entries, brownie points for thinking outside the box! Include your dog, your BFF or your entire office!

A couple of frequently asked questions:

Where can I find the signs to take pictures with?

That’s half the fun! We’ll tweet out some locations during the month. But you’ll find most mainly concentrated in the Financial District, SOMA and Fisherman’s Wharf.

For some hints, check this out: SparkPost Poster Ad Location List

I am a SparkPost employee – am I eligible?

No 🙂 Unfortunately, employees, family members, and spouses are not eligible. However, we appreciate the support and we’d love to see your selfies anyway!

I’m not in San Francisco, can I still participate?

Sadly, not this time around! However, we are looking into doing promotions like this in your city! Leave us a comment with where you’re located and you might see us around town soon!

How many signs are there?

There are roughly 30 signs throughout the city.
HINT: Follow us on Twitter where we’ll tweet out the various locations.

How long is this contest running?

The ads will be up in San Francisco from 5/29-6/26/2017 – plenty of time to get your selfie on!


Happy hunting!


developer week 2016

San Francisco’s largest tech event of the year, Developer Week, is back and we’re proud to be sponsors! Developer Week is an intense seven days of events, including a hackathon attended by 1000+ developers, a conference with more than 13 tracks, congresses, and forums, and last but not least, a fantastic expo hall.

Come find us on Saturday at the hackathon to kick off your weekend in style. Join other passionate developers who will be building applications with some of the best APIs in the business! We’ll be giving a brief demo on the main stage first thing that morning and you won’t want to miss our expanded demo at 12:00 where we’ll dig into our inbound relay and break down our sample app. Given that it’s Valentine’s Day weekend, we’ll be riffing off the idea of compassion and love… we can’t wait to show off what we have in store for you!

After the demos, you’ll have a chance to work on your apps and integrate with SparkPost’s API to build something awesome. Interested in winning one of our three challenges? We’ll be giving away nearly $10,000 in cash and prizes to the teams that demonstrate the best uses of our inbound email relay, analytics, and Heroku/SparkPost integration. Be creative, impress us, and most importantly, have some fun! One of our mottos here is “Build Something Awesome!” and we want to help you do just that.

If you can’t make the hackathon, don’t worry – we’ll be at the expo hall Tuesday-Wednesday handing out swag, talking to folks, and walking people through everything new and improved about the best cloud-based email delivery service around!

Can’t make it to either event? You can still build awesome things with the SparkPost API! Be sure to check out our client libraries, support docs, and more resources at the Developer Hub.