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Press Release -- May 11th, 2015

Bandwidth to Co-Host Global Hackathon to Build the Next Great Communications Technology

TADHack Raleigh invites developers to solve real-world challenges though an international innovation competition

Raleigh, North Carolina – May 11, 2015 – Bandwidth, one of the nation’s fastest-growing communications companies, today announced a partnership with TADHack to host a two-day developer hackathon to build the next great advancement in communications technology.

TADHack Raleigh will take place on June 13-14, at Bandwidth’s Raleigh headquarters. As part of the TADHack Telecom Application Developer Hackathon, the Raleigh event will be co-located with a series of developer events taking place simultaneously around the world, in cites such as Chicago, London, Dublin, Madrid, New Delhi and Melbourne.

TADHack marks the only global meeting of developers to learn, share, code and create using the tools and technologies available in telecommunications. Teams will compete to showcase their ideas around voice and messaging into consumer applications, business processes and IoT devices. The winning prizes include a total of $35,000 in global cash, along with local awards that include a $1,000 team prize, Apple Watch, Oculus Rift Development Kit and drones.

Participants will also have exclusive access to development platforms used by leading applications for voice calling, WebRTC, Mobile VoIP for iOS and Andriod, SMS and MMS Messaging, E911, SIP and Dynamic Call Routing. Developers can also network and interact with Bandwidth’s API developers and executives.

“At TADHack we strived to raise developers’ awareness of the power telecommunications holds for applications, services and business processes,” said Alan Quayle, founder of TADHack. “Bandwidth is one of the original Telecom API businesses, and is the telecom enabler behind billion dollar businesses. They have shown repeatedly what talented developers can accomplish using Telecom APIs and platforms. I’m very excited at what will be created in TADHack Raleigh; it’s going to be amazing.”

“We believe that disrupting a market is all about collaboration and competition,” said Steve Leonard, EVP and General Manager at Bandwidth. “We want to empower our community of talented developers in the area to think big about communications. There are few fields where the pace of change is so fast, and the improvements impact so many lives. We’re looking forward to seeing how our local talent competes on a global scale.”

To participate in the event, a free registration is available through the TADHack Global event page, selecting “Raleigh” as the event location. Teams can consist of 1-5 hackers. More details can be found on the Raleigh event website.

About Bandwidth 
Bandwidth is among the nation’s largest and fastest-growing communication technology companies. The company operates two divisions – business solutions and consumer (Republic Wireless) that share a mission of transforming the communications industry. Across the divisions, Bandwidth provides a full range of communications services, including voice origination, termination and toll free; a full suite of 9-1-1 services; SMS solutions; SIP Trunking; hosted VoIP for SMBs; and a consumer wireless business. Founded in 1999, and a certified CLEC in 49 states, Bandwidth is a profitable company headquartered in Raleigh, NC with a large remote office in Denver, CO and field offices in eight other cities.

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