Announcing The First Evernote Trunk Conference and Developer Competition with $100,000 in Prizes

Posted by on 23 May 2011

Posted by on 23 May 2011

Over the past few years, an amazing community of users, developers and partners have formed around Evernote. Together, we’re building the world’s first global memory platform, which makes supporting and engaging with our ecosystem one of our most important (and rewarding) tasks. In that spirit, we’re excited to announce our first ever ecosystem event, The Evernote Trunk Conference (ETC), and our first Developer Competition. Read on for details.

Go to the official Evernote Trunk Conference page »

What is ETC?

We’re putting together a one day event in San Francisco with the goal of helping move the entire Evernote community forward—from developers to entrepreneurs to users and fans. If you’re starting a development project, we want to help you succeed. If you’re looking for advice on how to grow and scale your business, we’ll share what we’ve learned. If you’re looking for ways to make the most of Evernote, we’re here to give you suggestions. Here’s what you can expect:

Developer sessions
Evernote developers and partners will discuss topics including the Evernote web service API, our cloud service architecture, Evernote Site Memory, mobile best practices, and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to get suggestions and assistance directly from the Evernote team.

Product sessions
In these sessions, we’ll share deployment success stories, give you ideas for useful integrations and provide tips for making your app and integration a wild success.

User sessions
Throughout the event, we’ll offer you advice and stories from people who live their lives using Evernote. You’ll learn how to be more productive, more together and more awesome with Evernote. If you have a story that you’d like to share, please submit it here and we may invite you to take the stage at ETC!

We’ll share the final agenda with you very soon.

Event details

The Evernote Developer Competition: $100,000 in prizes!

Continuing with theme of moving the Evernote community forward, we’re looking for the next batch of amazing apps and integrations that millions of Evernote users will fall in love with. To get the community fired up, we’re launching our first-ever global developer competition.

Go to the official Developer Competition page for complete details »

To participate in the competition, simply build an application, service, or device that works with Evernote. For inspiration, have a look at the existing items in the Evernote Trunk. Note three important competition milestones:

  • Submission deadline: July 15
  • Finalists announced: July 22
  • Winners announced: Live on August 18 at ETC

Between now and July 15th, we will be hosting webinars as well as live developer events around the world to make sure that you have the information you need to get started and a chance to get your questions answered.


Submissions will be judged along four main criteria:

  • Finish and polish: Is the application easy to use and aesthetically appealing?
  • Effective use of the Evernote platform: Does the application take advantage of the unique functionality offered by the Evernote platform?
  • Utility: Is the application compelling and/or indispensable?
  • Originality of concept: Is the application unique and/or innovative?

After submissions are received, they will go through an internal review process. Six finalists will be chosen from all of the submissions. Finalists will be judged using a mix of public voting and a judging panel, and the winners will be announced at ETC.


  • Grand Prize: $50,000
  • 6 Finalists: $5,000 each
  • Wildcard Prize: $10,000
  • Student Prize: $10,000

We are incredibly excited about both the Evernote Trunk Conference and the Developer Competition. We’re building the world’s first memory platform together. That’s pretty huge.


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4 Comments RSS

  • Yuichiro Ueda

    Please check out my blog. I have IDEA for this competition but I have no way to describe it. The project name is “EverCycles”. Please contact me. I’m Japanese who is living in Germany.

  • John McLaughlin

    Just signed up – I’m a total evernote geek

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