February 04, 2013 08:00 ET

SheerID Sponsors Scholarship and Partners With First Annual DeveloperWeek 2013 Conference

EUGENE, OR--(Marketwire - Feb 4, 2013) - SheerID, point-of-sale verification provider for retailers and consumers, will sponsor and attend DeveloperWeek 2013 Conference & Expo in San Francisco, Calif., February 1-7. The company has also awarded a $500 scholarship to a team of developers, led by Brent Baumgartner, a first year CS student at the University of Virginia, who proposed the best idea for an app built on top of SheerID's platform and REST API, at the conference's hackathon.

SheerID's point-of-sale verification technology confirms whether a consumer is a member of a special interest group, such as the military, teachers or students. This lets the enterprise automatically grant a discount upon verification. SheerID's service acts as a bridge between a retailer's shopping cart and any secure database.

"SheerID has created several plug-ins for our flagship product, and we recognize there are thousands of developers with creative ideas on ways to use our API to its full potential," said Jake Weatherly, founder and CEO. "DeveloperWeek will bring together these brightest minds and serves as a forum for ideas on how to improve existing services, or which new ones need inventing. We're happy to sponsor this event and leverage this opportunity to connect with enthusiasts of the REST platform, and look forward to seeing their contributions."

DeveloperWeek 2013

Stackmob headquarters, 541 8th Street, San Francisco

February 1-7, 2013

To speak with Weatherly about SheerID's verification solutions, please contact

To build an app during DeveloperWeek for cash, coaching or stage time, or to build a well-defined add-on to an existing app, visit

About SheerID
SheerID is the creator of the technology used to transform existing, protected private data into a service that benefits commercial enterprises and the public, while still keeping the information safe and secure. By acting as a bridge between secure databases, SheerID allows commercial enterprises to accurately, instantly verify whether or not their customer qualifies for a special discount like student, active duty military, veteran, or teacher discounts- protecting the discount and eliminating fraud. SheerID's verification plug-in can be configured for any e-commerce website, internal customer sales system, mobile application, or POS.

For more information on SheerID's college student enrollment verification solutions, call 855-SheerID to speak directly to a representative, email info(at)sheerid(dot)com, or visit

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