Articles by Mike Rowan


Mike is the VP of Research and Development at SendGrid. He has one goal—to make developers' lives more awesome. He has a long history of leading R&D efforts—he developed a worldwide data analytics platform in the early 90’s and founded one of Rhode Island's earliest ISPs in 1995. Before spearheading SendGrid Labs, Mike co-founded several companies, serving as both CTO and head of R&D.

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Introducing SendGrid Labs and its free application load testing service, Loader.io

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SendGrid Labs is a new and growing internal effort at SendGrid. Born in late 2012, SendGrid Labs builds tools and services to help developers focus on their core business. It aims to provide creative and innovative solutions to common developer pain points to make their lives easier, and to help them scale. SendGrid is the ideal platform for an initiative like Labs, because it already solves a major developer pain point—email deliverability, infrastructure, and scalability. Like every other tech company, SendGrid has experienced growing pains, and has had to utilize tools like those being generated at SendGrid Labs to help us scale. We want to give back to our fellow developers who have made SendGrid what it is, by spinning