Articles by Scott Motte

Hacker in LA. I believe the future is bright. It's up to us to build it - as programmers we get a big say. Follow me on twitter @motdotla.

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How We Found the Cloud Integration Trifecta


Cloud Foundry makes developers’ lives easier. You can build, test, deploy, and scale applications quite quickly – freeing you up to focus on the core of your product. It’s great, but what will prove to be even greater is the Cloud Foundry services. The ability to quickly use services from Cloud Foundry adds a lot […]

Send Email with Meteor and SendGrid

Partnerships, Technical

Meteor is a cool new framework for rapidly building modern web applications. At PayPal’s BattleHack in Austin I had the chance to watch David Brear use it. He built a lot of functionality in a short amount time. In this post, I am going to quickly show you how easy it is to use SendGrid […]

My First Major Hackathon


I have attended many hackathons, both as a participant and an evangelist. But before earlier this month, I hadn’t been to one like this. PennApps is renowned. It started with just 17 teams in the fall of 2009. This event has over 1,000 people. I’m sitting in the beautiful Palestra basketball arena at the moment, […]

Sipping from the SendGrid Java Library

Product, Technical

There’s a new addition to the family of SendGrid libraries. Java developers can now use sendgrid-java, a module for sending emails through SendGrid using Java. You’ve always been able to send emails through SendGrid using Java. You could use one of Java’s built in SMTP libraries to communicate with our SMTP API or you could […]

Parsing Every Contact into a Daily Email

Product, Technical
Photo by Adam Goode

In a previous blog post, I showed you how to remember people’s names with a digestible daily email. I’ve been using the approach daily. It has been helpful but has had one big downside: it requires me to make an API call by hand every time I want to add a person to the database. […]

Movies Now Screening in Your Inbox

Product, Technical

The Dilemma I like movies. My girl does too. Watching a movie is a nice way to unwind at the end of the day, and we often find ourselves doing so. The problem is we spend at least 30 minutes each night just trying to decide what movie to watch. That sucks. Plus, we’re at […]

Hollywooding My First Hackathon as a Developer Evangelist

Photo by Adam Goode

Earlier this month I attended Hollywood Hack Day, a weekend event that also happened to be my first as a developer evangelist. Hi, I’m Scott Motte. Arriving Saturday, 7am. My buddy Jacob picks me up at my house and we begin the drive from Riverside to Beverly Hills. Spotify is playing through his speakers, and […]

Remember People’s Names with a Digestible Daily Email

Product, Technical

When you remember a person’s name you pay them a subtle compliment. You add to their feeling of importance. Additionally, it benefits yourself to remember someone’s name. They will more likely like you. But many of us are bad at remembering people’s names. I’m guilty of this. So let’s change that to great effect. Let’s […]