Author Archives: Swift

About Swift

Swift is a developer evangelist at SendGrid who is based out of NYC. He is one of the founders of Hacker League and tweets as @SwiftAlphaOne. Follow him there and check him out at http://theycallmeswift.com.

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Using SendGrid with PHP: Part 1 (Codeigniter)

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With the PHP edition of the Battle of the Braces coming up this weekend, I thought that now would be a good time to demonstrate how easy it is to integrate SendGrid with PHP.   Specifically, I’ll be diving into three of my personal favorite frameworks – Codeigniter, FuelPHP, and Flourish.  In order to keep things manageable, I’ll be dividing the posts into a three part series.  This post takes a look at the CodeIgniter framework.  By the time you’re done reading this blog post, you’ll be able to set up an application and be sending email in no time!

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Calling all DOers! Join us at the International Startup Festival

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On July 11th, cars, buses, trains, planes and any other form of transportation you could imagine will converge on Montreal.  They’ll be carrying the best and brightest from startups around the world and unleashing them into the streets for the three day International Startup Festival.  Want to be a part of all the awesomeness? Well, now is your chance!  In a combined effort, SendGrid, Twilio, and Windows Azure will be sponsoring the DOer Express, a bus that will carry 46 founders of early stage startups from New York City to the festival and back!

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Hacking the Midwest

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When I heard that SendGrid was one of the API sponsors for Hack the Midwest on June 2nd and 3rd in Kansas City, I jumped at the chance to represent us there.  Although I was actually born in Kansas City, it had been nearly ten years since I’d been back, and I was super excited to see what the tech and startup scene had to offer. Nearly 100 local hackers showed up to demo their skills at the competition.  Teams came in all shapes and sizes –  some from local startups, others comprised of groups of local tech enthusiasts.  There

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