Category Archives: Events

SendGrid Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple

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“One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” –Tom Wolfe Last Tuesday, my colleagues and I had the pleasure of bringing the first leg of our SendGrid Delivered 2014 tour to New York City. Escaping looming thunder clouds and intermittent downpours, we kickstarted our 4 hour email boot camp to a standing room only crowd at the Ace Hotel. Our promise for this year’s email tour is that attendees will leave our free event better senders than when they arrived. In order to accomplish that, we created an agenda

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Join SendGrid at the Red Hat Summit in San Francisco (April 14th-17th)

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This week is shaping up to be an exciting and busy one for us here at SendGrid. We’re happy to share that SendGrid is participating in Red Hat’s premier open source event for the enterprise IT industry, The Red Hat Summit 2014. The Red Hat Summit is kicking off today and lasts through Thursday, April 17th. Visit SendGrid @ Exhibit #1106 We invite you to visit SendGrid in the Partner Pavilion where you can learn about our participation in Red Hat’s OpenShift Marketplace, where customers of all sizes can learn, try, and buy application development solutions for DevOps. From the

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Inside the Hackathon Organiser’s Backpack

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I’ve done my fair share of hackathon organising over the years. From small 30 person “specialist” hacks, to larger, 200+ affairs like Music Hack Day London. Over that time I’ve built up a checklist of items that I try to ensure I have with me on the day to make sure everything runs smoothly. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and only covers the scrappier DIY end of the hackathon spectrum. There’s certainly going to be more insight from people who read this too, so I’d love to see contributions in the comments below.   The Hackathon Backpack

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Announcing SendGrid’s 2014 Email Tour

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We recently sent our 200 billionth email. All of those emails have taught us a lot about email deliverability and good sending practices, and we want to share those lessons with you. So, we’re sending 5 of our email experts on a North American tour, SendGrid Delivered, to do just that. It’s a free 3-hour email boot camp that will provide you with the tools you need to be a better sender, right away. These tools will make a direct impact on how your subscribers interact with your mail…and how the ISP and email communities view you as a sender.

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ISPs Like It Hot

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Yes, you read that right. ISPs like it hot. So what do they like hot…or more accurately, warm? Your IP! A new IP that hasn’t sent any mail through it yet is considered cold…and unknown to the ISPs. Why? Because mail hasn’t been sent through the IP yet, it has no reputation established with the ISPs. So the best way for the ISPs to get to know you is to warm up your cold IP. So how do you go about warming up your IP? You’re in luck. On Tuesday, February 11th, two of SendGrid’s Senior Technical Account Managers–Katie Nelson

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Latin America Developer Ecosystem: A Year in Review

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Four months ago I started working for SendGrid as a Developer Evangelist in Latin America. It was a big challenge to take on, and I’ve been in touch with more people than I can count in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, and Colombia. Here are some of the challenges I’ve been facing and my impressions about them: Hackathons Hackathons have been growing a lot during the past couple years. They have been growing so much that they are gathering crowds of hundreds of people, giving 1 million dollar prizes, and causing some controversy. And now, there’s even a college league just for hackathons. But there’s

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The Hackathon Guide to Building Your First iPhone App

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So you’re at a hackathon and just came up with an idea for an awesome mobile app. You want to start, but you are not quite sure where to begin. Your options are to use a tool like PhoneGap, or create a native application. This is definitely a personal choice, but I am a proponent for native over hybrid (PhoneGap, Titanium, etc). You will always have access to the underlying mobile platform and can create the best user experience without any lag. I personally feel that’s worth it. But you don’t know Objective-C. Not a problem! This guide will quickly

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