Category Archives: Events

Delivering Beers Hand Over Wrist!

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Since May 2013, we’ve partnered with our friends at Ignite in Newcastle, England, to run an event for startups, developers, tech watchers, entrepreneurs, and investors every month called Startup Beers. Recently, the Ignite team partnered with UKTI to run an accelerator programme in the newly opened Campus North. The 3-month-long Sirius programme was open to anyone who had gained their degree outside of the UK and wanted to accelerate their idea within the confines of the UK tech scene. After being asked to mentor on the programme, I was extremely interested in one company in particular – SunEos, two French

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Email Deliverability 101: Best Practices to Master the Inbox

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Twenty-two percent of email never makes it to the inbox. That’s a pretty staggering statistic considering how often we use email everyday. Imagine a messaging conversation but one fourth of the words are removed or every fourth message isn’t delivered… It would make communicating beyond frustrating right? We feel your pain, but the good news is — you can do something about it and we are here to help! We are excited to introduce a 2014 refresh of our classic webcast series: Ask an Expert! Getting Started with Email Deliverability. Join our email experts Kurt Diver, Deliverability Analyst, and Erik Ault, Senior

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SendGrid Goes to Gophercon

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When co-founder and CTO Tim Jenkins announced we have adopted Go as our primary development language, I was super excited. I had already signed up to attend the first-ever Golang conference and had created a Go library for SendGrid. It turns out I wasn’t the only one in the company looking forward to using the language. The list of people from SendGrid attending Gophercon quickly grew to 28. If you took pictures at the event, chances are a ‘Gridder was somewhere in the background (including the photo below by Phil Sorber). I had an amazing time at GopherCon. Being surrounded

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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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