Hackathons, Template Engine, and I

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If you haven’t been living under a rock, you probably know that SendGrid released Transactional Templates recently. I’ve been using them for a while, specifically for my API demos. It makes it super simple for me to customize emails for a specific school or crowd on the fly without touching any code. With Transactional Templates I don’t ever touch my code.

Here is how my code looks like:

Now if I want to go to HackRU and give a demo, I don’t have to change anything in my code. I can go to the Templates interface and activate the template that I set up for HackRU.


When I send my email, it will look like this:


Now, next weekend I’ll probably head on over to hackNY, I just need to activate that template and I’m done.

If you notice, the only thing that matters is the ID of the template :)

Convenient right? Anyone can start using the Template Engine! If you have any issues or questions, feel free to poke me @elbuo8.

Puerto Rican and hackNY '13 fellow. Always looking to hack/experiment something new. You can follow me @elbuo8

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