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Make Your Mac Speak Incoming Emails

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There are a lot of great use cases and business applications of our Inbound Parse Webhook. But sometimes you just want to hack for fun. Since the Parse Webhook is interactive and real-time, it’s a good one for hacking. In this blog post we are going to mashup some Python, the Parse Webhook, ngrok and osascript to make your Mac speak incoming emails. Set Up Incoming Emails The general idea is: receive an email, have your machine speak the subject. To achieve the first part, we need to receive emails in our application, which is easy with the Parse Webhook.

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Job Searching for Dev Bootcamp Graduates

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The following is a guest post from SendGrid engineer Jeffrey Matthias. As a graduate of Dev Bootcamp, I am often asked for advice as fellow graduates begin their first job search. Admittedly, it can be a daunting task, perhaps harder than the bootcamp itself. Your New Job: Find a Job You want to get a job working full time as a developer? Landing that job is your new job. I don’t care what the situation is, plan to spend at least 40 hours a week on finding work and keeping your skills up. Don’t go too crazy beyond that, as

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From Internal IT to Hacking Robots in Warsaw

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This post comes from Kevin Grablin, IT Operations Engineer and SendGrid’s newest employee ambassador. “How would you like to go to Makerland in Warsaw?” I almost fell off the ski-lift at Eldora when Tim Falls (Director of Developer Relations) offered me the opportunity to fly 5,302 miles to Warsaw Poland to attend the first ever Makerland conference. He was offering me my first chance to play the role of a SendGrid Ambassador and attend an amazing event. It’s important to understand why this was such a huge deal for me, as my role in SendGrid is not that of a

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Announcing SendGrid’s Open Source EventKit for the Event Webhook

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SendGrid Support is happy to share the results of our first open source project! Projects like this come from a set of Support Engineers who volunteer to be part of the Support Incubator, an internal team dedicated to creating automation tools for our support engineers and customers. This project will help customers configure their own private endpoint and database to accept Event Webhook data from their SendGrid account. Our Event Webhook gives our customers unique insight into their email program, by sharing data around 9 key email events: Processed Dropped Deferred Bounce Delivered Open Click Spam reports Unsubscribe EventKit Benefits

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Productivity Tools for Work-Life Balance

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Working smart is part of any job. As a developer evangelist, I have to play multiple roles, and there are some tools that I always rely on to help me do a better/faster job. Here are some of them, and hopefully they can also be of use to you. Email Tools Boomerang Boomerang for Gmail is a Chrome/Firefox/Safari extension that lets you schedule emails to be sent later, or set reminders. I love this tool and have been using it non-stop since the day I installed. Replying to emails at 1am (not recommended, but it happens) and don’t want to

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Animated GIFs Inside Your Inbox

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Want to bring a smile to your face? Try sending yourself an animated GIF. Once a sign of Web 1.0, these graphics are now such a form of expression that there’s a startup just to search them. In this post, I’ll show you how to use an API to find GIFs and the SendGrid Inbound Parse Webhook to request specific search terms. The end result, of course, are animated GIFs inside your inbox.   The demo application uses Giphy to search for animated GIFs. Before I show the technology behind the application, try it out using either the email or

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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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