Tag Archives: Developer Evangelist

The 3 C’s of Developer Relations

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A lot of people ask what a Developer Evangelist does, and the answers can vary a bit depending on which company they work for, and how the team is placed within the organization. Regardless of the tactics in place, all of them are based on a few core principles of Developer Relations, which I call the 3 C’s: Community, Code, and Content. Community If you don’t have a way to reach developers, your Developer Relations program isn’t worth much. At SendGrid, our main strategy is “give first”–the more successful start-ups there are, the better off everyone is. As Tim has said

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Code Campin’ at SoCal Code Camp

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I love code camps, especially the SoCal Code Camp! It’s an opportunity to learn from fellow developers in a classroom style setting. This year over 148 people submitted sessions for Saturday & Sunday! Now that’s what I call a thriving community which has no qualms with giving freely of their knowledge!

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Lone Star Ruby Hackathon Recap

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Last weekend after the Lone Star Ruby Conference in Austin, a group of developers gathered at Capital Factory for an overnight hackathon with a focus on communications. In addition to the awesome support and space donated by Capital Factory, the event was put on by Context.io, Twilio, SendGrid, and Searchify. The prizes were big ticket items, with first place taking home a MacBook Pro with Retina Display, and the runner-up getting a Thunderbolt Cinema Display. There were also prizes for the best use of Twilio and the best use of SendGrid. Related PostsInside the Hackathon Organiser’s Backpack Young Rewired State:

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Hackers Redefine Work at Box Hackathon

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Early Saturday morning nearly 200 attendees crowded into the cafeteria at the Box offices in Palo Alto, California for the first ever Box hackathon.  Hackers were challenged to form teams and hack together apps that redefined the way that we do work.  A short 24 hours later there were 40 hacks that accomplished exactly that. Related PostsSendGrid Delivered hits NYC September 12 Become an Inbox Insider with SendGrid Delivered API Hackday Coming To London We’re Geeks…and We Love Planes. News, Events & Release Notes: December 17, 2010

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Webcast: The Power of Email APIs

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Most developers know about SendGrid’s SMTP relay services and the deliverability benefits, but did you know that there are also a host of other SendGrid APIs that can make your life even easier? Join SendGrid’s developer evangelists Swift and Brandon West on August 28th at 1:00pm EST as they break down the available APIs and teach you how to use them to unleash the full power of email in your application. This webinar will cover: Related PostsSimulating Pokemon with SendGrid (and an Audience) Oh, Cardless: My Business Card Email App Join the Queues Using Messaging and SendGrid Advanced Statistics Available

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Hollywood Hack Day Recap

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On June 8th, I headed out to the city of fame and fortune – Hollywood, California. But not to schmooze with the stars, instead I spent the weekend watching some amazing hacks created by over 90 developers and designers. Related PostsThe Seven SendGrid APIs – A Quick List London Hackers Bring Home the Gold at API Hackday The Definitive “How-To” Guide on Leveraging SendGrid APIs to Better Manage Your Email Program We Dare You to Take the 15 Minute SendGrid Set-up Challenge! Find Out When SendGrid is Coming to Your Town

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Meet SendGrid’s Newest Developer Evangelist, Elmer Thomas

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I began my journey with SendGrid more than a year ago as a Web Development Manager, helping to build a solid software development process. As we began to grow, I became involved in Product Development and QA, with the goal of elevating our software quality. Now, both of those areas are well taken care of and SendGrid allowed me the opportunity to grow once again. Some of my deepest pleasure comes from learning, educating and creating, particularly in the area of Computer Engineering. Whether it’s reading, writing, programming or out experiencing life — I am always looking for ways to

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