As Developer Evangelists we are constantly on the road looking to help developers who are either current SendGrid users or are experiencing pain related to building and maintaining an Email infrastructure. In the case of our current users, our goal is to be your advocate back into SendGrid in order to make your experience using our APIs as smooth and easy as possbile. For those that have not “seen the light”, we hope to illustrate how SendGrid can save you tons of time and money, allowing you to get back to hacking on your product while keeping a smile on the CFO’s face. Read More ›
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.
When I heard that SendGrid was one of the API sponsors for Hack the Midwest on June 2nd and 3rd in Kansas City, I jumped at the chance to represent us there. Although I was actually born in Kansas City, it had been nearly ten years since I’d been back, and I was super excited to see what the tech and startup scene had to offer.
Nearly 100 local hackers showed up to demo their skills at the competition. Teams came in all shapes and sizes – some from local startups, others comprised of groups of local tech enthusiasts. There was even a father-son pair that ended up taking home some awesome prizes! Read More ›
How many hackdays have you been to that include ziplining across 800 feet above a downtown parade? That’s how we kicked things off in Las Vegas for Recommerce Day, a hack event with a focus on retail and sponsored by a lot of great companies and API providers, including Zappos, Mashery, Twilio, Etsy, and Klout. There were 19 incredible hacks presented and a lot of great prizes were given away. The winner for Most Fun and Weird went to Rotten Huevos from @harmophone, a web app that uses the Rotten Tomatoes API to check the movie you’re about to watch, and then orders extra underwear via Manpacks if the movie is scary and might cause you to soil yourself. The Best Mashup award