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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 Code Campin’ at

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Vote For SendGrid In The 2013 SXSW Panel Picker

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Voting has opened up for one of the nation’s largest  tech & web conferences this site of the Mississipi – SXSW Interactive.  SendGrid has enjoyed being a part of this fantastic experience (2011, 2012) and next year is already shaping up to be bigger and better! SXSW Interactive is a conference held each March in Austin, Texas where attendees number over 20,000 come to hear speakers and panels talk about the future of the web, design, development, social networks, startups and many more topics with a full blown exhibit hall, interactive demos, video game experiences and one of a kind opportunities to

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eCommerce Hack Day Brings New Challenge To Developers

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When you go online to shop at a store, you often don’t think about the technology making it all happen.  I mean, how do you build the next eBay?  There are startups working to make your online shopping experience easier, faster more secure.  This weekend welcomed the first eCommerce Hack Day organized by Dwolla and Etsy in New York City and brought together over 100 developers competing for more than $10,000 in cash and prizes. Developers had over 20 API’s to choose from and while we love to see cool hacks using Sendgrid for email notifications and parsing, teams created some really cool apps

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London Hackers Bring Home the Gold at API Hackday

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As Adria forecasted in a post last week, the API Hackday crew brought our hackety fun to the UK for the first time…and the London developer community did not disappoint! A large group of excited hackers showed up bright and early on Saturday morning, ready for a full day of mashing APIs. It was an incredibly talented group of DOers, and the fruits of their labors were quite impressive. You can see a [mostly] complete list of the apps that were demoed on the HackerLeague page for the event, but a few projects came down to the wire and didn’t have time

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The Life of a SendGrid Developer Evangelist on the West Coast

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It’s been just over a month since I became a Developer Evangelist at SendGrid, and I’ve now attended 8 events in 5 different cities! At each event I have met a variety of interesting people, including awesome SendGrid advocates, and I’ve learned a great deal about a number of improvements SendGrid can implement in maintaining its top spot in the world of email. What follows is a summary of my adventures over the past month. Enjoy! Related PostsWe’re Geeks…and We Love Planes. Hacking the Midwest SendGrid at SXSW SendGrid Partners with AppDirect Hacking APIs at Internet Week in NYC!

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API Hackday recap & preview – coming to a city near you

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Man, we’ve been on the road a lot lately, helping developers hack up a storm on the west coast… Read below for a recap of our recent API Hackday action and a forecast of upcoming fun! Related PostsCome Hack Mobile Devices with us at our Anaheim Office this Saturday New Pricing at SendGrid – More Email for Less! Back on the scene – ATL > NYC > CHI GET.down with SendGrid & Friends at SXSW API Recipe: Pinch of Twilio + Dash of SendGrid

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Portland devs and OSCON-goers, come hack with us!

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Next week, Brandon and I are heading to Portland! Beyond enjoying a wonderful Oregon town, we’re excited for OSCON and tons of hacking fun! The big event of the week is SendGrid’s fourth API Hackday on Saturday, July 30, which we are hosting with the usual suspects – Apigee, Mashery, SimpleGeo, and Twilio — and a number of awesome Portland-based companies like Urban Airship and PHPFog. As an added bonus, we welcome LinkedIn to the API Hackday lineup! Related PostsKicking Off a New Year Building a Community for Building Things

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