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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Wedgi.es – Simple Surveys That Use SendGrid

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Back in September, at the fantastic ReCommerce Hackday, I hung out with Jimmy Jacobson and Porter Haney, the guys behind Wedgi.es. Wedgi.es is a lightweight social application that lets you easily poll your friends via twitter. Porter told me he was addicted to the Wedgi.es email updates that they had implemented using SendGrid, so I asked Jimmy and Porter if they’d write about their application and experience for our blog. They obliged, so we are very pleased to present a guest blog post from Wedgi.es! Related PostsFive Design Tips for Optimal Email Deliverability

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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 PostsNew SendGrid Documentation Launched Lone Star Ruby Hackathon Recap Young Rewired State: Coding a Better WORLD Vote For SendGrid In The 2013 SXSW

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SendGrid Now Integrates with .NET PaaS AppHarbor

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.NET developers rejoice! AppHarbor now makes it very easy to integrate with SendGrid via their .NET Platform-as-a-Service. In fact, a one button click is all that’s needed to get started. You can think of AppHarbor as the Heroku for .NET – they make it very easy to deploy .NET web applications via Git, Mercurial, Subversion and/or TFS. With their services, developers can focus on your app instead of patching servers, deployments, configurations and scaling. 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 Via

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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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