Author Archives: Adria Richards

About Adria Richards

Adria is a developer evangelist at SendGrid. Originally from Minnesota but now living in San Francisco, she attends hackathons, conferences and local meetups showing developers how to leverage the SendGrid API. Adria has been a speaker at SXSW, O'Reilly Web 2.0, BlogHer and is involved in helping women programmers like herself learn to code. Loves bacon, snowboarding and endless Wikipedia surfing.

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Solving The Email Delivery Puzzle With SendGrid

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Everyday you go into work to solve problems.  It’s fantastic when you can get the issue resolved quickly but sometimes you have to sit and think about the issue, turning it over in your mind.  A few weeks ago, we decided to give developers a challenge and want to share the results with you here on the blog. We had the opportunity to sponsor Apps World at Moscone West in San Francisco, February 7th-8th. It was a large event with over 5k attendees expected.  Nearly every industry weighed in from banking to energy, telecom to travel, API providers to public companies with billion dollar revenues

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Everyone Hacks Welcomes First Time Hackers In San Francisco

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  This weekend in San Francisco, there will be a special kind of hackathon welcoming first time hackers.  SendGrid is helping to sponsor and support this event.  We’ll be giving away Sphero robotic balls plus 6 months of the SendGrid Silver plan to the winning team plus we’re hosting a workshop tonight, How To Rock Your First Hackathon, via Girl Develop IT where Adria, our Developer Evangelist in SF will help first time hackers prepare. Details Everyone Hacks January 18th through 20th, 2013 NextSpace, 1 Hallidie Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94102 Register on Eventbrite Prizes The list of prizes include: The

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SendGrid At CES 2013

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We’re heading to Las Vegas to take part in CES, also known as the Consumer Electronics Show.  The Developer Relations team will be there talking with startups and companies that have released interesting hardware solutions that sport SDK, allowing developers to build additional functionality on top. You’ll find them on the show floor, visiting in the new Eurka Park and the upcoming CES hackathon on January 9th. Reach out to connect by tweeting at SendGrid (@sendgrid), Tim Falls (@timfalls) or Adria Richards (@adriarichards) this week.

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Overcoming Email Delivery Problems with Your Web Host

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When you’re building a new app from the ground up, everything is shiny and new.  As a startup, you talk for hours with your co-founders about your vision, how to get customers and which features to roll out.  You spend every waking hour together writing code.  Finally you’re ready to push to production.  Maybe you’ve been developing on your local box, a virtual machine or colo’d a server in a data center.  The magical day comes when you launch your product to the world! Then reality sets in and you experience growing pains.  webcast with Engine Yard focused on the technical

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SendGrid Travels to espnW Hackathon At Stanford with O’Reilly Books

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This weekend ESPN is holding it’s first public hackathon.  espnW is focused on attracting women developers to the event to build on several API’s including ESPN, Twilio, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.  Current numbers from organizers show 70% of registered attendees are women. We’re happy to announce that O’Reilly has reached out and will be giving a free ebook to each registered attendee for espnW!  Come by the Mashery table to select your book. We’ve included a list of books relevant to designing web applications, programming languages, web design, mobile apps, big data management, open source for enterprise and more!  Adria

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Microsoft Channel 9 BUILD Interview With Scott Hanselman, SendGrid, New Relic and MongoLab

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Last week Microsoft held BUILD 2012 to showcase the release of Windows 8, Windows 8 Phone, the Surface Tablet and the launch of the Azure store giving developers the ability to sign up for solutions like SendGrid directly within the Azure management portal. Scott Hanselman, Principal Program Manager and Community Architect for Microsoft’s Web Platform, interviewed SendGrid’s Developer Evangelist Adria Richards, New Relic’s Developer Evangelist Nick Floyd and MongoLab’s VP of Marketing and Sales Ben Wen. We discussed adoption of cloud technologies by enterprise, how to evaluate cloud providers and the needs of developers when it comes to production needs and

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iPhone 5 Skip The Line With TaskRabbit

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If you missed out on pre-ordering an iPhone 5 last week (they sold out in an hour), you’ll have the opportunity to buy one from a local Apple store starting Friday September 21st at 8am.  Getting in line early is taking on a whole new meaning with some people already waiting in line a week early for the new smartphone. Before you despair about having to stand in line for hours, consider using TaskRabbit, a service that connects busy people with “Rabbits” otherwise known as people with free time who can help you get things done. For the iPhone 5

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