Articles by 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 Read more ›

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 Read more ›

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


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 Read more ›

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

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Microsoft BUILD Channel 9 Interview - Scott Hanselman, SendGrid - Adria Richards, New Relic - Nick Floyd, MongoLab - Ben Wen

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, Read more ›

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. Read more ›

SendGrid Customer PrintChomp Interviewed at TechCrunch Disrupt 2012

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Interview with printchomp at TechCrunch Disrupt

We caught up with Joseph Puopolo of PrintChomp at TechCrunch Disrupt to learn more about his company and how they use SendGrid to power email communications with customers. PrintChomp allows customers to order business cards and then have the job sent to available, nearby printers thus giving the customer higher availability and more choice when it comes to location. Joseph shared Read more ›

TechCrunch Hackathon 2012

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SendGrid sent us to the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon to do some hacking with local developers. With just 24 hours to go from idea to demo, we came up with the idea CrunchFunnel. Using the Crunchbase, SendGrid and Twilio APIs, CrunchFunnel helps you find out which companies are ready to hire and expand their infrastructure, giving you a lead time of 2-5 weeks over competitors.

In this post we will describe our process from beginning to end, including access to the source code and live demo.

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eCommerce Hack Day Brings New Challenge To Developers

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eCommerce Hack Day NYC 2012

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 Read more ›