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Why “Thank You”—It Is Coming In Nicely: Movember Update

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Things are getting pretty hairy around the SendGrid offices…literally (not in the chaotic use of the word, but in the moustache, soul patch, goatee, mountain man beard sense). We have an incredible 52 internal Movember participants this year and let me tell you, they are off to a great start! This year, we are embracing Movember in a three pronged approach—internal moustache/beard growing, an internal health challenge, and a Share the ‘Stache initiative for everyone to be involved with that ultimately results in a donation to the Movember Foundation! Internal Moustache Update A little preview of our fan-stache-tic progress below:

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Growing Up is Hard to Do – How to Scale with SendGrid

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It’s what every software company strives for – growth! But in the email world, the bigger or more popular you are, the more email you tend to send. As a start-up, you may have chosen systems and processes that worked well when you were a big fish in a small pond, but as you enter the high powered sea of success, your growth is starting to stretch your resources. Many of our clients have made the switch to SendGrid as they searched for a system that could scale and provide the flexibility they needed to effectively communicate with their growing

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How to Communicate Your Code Infographic

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Last week one of our awesome Developer Evangelists Nick Quinlan took us through his top tips and tricks he uses when communicating code. The main takeaways included: Here’s a little context for each point: They’re Smarter Than You- If you assume whoever you are talking to is smarter than you, then you avoid making the mistake of talking down to them. Understand Your Audience- Ask who they are, what their background is, and then from there you can cater your conversation so it’s more valuable to them. Think Big Picture First- Always give the main idea first so people know

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Share the SendGrid ‘Stache

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This year we are embracing Movember in our office and we wanted to extend the invite for you to participate with us! To show our support of Movember and the pursuit of an everlasting impact on men’s health, we are excited to show off the kickass SendGrid Moustache! What does the SendGrid Moustache (picture left) do? We’re glad you asked… The SendGrid Moustache is a quick and easy way for you to help raise money for the Movember Foundation. Every man likes to show off his mustache as a display of support for Movember, but here at SendGrid showing off our

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Find Email Games in Your Inbox

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Since my early days I’ve been a fan of games. Besides having fun and exploring fantasy worlds, they have basically taught me English, and I bet they improved my rational thinking and hand-eye coordination, amongst other things. My passion for games didn’t just stop at playing them. Before joining SendGrid I was developing games for a living. I made some games for Windows Phone (I loved my HTC Ultimate), a couple Flash prototypes, and an iOS game. So, as soon as I started on this job I was thinking, how can I put together my passion for games together with

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SendGrid in the Community

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We’re strong believers in community building at SendGrid. That’s why we have a team of Developer Evangelists who focus on knowledge sharing and innovation within the tech and hacker community. And it’s why we sponsor civic-focused initiatives in the areas that we work. But we also believe in giving back—because it’s not all about work. As part of our benefits package, we allocate a paid day (8 hours) of volunteering to all of our full time team members. Every SendGridder has a cause that’s important to them, so there are few parameters around where we can volunteer. Some ‘Gridders choose

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How I Explained Hackathons to My Parents

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As a developer evangelist, I end up attending a lot of hackathons. I have a ton of fun at these events, helping attendees get their apps working and writing code of my own. My parents were very excited to learn about SendGrid and what Developer Evangelism is, but telling my parents, that “I love going to hackathons” elicited a more alarmed response. You what?! I love going to Hackathons. They’re one of the most fun parts of my job! Getting to hack on things with other developers is rewarding and I always get to learn something new. But, honey, hacking

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