The Life of a SendGrid Developer Evangelist on the West Coast

Company, Events

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!

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Meet SendGrid’s Newest Developer Evangelist, Elmer Thomas

Company

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 […]


Recap of ReCommerce hackday in Las Vegas, Nevada

Brandon West Events

How many hackdays have you been to that include ziplining across 800 feet above a downtown parade? That’s how we kicked things off in Las Vegas for Recommerce Day, a hack event with a focus on retail and sponsored by a lot of great companies and API providers, including Zappos, Mashery, Twilio, Etsy, and Klout. There were […]


Announcing Improved Heroku Integration

Brandon West Company, Partnerships, Product

We are pleased to announce some improvements for SendGrid users on Heroku. We’ve increased email credits across the board, refreshed our suite of plans, and have enabled some additional features. Heroku users can now manage their sub-users via our API, and all users on the Silver plan and above have access to dedicated IPs for their […]


SendGrid at SXSW 2012: Panel Picking

Best Practices, Events

As you all know, everyone’s favorite week of geeky debauchery is coming up again next March. SendGrid is excited to make the trip back to Austin for a second year – one that promises to be bigger and better than 2011 from our perspective. While we have a whole lotta awesomeness in the works outside […]


TheBirdy.com: using email for personal finance management

Events, Guest Post

A few weeks ago, Brandon and I went to New York City for Startup Weekend. I had stopped by the previous SW NYC when I was there for Internet Week and API Hackday, and I was instantly impressed. I’ve been to a few Startup Weekends in Boulder and Denver, but never had I seen a crowd this large. Nor had I witnessed the level of energy that was in the General Assembly office that Friday evening.

As I walked out of the event that night, I decided we would definitely be back for the next SW in the city.

It was a good decision. Not only did we get to chill at the GA digs for a good chunk of Fri/Sat/Sun, but we worked with closely with a number of teams: Brandon rocked some code, we had some great discussions on app infrastructure, I mentored some pitch practice sessions, and, above all, we met a bunch of awesome people.

Corey Maass is one of those awesome people. And below is a story that he told us, which we thought would be fun to share with the rest of our community.

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Announcing Safe Harbor Compliance

Brandon West Company

We are happy to announce that we are certified as Safe Harbor compliant. The Safe Harbor program ensures compliance with the European Union Data Protection Directive, a directive that protects personal data by ensuring that it is only used with permission and for legitimate purposes. We look forward to working with clients in the EU! […]


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

Events

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 — ApigeeMasherySimpleGeo, 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!

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