Next week, on September 16th, 9am at DataWeek + API World 2014 in San Francisco, I’ll be presenting a talk, titled “Quantify Thyself, then Go Forth and Conquer with a Personal Life API.”

A couple months ago, I wrote a blog about creating a personal API to analyze data from your personal life to make real-time decisions or perform long-term planning. The post covered what data to quantify, how to automagically gather that data, and the tools for creating a Personal Life API.

My goal with this presentation is for the audience to walk away with the knowledge and tools to build their own personal API. We’ll play with Python/Flask and APIary.io in the process.

DataWeek + API World 2014 Conference & Expo is from September 15–17th, with a 100+ talks and 200+ new data & API technologies represented. As friends of SendGrid, you get 25% off the PRO pass for access to all the talks and workshops. Shoot me an email at my first name at sendgrid.com to get your coupon code.

Since I’ll only have 40 minutes for the talk, the conversation will continue here on the blog, both in words and in code, so don’t forget to add SendGrid’s blog to your RSS feed reader. 🙂

If you can’t attend the conference, but are near SF, feel free to reach out. I’d love to talk email, APIs, and software development with you.



Elmer Thomas is SendGrid's Developer Experience Engineer. His mission is to help SendGrid live up to its slogan: "Email Delivery. Simplified" by improving the lives of developers, both internally and externally. Via all sorts of hackery, of course. Follow his exploits on Twitter and GitHub.