NASA Space Apps NYC Hackathon

Hello from New York City! Aydrian Howard and I, Developer Advocates for SparkPost and MessageSystems relaxing a bit after preparing our booth before tomorrow's SpaceAppsNYC hackathon. There are over 400 developers registered locally in NYC expected to participate in the hackathon, and many more developers globally working on applications and…

5 Steps to Happiness

Remember to breathe Accept the fact you only control your choice...nothing else Define clear, attainable goals and steps to achieve them daily Prioritize your day with your goals in mind, learn to say "no" in a friendly manner Realize failure is going to happen, is not a negative thing…

How to be a customer company

How do you keep a customer, well...a customer? We all have customers and we want to keep them happy. They might have different needs depending upon the audience, but they do business with you because they put faith in you to deliver consistently on what you say you can…

Brand Advocacy Matters

If I told you that you as a person have a "brand" would you believe me? Would you also believe me if I told you that everyone you know is a customer of your brand? According to the Meriam-Webster Dictionary, a customer is: One that purchases a commodity or service…

Factual Comparison of Developer Libraries

When I say "comparing libs" I mean apples-to-apples which means the following is a perfect list that you can use to factually check if a library meets your needs: Assess a library based on you/your company's long-term goals. Make sure those goals are clearly defined. Addresses factual differences as…

Tony Tiger Developers

How Testing Makes a Good Developer...Great! If you're a developer, I'm sure you're like me and want to be a GREAT developer. That led me to begin thinking about what the difference between a good and a great developer really is. When I boiled it all down the code…