We’re back with our second installment of Mailjet Mondays! This week, we introduce Tyler Nappy, Developer Evangelist and newest addition to our New York team. You might recognize him if you were following the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon last week. He was on site through the weekend, helping teams integrate our APIs. He also made an appearance on the big stage to present our custom contest winners!
How was TechCrunch Disrupt last week? What was your favorite moment?
Ahhhh it’s hard to pick just one, so I’ll give you two!
The first was listening to all of the innovative hacks created during the hackathon. There were just a variety of projects created; some useful, some hilarious.
Second, was flying the Parrot quadcopter we raffled off â€” it was my first time piloting one of these. Flying it was a little difficult at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s a blast!
Tell us a little about what you will be doing for Mailjet.
I will be regularly attending conferences, hackathons, and meetups, keeping up to date with the newest industry trends. I look forward to building closer relationships with the NY startup community and beyond! These events will be a great opportunity to catch up on projects other developers are working on and what pain points they’re currently facing in the email space. From there we’ll be able to evaluate what Mailjet’s doing right and how we can improve our service, product and usability. When not attending these events, I’ll also be coding some cool hacks myself to showcase the awesomeness of email!
What is your preferred programming language and why?
I am going to have to go with Ruby, although MATLAB will always hold a special place in my heart (first software I’ve ever coded with). I love the syntax â€” it is elegant, simple and easy to read.
Are you working on any coding projects on the side? If so, could you share a little about what they look like?
I am currently working on a web application that will assist track coaches in managing and viewing their team’s stats over time. Through this app, coaches will be able to create lineups at track meets and record their athlete’s scores and times. I’m also working on a realtime chess game that is controlled via (you guessed it) email through Mailjet’s ParseAPI.
In the near future, I plan on diving a bit into hardware projects; more specifically a project that involves a quadcopter, because I had such a great time flying the Parrot drone at TechCrunch Disrtupt!
Mailjet’s recently launched its v3 API. How would you explain this update to a non-developer?
My not so serious answer: the API went from awesome, to super awesome.
Serious answer: It went from an already great API to now a rapidly growing web-wide standard for APIs, making it even easier for people to integrate our product when creating web applications.
[ Posted Mon, 12 May 2014 23:06:00 ]