Earlier this month, Parse sponsored and presented two talks at HTML5 Developer Conference in San Francisco at The Palace Hotel. We really enjoyed interacting with a few thousand members of the HTML5 community and were proud that both of our talks were positively received. One of these talks, by Parse engineer Bryan Klimt, took an in-depth look at the benefits and challenges of HTML5 versus Native when using a backend as a service, like Parse.
See the full video below or take a look at a PDF of the slides and script.
Parse is headed to GDC this year and we can’t wait to hang out with some of you at the Parse Booth! The gamer community has been developing on Parse since our inception, making incredible use of the platform to do everything from implementing Parse Push to increase app opens to using Parse Social for easier matchmaking. We’re constantly amazed by all of the fun and interesting games being launched on Parse.
Every week in March leading up to GDC, we’ll be featuring a different game on our blog, starting with Minecraft Papercraft Studio later this week.
Join us March 27-29 at Moscone Center in booth 107 to chat about building games with Parse. We can’t wait to see you there!
Thanks to everyone who attended today’s webcast, “Best Practices of Incorporating Email into Your Apps Using SendGrid and Parse,” with Parse CEO, Ilya Sukhar, and SendGrid Developer Evangelist, Elmer Thomas. For anyone who would like a second look, or just in case you missed it, the full video is below.
In the webcast, Ilya and Elmer detailed the 10 best practices for using email for your mobile app. For the demo, Ilya showed how to send transactional emails from the Parse-powered AnyPic using SendGrid’s powerful API.
The sample code Ilya reviewed can be found on GitHub. We’ve also posted the slides on SlideShare.
Following the launch of our SendGrid Cloud Module, we’re proud to announce a joint webcast scheduled for Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 at 10:30 AM PST.
In this webcast, participants will listen in on a deep dive discussion of the best practices associated with using transactional email for app developers. Ilya Sukhar, Parse CEO, will be joined on the webcast by Elmer Thomas, Developer Evangelist, from SendGrid to walk everyone through examples of each best practice.
There will be a Q&A session at the end of the webcast and a follow-up email with a link to the recorded session.
At the end of the webcast, you’ll have a solid understanding of how to make sure that your emails reach the inbox and the benefits of SendGrid email deliverability via the Parse platform.
More about SendGrid – SendGrid’s cloud-based email infrastructure relieves businesses of the cost and complexity of maintaining custom email systems. SendGrid provides reliable delivery, scalability and real-time analytics along with flexible APIs that make custom integration a breeze.
To view the re-cap for the “10 Best Practices of Transactional Email for App Developers with Sendgrid and Parse”, please click here.
Following our partnership with Mailgun to launch the Mailgun Cloud Module, we’re proud to announce a joint webcast scheduled for January 30th, 2013 at 10:30 AM PST.
In this webcast, participants will learn how to use email to send push notifications using Parse and Mailgun. Ilya Sukhar, Parse CEO, will give a quick intro to Parse functionality followed by a deep dive technical discussion and live-coding session. Travis Swientek from Mailgun will lead the tech talk and will cover the following topics:
- Parse Object Storage
- Parse Cloud Code
- Parse IOS SDK
- Mailgun Cloud Code Module
- Mailgun Routes
Following the webcast, registrants will receive a link to a recording of the tech talk as well as a link to the code repository on GitHub. There will also be a Q&A session at the end of the webcast.
More about Mailgun – Mailgun is the email automation engine trusted by over 10,000 companies worldwide including Parse, Stripe and Uservoice. Mailgun’s intuitive REST API’s let you easily send, receive and track emails through your web apps and websites. Mailgun is way more than email delivery. It is complete email automation.
To view the re-cap of “Using Email to Send Push Notifications with Parse and Mailgun”, please click here.
The Parse team will be hosting a booth at Renaissance: the iOS app makers’ conference in San Francisco next Monday through Wednesday (January 21-23) and we’d love to see you there! We’ve donated 3 six-month Parse Pro packages (each valued at $1200) to be given away as prizes during the event, and we’ll be on site to answer any questions that you or your dev team might have.
Renaissance is, “bringing the best of the iOS app making community together to teach us to excel at the business, design, and technology of apps,” and will include speakers from Stripe, Quora, Square and more. Join us and save 30% here: http://renaissance2013.eventbrite.com/?discount=parse
AWS re:Invent was Amazon Web Services’ first annual conference held in Las Vegas from November 27th to November 29th and the Parse team was fortunate enough to be a big part of this amazing conference. In addition to our heavily trafficked big blue booth on the tradeshow floor, CEO Ilya Sukhar and Engineer Charity Majors both gave talks to packed rooms. We were also thrilled to be shown in Amazon CTO Werner Vogels’ keynote presentation twice! Take a look at some of the photos from this year’s re:Invent below and we can’t wait to see you there next year.
Ilya’s talk focused on how the Parse team built a mobile app platform using AWS and walked the audience through the basics of Parse as well as a look inside our infrastructure.
Charity discusses how Parse is using MongoDB on AWS.
Hector and I were really excited to have our photo in front of the Parse booth shown in Werner Vogel’s keynote.
Someone snapped a photo of Charity and myself watching Ilya’s talk. This shot also showed up in Werner Vogel’s keynote.
Hector made a new friend with the Loggly beaver.
We really enjoyed meeting both old friends and new at re:Invent and we’re excited to be a big part of next year’s conference.
Hi there! I’m Courtney, Parse’s Office Manager. I can’t talk to you about Pushes, Pulls, APIs or any of the exciting stuff that you usually read about here on Parse’s blog. But what I CAN do is give you a little more insight into the amazing people I get to work with every day.
There’s just something about the Parse team. They’re full of fun. They like to pun. They once did our morning stand-up meeting entirely in Haiku. When someone does something awesome, we do a dance or write him or her a song.
I won’t lie, as the only non-technical person in the office when I started, it’s not what I expected when I came to work in the tech industry. I thought it would be all coding, all the time.
But this team knows how to have fun and still crank out an amazing product, so with Halloween approaching, I knew I needed to come up with a way to celebrate that would incorporate the unique wonderfulness that is Parse. And so I introduce to you…
Parse’s (first annual?!) Punniest Parse Costume Competition!
We had Puck from Glee, a “.rar file,” a “law-suit,” an Apple Genius, a “dirty PFChild,” a “server,” a resque GOB, an Easter Island statue, and a pull request.
Happy Halloween from the Parse Team!
Parse is proud to sponsor the AT&T Mobile App Hackathon from Friday, October 26th at 6:00 PM to Saturday, October 27th at 9:00 PM in Palo Alto, California! A group of Parse engineers will be present for two full days of app building, socializing, and demos. In addition to your basic hackathon, AT&T has teamed up with the Full Circle Fund to build requested apps for various charitable organizations with over $10,000 in prizes for the winning teams.
Click here for more information on the Social Good Challenge and the AT&T Mobile App Hackathon.
Parse is proud to be sponsoring TwilioCon 2012 from October 16 to October 18th in San Francisco, CA. TwilioCon will bring together 1,000 members of the tech community ranging from developers to C-level executives for three days of learning, building, and collaboration. There will be Twilio 101 sessions, a Parse-sponsored hackathon, talks from industry leaders like Ron Conway and Dave McClure, and much more.
As a Parse community member, please register with the code PARSEVIP25 for 25% off TwilioCon tickets. While you’re there, don’t forget to stop by the Parse booth in the TwilioCon Community Hall or hang out with our engineers at the TwilioCon Hackathon.
We hope to see you there!