Adria Richards is a Developer Evangelist at SendGrid, a Boulder-based startup out of TechStars that makes it easy for developers to send email from web applications and get delivery analytics. SendGrid delivers 5 billion emails per month for customers like Pinterest, Uber, foursquare and Angel List.
Before SendGrid, Adria worked as a SMB technology consultant to streamline workflows using Google Apps and cloud based solutions. She has delivered training and technology services for Fortune 500 companies and startups including Apple, John Deere, Equinox and Zendesk. Adria’s passion for technology has led to a loyal following on her YouTube channel with more than 1.5 million views and opportunities with major brands including Dell, CDW, Motorola, Samsung and T-Mobile. Before this, Adria worked for Geeksquad and American Express as a network support engineer in Minnesota.
She has spoken at major conferences including SXSW, O’Reilly Web 2.0 and BlogHer, as well as interviews through media outlets including The Rachel Maddow show, NPR, Inc.com, ComputerWorld and Black Enterprise Magazine.
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