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SxSW Field Report, Day 3: Farewell Transmission

Hi. Hello. Hi. We have departed Austin, so this will likely be my last post, unless something particularly wacky and hilarious happens on the dynamic 3-hour drive between here and Dallas. Which, um, can we all pray it doesn’t? SCHMIDT HANGOVER INDEX Do you all know about the Schmidt Sting Pain Index? This entomologist named […]

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SxSW Field Report, Day 1: Arrival / Destruction

I HAVE ALREADY FAILED YOU (SURPRISE) There is simply no way on this earth I could’ve written this field report last night. Or, I mean, I could have done, but it probably would’ve been a 15,000 word treatise on the merits of Austin’s Deep Eddy grapefruit-infused vodka (which is pretty amazing, btw, but certainly feels […]

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SxSW Field Report, Day 2: Keensplosion!

A HAGGARD MAN, A WORTHY MAN Miracle of miracles, I actually don’t feel too much like heated-up garbage this morning. I do think, though, that I am starting to look it. A week plus of hard living in both Austin and NOLA, subsisting mostly on grapefruit-flavored ethanol and fried everything, has definitely taken its toll, […]

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SxSW Field Report, Day 0: Intro

Hi, I’m Nate, and I work as a writer at Keen… although, up ’til now, you would have almost no way of knowing that. Despite the fact that I’ve been working with Keen for nearly 2 years now, and have helped out behind-the-scenes on all sorts of things (our homepage copy, tons of blog posts, […]

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SxSW Field Report, Day Ω: Texas Indoctrination

Sorry for the weird nomenclature, with the omega and all. It’s just that we’re not in Austin yet, so things haven’t really started, but we’re also going around being kind of drunk and ridiculous, so they have also totally kind of started. And I don’t know Greek or anything, so you can see my dilemma […]

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A note about rate limits

Our #1 job here at Keen IO is to maintain the reliability and stability of our API. As you might expect, we’ve put a number of limits and protections in place to safeguard the service and make sure existing customers are protected. Today, we had a couple questions come up about the forms of limiting […]

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Platform Stability AMA Recap

Peter, Brad, and I hosted an AMA about recent platform instability on February 27th. It was a chance for our community to ask about what’s been up with the API lately and how we’re addressing it. Here are a few highlights from the conversation, fit and trimmed for readability. Editing notes are in brackets. The […]

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Query Performance Update

It’s been a rough couple of months for Keen IO customers — if you’ve been tracking Keen’s Status Page recently, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve reported a large number of incidents that have negatively impacted query performance for all of our customers. We’ve been posting follow-up information for individual incidents on the Status Page, but we wanted […]

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7 Lessons from Heavybit’s DevGuild

I wanted to share with you my takeaways from Heavybit’s DevGuild. It was a great event with over 200 people coming together to focus on developer community-building. One of the best parts of DevGuild was meeting so many fresh faces who are passionate about Developer Evangelism. Josh Dzielak was the emcee and Tim Falls eloquently […]

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How To Display User Actions with LEDs

David Cook from Jut recently guest-wrote an awesome post on Segment’s blog about the benefits of creating “information radiators” to help quickly share information using visual cues and displays. In the post, he talked about how Jut built one of these radiators using Segment, Keen, and some LED lights. We thought this was so cool […]

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That Time We Almost Became a Music Company

So, yep, we made some pretty kooky music videos as part of a team building exercise for our company holiday party. Some of us even seriously considered pivoting. If you can’t wait for the end of the story, check them out here. Otherwise, keep reading to find out how it all went down. The build-up […]