Posted by Taylor Barnett
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Tracking GitHub Data with Keen IO

Today we’re announcing a new webhook-based integration with one of our favorite companies, GitHub! We believe an important aspect of creating healthy, sustainable projects is having good visibility into how well the people behind them are collaborating. At Keen IO, we’re pretty good at capturing JSON data from webhooks and making it useful, which is […]

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Announcing Hacktoberfest 2017 with Keen IO

It’s October, which you probably already know! 👻 But more importantly, that means it is time for Hacktoberfest! Keen IO is happy to announce we will be joining Hacktoberfest this year. What is Hacktoberfest? Digital Ocean with GitHub launched Hacktoberfest in 2014 to encourage contributions to open source projects. If you open four pull requests on any public GitHub […]

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Creative Code and APIs at Twilio’s SIGNAL

Last week I attended SIGNAL, the developer conference by Twilio, with the Keen IO team. I’m happy to say that Twilio has figured out the art of conferences. Developer conferences are a weird thing. They are a mystical form of art consisting of education, social interaction, and celebration. Some are amazing, others are just good, […]

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Keen Instant Analytics Dashboards for Web

The Problem: Time to First Hello World As developers, the faster the “Time to First Hello World” is, the better the experience. Whether you are a developer just learning how to code or have 20+ years of experience, the first “Hello World” with a new API, framework, or language is an amazing feeling. When using custom analytics […]

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Tracking Gmail Reply Data with Keen IO and IFTTT

Ever want to track the number of replies to an email in your Gmail inbox? Last week, I wanted to track email replies to the “Invitation to Pair” email Keen IO users get from my teammates. If you’re a Keen IO user, you might have seen an email come from Joe, Maggie, or me offering […]

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What We Learned When We Surveyed Our Developer Community

In December we sent out a 40 question survey to learn more about the developers we build products for. We’re pretty proud to have over 50,000 people on our platform, but there are an estimated 18M developers out there, so there are plenty more to reach. We believed data on our existing base could help us focus […]

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An Open Source Conversation with OpenAQ

Last month, I sat down with Christa Hasenkopf and Joe Flasher from OpenAQ, one of the first open, real-time, air quality data platforms to talk about open environmental data, community building, analytics, and open source. I hope you enjoy the interview! Taylor: Could you both tell me a little bit about yourselves, and how y’all got interested in environmental data? […]

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Discover Gold with Keen IO and Popily

Have you ever been collecting a lot of awesome data, but you felt like it was a vast jungle of hidden gems and had no idea where to start exploring it? Popily + Keen IO are here to help. Popily can instantly provide you tons of charts — you can pick out your favorites or ones that help you dig […]

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So You Want Developers to Love Your API

  In November, I gave a talk at the API Strategy and Practice Conference in Austin. It was my first time attending and speaking at the conference. I can’t say enough great things about it. I called the talk, “Building Community with Developer Love,” which was perfect for the conference because it was extremely welcoming […]

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High Fives at API Strategy and Practice

Greetings from Austin, Texas Next week, I’m super excited that the API Strategy & Practice Conference is coming to Austin. I could write a novel-sized blog post about how much I love Austin, but I’ll just settle with saying: It’s pretty great city, but I might be slightly biased since I’m a local and Austin is home. Austin […]

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Introducing the Community Projects Page

A few weeks ago one of my teammates asked if I had any examples of projects using a specific piece of hardware. Between hanging out on Keen Community Slack and Twitter, I had seen a project using it and sent my teammate a link. Although a lot of the Keen team is heavily involved in our own community, […]