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THE GEEK BEAT FEBRUARY 2020

How To Set Up Mailgun To Send Website Emails

Can of Spam that is crossed outIt's no secret: We all despise spam (except for the salty canned "meat," of course).

But what if these "spammy" emails aren't that at all? What if they're legit emails that your website is trying to send (such as order confirmations) to actual customers and visitors?

That’s why tools such as Mailgun are so important for website owners. Not knowing if your emails are being delivered is a critical tenet of communication overall: Signal sent. Signal received.

Check out our latest post to learn why we let Mailgun for WordPress take care of things for us (and how to set it up for yourself).
 
Mailgun = Mail fun!

The Geeks Went To DE{CODE} 2020!

DE{CODE} Conference logo
Some of the Geeks recently attended WP Engine DE{CODE} 2020, and this conference had one of the best commutes ever.

This one-day event was 100% virtual, with 27 speakers and 12 sessions focused solely on the topic of how to build the best WordPress experiences.

We came away with some great nuggets, but we’ll share with you this one tasty morsel:
 

“Caching does not make a slow website fast."

Patrick Garman, CTO at Mindsize


Caching will serve up static pages quicker, but it may be hiding the real fact that your website behind the caching could be painfully slow. Speed optimization should be focused on the website itself instead of caching an already slow site.

Have questions about site caching or speed optimization? Chat with a Geek!

Upcoming Events

📣 “The CodeGeek Room” At Fort Collins Startup Week | Feb 27
CodeGeek mascot Randall the MonkeyCodeGeek is a proud annual sponsor of Fort Collins Startup Week—so much so that this year, we’ve decided to “move in.”

Events are hosted in amazing spaces all over town, and on Thursday, Feb 27, the Geeks will transform the Innosphere’s South Conference Room into “The CodeGeek Room.”

We’ll have yummy snacks, jungle ambience, and a social media wall—and we even hear that our mascot Randall will make an appearance. Check out the schedule and come join us!
 
📣 Beyond The Browser: Web Tech & Arduino | Mar 17
Arduino boardWhen someone talks about their recent Arduino project, usually this conjures up images of blinking lights and robots the size of your hand.

But what if you could literally run your business on this technology?

Join us at the next Fort Collins Internet Pros Meetup as our very own Kevin Sholander talks about doing just that.

Kevin will share about the control system he uses to monitor and control puzzles, video and the environment in his family business, The Markey Escape Rooms.

Event details:
  • Date: Tuesday, March 17 ☘️
  • Place: Innosphere Ventures in Fort Collins
  • Cost: Free! (pizza and beverages included)
  • RSVP today!

Project Highlight

Source Endurance — Strap on your sweatbands! The Geeks created this custom-designed site for Source Endurance to showcase their cutting-edge endurance coaching programs and dynamic camps and clinics for competitive cyclists.

The site includes several e-commerce customizations to fit their unique needs as well as webinars and other rider resources.

Source Endurance homepage

Want to see more projects we've worked on? You got it.

CodeGeek Office Closed On March 4

Get ready for some togetherness! On Wed, March 4, we’re closing the CodeGeek office for a special team event.

Rest assured that we’ll still be available for website emergencies, but for everything else, we'll get back to you as soon as possible after our group high five. 🙌

Where In The World Are The Geeks?

We are in love with love, especially this candid shot of Megan and Pete after they tied the knot. (Many thanks to the toddler who provided the glow necklace.)
Pete & Megan on their wedding day

Mona took a short road trip to Santa Fe and snapped this beautiful pic of snow + adobe. She's got more beautiful photos on Instagram.
Adobe building Santa Fe

Jamie took advantage of some fresh pow up in Winter Park.
Jamie in Winter Park
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"They have been a true partner in creating a system that in just two months has already allowed us to serve five times more kids than usual.”


Serena Thomas, Realities for Children

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