#office-hours (2024-06)

“Office Hours” are every Wednesday at 11:30 PST via Zoom. It’s open to everyone. Ask questions related to DevOps & Cloud and get answers! https://cloudposse.com/office-hours

Public “Office Hours” are held every Wednesday at 11:30 PST via Zoom. It’s open to everyone. Ask questions related to DevOps & Cloud and get answers!

https://cpco.io/slack-office-hours

Meeting password: sweetops

2024-06-07

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)
hackerb9/lsix

Like “ls”, but for images. Shows thumbnails in terminal using sixel graphics.

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2024-06-10

Mazin Ahmed avatar
Mazin Ahmed

MailChimp pricing model is unscalable for startups. Does anyone use or recommends a MailChimp alternative that are pricing is friendlier to free community platforms?

venkata.mutyala avatar
venkata.mutyala

Are these transactional emails? or marketing emails?

Mazin Ahmed avatar
Mazin Ahmed

For marketing newsletters, we generally send 1-2 emails for 10k-15k community members

Mazin Ahmed avatar
Mazin Ahmed

We use MailGun for transactional emails, we thought about building a service on top of it

venkata.mutyala avatar
venkata.mutyala

Is that per day 10-15k/emails or per month?

Mazin Ahmed avatar
Mazin Ahmed

Sorry I meant per month:)

venkata.mutyala avatar
venkata.mutyala

Have you already looked at getting your own server and warming up the IP yourself?

venkata.mutyala avatar
venkata.mutyala

I think the warmup takes 3-4 weeks.

venkata.mutyala avatar
venkata.mutyala

I was looking at doing some cold email campaigns recently and had looked at a number of options. Also have you already looked at AWS SES?

Mazin Ahmed avatar
Mazin Ahmed

Running my own server is a lot of work; we do this for active marketing campaigns, but our main work is not cold-emailing / newsletters oriented, so maintenance here will be an overhead

I was thinking about Mailgun / AWS SES

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Mazin Ahmed avatar
Mazin Ahmed

But if a platform is providing reasonable pricing, that should be better

omry avatar

We are using Sendgrid for application emails, they also have marketing emails. For newsletters we actually use Hubspot.

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Mazin Ahmed avatar
Mazin Ahmed

I will check out Hubspot and Sendgrid!

Mazin Ahmed avatar
Mazin Ahmed

Thank you!

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2024-06-11

Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse) avatar
Erik Osterman (Cloud Posse)

@here We need your help, please vote to support the acceptance of Atlantis in the CNCF as a Sandbox project https://github.com/cncf/sandbox/issues/60#issuecomment-2161214347

2024-06-17

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