I’m Graham McBain, the newest addition to the Context.IO Evangelism team. It’s only been a little over two weeks and I’m just about the happiest little chickadee there ever could be. Why? Because it’s serious fun helping engineers solve problems and I get to play an active role in this amazing community. Being an Evangelist affords me the opportunity to travel around the world, meeting great engineers along the way and seeing all the interesting things that can be done with email data. Dream job, right??
My first weekend on the road Tony and I went to LAHacks at UCLA. This event was really impressive, held in the stadium where the Basketball team plays and it was attended by over 1500 students. This was my first time giving the Context.IO pitch. I’m not one who gets nervous in front of people but it was still a daunting proposition. Luckily I passed my “rite of passage” with flying colors and the stress was balanced out with tons of fun.
Here’s a video of the paper airplane contest we held with our friends at Nest:
That next weekend I went to the inaugural HackCU in CU Boulder’s Idea Forge. Of the 100 students that showed up there were at least 20 solid hacks that would have given the LAHacks teams a run for their money.
HackCU ended on Sunday and Monday I was off to Austin to meet the rest of the Context.IO team. I worked from the beautiful downtown Austin office for a few days, ate some amazing BBQ, and then headed back to Denver on Wednesday. After finishing out the week at my desk I didn’t turn on my computer all weekend so I could process what had just happened.
I’m excited for what the future holds. Meeting more amazing engineers, showing people a product I believe in, and getting to share this time with some truly remarkable people. I look forward to meeting all of you and sharing my Context.IO story.
Graham R. McBain
Developer Evangelist, Context.IO