Developers Blog

API Sample App: Sheet Tweetr

Taylor Krusen on November 20, 2017

The Developer Relations team at Smartsheet uses Twitter to tell the world about our activities and what we are involved with. Between sponsoring, hosting, or speaking at events and publishing sample applications that use Smartsheet’s API—we have a lot of announcements to make.

Unfortunately, individual announcements on Twitter don’t attract much attention amidst the veritable deluge of tweets. Even your most loyal followers may miss what you’re saying through all that noise. On top of that, we wanted to be able to stay focused on sponsoring, hosting and speaking rather than watching the clock for the “exact right time” to type something into the Twitter client.

Enter Sheet Tweetr.

Introducing the Smartsheet Ruby SDK

Scott McAllister on November 10, 2017
Smartsheet and Ruby

Working with the Smartsheet API just got a whole lot easier for Rubyists!

We're excited to announce the addition of the Smartsheet Ruby SDK to our stable of native language SDKs. Now, instead of working with the API directly, you can install the smartsheet gem and interact with the Smartsheet API through Ruby methods.

To help you get started with the SDK, we've added a Ruby tab to the Smartsheet API documentation that provides example code for making requests to each of the API endpoints, and the expected responses from those requests.

Giving Back at Seattle GiveCamp

Scott McAllister on November 9, 2017
Seattle GiveCamp 2017

Smartsheet Engineering has a history of looking for opportunities to improve the community in which we work and live.

Whether it's participating in one of the regularly organized department-wide trips to Northwest Harvest to pack food for local families in need or the Mobile Development team making trips to the Hunger Intervention Project to help feed the hungry, Smartsheet Engineering is mindful that we can make a difference.

The Seattle GiveCamp hackathon is a weekend-long hackathon that brings programmers, designers, and other software professionals together to donate their time to build software for Seattle-area nonprofit organizations. This year’s event focused on developing mobile apps. So, it was natural that members of the Mobile Development team at Smartsheet were eager to participate.

Facing Forward: Smartsheet at Grace Hopper

Scott McAllister on November 1, 2017

Early in October, nearly 20,000 women gathered in Orlando, Florida to support, inspire and share their professional journeys at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. Started in 1994 by Anita Borg and Telle Whitney, the conference has grown to be the world's largest gathering of women technologists. Smartsheet supported this year's event in full force: sending 17 women from our Engineering organization as well as contributing financially as a Gold Sponsor.

As to why Smartsheet invested so heavily in the event, Lada Gorlenko, Director of User Research, said it best, "we were on a mission to educate our peers about our company, attract great engineers, and gently intimidate our competitors with our awesomeness."

That awesomeness was felt through the comments received from fellow conference goers, when they found out our team was from Smartsheet.

Seattle Code Camp: A Place for Learners

Scott McAllister on September 18, 2017
Andrea Cremese speaking at Seattle Code Camp

To be a software developer is to be a constant learner. The amount of information that you need to know as a developer is always growing and always changing.

Learning can happen in many places by seemingly endless methods. One of the best ways to learn is through sharing information through personal interaction. A lot of that kind of learning—and teaching—went on at Seattle Code Camp.

"It wasn't what I was expecting," said Andy Lientz, Smartsheet Senior Vice President of Engineering, about attending his first Seattle Code Camp. "I thought it was going to be more of a bootcamp, but the format was much better. There was a great cross-section of technologies and different backgrounds."