NYC meetup recap, and details for our next event

Back in December, we hosted our first developer meetup in San Francisco since the launch of our new DBX Platform. We continued that momentum in January with a meetup in New York. We had over 100 developers RSVP for the event and came close to hitting our capacity in our NYC office. While sufficiently stuffed full of pizza and Momofuku cookies, we had in depth discussions on what’s possible with the DBX Platform. 

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Build Dropbox and Zapier into your development workflow

As a developer, automating your busywork is important. When it comes to collaborating with other teams or moving files around various systems, a little code can help you—and your teammates—focus on the tasks that matter.

Dropbox is all about simplifying the way you work, which is why we teamed up with our friends at Zapier to pull together some ways they can help you automate your development with Dropbox. 

Here are three Zapier automations for Dropbox with S3, Github, and more so you can optimize workflows and put your creative energy to work.

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New API enhancements to support Team Spaces

Customers turn to Dropbox Business because they want a single, central place to store their team’s content. Today, individual users can share content amongst themselves and admins can publish content into select folders. But, we know that a lot of teams would value a coherent, shared collaborative space.

We are beginning to roll out the release of a team-centric Dropbox Business model that introduces a shared collaborative space called Team Spaces. Dropbox Business accounts with Team Spaces will have unified shared space for all team members, where users can add and remove access for individuals or groups anywhere in the filesystem. 

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Node Photo Gallery Tutorial

We recently published a tutorial on how to build a production-ready photo gallery web service using Node.JS and Dropbox.

In the step-by-step guide, you’ll learn about all the technologies required to implement a web service that will allow you to nicely display images stored in your Dropbox account in a photo gallery.  We cover topics such as authentication to Dropbox via OAuth, app folder access Dropbox permissions, photo rendering using a JavaScript library called Galleria, and code deployment on Heroku for production. 

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