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About Erika Berkland

Erika Berkland is the Partner Marketing Manager at SendGrid. Her background is in both emerging technology and global corporations where she thrives in working with partners to deliver impactful and measurable marketing programs. Outside of SendGrid, Erika enjoys spending time outdoors with all the great activities Colorado has to offer.

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Using SendGrid’s Inbound Parse API to Power an iOS Application on Windows Azure

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SendGrid is excited to participate in Microsoft’s //build/ Conference in San Francisco at the Moscone Center, June 26 – 28.  As one of the first ten companies selected by Microsoft for inclusion in its Windows Azure Store, we are pleased to have the opportunity to support Microsoft’s Windows Azure Mobile Services general availability and showcase a new sample app as a part of the Partner Expo. The Windows Azure cloud platform is widely used to build and deliver innovative web applications to customers. Many of these applications rely on transactional email to confirm registrations, process order purchases or send friend

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Monitoring the Metrics that Matter: Introducing the New Relic Platform

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As a developer, you understand just how complex your application stack can be. Depending on its environment, there can be hundreds of critical components that make up your app, and each piece is vital to its performance and reliability. To monitor each component, you might use multiple, non-integrated tools to gain visibility into your stack. And that makes troubleshooting app performance issues a challenging endeavor. Our partner New Relic has always strived to make the lives of its customers easier with its SaaS-based Application Performance Management (APM) tool. Now they’ve made a good thing even better with the release of

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SendGrid and matchist Deliver Seamless Event API Integration

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The following is a guest post from Bill Reader, Corporate Marketing Director at NTH Consultants, Ltd. Bill is a SendGrid customer who utilized matchist to help him hire a freelance developer to implement SendGrid’s Event API. Matchist is a valued SendGrid partner that focuses on matching entrepreneurs to the right freelance developers to complete projects like API integrations. How We Use Email NTH Consultants, Ltd. is a consulting company based in Detroit specializing in geotechnical, environmental, and facilities engineering. Over the past two years, I’ve been putting together technical webinars for our company to help demonstrate our staff’s expertise and

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Join SendGrid This Week at Microsoft’s TechEd Event

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This week, we’ll be joining Microsoft in New Orleans as a sponsor of the 2013 TechEd Event. With over 7,000 IT professionals and developers planned to attend the show, we are excited to engage and collaborate with Microsoft innovators, third-party experts, and thousands of our peers. As an exhibitor at the TechExpo, we’ll have a booth (#229) and will also be featured during a Windows Azure session on Wednesday, June 5. During the session, Elmer Thomas, Developer Evangelist at SendGrid and Chris Shaw, Program Manager at Microsoft, will take you through a lively demonstration with a sample app utilizing the

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SendGrid Now Featured on Pantheon’s Drupal Platform

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Coinciding with DrupalCon in Portland, Oregon, this week, SendGrid is excited to announce a partnership with Pantheon to provide developers building websites on Pantheon’s breakthrough Drupal platform the ability to access SendGrid as an integrated offering for scalable, reliable delivery of transactional email. Pantheon’s all-in-one Drupal platform cuts the ties that bind developers to physical servers and provides everything they need to build, launch, and run solid websites. Based on a modern Web scale infrastructure, Pantheon’s solutions deliver on the promise of “smooth scaling in software,” with no architectural changes, eliminating the hidden risks and costs of traditional hosting models.

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Webcast Tutorial: Accepting Incoming Email to Rails Apps via SendGrid’s Parse API

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If you missed Tuesday’s live webcast, Accepting Incoming Email to Rails Apps via SendGrid’s Parse API with Swift and Caleb Thompson and Joel Oliveira from thoughtbot, don’t worry; you can now access the free on demand version here. Swift, Caleb, and Joel will walk you through step-by-step demos so you’ll be receiving email in your Rails app like a pro in no time. For more on SendGrid’s Parse API, check out this post from SendGrid’s Co-founder and CTO, Tim Jenkins, that explains new updates and feature highlights of the API. And for more on thoughtbot, Griddler, and Ruby, check out

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Learn How to Accept Incoming Email to Rails Apps via SendGrid’s Parse API

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For all the likes, shares, tweets, pokes, follows, and friends, there’s a fundamental core to the internet that will never go away–email. Ruby on Rails makes it easy to send email using ActionMailer, but receiving and parsing email in your app can still be a huge pain. Enter Griddler–a Rails engine by thoughtbot that makes it super simple to receive email in your application using SendGrid’s Inbound Parse Webhook. Tomorrow, Tuesday May 7th at 3pm EDT join SendGrid Developer Evangelist, Swift, and thoughtbot developer, Caleb Thompson for a free webcast that will: Show you how to set up Griddler in your

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