May is going to be a fabulous month, and we hope we’ll see you at some of the events we’re participating in across the United States. We’ll be speaking, sponsoring, and hanging out and we’d love to meet you. If you know of any events you think we should check out please drop a note to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message to @twilio on Twitter. You can also check out Twilio event calendar to keep tabs on where we’ll be next.
Things kicked off over the weekend with Startup Weekend in San Jose and Los Angeles. As a nationwide sponsor for Startup Weekend, you’ll
find us hanging out with geeks and entrepreneurs across the country on any given weekend. Upcoming Startup Weekend locations include: Paris, Dublin, Seattle (University of Washington), Detroit, Venice, Charlotte, Boise and Madrid. For a complete list, make sure to visit StartupWeekend.org.
On Thursday Twilio is hosting an event at San Francisco City Hall in support of Open311 and the focus is on open government APIs. We’ve been fortunate to work with the San Francisco Department of Technology on this event.
We will be featuring some incredible speakers including Chris Vein, the CIO of San Francisco, as well a Tim O’Reilly, Mitchell Kapor, and Craig Newmark. Special guest Philip Ashlock of OpenPlans.org will be joining us to help demo applications that use the Open311 API. Register Here
May 12th – Smash Summit
The SMASH Summit is an exploration of social media
marketing strategies, tactics, tools, & campaigns used by
successful online companies to acquire and retain customers on search,
social, and mobile. Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson will be speaking about how Twilio markets to software developers and builds community around our API.
Think you could learn a lot about social media marketing from this event? Leave us a comment about how Smash Summit would help you more effectively market your Twilio app, and the best response gets in free (worth $750!) Register Here
May 19th – Google IO Developer Sandbox
Google I/O features 80 sessions, more than 3,000 developers, and over
100 demonstrations from developers showcasing their technologies. Twilio will be there to showcase our latest integrations with Google technology.
May 21st – TedxSoMa
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx, a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The event is called TEDxSoMa, where x=independently organized TED event. At TEDxSoMa events, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.
May 25 – Cloudcamp Boulder
CloudCamp is an unconference where early adopters of Cloud
Computing technologies exchange ideas. With the rapid change
occurring in the industry, we need a place where we can meet to share
our experiences, challenges and solutions.
At CloudCamp, you are
encouraged to share your thoughts in several open discussions, as we
strive for the advancement of Cloud Computing. End users, IT
professionals and vendors are all encouraged to participate. Register Here Update: this event is SOLD OUT
May 26 & 27 – Gluecon & Twilio Hackathon
is the only conference devoted solely to solving
the web application integration problem-set. Glue is about all
of bits and pieces, APIs and meta-data, standards
and connectors that will help us to glue together
the varying applications of the new platform. Twilio will be sponsoring a hackathon at this event. Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson will be speaking about hacking cloud communications, while Twilio core engineering team member Jeff Lindsay will be speaking on webhook.
Gov 2.0 Expo
The rise of Government 2.0 signals the emergence of IT innovation and
the Web as a platform for fostering efficiencies within government and
citizen participation. How can we harness these innovations to decrease
waste and increase productivity? Gov 2.0 Expo brings stakeholders
together to explore transformative technologies and discover new
solutions. Register Here
Know of an event where you think we should attend, speak or sponsor? Drop a note to email@example.com with your suggestion, we’re always listening