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The 3rd Annual Twiliocon was 3 days of inspiration and technical sessions with Twilio engineers and the brightest minds in web and mobile technology on the future of communication services.
CEO Jeff Lawson kicks off Twiliocon 3 with customer success stories and product announcements for App Monitor, Twilio SIP, MMS, and SMS price cuts.
VoIP pioneer, Co-Founder of Zula, and Co-Founder of Vonage, Jeff Pulver, shares his inspiring story of childhood loneliness and how it inspired him to become a programmer.
Mae Jemison grew up with a different mindset than most kids; she was dead certain she would make it to space. She was right.
Mae recalled a powerful thought she had while in interstellar orbit in NASA’s Space Shuttle Endeavour, “I belong anywhere in the universe I want to be,” she said. She was right again. After leaving NASA, Mae Jemison founded the Jemison Group and 100 Year Starship to pursue how interstellar communication can change the way we communicate on earth. “In 1960’s some people called drums the fastest form of communications. Going from drums to telephony is the similar gap between the internet and interstellar communications.”
This past year we watched some incredible companies launch truly powerful products, from fighting human trafficking to reinvigorating a city through art. These products were amplified through communications, and we believe nonprofits should have access to communications technologies to make a greater impact. Today we’re excited to announce our initiative, A Billion Messages for Good, providing nonprofits with donated and discounted Twilio services.
Since founding O’Reilly Media, Tim O’Reilly has worked to fulfill his company’s mantra “create more than you capture.” This philosophy led him to join the board of Code for America, fund non-profits and advise young startups. Tim urged startups to “build something that matters” and “weave a better world.” He thinks that two most powerful platforms for this type of civic change are the internet and the government.
Mitch Kapor was a Woodstock concert go-er, a Radio DJ, and a meditation teacher before he became an entrepreneur. Everything changed with the advent of the PC. “I went from unemployed, to consultant, to software developer, to entrepreneur.” After Kapor founded Lotus Software and built a wildly successful business, he refocused his business to build for good.