Hacking the Hiring Process (Part 1)

Twilio is hiring, which is always a very exiting time for younger companies. Growing the team with fresh blood and new ideas means generating more capacity for the company to achieve more. Sweet.
At the same time, hiring is a total pain in the ass. Sorry to say, but the nuts-and-bolts mechanics of hiring almost totally offsets the joy in building the team.
We thought we’d take the opportunity to publish some of the ways we’ve learned to hack the hiring process to increase our efficiency, get the right candidates to apply, and after the torrent of applications arrive, to float the best candidates to the top.
If you’re hiring, maybe these ideas will help you dig out from your pile of job apps. If you’re an applicant, here’s an opportunity to get into the head of a company that’s hiring and help you hack their process as well.
Our first hack is…

Netbook Contest Category This Week: Twilio For Government

We’re busily judging the submissions for the Twilio + Windows Azure contest category of the Twilio Netbook contest that has spanned the past two weeks, and can’t wait to unveil the winner later today. Why make you make you wait to start developing on this week’s category any longer? Get started with this week’s category: Twilio for Government. Mr.Lawson Goes to Washington Last week Twilio CEO… Read More

Twilio call control inside of Salesforce using Visualforce Sites

This is a quick demonstration of how to build a Twilio application entirely using the Visualforce Sites development environment inside of Salesforce.  If you haven’t built an application inside of Saleforce before, you can sign up for a free developer account here. Free force.com accounts give you access to the Visualforce and Sites technology however they are limited to a single “Site” and a single page of TwiML. If you… Read More

Windows Azure + Twilio Example App: Rosetta Phone by Kevin Leneway

In this guest post, Windows Azure evangelist Kevin Leneway demonstrates the simplicity and power of the Twilio API combined with the Azure platform.  Kevin is also the author of the AStartupaDay blog.  You might remember another “get the girl” use case from the Azure team earlier this summer, when Steve Marx published the CIA Pickup app and we blogged about his creative use of Twilio. Hello,… Read More

Call Redirection via the Twilio REST API

Twilio is excited to announce the addition of asynchronous call redirection to the Twilio REST API.  This feature opens a wide range of advanced call queuing, call center, and enterprise uses.   Using the call redirect API, you can interrupt an in-progress call and have it begin executing a new TwiML document of your choice, simply by POSTing to the Call Instance Resource. This API gives you… Read More

Contest Rules

Submit Your Entry Now! IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. BY CLICKING ON THE “AGREE” OR “YES” BUTTON OR OTHER INDICATOR OF YOUR ELECTRONIC ACCEPTANCE, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, THEN DO NOT CLICK THE “AGREE”, OR “YES” BUTTONS OR OTHER INDICATOR OF YOUR ELECTRONIC ACCEPTANCE. The Twilio Developer Contest (the “Contest”) is… Read More