College Students Change The Hackathon Game At PennApps

Autumn was signaling its arrival in Philadelphia two weeks ago with an Eastern cold snap, the turning of the leaves and the sound of hustling students returning to their studies after a care-free summer.  The University of Pennsylvania was postively abuzz with eager young minds welcoming one another back with highfives and sorting through fistfuls of syllabi, the fear of an impending midterm or paper deadline… Read More

Using the Twilio REST API in Windows 8 Metro-style applications

For our current developer contest, we’ve challenged you to integrate Twilio into a Metro-styled Windows 8 application. To help you get started, we’ve put together a simple example that shows how to use the new HttpClient in .NET 4.5 to send a text message from within your app. What about twilio-csharp? WinRT uses a subset of .NET Framework 4.5 that doesn’t include some of the dependencies… Read More

HubAustin: South Austin's First Coworking Space

“When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to rebuild the professional bands which have connected them with one another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the multiplying and empowering station to which the Laws of Metcalfe and of Conway entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel… Read More

Learn Soft Skills at Day Camp 4 Developers

Whether it’s an API Hackday, any Startup Weekend worldwide, the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon, or our own recent TwilioCon Hackathon, there are some common threads: Before a single line of code is written, individuals need to negotiate a goal. Once there’s a goal, the team creates a plan and divides the work. Throughout the project, you have to manage scope against a fixed deadline with team members… Read More

Testing the Infinite Monkey Theorem at Austin's API Hackday

Austin recently hosted its first API Hackday which closed out the jam-packed and almost overwhelming week that was Austin Startup Week. This time around, we partnered with Hackday regulars Mashery & SendGrid and Austin-locals Infochimps & Hoovers to see what the teams could create. This time around, we started the morning with fantastic cold brew coffee with four times the caffeine of normal coffee. It’s amazing how… Read More

Twilio Presents the Definitive Brogramming Primer

Yesterday at Twilio Conference, Twilio’s resident punk rocker, Rob Spectre was temporarily possessed by the bro spirit of Chad, world-bashing brogrammer and bro extraordinaire. For 15 epic (nay, legendary) minutes, Chad, decked out in popped collar pink polo, scarf and shorts, captivated the audience with what can aptly be called The Tao of Bro. Don’t know what brogramming is? Time to get with the brogram. We’ve embedded the video… Read More

FastCall411 Announces 2nd Round of Funding at TwilioCon

Congratulations to FastCall411, a Twilio Fund alumni who will be presenting this afternoon and announced today their second round of fundraising from angel investor Gerry Campbell. FastCall411 is a Los Angeles based sales automation and analytics company built on the platform.  The company works with marketing and sales organizations to optimize conversion from lead generation to inside sales.  They were one of the first companies that… Read More

Announcing the Finalists from the TwilioCon Hackathon

Last night over 200 developers gathered after Twilio Conference sessions wrapped up to hack on the Twilio Client iOS Beta and Twilio Connect.  Without futher ado we are excited to announce the finalist hacks, who will be invited on stage to present 2 minute lightning demos at 3pm today right before the Twilio Fund finalists take the stage. Betwext Talk – SMS between browser and phone – real… Read More