London Calling: Facebook World Hack, 3Beards and a World of Apps

Can you believe summer is gone? London Calling

The pace isn’t slowing down around here. September kicked off a mammoth #EURoadshow with Team Twilio hitting 17 events in seven cities over six weeks. The mission continues this October as we aim to meet as many DOers across Europe as possible. See where we’ll be the rest of this month.

It was an honor to work with developers in Barcelona, London and Warsaw as an API partner with Facebook World Hack.  You guys built some amazing Twilio and Facebook mashups including Facebook Hack London’s  Squirrel Spotter game, which took home the Best in Twilio Show. Huge congrats to all the teams involved.

Here’s a video of the London event, with Squirrel Spotter receiving the prize:

This month we buddied up with our pals the 3Beards for Sizzle 6 The Art Hack. 3Beards are the guys behind some of the most popular tech events in London, like Silicon Drinkabout, Digital Sizzle and Don’t Pitch Me Bro.

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There were many incredible and creative projects at Art Hack including a project that made music based on the location of your goldfish and a necklace made of your Tweets and Twitter stats. Check out all the projects here, see our pictures from the event and learn more from this Wall Street Journal video below.

Incubators are where ideas are born and companies can grow into real businesses, which is why we’re happy to support two more UK incubators – Wayra in London and Oxygen in Birmingham. We are really looking forward to working with the teams there. If you are an accelerator or incubator program in the UK and would like to work with Twilio, let us know.

This month, we are all hands on deck for Apps World at Earl’s Court, London 2nd and 3rd October. Across these two days, we’ll be running five technical workshops a day at the Twilio booth. Need help on your Twilio apps? Just looking to chat? We’ll be here and it’s free to enter the exhibition space. See the tech talk schedule and register for a pass here.

Till next time,

James
@jamesparton