Today, three developers said hello to an entirely new coding environment — the NYSE. Right after Jeff Lawson rang the bell, welcoming $TWLO into the world, David Huerta, Leah Culver, and Rob Spectre started slinging code.
Check out all their apps and try them out right here: http://www.twlo.codes/
In a matter of hours the team of developers built three Twilio-powered apps that let you do anything from contacting your congressional representative via SMS, to checking stock prices via text, to spreading the word of Hodor through a hotline. It wasn’t just the team of 3 that shipped code. Kenny Polcari, a 35 year veteran of the NYSE who had never coded in his life, built a Twilio app in 6 minutes.
Here are the apps the crew built:
- Call Hodor, only to be put on hold by the giant himself. (952)-260-0928
- Check Any Stock Price via Text. Text (646)-918-1185
- Try out Kenny, the stock trader’s first hack — a conference line. (617)-396-3436
- Built an SMS directory to text your congressional representative
The code you write makes phones ring. But it does far more than that. It unites a community of developers, reduces the distance between a citizen and their congressperson, and sparks Hodor-sized belly laughs. Today, that code brought us — the whole community — to the NYSE where, for the first time, we made a bell ring. We can’t thank you enough for being an integral part of that and we can’t wait to see what you build.