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  • By Chiara Massironi
    Twilio Perks for Students and Educators Now Available with GitHub Education GitHub Education Launch

    GitHub Education helps students, teachers, and schools access the tools and events they need to shape the next generation of software development. As a developer-first company, Twilio is thrilled to partner with GitHub to serve these developers in this part of their programming journey.

    Twilio & GitHub Education

    This year, Twilio launched the TwilioQuest for Education program which aims to create fun and engaging computer science learning experiences for students of any age and experience level. Through the GitHub Education partnership, both students and educators will have the ability to learn about and use Twilio's APIs when building real-life applications, and enhance their programming skills with TwilioQuest.

    Student Developer Pack

    Through the GitHub Student Developer Pack, Twilio is pleased to offer the following awesome benefits for students:

    • $50 USD in Twilio API credits
    • Exclusive in-game items in TwilioQuest

    Teacher Toolbox

    Through the GitHub Teacher Toolbox, Twilio is …

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  • By Chiara Massironi
    Check Out the New Mission in TwilioQuest to Teach PHP Fundamentals! Introducing OSS Elephpant

    Team TwilioQuest is thrilled to announce our newest mission, the OSS Elephpant! This mission introduces players to local development with PHP through a series of fun challenges. Playing through this mission, you will learn fundamental skills with this popular server-side programming language. You can download and play TwilioQuest right now to try it out!

    A new mission

    Board the OSS Elephpant, a massive living colony ship whose slumbering passengers need your help! A series of mysterious malfunctions have imperiled the ship's crew, and only you can restore order by repairing the ship’s systems.

    OSS Elephpant welcome

    The first several challenges within this mission are available today, with many more to come in the following weeks. Be sure to follow us on Twitter or join our mailing list to be the first to hear when even more new PHP content is available.

    Meet the creator of the PHP mission

    "Hi, my name …

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  • By Chiara Massironi
    TwilioQuest Educator Spotlight: Sean Tibor Educator Spotlight.png

    Introducing Sean

    After 20+ years working in marketing and technology across an array of businesses, and building his own Marketing agency, in 2018 Sean Tibor decided it was time for a career change. At this cross-road, a friend picked up on his patience with children and his ability to teach them about technology, leading Sean to dive into the world of education.

    Two years later, Sean continues to teach as part of a comprehensive computer science curriculum from PreK through 12th grade at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale. He is deeply passionate about making computer science a fun and practical experience for his students. Sean knows that not all of his students will become programmers and his goal is to give them a set of skills that will help them outside the classroom; persistence, resilience, problem solving and general confidence in their abilities.

    A glimpse into the classroom

    Sean’s …

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  • By Chiara Massironi
    TwilioQuest Earth Day Challenge TwilioQuest Logo

    Earth Day 2020

    Wednesday, April 22nd is Earth Day’s 50th anniversary. Some pretty incredible milestones have been achieved over the years, including the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts in 1970, and the signing of the historic Paris Agreement on climate change in 2016. This year’s Earth Day theme is climate action, and at a time when social distancing is a necessary requirement, Earth Day is going digital. TwilioQuest started the year with a goal of planting 10,000 trees to support reforestation efforts in Australia, and we’re participating in Earth Day with our Earth Day tree-planting challenge.

    TwilioQuest Tree-planting chest

    #SaveTheCloudSaveTheEarth

    If you’ve played TwilioQuest, you may have already encountered a few tree-planting chests in the game. In light of Earth Day, we have added 8 additional tree-planting chests that will be visible from Tuesday, April 21st. The goal of this challenge is to see how many trees the TwilioQuest …

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  • By Chiara Massironi
    Install Linux on your Chromebook to play TwilioQuest TwilioQuest Logo

    TwilioQuest is currently available to download on Mac, Windows and Linux machines. For those of you who would like to play on a Chromebook, we have put together this step-by-step guide to make it easy for you to start playing TwilioQuest!

    Before you begin

    Before you get started, navigate to the status area on the bottom right side of your screen and click on the settings icon. If Linux (beta) is available, you should see it on the settings bar. Please note that this guide only applies to Chromebooks that have the option to download Linux (beta).

    It is possible to see reduced performance of TwilioQuest when playing on a Chromebook. This installation was tested on a 2017 Samsung 11.6"4GB ram, 16GB SSD Intel Atom Processor "up to" 2GHz.

    Download TwilioQuest

    Go to https://www.twilio.com/quest/download and select the Linux “Debian/Ubuntu” version of the game.

    Download TwilioQuest

    Open the TwilioQuest file

    Once it has …

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