TwilioQuest is our developer training curriculum disguised as a retro-style video game. While you learn valuable skills for your day job, you get to earn XP and wacky loot to equip on your 8-bit avatar.
Today we’ll pull back the curtain and show the code that the Developer Education team wrote to create TwilioQuest.
Meet Wagtail, a Python & Django Based CMS
TwilioQuest is full of content. A lot of content.
There are missions for nearly all of Twilio’s products, with each mission containing many different objectives. To manage all this content, we needed a content management system (CMS). Luckily, the Twilio documentation site is built on a Python & Django-based CMS called Wagtail, so we already had a tool we were familiar with and ready to build on.
We did have a few experienced Python & Django developers on the team, but others were completely new to the …
Earlier this month, you heard about Ian Webster, who built an app to call your federal representatives. Communication can be a powerful force for change. Today we’ll learn how to empower others by building an app similar to Ian’s with SMS.
Using C#, ASP.NET, and Azure, we will build a messaging application that responds to a ZIP code with a list of federal representatives for that area:
- A Twilio Account
- Visual Studio 2015 – Free Community Edition is fine
- An Azure Account
- An API Key for Sunlight Foundation congress API
First, create a new, empty ASP.NET MVC project that can handle …