Packing for Lisbon, and a new chapter for Web Summit
Over the weekend thousands of Europe’s, and indeed the world’s, tech glitterati will be descending on Lisbon for Web Summit. You heard me right, Lisbon. What a coup for the Portuguese capital, luring the hugely successful Web Summit conference that was so intrinsically linked with its Dublin birth place.
Lisbon has not been traditionally listed in Europe’s Tech Premier league. Previously organisations like beta-i had been flying the flag, and recently London founded startup hub Second Home announced its expansion to Lisbon. Add Web Summit into the mix, and this could be a game changer. Web Summit was estimated to be worth 35 million euro to Dublin economy. I’m sure even now, many are still scratching their heads on how Dublin let that slip through their fingers to the scrappy newcomer on the tech scene.
The question on everyone’s lips is will Web Summit successfully ...
London Calling: Twilio Cures Hangovers, Hacks with Amigo Labs and Readies for MWC
February is dominated by the monster that is Mobile World Congress. Team Twilio will be there in force. If you are attending the show then make sure you swing by and visit us in App Planet – we are booth number #8.1L14.
In addition to MWC we are out and about at the following events over the next few weeks. Be sure to catch our CEO, Jeff Lawson, speaking at London Web Summit on the 1st March.
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Latest Twilio API Feature: Hangover Cure
In other news the Twilio API is now able to cure hangovers. We exclusively released this feature at Monki Gras.
Internal Hack Day with Amigo Loans
Sometimes a company just needs to sit down and have a good ol’ hack day to figure out the next best thing to build. We hosted an Internal ...
London Calling: Taking The New Year By Storm
First up, we have a new European Developer Evangelist working out of the London office. So a huge welcome to Michael Wawra! You can find out more about Michael in his intro post, coming soon to the Twilio Blog. Michael is already fast at work attending events and even teaching his nephew to draw the Twilio logo.
We are out and about in January and February, below is an initial list of confirmed events where you can find one of the team:
1st – Classical Music Hack Day, Vienna, Austria
2nd – Tomorrow’s Web – London, England
8th – GameHack – London, England
9th – Edge – London, England
16th – Winter Hackathon – London, England ...
London Calling: Parties, Partnerships and Ringing in 2013
This month we threw a kick ass party for all the DOers in London. What’s the Twilio recipe to celebrate an amazing year? Take a bunch of arcade machines, bowling lanes, pool tables and Karaoke, put them on free vend, add 400 developers, mix, then smile.
If you came along we hope you had a blast. If you didn’t, why not! You can relive the night by flicking through Paul’s photo’s of the evening here.
Even though we are heading into party season, we are not stepping off the gas pedal just yet. Since July, we have been to something like 46 events and met in the order of 16,000 DOers across Europe.
One Monday morning when we had a spare 20 minutes, we also moved into our new London office in Central Working Shoreditch, right next to Google Campus in Bonhill Street. If you ...
London Calling: Roadshow Reverie, Web Summit Recap, and Looking Forward to November
Winding Down The Roadshow
We covered 17 events in 7 cities, and met more than 10,000 DOers during our 6 week European roadshow. But all good things must come to an end, and the roadshow is coming a close as we move into November.
At Apps World London we ran a series of hands-on coding workshops at our Twilio booth. We had a lot of fun over the two days meeting a whole bunch of developers attending the show. Highlights included Syd’s Fish conference call demo – be sure to ask him to show it to you when you see him!
London Calling: Facebook World Hack, 3Beards and a World of Apps
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 ...
London Calling: UK Mobile Innovators, Alexander Graham Bell and Kid Coders
August launched with the amazing Young Rewired State Festival of Code, a week-long event that encourages kids under 18 years old to code. During this year’s event, participants collaboratively built over 100 projects in 40 centres across the UK. The week climaxed as participants pitched to a crowd of over 500 people at Birmingham’s Custard Factory. A truly inspirational week. You can see more in this short video montage:
We dropped in to visit two of the UK’s newest Startup accelerators, taking the opportunity to meet some of UK’s brightest entrepreneurs. In London, Wayra launched the official Wayra Academy and opened its doors to developers and all comers. Also, Ignite 100 in Newcastle that will be announcing ...
Twilio London Calling: Field Notes from the UK
Welcome to London Calling!
I will be writing a regular series of posts keeping you up to date with our European adventures. There is already an intrepid band of early adopters across Europe that are building the next generation of communication apps, and launching amazing companies. My mission is to get out there and meet everyone that is building something cool.
If you are already using Twilio I want to know about it. We love DOers around here, and I want to ensure we feature as many European DOers as possible. Also if you organise a developer meetup or other tech event and you think your crowd would like to know more about how to build communication enabled apps, get in touch and tell me all about it.
In these first few weeks I have already come across some awesome stuff you should go and check ...