Getting Started with Twilio and Node.js

See the most updated version of this post and our new Node.js module here. Node.js is one of the most talked about frameworks in the web development community since Rails. While still very young, node is being hailed as fast, highly-scalable and efficient. The reason for this is due to node’s event-driven, non-blocking I/O structure. One of the reasons we’re so psyched about node.js is that… Read More

Twilio in the Northeast at RailsConf, RamenCamp, and TechCrunch Disrupt

This week we’ll be at events all over the Northeast. We’ll be in Baltimore, Boston, and New York City. We’re going to be attending one big event in each city as well as a few meetups and other smaller gatherings, send us an email if you’d like to get together. Baltimore: 17-19 May for RailsConf RailsConf is on now, if you’re at the event or nearby… Read More

Omniauth, Messaging, and Fat Models at Red Dirt Ruby Conference

Last week I took a trip out to Oklahoma for the second annual Red Dirt Ruby Conference. It was a good chance to meet with community members from around the country. There were a bunch of new people and quite a few familiar faces. Overall, the quality and quantity of content were very high. I’ve got a few favorites to present below. Omniauth from the Ground Up… Read More

CallCongress Makes it Easy to Call Your Senators and Representatives

Do you want your voice to be heard? Then you should call your elected officials and make sure they know what issues are important to you. Government contact information is available over at, but there is a better way to get connected. Use CallCongress. Call (888) 491-2262 Callers are prompted to select from the names of their senators and representatives. With just one press on… Read More

People Patcher – Get Your Friends to Make Up

Every relationship has it’s ups and downs, now you can help your friends talk through tough times. Mike Lewis created People Patcher to “anonymously phone-conference two friends together, whether they want to talk or not.” What’s the back story of People Patcher? People Patcher was one of those ideas that crept up in my head when I was laying down to sleep. I had just seen… Read More

Twilio on the Road in January – PennApps and Philly Startup Weekend

I made two trips to Philadelphia in January. The first was for PennApps and a I took the Amtrak from NYC a second time for Philly Startup Weekend. I’ll be back again in April for Philly Tech Week and I’m really looking forward to it. PennApps Mobile Hackathon I’ve been to a lot of hackathons, and I was really impressed by the Dining Philosophers of UPenn… Read More

NYHacker Presents Music Hack Day New York

Register for Music Hack Day New York On behalf of NYHacker, “the nyc hacker union” I am proud to announce Music Hack Day New York. Since the first Music Hack Day, (London, July 2009) New York has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the most awesome music hackfest on the planet. Music Hack Day is about creating software, hardware, art… anything at all related to music…. Read More