All Stories from SIGNAL 2017

Are you sitting down? Alright, good. Post-SIGNAL, your head is likely spinning from the whirlwind of announcements. Never fear, we’ve got the rundown for you. No two developer tool belts are alike. There are 1.6 million of your fellow developers on the Twilio platform. Each of them—including you—is building something to solve a nuanced problem, with a nuanced set of tools. SIGNAL just put your tool… Read More

Announcing the Twilio.org Impact Fund

It’s hard to see how something as simple as a text can serve underrepresented communities, save lives, or encourage financial stability. That is, until you see communications in action. Twilio.org is committed to supporting and empowering the organizations that use communications to deliver impact. Twilio.org works with nonprofits to maximize their impact by giving them the communications tools they need serve their communities and cut through… Read More

Engineering for the Worst Case Scenario: FallSafety Builds Man Down Alerts with Twilio Notify

You don’t typically find “140 pound MMA dummy” on the list of dependencies required to build notifications for an iOS or Android app. But the dummy is critical to the engineers at FallSafety. He’s not as pliable or easily maneuverable as code in a text editor, but he represents the final function of the engineers’ code. To know whether FallSafety’s code works properly, the dummy has… Read More

Leaving A Message For A Rockstar with Python and Twilio

You know when you’re selling out stadiums and want to connect with your fans one-on-one but can’t exactly give out your personal phone number? Yeah, common problem — for Zac Brown & his band. Zac Brown Band has about 1.67 million Twitter followers. The ZBB squad wanted to reach out to every fan before dropping their new record (which came out today). Dialing up 1.67 million… Read More

Making Super Mario Bros Even More Difficult…For Science

Mess up someone’s Super Mario Bros’ run in person at SIGNAL. Andrew will be there showing you how to build a Haunted NES. Super Mario Bros could make you throw your controller across the room, only to frantically check it was still operational so you could go back to playing that level you love/hate. Andrew Reitano wants to make those beloved NES games a little harder… Read More

Developer Digest: Automating Wedding Stress Away in Python

Old things are new again, just new in a different way. That old NES you used to play Super Mario Bros on…? Well Andrew Reitano’s newly-hacked NES lets strangers turn any level into a water level with one text. This issue of the Developer Digest celebrates the developers making the old new and novel, from fax machines, to wedding invitations, to that trusty old password you… Read More

SIGNAL Speakers Give You The TL;DR Of Their Talks

You want to walk out of a conference with more than just a lanyard. The talks at SIGNAL will help you hone your craft with relevant, substantive material. (psst…grab your ticket here) For example, it’s important to learn about telephony APIs and reading/writing data in real time. It’s just more fun in the context of Super Mario Bros. At SIGNAL, Andy Reitano will show you how… Read More