Twilio Open Source Rapid Response Kit Adds Heroku Button and New Volunteer Tool

Earlier this year, we released the Rapid Response Kit (RRK), a set of open source tools built for disaster relief efforts. The RRK lets first responders deploy much needed communication apps in minutes. The community response was incredible with developers offering their contributions to the project. Most recently the RRK was deployed by the Rhode Island Code for America fellows for the Providence Student Union to… Read More

How MyMind is Changing: Expanding Access To Mental Health Services With Twilio

MyMind is part of the program, committed to supporting nonprofit and social good organizations using communications technologies. Learn more about how your nonprofit can utilize communications at MyMind is a self-referral community providing access to mental health services, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. Since their founding in 2006, they’ve expanded to three more spaces with a fourth city on its horizon. Their focus is to… Read More

Portfoliyo: Boosting Student Success Through Communication Between Teachers and Parents

Portfoliyo is part of the program, committed to supporting nonprofit and social good organizations using communications technologies. Learn more about how your nonprofit can utilize communications at Harsh Patel spent over two years at Teach for America with 5th and 8th graders, teaching math and science. When looking back on his experience, Harsh realized his biggest challenge during the school year wasn’t communicating with… Read More

TwilioCon Moving to New Time and Place in 2015

TwilioCon is our favorite event of the year; it’s where all of our customers, community partners, builders, thinkers, and DOers gather to focus on the future of communications. While we normally hold this annual event in the fall, the next TwilioCon will be taking place in early 2015. Why the change? We’re saying goodbye to The SF Design Concourse – actually all of San Francisco is… Read More

Open Source Tools for Nonprofits: Github Launches with Rapid Response Kit

In disaster recovery situations communications technologies are essential for rescue teams in the field, people in need of help, or connecting with family members to make sure they are ok. Many times these tools are built on the spot based on needs and sometimes the final apps aren’t deployed in time for the people that really need them. What if there were simple tools that any… Read More Welcomes New Advisor Board Members

Today we’re very excited to introduce the advisor board and welcome four new members who will help to shape the future of our Billion Messages for Good program. These leaders in the tech and nonprofit world have already provided incredible guidance to our program and we’re looking forward to working together more closely. Learn more about how nonprofits can access support and discounted Twilio services… Read More

#Haiyan #RescuePH Call to Developers and Disaster Relief: We’re Here to Help

Victims of the disaster in the Phillipines need help following the destruction from the Haiyan Tyhpoon. One of their critical needs is access to communication. Families are looking for a way to connect to one another, and volunteers are searching for ways to coordinate relief efforts. If you are a disaster relief organization or a developer with technical support to offer, we’re here to offer technical… Read More

A Billion Messages for Good: Launches for Nonprofits

This past year we watched some incredible companies launch truly powerful products, from fighting human trafficking to reinvigorating a city through art. These products were amplified through communications, and we believe nonprofits should have access to communications technologies to make a greater impact. Today we’re excited to announce our initiative, A Billion Messages for Good, providing nonprofits with donated and discounted Twilio services. Using technology to create… Read More

Twilio and Google Cloud Platform Bring Voice and SMS to Google App Engine

Five years ago, if you told your IT department you needed to build and scale a communications app in a week, they’d laugh – maybe even quit. Today, we have cloud-powered tools that allow developers and entrepreneurs to do this in a matter of days, building real-world businesses at scale with Google Cloud Platform. Starting now, it’s even easier to implement Twilio cloud communications with Google… Read More