As the COVID-19 health threat continues to evolve, Twilio has taken a number of steps to protect our Twilions and safeguard the communities where they live and work around the world. We wanted to share these precautionary measures with you as the health and wellbeing of our employees, customers, and partners and is our #1 priority.
Pausing our Twilio and third party events program
Recently, Twilio announced that it had re-scheduled this year’s SIGNAL event to be held September 30th – October 1st, 2020 as part of our continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As an update, we are now announcing that the conference will now be held online as a fully virtual event, still scheduled for September 30th – October 1st, 2020. Additional details can be found at the 2020 SIGNAL Events page. Furthermore, during the interim, Twilio will also not be hosting any other live …
It’s no secret that at Twilio we love developers.
Hey Developers, we ❤️ you.— twilio (@twilio) February 14, 2020
Developers look at complex problems or challenges and solve them with code. They are brilliant problem-solvers, and when you present them with a challenge, and give them autonomy, they will rise to the occasion.
In our 10 years as a company, we’ve seen millions of developers build incredible things on the Twilio platform. From helping businesses engage with their customers to connecting people in crisis with life-saving communications, every day we are inspired by what they build.
Last year we created the Twilio Champions program to celebrate developers using their talent to fuel the future of communications one line of code at a time.
Twilio Champions build better communities knowing that every developer’s environment is different. Champions inspire others by doing their thing with confidence. They merge diverse branches of …
As Twilio continues to grow globally, we are committed to building an inclusive culture in our work places whether that be in the office or through a remote environment. We believe in providing everyone the same equitable opportunity. With that aspiration in mind, we are excited to announce a new series that will deliver equal promise for all aspiring talent to come build at Twilio.
Introducing Unplugged, a new series for anyone who is preparing to find their next job opportunity. Starting in May, we will be addressing topics ranging from virtual, technical, and behavioral interviews to best practices for making a great first impression, building relationships, and confidently advocating for yourself. We are offering free video content through Twilio TV to provide value to all aspiring talent and to help them acquire skills that will be key to interviewing. Whether you are employed and thinking about making a career …
One way that our Women @ Twilio Employee Resource Group (inclusive of non-binary folks) chose to celebrate Women’s History Month was by highlighting the impact of some incredible Twilions who make our shared experience better with the work that they do.
Even as the current global crisis ramped up in recent weeks, dozens of nominations rolled in sharing stories of peers and leaders who we are extremely proud of and excited to celebrate.
Each work day this month we've featured the stories of one of these special individuals globally across various company-wide channels. Today, as Women’s History Month comes to a close, we’re excited to share some of these stories with you.
"Jessica is an amazing leader who manages Flex Engineering. She is a 'no shenanigans' human who drives the Flex team to deliver their best work, showing how she is 'an owner.'"
"Hannah is the …
Like many of you, we’ve been monitoring the news about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and in an abundance of caution for our customers, employees, and partners, we have decided to cancel our customer events and involvement in third party industry events for the month of March.
This action is taken in an abundance of caution for the protection of our community. The canceled events include all of our Twilio Engage + Superclass events, Twilio Talks, Twilio After Hours, and other customer and third-party events.
We regret the inconvenience and are sensitive to the various travel commitments and arrangements that have been made, but this decision is in the best interests of our staff and the broader community at a time of heightened health concerns.
Impacted Twilio events include:
- Twilio Talks Omaha - March 4
- Twilio Engage + Superclass …
Black History Month is a celebration of the achievements and history of the members of the African Diaspora. There is a long history of innovation and courage in our history that often does not get the same time in the spotlight as other historical figures
Black History Month in the US has its roots in the 1920s, when historian Carter Woodson created “Negro History Week”. He believed that preserving the stories of our history was key to survival and intellectual development, famously writing “if a race has no history, it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.”
Later on, members of the Black United Students group at Kent State University worked to expand Negro History Week into Black History Month, which was first celebrated in February of 1970. The celebration caught on quickly, and …
SIGNAL is coming soon and if you're a developer, you can't afford to miss it. Join 5,000+ developers and Twilio customers for two days packed with deep dives on the Twilio products you love and those you haven't met yet.
Simply put: this is your best chance to meet with the people that build Twilio products and get insider knowledge of how Twilio works. And, you'll get hands-on access to new Twilio products and skills with 185+ sessions to choose from including:
- Develop and Deploy with Twilio. Sharpen your Twilio skills and tackle development hurdles by learning Twilio development best practices.
- Platform and Connectivity. Dive into Twilio’s engineering architecture, limitless scalability on the Super Network, and flexible SIP connectivity.
- Internet of Things. Deploy globally with Twilio IoT. Learn how to connect and manage IoT devices at scale. Join the Iot Team for thought provoking implementations, from micromobility to LPWA use …
At Twilio, it’s important for us to share when there are changes to phone numbers that may affect you. This change is relevant to anyone who provisions regulated phone numbers via the IncomingPhoneNumbers provisioning API.
On February 12, 2020, when you provision new phone numbers through the /IncomingPhoneNumbers API, you will be required to include the proper documentation for regulated phone numbers. API calls to provision phone numbers that do not include a valid BundleSID / IdentitySID will fail with error code 21649. We will send you multiple communications to prepare you for this change. If you are using Console, this will not result in a change.
Additionally, there will be a brownout on January 15, 2020, during which the
IdentitySID parameter will be changed from
mandatory for the IncomingPhoneNumbers API to ensure all of our customers are prepared for the February …
SIGNAL, Twilio’s annual customer and developer conference, is coming up May 20-21 at Moscone West in San Francisco, and our call for papers is open now through January 31, for people interested in doing a breakout session.
SIGNAL breakout sessions show the power of communications implemented into everyday human interactions. For two days, speakers will have the chance to present to an audience of developers and business leaders who are interested in improving customer engagement.
People attending are looking to learn how to move their skill set, business or community to the next level by using communications.
Interested in speaking? This is what you need to know:
We’re looking for three types of sessions:
- Talk (~30 min) Educate the audience on your experiences, best practices and thought leadership on how to communicate and engage with your customers.
- In-depth technical workshop (~60 min) Dig deep into developing and deploying communication …
Welcome to the Twilio Startups 7 (TS7, for short) where we feature exciting founders from around the world to share their inspiring entrepreneurial journeys through seven quickfire questions.
Today we would like to introduce you to Kemdi Ebi of Versus. Read on to learn more about how they built their international startup to help businesses gain actionable insights from big data. Check out their tips on hiring the right developer quickly, why finding investors is like finding a life partner, and taking calculated business risks, all while building a successful data company.
- Company Name: Versus
- Founder Name: Kemdi Ebi
- Industry: Software/Big Data & Analytics/Market Research
- Stage/Funding: Seed
- Location: Lagos, Nigeria, London, UK & Washington DC, USA
From the founder of Versus
We reached out to Versus to get insight into how they launched an international startup and what they’ve learned along the way.