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  • By Twilio
    SIGNAL Behind the Scenes: Twilio's Michael Carpenter Michael Carpenter

    In this interview, Michael Carpenter from Twilio's Voice Insights team sat down with Corey Weathers, a Developer Evangelist at Twilio to talk about Voice Insights. We hope you enjoy this interview transcript.

    The following interview took place August 6th, 2019 at Twilio's SIGNAL conference at Moscone West in San Francisco, California. It previously aired on our SIGNAL TV broadcast over on Twitch.tv/Twilio.

    You can also find this interview on Youtube on Twilio's channel.

    Meet Michael Carpenter

    Corey: What's up, friends. We are back. Okay, so we just had some amazing, amazing, amazing interviews. We had a phenomenal conversation, right, with Andres. Right? From the Product Management Team. Super fun, super exciting. Andres was hanging out. We had Chris earlier. We had some other folks coming and hanging out with us. Now we get to welcome Michael Carpenter from the Voice Insights team. Welcome to the stream, Bud. …

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  • By Twilio
    SIGNAL Behind the Scenes: Twilio's Andres Jaan Tack andres.jpg

    In this interview, Twilio's Andres Jaan Tack sits down with Corey Weathers to talk about Twilio's launch of Conversations. We hope you enjoy this interview transcript.

    The following interview took place August 6th, 2019 at Twilio's SIGNAL conference at Moscone West in San Francisco, California. It previously aired on our SIGNAL TV broadcast over on Twitch.tv/Twilio.

    You can also find this interview on Youtube on Twilio's channel.

    Meet Andres Jaan Tack

    Corey: Hey, what's up, friends? Super excited to be back with you. Listen, welcome back to SIGNAL TV. It's your boy Corey Hurricane Weathers back here in the building. We're hanging out with Twilions again. We've been having some fun throughout the day. We've got more live interviews, more live demos set up for you. And so before I continue I gotta say "welcome" to the latest guest. This is Andres. Hi Andres good to see …

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  • By Twilio
    SIGNAL Behind the Scenes: Twitch's Tristan Wiley tristan.jpg

    In this interview, Tristan Wiley from Twitch sits down with Lizzie Siegle from Twilio to talk about Tristan's Twitch extension that allows viewers to call a streamer via Twilio. We hope you enjoy this interview transcript.

    The following interview took place August 6th, 2019 at Twilio's SIGNAL conference at Moscone West in San Francisco, California. It previously aired on our SIGNAL TV broadcast over on Twitch.tv/Twilio.

     

    Meet Twilio Champion Tristan Wiley from Twitch

    Lizzie: Hi, everyone. Welcome back to SIGNAL TV. I'm Lizzie. Again, I'm a developer evangelist here at Twilio and I am beyond excited to welcome an MHacks organizer, rising junior at the University of Buffalo, an organizer of UB Hacking, a Twitch Developer Relations Intern, Twilio Champion and so much more, Tristan Wiley.

    Tristan: Hello. Hi. Hi, everybody. Hi, everyone in chat. I know some of you. Thanks for stopping by.

    Lizzie: Yes. So, what is …

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  • By Twilio
    SIGNAL Behind the Scenes: Twilio's Kris Gutta kris.jpg

    In this interview, Kris Gutta, a Product Manager on Twilio's Voice team sat down with Corey Weathers, a Developer Evangelist at Twilio to discuss the launch of Twilio Media Streams. We hope you enjoy this interview transcript.

    The following interview took place August 6th, 2019 at Twilio's SIGNAL conference at Moscone West in San Francisco, California. It previously aired on our SIGNAL TV broadcast over on Twitch.tv/Twilio.

    You can also find this interview on Youtube on Twilio's channel.

    Meet Kris Gutta

    Kris: How you doing, Corey?

    Corey: I'm hanging in there, how 'bout yourself?

    Kris: Great.

    Corey: We've been talking a lot about Twilio, we've been excited about the keynote, we're really excited to see somethings happening here on the stream and so, before we jump into that stuff, I have to ask: how's your SIGNAL been?

    Kris: It's been fantastic. I mean I just love being …

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  • By Twilio
    SIGNAL Behind the Scenes: Twilio's Ashley Roach Ashley.jpg

    In this interview, Ashley Roach, a Product Manager on Twilio's X Developer Experiences team sat down with Lizzie Siegle, a Developer Evangelist at Twilio to discuss Twilio's new CLI tool which is now in Beta. We hope you enjoy this interview transcript.

    The following interview took place August 6th, 2019 at Twilio's SIGNAL conference at Moscone West in San Francisco, California. It previously aired on our SIGNAL TV broadcast over on Twitch.tv/Twilio.

    You can also find this interview on Youtube on Twilio's channel.

    Meet Ashley Roach

    Lizzie: Hi everyone, I'm Lizzie, a Developer Evangelist at Twilio, and we are back with Ashley Roach, a Product Manger on Twilio X.

    Ashley: Hey, everybody. What's going on Lizzie?

    Lizzie: Very excited to have you on.

    Ashley: Yeah, cool.

    Demoing the new Twilio CLI

    Also see our Command Line Interface launch blog post.

    Lizzie: You have a CLI demo for us? …

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  • By Twilio
    SIGNAL Behind the Scenes: Microsoft's Chloe Condon chloe.jpg

    In this interview, Chloe Condon, a Cloud Developer Advocate from Microsoft and a Twilio Champion sat down with Corey Weathers, a Developer Evangelist at Twilio to talk about her fake boyfriend app. I hope you enjoy this interview transcript and live coding session.

    The following interview took place August 6th, 2019 at Twilio's SIGNAL conference at Moscone West in San Francisco, California. It previously aired on our SIGNAL TV broadcast over on Twitch.tv/Twilio.

    You can also find this interview on Youtube on Twilio's channel.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSm_GU2E9r4&feature=youtu.be

    An introduction to Chloe Condon

    Corey: We've been talking and talking and talking about this amazing, amazing individual who's seated to my left. She has obviously, like, her name's been brought up a number of times on Chef Brent's stream. We talked a good bit about the work that you did, yeah. Then you heard about her if you saw the keynote …

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  • By Margaret Staples
    Tech Community and Barbecue in Austin, Texas TwilioBBQuest

    As I get ready for tomorrow's day of learning, barbecue, and prizes, I'm reflecting on this spring as I've been getting acquainted with tech communities here in Austin, Texas.  

    Starting back in March for Women's History month, Austin was one of four cities to host our git hired --f "Women and Non Binary Humans in Tech" events centering skills that make it easier to get hired as a developer.

    bartender and women in STEM decorated bar

    The Austin community delivered amazingly insightful talks from Victoria Hood, on creating a solid resume, Kelsey Huse introduced us to the myriad opportunities behind the opaque title "Support Engineer", CC Yang gave us a crash course on algorithms for interviews, and Twilio Champion Jenna Ritten compressed much of her full day git hired workshop on how to be a great candidate into a resource packed half hour session.

    stage at Capital Factory venue

    I was blown away by the knowledge these women put together …

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  • By Kyle Kelly-Yahner
    Twilio Flex Launched Enterprise Connect 2018 logo

    This year at Enterprise Connect the community all came out to party — specifically a launch party for Twilio Flex.

    Flex re-imagines a contact center platform, offering programmability at every layer of the stack.

    What better way to show off Flex’s programmability than by throwing an Arduino Uno in a blender?

    So let’s say you have a call center that’s devoted to monitoring an Arduino Uno’s internet connectivity. In your Flex-powered custom call center dashboard, you could log an event the instant the device loses connectivity. For example, when it meets the unforgiving blades of a blender. That’s exactly what we did.

    You can check out Jeff Lawson‘s Flex announcement and Al Cook’s Flex …

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  • By Geraldine McCabe
    Twilio Talks: Learn about Twilio’s approach to tackling GDPR TwilioTalks

    Our first leadership principle is to “wear the customer’s shoes.”  We want to make sure that we meet the standards that our customers expect from us — not just by building awesome products, but also by ensuring that our platform supports their compliance needs.

    Trust is also paramount to our customers. According to Twilio CEO, Jeff Lawson, “…trust is the #1 thing on the cloud, so we will be taking GDPR as an opportunity to raise the bar for data protection worldwide.”

    Scoping a task like GDPR compliance is the first step in tackling what needs to be done. And given the scope of GDPR regulations, that journey to compliance may seem challenging. We’re here to help you navigate and to that end, we’ve prepared a host of resources to help your team prepare for GDPR including a whitepaper, FAQ, video, and a series of blogs.

     

    In addition to …

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  • By Kyle Kelly-Yahner
    MHacks Rewind: 36 Hours To Ship MHacks

    At MHacks, 36 hours can pass in the blink of an eye. Just don’t savor that blink for too long. 36 hours can also feel like an impossible amount of time to stay awake, and stay hacking.
     
    College students flock to MHacks to ship a lot in a little bit of time. MHacks participants take an idea from nebulous to tangible in just shy of a weekend. We’ve been going to the hackathon for years and are consistently surprised by the level of engineering, and hustle the MHacks participants show.
     
    Here are a few highlights (of many) from this year including an Alexa hack, an SMS Expedia type service for broke people who want to travel, and more. Be on the look out for MHacks co-founder Dave Fontenot’s rad speech (and sweater).
     


     
    If you’re still looking to scratch that code-party itch, we’re having a bit of a party May 24th …
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