Meet Nicolas Grenie, A Twilio Hero


Nicolas Grenie’s mother handed him a giant stack of papers for Christmas–686 pages to be exact. She printed out the entire Real Basic Reference Book, page by page, so Nicolas could learn to program. Years later, Nicolas is still learning, coding and teaching others to program as a Twilio Hero. Earlier this year we introduced you to the latest Twilio Heroes class, the Barn Owls. Over… Read More

Introducing Brent Schooley, Twilio Developer Evangelist

“I need to build a website using Microsoft technology that will help startups in Philadelphia. Would you be willing to help out?” The eight developers sitting around a table at Seed Philly had each been asked this question by Brad Denenberg while attending a training series. He had recently started a seed level incubator and was hoping to build a content management system (CMS) that would… Read More

TechCityInsider Dives into What Will Make or Break Your Startup Global Startup Expansion

Crossing the pond is the easy part. Landing in London and expanding your startup internationally is much harder–and incredibly rewarding. TechCityInsider hosted a podcast featuring reps from TechCity UK, General Assembly, Twilio, AirBnB and oDesk, to talk about the keys to successfully growing your company in London. Here are some highlights from the podcast. Have Startup, Will Travel Matt Cynamon, somewhat jokingly volunteered to head General… Read More

Introducing Twilio Developer Evangelist Paul Hallett


I’ve always had a fascination with how things work. One of my earliest memories I have is sitting on my grandfather’s lap staring with pure fascination into the black and white MS-DOS screen as he wrote a simple application in an attempt to predict numbers in the lottery. At eight my Mother asked “What do you want for your birthday Paul?”. “A padlock!” I replied. The… Read More

Twilio Day In The Life: Channel Sales with Chetan Chaudhary


Chetan Chaudhary started at Twilio when it was about ⅓ of it’s current size, just 70 people. Now a few years later, as Director of Channel Sales, he’s still growing with the company. In this installment of the Twilio Day In The Life series, we talked with Chetan about what working on the Twilio sales team is like, and what’s changed since he first joined the Twilio… Read More

Reddit Recap: Ask A Developer Evangelist With Rob Spectre


Rob Spectre took to reddit on Thursday to answer questions from the community about what it takes to be a self professed “punk rock technolologist having a barrel of monkeys on the Internet,” aka a Developer Evangelist. The wonderful folks of reddit had a ton of questions for Rob during his AMA ranging from “what exactly is a Developer Evangelist” to “what’s the craziest part of… Read More

Surf’s Up: Get Surfing Forecasts via SMS


At Twilio HQ in San Francisco, “summer” is in full swing. Yes, it’s October. But, our October is everywhere else’s July. And for those Bay Area folks who are coordinated enough to surf proficiently, it’s peak surf season. Twilions Andrew Jordan and Brian Cope worked built an app to keep surfers updated on where to surf when via SMS. Andrew and Brian built the app as… Read More