What’s it Like to be a Twilion?

You may know what it’s like to use the Twilio API. You may even know a Twilio employee or three. But what’s it really like to BE a Twilion? For me, it’s been an intense couple of months. I relocated my family from Texas to California for this new role at Twilio, so this wasn’t a decision to make lightly. I had to believe in the company’s people… Read More

7 tips for throwing an awesome (conference) hacker event:

In two weeks Twilio will be hosting the Signal conference and thus the evening event that shall be hence known as “a welcoming assault on my senses that I wish had never ended” or “$bash” for short. Instead of the increasingly common conference hackathon, we want to give back to our builders and throw them a custom-tailored once-in-a-lifetime event. The goal is to create experiences that… Read More

The Prime Minister of Estonia Visits Twilio HQ to Roll Out E-Residency Program

Today, the Prime Minister of Estonia, Taavi Rõivas, made the 5,500 mile trek from Estonia to visit Twilio HQ. While Estonia might seem like a world away, Prime Minister Rõivas is eliminating the geographic barriers that prevent entrepreneurs in the US from establishing companies abroad. At Twilio, Rõivas discussed Estonia’s E-Residency card program that gives anyone the ability to securely maintain a digital identity for non-residents… Read More

Short Codes, Big Lessons: Make The Most Of Your Short Code

Don’t let these shorter 5 – 6 digit numbers fool you — our customers have shown us that short codes can do big things! Since we started offering short codes four years ago, our customers have helped us become (according to the folks at the CTIA): The largest holder of short codes in the industry The fastest growing provider of short codes The provider with the… Read More

Getting To Know Your Twilio Short Code: Rules, Regulations and Capabilities

Twilio short codes are a powerful tool for reaching your users faster, enabling your app to send messages at a rate of 1,800 per minute. This high-throughput is perfect for apps that need to send time-sensitive or bulk messages. But with great power comes great responsibility. Wireless carriers, together with organizations like the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and the Wireless Association (CTIA), have developed a rigorous… Read More

Introducing Developer Evangelist Ricky Robinett: Unlocking The World of Possiblities Through Marvel’s Age of Apocalypse

Among comic book fans, Marvel’s Age of Apocalypse storyline is a fan favorite. Without geeking out too much, the story explores an alternate universe where a young Professor X dies saving Magneto from an assassination attempt and as a result Magneto goes on to found the X-Men. What made Age of Apocalypse so great is it challenged the audience’s assumptions about every character. Even casual comic… Read More