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

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