Joseph Tinsley Solves A Class Registration Nightmare For His Niece With Twilio SMS


Registering for college classes is a lot like shopping on Black Friday here in America. You’ve probably seen the videos of people stampeding through the doors of a superstore at 4am to get their hands on an Xbox. That’s what class registration is like in a virtual sense. When thousands of students all hit the registration page at once, it can crash. The downtime couldn’t come… Read More

5 Reasons Your Developers Should Come To Signal


Your backlog is a mile high, your roadmap a mile long and your available story points always feel like they are half as many as you need. Everyone above you thinks the product should have shipped yesterday. Everyone below you is begging for another two sprints to complete their work, warning of grave technical debt. The dance of a technical leader is on the razorblade shoved… Read More

Twilio Client for Xamarin – Part 2: iOS


In Part 1 of this series, we introduced the Twilio Client for Xamarin and showed how easy it is to add it to your Xamarin.iOS and Xamarin.Android projects. Now that you know how to install the component, let’s build something with it. It seems like everyone these days is walking around with big phones. With Apple’s recent announcement of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iOS… Read More

Send Driving Directions Using Bing Maps and Twilio MMS


Recently my parents bought themselves a shiny new laptop. They got it home, sat it on their desk and realized that the only display port on the laptop was HDMI. This unfortunately would not work with their external monitor which only had VGA and DVI ports. As the resident family IT guy they called me. I could have ordered the adapter, but I figured going local… Read More

“It’s a Boy!” How to Send Mass Texts in Ruby


We’re having a baby! Sometime in the next four weeks, my wife is going to go into labor. We’ll wait at home for as long as possible, then hop in the car and head to the hospital. At that point begins one of my comparatively few responsibilities for Team Baugues over the next couple days: updating close friends and family of what’s going on. Of course,… Read More

How to Send Your Users a Branded SMS using Twilio MMS and Illustrator


Have you ever had a night where you feel like everything funny you say lands on deaf ears, only to have an unplanned, half-baked comment make everyone bust up laughing? I think it was Louis CK who said “…simple truth beats out cleverness every time”. I thought of this a few weeks ago when I was showing some of my colleagues an SMS demo I had… Read More

Shipping a Conference – CascadiaJS

Join the conversation on Hacker News! Back in July, someone named Troy Howard sent me a tweet. I didn’t know him personally, but I knew he was involved in the JavaScript community in Portland: @thoward37 had a quick question (@mikeal pointed me your way), could you shoot me an email at — Carter M Rabasa (@CarterRabasa) July 16, 2012 I wanted to talk to Troy… Read More