Save The Hacker Hackathon Produces Emergency Blood Donation Coordination via SMS


Mediocrity looms large. If you’re not careful, you can make coding less of a creative endeavor and more of a chore. One hackathon set out to fight mediocrity and stagnation head on – Save The Hacker. A few weeks ago, the aptly named hackathon, Save The Hacker, brought 100 teams together in Chennai, India to build web and mobile apps for the fun of it, to… Read More

First Time Hackathoner Wins TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2015 With Witness


Just over a year ago, Marinos Bernitsas was cutting C++ code for algorithmic trading systems at a high frequency trading fund in New York City. Having spent a career in finance and amassing a wealth of creative ideas he wanted to hack on, Marinos struck out on his own to become an independent app developer. Publishing two apps in the iTunes Store upon a life of programming… Read More

12 Hacks of Christmas – Day 10: Mortal Combat


It turns out to be very difficult to work Mortal Combat into a Christmas reference so I’m not going to try (slay bells ring?). Instead I will remind you that even though ‘tis the season to be jolly, you may nonetheless find yourself frustrated, annoyed or just plain exhausted. In those times there is one sure way to work off the holiday jitters and get back… Read More

12 Hacks of Christmas – Day 6: Twilio Plays 2048


Today for the #12HacksOfChristmas we’re featuring a game that was built at the Hack the North hackathon in Waterloo, ON. Tejas Manohar, Jocelyn Lee and Cheng Wanli Peng won the Twilio prize, and our hearts, with their Twilio Plays 2048 project. If you can’t tell from the name, this hack lets you play the highly addictive game 2048 with the whole world using text messages. Not only… Read More

Music Hack Day Recap: Bonhamize It, Saxophones As Keyboard Controls, Laptop Orchestras

You give developers 24 hours to hack at Music Hack Day and the next thing you know they’re controlling your computer’s keyboard by playing saxophone. Seriously, that happened. Music Hack Day challenged developers to build apps at the intersection of music and tech, but more specifically at TokBox HQ. There were tons of great apps ranging from online karaoke to an app that logs the mood… Read More

Bangalore Gets Down to Business (of APIs)

Over the weekend, Twilio participated in our first-ever developer event in India, supporting around 300 developers in the Business of API hackathon. 37 hacks were demoed, and we were very impressed with the results. As always, Twilio DOers led the way with 25 of the 37 teams incorporating voice, SMS and VoIP in some capacity. One Twilio hack connected a user to a contact with custom… Read More

TwilioCon 2012 Hackathon: Updated Schedule, Hacker League, Judges and Prizes

With TwilioCon quickly approaching, we can hardly contain our excitement for the crazy-awesome hacks and apps you will build at the TwilioCon Hackathon. We’ve given you an overview of the Hackathon and the services that, thanks to our sponsors, will be available for you to integrate with newly released and existing Twilio products. Below you’ll find the nitty-gritty: where to sign up, the schedule, the prizes,… Read More

TwilioCon 2012 Hackathon: Do It In the Cloud

We’re calling on all DOers to join us for the second annual TwilioCon Hackathon. Stay up late with us on Wednesday, October 17th and do what you do best: build awesome stuff. We’ll bring the Red Bull, power strips, and food. You bring the code. Last year over 200 developers packed the Bently Reserve for a night of friendly geek revelry. This year, we’re at it… Read More

#TCDisrupt: Tacos, Top Code and Twilio-Powered Hacks

At the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon, hundreds of hackers and over 35 API sponsors poured into the concourse exhibition warehouse to build the next big thing. Hackers from all over the world came out to talk shop, devour pizza, and inaugurate the future. With respect and prizes up for grabs, there was good reason to choose coding over sleeping. Let’s take a quick look at the… Read More