Expand Your Networking Horizons Through SMS with Cnvrge

 Last week I took the long trek uptown to attend the monthly Columbia Venture Community meetup. The CVC is a private meetup for those affiliated with Columbia University, but I managed to score an invite through unusual means. Honorary Twilion Jeff Novich was using the February CVC Meetup to demo and test Cnvrge, a Twilio-Powered SMS networking game that he kicked off back in May at the TechCrunch… Read More

Webhook Notification App Lerner Takes Top Twilio Prize at DevFest 2012

Last month, Columbia University students embarked on a week of development-focused events around building apps with real-life potential during DevFest 2012. We saw a ton of awesome hacks from the week but one twilio-powered developer, Zhehao Mao, took home the award for “Best Use of Twilio API” with his webhook notification app Lerner. Read more about the top apps developed from the week in this article by… Read More

Build Your Startup at AngelHack 2.0 this Weekend

One year ago Greg Gopman moved to San Francisco by way of Miami with a new concept for hackathons where angel investors and accelerator programs were directly involved. AngelHack was born and launched with a bang. This weekend kicks off the Spring 2012 AngelHack 2.0 in both Boston and San Francisco, and we’re stoked to join the teams in both cities. Registration is currently full, but you can… Read More

Join Twilio for Picture Perfect Hacking at Photo Hack Day 2

Following a stellar showing from the previous Photo Hack Day, Aviary is back with an even bigger agenda for their next photo-centric hackathon. This weekend, Photo Hack Day 2 will kick off with two days of photo-friendly hacking and a special emphasis on mobile apps. As an added bonus, attendees will enjoy a fireside chat with some amazing NYC entrepreneurs, including the co-founder of Reddit Alexis… Read More

Twilio Checks In at the Foursquare Global Hackathon

I entered General Assembly at 10 AM on the morning of September 17, 2011 in full Twilio regalia, ready to get hacking with the crème de la crème of Foursquare developers. To my amazement, up on the projector screen was a live feed of the in-progress hackathons overseas in Tokyo and Paris. Akshay and the Foursquare team set things off with the ground-rules, some brief demos, and the… Read More

College Students Change The Hackathon Game At PennApps

Autumn was signaling its arrival in Philadelphia two weeks ago with an Eastern cold snap, the turning of the leaves and the sound of hustling students returning to their studies after a care-free summer.  The University of Pennsylvania was postively abuzz with eager young minds welcoming one another back with highfives and sorting through fistfuls of syllabi, the fear of an impending midterm or paper deadline… Read More

Video Hack Day Brings Terminator Vision to Times Square

The inaugural Video Hack Day was held in New York City’s General Assembly last weekend. More than 100 hackers gathered from around the world, coming from as far away as Budapest to create a lineup of mind-warping hacks using APIs from Shelby.tv, FrameSocket, YouTube, Boxee, OpenTok, and many more awesome startups. As soon as the API demos were over, the hackers quickly formed teams and got… Read More

A Picture Perfect Photo Hack Day For Twilio

The first ever Photo Hack Day was held in New York City this past weekend and the event made a splash in the city with a killer cast of sponsors, snacks a plenty and nearly 150 hackers in attendance. Held at General Assembly, the 24 hour hackathon focused on photos encouraging developers to mash APIs from Aviary, Instagram, Flickr, 500px, Face.com and other image-centric services into… Read More