Brian Fountain Wins Twilio Prize at NYC Game Hack Day

We met Brian Fountain at NYC Game Hack Day where he built uChoos, a phone-based ‘choose your own adventure’ game which won him the $250 Twilio prize at the event. The event is a 24-hour hackathon dedicated to building games. You can check out the demo adventure “Evil Mountain” by calling (917) 338-3991. Brian got the idea to build this the day before the event and… Read More

AT&T Mobile App Hackathon San Diego Recap

I had the pleasure of attending the first San Diego Mobile App Hackathon at Qualcomm Headquarters in San Diego. I was really impressed by the developer turnout, quality of speakers and overall enthusiasm for mobile development. One of the central ideas nearly everyone mentioned was using HTML5 to bring more function and consistency to mobile apps across all platforms.  The event was put on by the… Read More

Chicago API Hackday Recap

Wheels down ORD at 6 AM Saturday morning. It was another redeye for me, but I had more energy than I thought I would. A coder’s high, if you will. Though this past Saturday was Chicago’s first API Hackday, we were all set to make it the best one held anywhere. Daniel, Keith (whom you’ll meet next week), and I joined our friends at SendGrid, SimpleGeo,… Read More

TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon 2011 Recap

Two weeks ago, Danielle and I took redeye flights from San Francisco and Los Angeles to join five hundred hackers as they descended on New York City’s Pier 94 on an unusually sunny Saturday morning. Without a doubt, this was the largest hackathon I’d ever been to. Heck, they took over part of a warehouse! Up for grabs were tickets to the Disrupt conference, as well… Read More Launches at TechCrunch Disrupt

Twilio has set up a temporary office in New York City for TechCrunch Disrupt this weekend, and for the rest of the week.  We’re excited to see what people have been building with our API, and we’ll be featuring all the Twilio-powered apps we can find while we’re here.  If you’re at Disrupt and use Twilio in your company, please drop a note to… Read More

Twilio on the Road in January – PennApps and Philly Startup Weekend

I made two trips to Philadelphia in January. The first was for PennApps and a I took the Amtrak from NYC a second time for Philly Startup Weekend. I’ll be back again in April for Philly Tech Week and I’m really looking forward to it. PennApps Mobile Hackathon I’ve been to a lot of hackathons, and I was really impressed by the Dining Philosophers of UPenn… Read More

47 Teams Compete in Cloudstock Hackathon, Many Use Twilio

Last week 47 teams competed in the Cloudstock Hackathon and Blaine Schanfeldt took home the grand prize, Best in Show, for his real time multiplayer game “Twilio Tic Tac Toe.” The judging panel included John Musser and Ross Turk from ProgrammableWeb, John Potter from CBS Interactive, and Matt Lynley from VentureBeat. They awarded four house prizes in addition to the grand prize: Best in Show: Twilio Tic… Read More