Build Interactive Voicemail for Sports Fans with Twilio, Browserify, Angular, and Less CSS (Part Two)


With my home town still buzzing about the MLB All Star Game, it seemed high time to share part two of this series on building interactive voice mail for sports fans. In part one, we explored the high-level steps necessary to build an interactive voice mail system like the one deployed at We saw how to set up a series of webhooks in our node.js… Read More

Build Interactive Voicemail for Sports Fans with Twilio, MongoDB, Angular, and node.js (Part One)

Target Field: Home of Joe Mauer and the Minnesota Twins

In the summer of last year, we noticed a really cool, telephone-powered, interactive advertising experience created for Nike and basketball star LeBron James. In the short commercial spot, notable people like Spike Lee, Warren Buffet, and Dr. Dre are heard leaving voicemail messages for the NBA finals MVP, congratulating him on the championship. If you haven’t already, you can check out the video below, and a… Read More

JSConf 2012: Bull Rides & Bacon in Scottsdale

Every year around January it starts.  A tweet gets sent, a rough landing page is set-up and the drum beat to JSConf begins.  JSConf is special: it is curated with love by Chris and Laura Williams, it welcomes families and significant others and it keeps itself small in order to provide an intimate environment for everyone to get to know one another and build durable connections…. Read More

Eventr Captures Twilio Prize at Angel Hack SF

On March 3rd the startup communities in Boston and San Francisco converged on Angel Hack, a bi-coastal hackathon that attracted hundreds of developers who had 30 hours to build an app from scratch and pitch it to a panel of angel investors.  I attended the San Francisco event which was held at Adobe’s offices on Townsend St.  I had a font-row seat to a whirlwind of… 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