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

Twilio in the Northeast at RailsConf, RamenCamp, and TechCrunch Disrupt

This week we’ll be at events all over the Northeast. We’ll be in Baltimore, Boston, and New York City. We’re going to be attending one big event in each city as well as a few meetups and other smaller gatherings, send us an email if you’d like to get together. Baltimore: 17-19 May for RailsConf RailsConf is on now, if you’re at the event or nearby… Read More

Twilio Contest Winner PagerDuty Receives Funding from Y Combinator

Congratulations to the PagerDuty! The company, which launched a year ago, was featured on TechCrunch this afternoon as they announced they’ve raised funding from popular angel startup incubator Y Combinator. Additionally, they’ve partnered with Cloudkick, are launching their API, and are officially out of beta.  Wow – that’s a beefy announcement, congratulations guys! If you’ve been following Twilio customers for awhile, you might remember they won… Read More

TechCrunch 5th Birthday Party at Twilio HQ

Last Friday we hosted the San Francisco edition of TechCrunch’s 5 year anniversary party. TechCrunch crowd sourced the event using Meetup Everywhere which garnered them a whopping 459 meetups worldwide! We welcomed over 500 people to Twilio HQ to enjoy trivia, games, food, drinks, dancing and a special Mike Arrington cake. A few highlights included a sick DJ, cool demos, and general startup chat. The party… Read More

TechCrunch Turns 5 Years Old, Celebrate with Us!

This Friday we’re co-hosting the San Francisco TechCrunch 5th birthday celebration along with SocialGold here at 501 Folsom Street, and we’re looking forward to hanging out with fellow TechCrunch readers. This event is one of over 300 meetups taking place around the world in celebration of TechCrunch’s 5th anniversary, and we anticipate the San Francisco event will be one of the largest. A big thank you… Read More

Managing Phone Numbers Using Twilio's REST API

For TechCrunch Disrupt going on this week in New York, Twilio was tasked with building an application that would allow attendees to vote on Startup Battlefield participants. To eliminate cheating or ballot stuffing we decided to give all 2000 attendees their own phone number to text to for voting. This limited voting to only those in attendance. We’ll go into more detail about why we did… Read More