Setting Up Trello SMS Alerts with Twilio and Zapier

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“At work, nothing can be said to be certain except blog posts and adventure time gifs.” When I’m not busy butchering Benjamin Franklin quotes, I help manage Twilio’s blog. Blog posts, drafts, and ideas for posts are constantly in flux. To keep tabs on the whole operation, I use a project management tool called Trello. Trello looks like a digital corkboard for you and your team’s… Read More

Expanding Globally, Adapting Locally: Reliefwatch Scales With Twilio IVRs and SMS

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Daniel was a piano prodigy. Then he was a CS student at University of Chicago. Then an hopeful entrepreneur. Then he was a Prince of Wales Young Entrepreneur Award winner. Now he’s a CEO leading a startup that not only helps businesses track shipments abroad; it helps save lives. The Origin of Reliefwatch Reliefwatch started as a college project Daniel built with his friends. While traveling… Read More

Learning Meteor.js: A Simple Chat App Tutorial

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Meteor.js allows developers to share their JavaScript between the client-side and server-side in a project. Let’s see how by building a simple chat application using Meteor.js and Twilio’s IP Messaging. Getting the Band Together There are just two prerequisites to our application before we get started: Install Meteor.js Create a Free Twilio Account With that out of the way we can start hacking. The First Star… Read More

EMC Uses Twilio SMS For IT Alerts, VM Monitoring and Builds An Internal API

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What if someone gave you back all the time you’ve spent writing unnecessary emails? How much time would you get back? How much would you get done in that time? EMC asking themselves these questions after sending 1.2 million IT alert emails to their 68,000 employees in one month. The project’s success has lead them to develop the same monitoring service for their own 14,000 virtual… Read More

Pound For Pound, Text for Text: FitMeal Tracks Your Calories via Twilio SMS

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The culmination of Georges Duverger’s quest to lose weight took place on Vice’s Snapchat feed. Georges gained weight the way many tech employees gain weight. He was working long, stressful hours and traditionally went for the easiest food option, which is rarely the healthiest option. After doing this for years, he decided he needed to find a way to lose weight using a tool he knew… Read More

Code For America Cuts Food Stamp Application Process From Hours To Minutes With Twilio SMS + Front

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There’s no good way to sugar coat it. California has the second lowest food stamp participation rate in the U.S. It’s a big problem, and a complex problem to solve. But if there’s anyone well equipped to help the government work better for its citizens it’s Code For America (CfA). An Insurmountable Food Stamp Application, A Determined Team Code For America fellows Jacob Solomon, David Guarino… Read More

Breaking Down Barriers : mRelief Checks Food Stamp Eligibility via Twilio SMS

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For economically disadvantaged people in Chicago, getting help isn’t as easy as you would think. The devil is in the logistical hassles. The City of Chicago offers food stamps for those who need them. But, getting to the government office responsible for granting you eligibility can mean three bus trips and taking a half day off work. When you add in a few hours long wait… Read More

Inspiring Entrepreneurship Through Music: Building Beats Empowers Kids

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When I was in college, I traded music theory lessons with my roommate in exchange for coding lessons. He was majoring in Computer Science, busy writing and defending mathematical proofs. I was studying Music, busy writing and defending compositions written under the constraint of olden counterpoint species. We saw the two disciplines as similarly centered around learning a language through tremendous practice and then making it… Read More