Save The Hacker Hackathon Produces Emergency Blood Donation Coordination via SMS


Mediocrity looms large. If you’re not careful, you can make coding less of a creative endeavor and more of a chore. One hackathon set out to fight mediocrity and stagnation head on – Save The Hacker. A few weeks ago, the aptly named hackathon, Save The Hacker, brought 100 teams together in Chennai, India to build web and mobile apps for the fun of it, to… Read More

Twilio Monitoring Within Microsoft Power BI: Analyze and Visualize Data


A few weeks back we announced Twilio Monitor  to give you detailed operational visibility into your Twilio account and Twilio-powered apps. This new level of transparency can help you build secure and compliant applications. Monitor logs errors and warnings, tracks usage against thresholds, and provides comprehensive event-logging and change-tracking for Twilio resources. All Monitor data can be consumed via an API within your app, and integrate… Read More

$bash Recap: Coney Island For Coders at #SignalConf


$bash got started with a bark. Dressed in full carnival barker / ring leader regalia, Rob Spectre ushered in hundreds of Signal attendees into the carnival for coders. Some hit the cotton candy stand, some ran to throw baseballs at old telecom hardware, and some tried to solve FizzBuzz, a classic coding challenge, as fast as possible. $bash attendees hopped from booth to booth to try… Read More

Receive Twitter Notifications by SMS with EventMachine and the Twitter Streaming API (Send and Receive Tweets Using SMS with Twilio Part 3)

I’ve been having fun with the Twitter and Twilio APIs recently. First was the release of a tool to send and receive Tweets using SMS and Twilio. In part 2 I started to dig into how the app was built, starting with how to send a Tweet with SMS. Now it’s time to look into how the other side works: how to send SMS notifications when… Read More

CMT Brings Thousands To The Party: Using Twilio To Connect Fans With The Cast of Party Down South


When season three of Party Down South premiered on CMT, it ranked among the top five programs in its time slot with millennials and ranked in the top 10 programs tweeted about in prime time. The reality show profiles a crew of rowdy southerners all living in one house together for a summer. As you can imagine, things get a little crazy, and fans have really… Read More

Meet Signal Speakers: From Coding In The Newsroom, To Making You Sure Can Stream House of Cards

Signal Twilio Conference

This year’s Signal Conference brings together the people who are building the future of communications. You might be surprised how familiar you already are with them. If you use Netflix, you might owe a hat tip to Mike. If you live in Minneapolis and read the MinnPost, you can thank Alan for keeping your data on point. We’re excited to have a crew of inventive speakers… Read More

Building With Authy And Twilio: Keeping Conversations Open And Security Gaps Closed


Communication at its core is just a conversation between two parties. We love good conversation, and we want to make as easy as possible for you build apps that power those connections, and do it securely. Today, we welcomed Authy to the Twilio tribe to make it even easier for you to integrate strong user identification into anything you’re building. Sign up for Authy, and learn… Read More

Ahoy Authy: Welcome Authy To The Twilio Family

Twilio Acquires Authy

It’s 2015, and every week there’s another security breach. We’ve learned that retailers aren’t safe from their HVAC vendors, Seth Rogen can stir an international cybersecurity incident, and not even the venerable OpenSSL can be trusted. The only strategy is multiple layers of security, and so every login box on the Internet needs to be secured and secured again. That’s non-controversial, but doing so has traditionally… Read More

TaskRouter and the Internet of Things

The King of Cool

There are millions of devices hooked up to the Internet and generating data, from refrigerators monitoring their contents to webcams tracking intruders. These connected devices, collectively referred to as the “Internet of Things” often create work that needs to be done by humans. How do we keep track of all that work? How do we assign that work to an appropriately skilled and available worker? How… Read More