How to Add Phone Calling Bots to Slack with Python

Make phone calls from Slack using a Python bot

Slack is awesome for text and emoji-based conversations with colleagues. However, sometimes it’s far easier to quickly answer a question over the phone. While Slack is just starting to add voice calling between users, there is no way to patch someone in by their good old telephone number. Let’s add phone calls to Slack by creating a bot with Python, Twilio and the Slack Real Time… Read More

Introducing Conference Events

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Today, we are announcing Public Beta for Conference Events. You will be able to subscribe to changes in participant and conference states and be notified accordingly. You will not have to poll the API’s anymore to maintain the state of each participants. This drastically reduces the complexity of your application. Conference Events will be available for free. We’ve also made Call Progress Events available for free… Read More

Bias-Free Hiring: How Interviewing.io Is Changing The Landscape Of Tech Hiring

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“All I wanted to do was get to the code.” The person responsible for this quote believes that resumes are a terrible way to gauge technical ability. This person argues that including or excluding candidates based on the prestige of their alma mater, or previous employer is what’s broken about hiring developers. Code should come first. This person built a platform that mutes those extraneous details… Read More

Coding The Way To A Human Right: Human Utility Gives Underserved Communities Access To Water

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When Tiffani Bell put her number on Human Utility’s website (formerly known as The Detroit Water Project), she received calls at 5am PST almost every morning from Detroit residents wanting an answer about their water bills.   There’s no easy way to explain how thousands of Detroit residents ended up without sustainable access to water. When you start talking about the economy, infrastructure and climate change… Read More

What Powers The On-Demand Economy? A Talk With Chelsea Rustrum

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Marketplaces are growing exponentially and popping up online in every sector. When you go to work, you share a Lyft or Uber. If you need a window replaced, you might call a Taskrabbit. If you want to book a spot to stay for your vacation, you’ll book an Airbnb.   We’re hosting a panel discussion at our HQ on April 26th with Airbnb, Instacart, Checkr, and… Read More

The App That Shouldn’t Exist: PulledOver Strives To Deliver Transparency In Police Interactions

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Matt can’t remember the exact moment he knew he needed to build PulledOver. At first, hearing news that another person of color had been killed during a routine traffic stop felt like a new and fresh outrage. But within a short period of time there was another story, and another. The outrage that had at first felt fresh now became uncomfortably familiar. And at some point,… Read More