CodeExchange Community Launch & Hackathon

April 02, 2020
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CodeExchange Launch Header with Hackathon

Today, we’re excited to share with you a new, easy way to get your Twilio apps on CodeExchange via a 3 step process we’ve outlined below. In order to help recognize our early contributors, we’re running a hackathon in April – all participants will get prizes and 4 winners will get extra goodies.

We can’t wait to see what you build.

Community contributions in CodeExchange

Our best inspiration has always been Twilio’s community of builders - what you create, build, and deliver expands our understanding of what is possible. We’re excited to help foster this same inspiration amongst the Twilio community as a whole, by enabling developers to easily share their apps on CodeExchange so others can learn from their examples and expertise.

CodeExchange Appointment Reminder sample app screen

Historically, we’ve had a few avenues for folks to share what they’ve built, but no clear path to help surface that code with others trying to solve similar problems. Today, that changes – we’re now providing a straightforward way for you to not only share your apps on CodeExchange, but also to peruse what others have built.

If you’re looking for an avenue to showcase your creativity and receive kudos & feedback for your unique creation, follow the steps below.

How to contribute an app to CodeExchange

How to submit apps to CodeExchange

And that’s it! Your app is successfully submitted.

Announcing our Virtual April Hackathon

To celebrate our first contributors, we’ll be running a virtual hackathon in collaboration with our partners at DEV from April 2 - April 30 (ending 11:59 PST). All participants will receive $50 to spend in the DEV shop and we’ll also be selecting four winners who will get some extra stuff too:

  • $1,500 USD (in gift card or equivalent value)
  • $300 worth of Twilio Swag
  • One ticket to Twilio’s SIGNAL 2020 Conference
  • Winner badge on your app in Twilio CodeExchange
  • DEV “Twilio Hackathon” winner badge

For full details on how the hackathon will work, check out the hackathon website. As an overview, prizes will be awarded to the winner in each of the following four categories. For ambitious folks out there, you can only win one award – however, your app may be eligible across multiple categories. Here are the categories:

  • Engaging Engagements: an app that a company could implement to better engage with their customers or to manage their business
  • COVID-19 Communications: an app to help folks communicate during this challenging time, either to stay connected or to help resolve COVID-19 related challenges
  • Interesting Integrations: an app that integrates a Twilio app with at least one other API
  • Exciting X-Factors: an innovative or unexpected app that doesn’t necessarily fit any of the above categories, but is a clear winner nonetheless

To get started or learn more, visit our hackathon site here. We can’t wait to see what you build!

Laura Schaffer is a Senior Product Manager at Twilio. She currently manages growth products and platforms, including Twilio’s Experimentation Platform, Promo Platform, Referral Program, and CodeExchange. She can be reached at laura [at]