SIGNAL 2021 Scholarship Program

August 25, 2021
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Twilio SIGNAL 2019 Champions and scholarship attendees

“Be Inclusive” is one of the principles we use to build an impactful, high-growth business while staying true to ourselves. As such, we aim to incorporate inclusion into everything we do.

Our annual SIGNAL conference will take place October 20-22, 2021 (depending on region).

SIGNAL is an opportunity for us to bring together valuable members of our community, delivering a shared learning experience - empowering each other to fuel the future of communications. To achieve this goal, we need diverse voices in the room, honoring our values, and striving towards a future that is accessible to and inclusive of everyone.

We are proud to announce we are continuing to expand our SIGNAL scholarship program in 2021.

We have set aside hundreds of tickets to the main event and for the training experience, Superclass.

Participants in Superclass will enjoy a TwilioQuest themed shared educational experience centering self-directed learning and peer mentorship. Your journey will be supported by Twilio experts answering questions and offering deep dive break out sessions throughout the two day event.

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"This was incredibly fun and I worked for several hours on exciting communication features while leveling up my development skills. From Basic Training and JavaScript Training Lab to Twilio Voice and Twilio Messaging, I gained a wealth of knowledge working with these innovating APIs. TwilioQuest 3 is amazing, the references and inspiration created a joyful nostalgia journey back into the golden era of the 90s. The '96 Bulls? Oh yes. Super NES graphics? Righteous." -- Kristen Campbell, Software Engineer, 2019 Superclass attendee

SIGNAL attendees will have access to more than a hundred sessions from a variety of industry experts, special guests, virtual activities and gatherings, as well as special opportunities to meet and get to know other underrepresented developers from Twilio, our Champions program, guests, speakers, and other attendees!

All you need to do is apply!

"things that I liked about SIGNAL and this program: I got to meet community leaders from all over the world, was able to give first-hand feedback about Twilio products meeting with engineers and PMs, and I got to play with Misty Robotics robot, and earn special badges on TwilioQuest" -- Nicolas Grenié, Developer Advocate, Twilio Champion, 2019 SIGNAL attendee

Who can apply?

Anyone from an underrepresented group in tech is encouraged to apply. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • People of color
  • People with disabilities
  • Veterans
  • Women
  • Non binary humans

Twilio SIGNAL 2019 attendees

"My experience at the Radical Inclusivity event and at SIGNAL 2019 was mind blowing!! Everyone was so smart and so awesome! I had never heard of Twilio before but afterwards I was a huge fan. The products are amazing and the people even more so!!! I loved everyone I met and I guess they loved me too because I was hired a month later.😁💖" -- Marlene Monzo, Solutions Engineer, 2019 SIGNAL attendee

How to apply

If you're an underrepresented developer - apply today! Whether you apply or not, please share this opportunity with your network, and thank you for being part of our amazing diverse community of builders!

For US applicants only: apply by September 14th to be eligible to receive a special party pack in the mail ahead of the event.

We look forward to seeing you at SIGNAL!

Twilio SIGNAL 2019 Radical Inclusivity welcome event photobooth gif featuring five attendees wearing unicorn horns, crowns, fairy wings, and capes.