Congress on Speed Dial: Advocacy in the Age of Twilio

Political advocacy can take many forms—passive or active, partisan or nonpartisan, personal or large-scale. As engineers, we’re uniquely empowered to apply our skills to important causes. In this session, learn how we built a simple, open-source app using Twilio that’s handled over 10,000 calls to senators and representatives in Congress. Plus, hear the data and insights we’ve collected: who calls the most, who actually picks up, whether calling actually works, and other interesting statistics.


  • Ian Webster, CTO and Co-Founder, Zenysis