Twilio Developer Voices

Become a better software developer and writer by contributing programming tutorials for the Twilio blog.

Join the Developer Voices Program

Are you a software engineer that loves to write about code? Do you find joy in teaching other people? If so, the Developer Voices team at Twilio wants to hear from you: we want to bring the most inspiring voices working with the Twilio platform to the Twilio Blog. 

Members of the Developer Voices program flex their combined coding and writing skills by writing long-form technical tutorials teaching readers how to build Twilio-powered apps. Members can write as often as they like. Each tutorial will be paid at the rate of $650 USD and will be published on Twilio’s blog—read by hundreds of thousands of developers. Each tutorial is published with a byline and an author bio.

If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, please apply to join the Twilio Developer Voices program below. This open application period will run from January 16, 2024 to February 29, 2024. Please read the application instructions very carefully, as we receive many applications and can only accept a small number. 

If you’ve already written for the Twilio blog before, then don’t use this application. Please contact your editor instead!

Application Details


Who Can Participate

This application is open to authors who are:

  • outside of Twilio (former employees/interns are welcome to apply)
  • new to the Twilio blog and have not previously participated in the Developer Voices program
  • able to accept payment via PayPal

If you have already written for the Twilio blog and are interested in doing so again, please contact the editor you worked with at that time. We love to hear from our contributors!

Application Process

Read all the instructions and helpful hints on this page before getting started. Applications that don’t follow our guidelines cannot be accepted.

  1. Think of an app you can build that uses either Twilio SendGrid or Twilio Programmable Voice for the main functionality of the app. Twilio SendGrid and Twilio Programmable Voice are the approved topics for this application, and your app must incorporate one of them, but we also encourage you to also include AI tools as they are relevant.

  2. Build your app using any of these programming languages: Java, Go, JavaScript, Python, or PHP

  3. Write a tutorial that teaches the reader step-by-step how they can build your app too. Write your tutorial in Google Docs, using this template, and be sure to follow our styling and formatting guide. Read as many of our tutorials as possible to get a sense for the type of content we create and are looking for. 

  4. Submit your application and tutorial using the link below starting on January 16, 2024.

Please note that we reserve the right to change any information, features, and functions of the program and its offerings without prior notice.

Timeline

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from January 16, 2024 to February 29, 2024. We will review applications for acceptance as they come in.

If your application is accepted, you will be contacted by your new editor. If you have not heard from us by March 15, 2024, please feel free to apply again during the next open application period, which will be announced in the Spring. We receive a large number of applications and may not be able to reply to every one. We also cannot reply to emails requesting status updates on their application. 

Rules, Guidelines, and Helpful Resources


Rules for Submission

To create a fair and equitable process, we’ve compiled a list of guidelines for applicants to adbide by. We strongly recommend that you take your time reading these guidelines as we won’t be able to publish any tutorial that doesn’t follow them.

Resources and Guides

The documents below will help you craft your application tutorial to the highest standards. Please review each of them thoroughly before you begin.

Article Template

Use this template to organize your content and structure your article.

Style Guide

Pay close attention to our style guide to format your text and code correctly.

Teaching Tips and Tricks

Follow these teaching tips and tricks to make your article as impactful as possible.

Acceptable Use Policy

Make sure your app adheres to Twilio's Acceptable Use Policy.

Example Blog Posts

The articles linked below represent some of our finest published. Please read them to get an idea of the type of content we publish, the tone we use, and the quality standards we strive to reach.

Frequently asked questions


Frequently Asked Questions