The Twilio Conference schedule

Wednesday 21st September 2011

  • Keynote 1: What's coming from Twilio

    by Jeff Lawson

    Expect surprises when Jeff reveals what's coming for Twilio and Twilio users in the coming months.

    At 9:00am to 9:40am, Wednesday 21st September

  • Keynote 2: GroupMe, A Twilio Success Story

    by Steve Martocci

    At 9:40am to 10:15am, Wednesday 21st September

  • Keynote 3: ringDNA iOS Demo

    by Kyle Roche

    Showing the ringDNA iOS Demo that was used in the Force.com hackathon last week as part of the keynote. We'll use the iPad to demo the app... displaying a large number for the audience to call in on and then demonstrating the call queueing and Twilio Client for iOS.

    At 10:15am to 10:50am, Wednesday 21st September

  • Keynote 4: Ron Conway

    by Ron Conway

    At 10:50am to 11:30am, Wednesday 21st September

    Coverage video

  • Instant MBA: Transforming Engineering-Think Into Business-Think

    by David E. Weekly

    You're a techie. You write brilliant code and have amazing ideas. I bet you think that's enough to start a tech company. It's not. But good news: it's probably easier for you to learn business than for the businessfolk to learn your l33t skillz. (Most of getting a real MBA is getting drunk, anyhow.) David will share share how he wrapped his brain around business. Hint: it's not too scary and mainly involves making sure that you are actually solving real problems.

    At 12:30pm to 1:10pm, Wednesday 21st September

  • Node Twilio

    by Stephen Walters

    Node.js has been making waves over the few years since its inception. Centered around event-driven programming and built on the V8 Javascript runtime, node is the next mutation in the evolution of evented network programming. Node-Twilio (https://github.com/sjwalter/node...) is a helper library for node, and it makes interacting with Twilio's REST API as easy as interacting with an EventEmitter. This talk will give a quick overview of node, and then dive into using Node-Twilio to write complex Twilio apps in surprisingly little time

    At 12:30pm to 1:10pm, Wednesday 21st September

  • Teaching Twilio: SMS 101

    by John Sheehan and Patrick Malatack

    In this session, we'll give you an introduction to sending and receiving SMS messages with Twilio. We'll also cover best practices and explain the differences between shortcodes and longcodes, and when to use each.

    At 12:30pm to 1:10pm, Wednesday 21st September

    Coverage video

  • Developer Community Managers Panel

    by Shanley

    Panel discussion with community managers of leading developer products companies. Interactive discussion with audience members on how companies and community managers can make developers successful, best practices, lessons learned and hardships along the road, the future of community management and more.

    At 1:20pm to 2:00pm, Wednesday 21st September

    Coverage video

  • Twilio 101: Twilio Voice

    by John Sheehan and Thomas Schiavone

    Twilio Voice has so many creative opportunities: conferencing, PBX, lead generation, building a call center, and call tracking. Take the first step towards building a simple Twilio Voice app. Experience the joy of getting your first phone call from your own app powered by Twilio.

    At 1:20pm to 2:00pm, Wednesday 21st September

    Coverage video

  • Twilio and the Zend Framework

    by Tim Lytle

    Twilio integrates well with MVC frameworks - and the Zend Framework is no exception. If you’re starting a new project, you’ll find that Twilio and Zend get along just fine - and if you have an existing Zend application that you want to add some Twilio to, don’t worry. Even if it’s invited to the party a little late, Twilio still fits right in. Be inspired to use Twilio and Zend for your next project, and find some ways to streamline your code if you’re already using the two together.

    At 1:20pm to 2:00pm, Wednesday 21st September

  • Getting started with Twilio and Heroku (Ruby)

    by Morten Bagai

    Discover how easy (and fun!) it is to get started building Twilio applications using Heroku. Check out http://twilio.heroku.com/ for a simple example of deploying a Ruby app with Heroku, Sinatra, and Twilio and discover how this powerful platform enables developers to rapidly deploy and scale awesome Twilio-powered apps. This will be a hands-on session, and follow-along coding on your own laptop is encouraged.

    At 2:10pm to 2:50pm, Wednesday 21st September

    Coverage video

  • Panel: Contracting with Twilio

    by John Sheehan

    John will moderate a panel of frequent contract developers who've worked with Twilio to create amazing products.

    At 2:10pm to 2:50pm, Wednesday 21st September

  • Twilio 101: Twilio Client

    by Jonas Börjesson

    With Twilio Client, three lines of code will allow your browser to establish an audio pipe straight into Twilio's network. From here, you can connect to a regular phone, a conference or even other Twilio Clients.

    This 101 Session introduces Twilio Client and will have you up and running in no time.

    At 2:10pm to 2:50pm, Wednesday 21st September

    Coverage video

  • Building an outbound call center with Twilio

    by Michael Kaiser-Nyman

    The typical outbound call center is hamstrung by huge up-front hardware costs, expensive license fees, a fixed capacity, and a shortage of engineers capable of managing their dialer. Using Twilio, Impact Dialing built an incredibly scalable predictive dialer with setup costs or long-term contracts. Twilio allowed us to build our software quickly without worrying about obscure protocols and systems, and has helped us build and release new features quickly and with confidence.

    At 3:05pm to 3:30pm, Wednesday 21st September

    Coverage video

  • Real-Time Web API Landscape

    by Chad Etzel

    The web is becoming more real-time. Learn about three of the most popular technologies powering the event-driven web: Webhooks, PubSubHubbub, and Streaming APIs. How should you consume them? How should you implement them? Which method is right for your project or company? These answers and more will be revealed in this tech talk with code examples and perhaps some live demos!

    At 3:05pm to 3:30pm, Wednesday 21st September

    Coverage video

  • Fireside Chat: Matt Rosoff – Business Insider

    by Matt Rosoff and Danielle Morrill

    At 3:35pm to 4:00pm, Wednesday 21st September

    Coverage video

  • The Twilio call lifecycle: Tracking realtime call data

    by Brian Levine

    Twilio is designed to notify your application in realtime about the status of calls in progress. In this session we'll explore how Twilio interacts with your system during and after a call. We'll take a deep dive into the lifecycle of a voice call and SMS message. You will understand the timing of in-call TwiML requests, StatusCallback and Fallback URL requests as well as learn best practices for storing Twilio call information in your own database. This session will help you optimize your Twilio integration and avoid unnecessary requests to the Twilio API.

    At 3:35pm to 4:00pm, Wednesday 21st September

    Coverage video

  • Hacking Hardware: Fun with Twilio and Arduino

    by David Huerta

    Twilio has found its way into every kind of web application you can dream of. Even beyond the web is the tangible world of connected electronic devices, with all its particular quirks and pitfalls. This session will show you, a hardware-curious web developer, how to build an Arduino-based connected device that can use Twilio to do things with a non-computer, non-smartphone interface for the purpose of creating epic lulz.

    At 4:05pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 21st September

    Coverage video

  • Speaking the language of journalism

    by Danielle Morrill and Jolie O'Dell

    Twilio is a technical product, yet has managed to attract the interest of a wide range of journalists. In this fireside chat with VentureBeat's Jolie O'Dell, Twilio's Danielle Morrill will explore how Twilio has succeeded at PR and highlight the best ways for developers to pitch their products to journalists.

    At 4:05pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 21st September

    Coverage video

  • Freemium to Premium: Business models for mobile apps

    by Henry Oh, Tan Tram, Roger Huffstetler and Rob Carroll

    As mobile platforms become more powerful and pervasive, games and apps are changing the way we live and interact with people and data. As games and game-dynamics become increasingly ubiquitous, the business models around games and apps are shifting from a unit-sale model to models placing more emphasis on services and information. By hearing the experiences of Animoca's team in this dynamic environment, attendees will learn about the latest trends and strategies for maximizing app revenues.

    At 4:35pm to 5:00pm, Wednesday 21st September

    Coverage video

  • Keynote: Learn Brogramming the Hard Way

    by Rob Spectre

    Listen bro, there's an old-fashioned brodeo going down at Twilio Conference. Tune in for with an ensemble cast of crunchy brogrammers and learn how GTL can help you GTD.

    It's gonna be totally chill.

    At 5:00pm to 5:20pm, Wednesday 21st September

  • Keynote: DO Marketing (It's Not Evil)

    by Dave McClure

    At 5:20pm to 5:40pm, Wednesday 21st September

  • Keynote: Jeff Lawson

    by Jeff Lawson

    At 5:40pm to 6:00pm, Wednesday 21st September

Thursday 22nd September 2011