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Ahoy! We are Twilio and excited to join you for CodeLand 2020.

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Twilio is a developer platform providing you with APIs to include a variety of different communication channels into the applications you are building. From sending & receiving SMS, over sending emails via Twilio SendGrid, to building your own Video applications, and making phone calls. For a full overview of our APIs, check out the Twilio website.

We love the DEV and CodeNewbies community and while we enjoyed joining you all physically at CodeLand in the past, we are equally excited to enjoy this conference with all of you around the world. If you have any questions for us, here are a few ways you can engage with us throughout the conference:

  • Swing by our DEV Connect Channel. We'll be hanging out all day -- come and say hello!
  • Leave a comment down below!

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Other exciting announcements

While you are here, there are a few things we wanted to share with you, that we are excited about and think you might be, too!

👾 New Missions in TwilioQuest

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TwilioQuest is an educational video game by Twilio designed to teach a new generation of developers how to change the world with code. TwilioQuest prepares you for real-world programming by helping you configure a local development environment and introducing tools used by professional programmers around the world. From learning how to contribute to Open Source, to coding in Python, JavaScript, and PHP, TwilioQuest will help you develop practical engineering skills.

We are constantly evolving the game itself, adding new levels or expanding existing ones. We are also launching a dedicated program for using TwilioQuest in the classroom. If you want to stay up-to-date with new developments, make sure to sign up for the TwilioQuest newsletter.

📺 Check out Twilio TV

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We recently launched Twilio TV with the aim to entertain and inform you from the comfort of your home. It's a great medium if you ever want to connect with other developers & Twilions as they build the future of communications together.

With over 16 live shows on Twitch, 3 on-demand shows on our, newly launched, Twilio Devs YouTube channel and a series of webinars targeted for developers, we try to create entertaining content for every developer.

For a full overview of our schedule, check out our Twilio TV page.

🏆 Become a Twilio Champion

If you love Twilio as much as we do, you should check out our Twilio Champions! Twilio Champions is a program that celebrates our growing, global community of community advocates and technical leaders who inspire and equip the next generation of Twilio developers.

Check out the Twilio Champions page to learn more about the program, the perks and how you can apply.

📶 Join us for SIGNAL Conf 2020

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SIGNAL is Twilio's annual customer & developer conference and it's happening virtually this year on September 30 - October 1, 2020. There will be a wide variety of topics from how to use Twilio to talks and panels on diversity and inclusion in the tech space as well as some surprises from the TwilioQuest universe.

You can get your tickets, including free options, directly on the SIGNAL page.

🤖 Learn about IoT at Twilio

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If you enjoyed the CodeLand break with NomNom the IoT Roomba, you might like to check out Twilio’s exciting new offerings in IoT, including Electric Imp and the Super SIM public beta.

Win your own custom made TwilioQuest avatar!

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Sign up for our email update for the chance to win your own personalized TwilioQuest pixel avatar!

Additionally, everyone will receive $30 credits to get you started with Twilio.

Opportunities at Twilio

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We’ve built a business on breaking barriers – and not just in technology. We’ve pioneered a workplace of equity, equality and belonging, because creating truly global products demands diverse perspectives. Join us. We can’t wait to see what you build.

We are currently hiring around the world in a variety of roles, from software engineering and product design to developer relations.

Twilio Hatch is Twilio's 6-month software engineering apprenticeship program for people joining from non-traditional backgrounds. We are currently setting the date for the next cohort but you can sign up here for updates: bit.ly/twiliohatch.

Find a full list of jobs at Twilio on our website.

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We ❤️developers. Unlock the magic of communications to improve human experience. Twilio has democratized channels like voice, text, chat, and video through APIs.

Discussion

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A huge thank you to the entire Twilio team for supporting CodeLand as a Patron sponsor.

We're so excited that you'll be spending even more time with the community today. For anyone that missed it, Twilio also partnered with DEV on a really fun community hackathon in April.

 

Hello Twilio team! I've read all about your company and love what you're doing in enhancing communication between customers and businesses. Currently completing my coding bootcamp and seeking a position as a junior dev. Would love to get in touch and learn more about your company!
My personal LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/hanny-kishawi/

 

Good Morning, I am Mohammed Chowdhury. I graduated with a computer science degree from Queens College, City University of New York, and I am currently attending a full-stack Java Bootcamp. I am expected to graduate this October, and I am seeking a software engineering role.
macmohammed.com/

 

Hello Twilio!
Thanks for sponsoring CodeLand 2020! I will be completing my Software Bootcamp in less than a month and I am looking forward to being a part of a transformative company like Twilio! Thanks for making coding interesting, fun, and connecting so many people around the globe! Thanks for being pioneers and setting the stage for the next generation of coders! Hope to connect to your company in the future. Please check out my LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/nicholerossmatters/
Enjoy the rest of your day! I have subscribed and will be following your company for continued inspiration!
-Nichole Ross
Atlanta, GA

 

Thanks for subscribing Nichole! Look forward to seeing you around the community 😃

 

Hey Twilio,

Just signed up for SIGNAL 2020 and applied for Twilio Hatch, after which I got an automatic reply saying that the cohort was already filled. Any information when the next cohort would be available? Thank you!

Best,
Adnan

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/adnanmostafa/
GitHub: github.com/AdnanMostafa
Dev: dev.to/adnanmostafa

 

Hey Adnan! We are currently planing the start of the next cohort and it will likely be in Q4 but your best bet is to sign up here for updates bit.ly/twiliohatch. That way you get notified when applications open

 

Always excited to see Twilio! So many cool projects. I sent TwilioQuest to my brother who is in high school and he loves it. NomNom was so much fun. Twilio's message API was the first external API I ever used and it was really cool enhancing one of my side projects that way. It was a self care/positivity app where you could go there when you were feeling good and write messages the app could text you later to help you out when you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed.

 

Aw thank you Ami! This is also an awesome project :) I love seeing all the awesome and creative things people build with Twilio!

 

Hey Twilio Team! I found the Twilio Hatch program really interesting. Can you please explain the application process and the eligibility criteria in detail? Also, is there any geographic restriction for applying to the program?
By the way, Kudos to the team for this great initiative.

 

The Hatch program is currently available for US based applicants at this time. Thus far, we’ve had our Hatch cohorts based in our SF HQ office and we have plans to expand to our Denver office later this year. We hope to expand the program internationally in the future.

The application consists of having the candidates will submit their resume, short essay questions and a short technical presentation. The interview process will consist of an online technical test and a full-day of video interviews consisting of technical and behavioural sessions.

 

I'm looking forward to SIGNAL! I attended last year on a scholarship and wow, it was a blast. I had never been at a conference that had live coding before SIGNAL.

 

I'm glad you enjoyed it and hope you'll have a great time with this virtual one as well :)

 

Hey Twilio, I've used your WhatsApp feature to build chatbots.

Thanks for sponsoring this.

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ileriayo-adebiyi-0...
GitHub: github.com/Ileriayo/ileriayo

 

Thank you for sponsoring CodeLand!
I was wondering how strict the years of experience requirement is for this role: boards.greenhouse.io/twilio/jobs/2...
Here is my LinkedIn, for context about my background: linkedin.com/in/katekourbatova/

 

Hi Twilio team! Thanks for the coolness that was NomNom today.

I suppose I might as well drop a link to myself: jason-manuel.com

 

I had used Twilio to make a Whatsapp ChatBot . It was a dream of mine to make a chatbot like JARVIS and Thanks to Twillio I made mine Jarvis

 
 

Really enjoyed the roomba talk, was a lot of fun thank you :)

 

Thank you Sean :) we had a lot of fun building it so I'm glad you enjoyed it!

 

Glad to be here, :) Any swags ?

 

Hey @shaijut :) Sending swag right now is difficult so unfortunately not :( but you can have the chance to win your own custom TwilioQuest avatar by subscribing above :)

 

This is a great discussion between Saron, Alex, Josh, and Scott. Thank you.