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Learn the Twilio Web API in an Hour of Code

  • Dec 9, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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From December 8th to the 14th, tens of millions of students in 180+ countries will partake in an Hour of Code. We are going to as well!

Twilio, a web API for sending and receiving text messages and voice calls, is graciously offering to host one of their famous trainings with us on Tuesday from 6:30-8:30. We will learn how to write Python code to call phones, text cat GIFs and even mustache that perfect selfie you took over Thanksgiving break.

This event is geared for people that have some python experience Let us know if you have questions, are interested in being a TA for the event, or if you know someone that would be able to host it next week! 

Fun fact - Twilio was one of the first hosts for WWC events in San Francisco!

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Matt Makai will be leading this workshop and he is a Developer Evangelist for Twilio and a full stack software developer. His job is to inspire and equip software developers so they can build amazing new communications applications. 

Every year Matt picks a major project to sink his teeth into. In 2014, that project is building Full Stack Pythoninto a great resource for anyone interested in learning about Python web application development. Matt's previous project in 2013 was Coding Across America. He road tripped for 5 months to 30 cities across the United States to talk with fellow software developers and tech startups.

In addition to Matt, we are going to have help from the amazing Ria GalanosTegan TwedtMelanie Camhi, and Emma Grasmeder!

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  • Nicole B.

    Hey Kaylynn, I can't get to DC, but if there's any way to videorecord or live web stream these, I'd love to attend virtually!

    1 · December 1, 2014

    • Nairuz A.

      I cannot come but i'll wait for the blog post. Please share the link once it is uploaded.

      December 8, 2014

    • Nicole B.

      Hey Kaylyn, let us know if you had a blog post or recording about this, thanks!

      January 11, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    The API is really powerful. Though I'm starting to think we should expect everyone to use nitrous.io as standard procedure so we can go straight onto learning instead of fiddling with our operating systems...

    December 10, 2014

  • Tegan

    I am at the Starbucks next door until 6 if anyone else got off early. FYI it's in a bank building. Green dress feel free to say hi I am just going over some things

    December 9, 2014

  • Patti F.

    I can't make it :( I'll try to run through it on my own.

    December 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I didn't bring my laptop in today. Should I borrow one from work or will I be able to just watch?

    December 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Mackenzie, You'll want to borrow something. There's some applications that you'll need to follow along with.

      December 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Some of us are trying/hoping to show up a little earlier to help anyone who needs it re: getting set up. I know I've had trouble with pip + virtualenv not behaving on Windows, for example. So let's get you taken care of before 6:30 if possible.

    2 · December 9, 2014

  • Kaylyn G.

    Here is a link to setting up your development environment: https://www.twilio.com/docs/quickstart/python/devenvironment

    We'll be going over it at the start and during the trainings if you get stuck, but if you have time before tomorrow night that would be helpful. It shouldn't take too long, and if you get stuck we'll be there to help!

    3 · December 8, 2014

  • Nairuz A.

    where in D.C??

    December 1, 2014

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