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Learn the Twilio Web API in an Hour of Code

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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 (http://hourofcode.com/us). 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 (https://www.twilio.com/blog/2014/09/how-to-build-a-mustached-message-service-with-twilio-mms-and-python.html) 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 (https://www.twilio.com/) and a full stack software developer (http://radar.oreilly.com/2014/05/driving-demand-for-full-stack-developers.html). 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 Python (http://www.fullstackpython.com/)into a great resource for anyone interested in learning about Python web application development. Matt's previous project in 2013 was Coding Across America (http://www.codingacrossamerica.com/). 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 Galanos (http://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-DC/members/53200542/), Tegan Twedt (http://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-DC/members/1467430/), Melanie Camhi (http://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-DC/members/53792062/), and Emma Grasmeder (http://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-DC/members/171891622/)!