The Simpleweb Challenge: Communicating in the Cloud

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We’re back and this time we’re teaming up with the amazing Twilio!

We’ll be challenging you to build something cool using any of Twilio’s APIs. You’ll be able to build intelligent and complex communications systems, enabling phones, VoIP and SMS to be embedded into apps and websites. Visit ( for more information and inspiration on what you can build.

We’ll be joined by Phil Nash, developer evangelist at Twilio, who’ll be on hand to provide support and will be our judge for the evening.

The rules

I know, rules suck, which is why we don’t have many. There’s just a couple things to bear in mind to keep the Challenge fair...

• You must use Twilio to be eligible for the prize.

• You can work alone or in teams of up to 3 people but you will have to share the prize if you win!

• No coding before the night - your project should be an original product that you create on the night, not something you’ve been working on for a while.

We know 3 hours isn’t a lot of time, but at least this way we’re all in the same boat!

Who can come?

You don’t have to be a hard-core developer to try your hand at The Simpleweb Challenge.

As you’ll be creating an app using Twilio’s APIs, you’ll want a developer on your team (Twilio has community supported libraries for PHP, Ruby, Python, Go, .NET, Java, JavaScript and GAS, C++, Scala, Perl, Erlang, Adobe ColdFusion, Adobe LiveCycle and Mule ESB).

Not a developer? Leave a message in the comments to find a developer to team up with (there will be points for design and “wow factor” so a bit of design and UX know-how is recommended!)

What should I expect?

Arrive at 6:30pm to get some delicious, homemade food from GeekFeeder (there will be a veggie option available). There will be proper beers, ciders and soft drinks on offer all night.

We’ll then have a quick introduction from Twilio's Phil Nash at 7pm.

After that it’s time to get hacking. You’ll have about 3 and a half hours to work on your project.

At the end of the night, each team will get a couple of minutes to show off their idea and for the judge to pick the winner(s)

Prizes will be revealed on the night ;)