Past Meetup

PHP Meetup @ NC State - Building a Text Msg app with Tropo

This Meetup is past

10 people went


Doors open at 6:30
Presentation at 7pm

Location: NC State Campus. Hillsborough Building
Address: 2620 Hillsborough Street
Room: B16 Conference room
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A few weeks ago, Adam from Tropo came to our meetup to show off the Tropo API. In case you missed it, Tropo is a cloud API for delivering SMS, voice and instant messaging...learn more at (

Now it's time to see what Tropo can do in a real world example. Jason will take you through the development of the Tropo application, which connects Tropo's SMS and IM services to an open Brewery API.

We will work through the Tropo API and learn how to do interactive SMS and IM responses, as well as some "good to know" tips along the way.

We also have a sponsor this month!

Andrea from Vaco will be bringing pizza and drink, so please update if you intend on attending.


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Parking is available on Hillsborough street and the surrounding side streets. There is a parking lot behind the building off of Gardner street, but it is a 24-hour NC State Permit Only spot, so you could get a ticket if you park there without an NC State Permit. However, there is usually plenty of parking around. There is a non-ticketd NC State Parking lot (Brooks lot) that is at the corner of Hillsborough and Brooks Ave ( ).... You can park there any time after 5 with no problems.

Meet Up Location :

The conference room is in the basement of the Hillsborough building, which has automatic locks. The best way to get there is to go to the back of the building and down the back steps (they look scary, but they are actually OK). I'll probably post a sign or two to direct people. Somebody will be there to let you in. After 7pm, you will need to contact (call, text message) either Bryan Pearson (me) at[masked] or Jason Austin at[masked] to be let in. Please also knock loudly on the door!

Please consider volunteering to moderate, present or give a tutorial. Contact Bryan or Michael to sign up.

If you arrive at the door is closed, or you cant get in, you can text message/call either Bryan Pearson (me) at[masked] or Jason Austin at[masked].

Refreshments will be served - donations are accepted.

Please RSVP on Meetup, as we need to make sure we have seating and enough refreshments available.