Watch Evan Cooke, CTO & Cofounder @ Twilio discuss building a communications platform that enables billions of voice calls & text messages. He discusses Twilio's approach to building carrier-grade software in a high-concurrency environment, and shows some of Twilio's techniques for building zero-downtime cloud infrastructure.

He also announces the open-sourcing of Flask-RESTful, the Python layer that powers Twilio's REST API, and Shadow - a tool for deploying code into high-concurrency environments with zero down-time. More info on both can be found at twilio.com/opensource .

Evan has years of experience architecting high-availability, highly secure provider-class applications. Prior to Twilio, he served as a Postdoctoral research fellow in network security and distributed systems at the University of Michigan.

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