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.
Watch Jeff Lawson, CEO & Cofounder @ Twilio give his Twiliocon 2012 keynote on the future of communications. Jeff recaps Twilio's product growth of Voice, SMS, Short codes, and Twilio Client in the past year.
He also announces the launch of the Twilio Partner Program, Usage & Triggers API, developer tools, Premium Support, Twilio Client WebRTC support, Twilio SIP, and a new voice technology called Global Low Latency.
Jeff is a serial entrepreneur, bringing over 10 years of product leadership experience to Twilio. Jeff served as Product Manager for Amazon Web Services, and has held founding executive roles for NineStar, Stubhub.com and Versity.com
Get Started with the Twilio SMS: Receiving Incoming Text Messages Screencast - follow along and build it yourself at twilio.com/docs/quickstart/php/sms/hello-monkey
If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to reach out to Jon at email@example.com or @jonmarkgo on Twitter!
Jeff brings over 10 years of entrepreneurial product leadership experience to Twilio. Jeff served as Product Manager for Amazon Web Services, and has held founding executive roles for NineStar, Stubhub.com, and Versity.com
Ronald Conway has been an active angel investor for over 15 years. He was the Founder and Managing Partner of the Angel Investors LP funds (1998-2005) whose investments included: Google, Ask Jeeves, Paypal, Good Technology, Opsware, and Brightmail.
Ron was previously with National Semiconductor Corporation in marketing positions from 1973-1979, and Altos Computer Systems as a co-founder, President and CEO from 1979-1990. He eventually took Altos public in 1982 and served as CEO of Personal Training Systems (PTS) from 1991-1995. PTS went on to be acquired by SmartForce/SkillSoft. Ron has served/serves on Boards/Advisory Boards including: Twitter,Digg, Bright Mail, Ask Jeeves, Rupture (acquired by EA), Associated Content(acquired by Yahoo!), Facebook, RockYou, ScanScout, Zappos,Trulia, StumbleUpon, Plaxo (acquired by Comcast), Photobucket (acquired by Fox), and Anchor Intelligence (co-founder).
Ron was recently named #6 in Forbes Magazine Midas list of top “deal-makers” in 2008 and is actively involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors. Ron is Vice Chairman of the UCSF Medical Foundation in SF, Board Member of The Tiger Woods Foundation, and SF Homeless Connect, and on the Benefit Committee of Ronald McDonald House, College Track, and the Blacked Eyed Peas-PeaPod Academy Foundation.
Conway is also featured in Gary Rivlin’s book The Godfather of Silicon Valley: Ron Conway and the Fall of the Dot-coms, described as ‘the man who has placed more bets on Internet start-ups than anyone else in Silicon Valley.’
The winners of the Twilio Conference 2011 TwilioFund are announced.