How Twilio built its own conference platform

Rick Turoczy
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How Twilio built its own conference platform

Twilio’s annual customer conference was supposed to happen in May, but like everyone else who had live events scheduled for this year, it ran smack-dab into COVID-19 and was forced to cancel. That left the company wondering how to reimagine the event online. It began an RFP process to find a vendor to help, but eventually concluded it could use its own APIs and built a platform on its own.

This week Twilio holds its annual Signal Conference online Wednesday and Thursday. Techcrunch spoke to In-Young Chang, director of experience at Twilio, to learn how this project came together.

Ken Yeung
Ken Yeung
@thekenyeung
Damn @twilio, this seems like something you'd do during a hackathon in the before times. Now this is going from ideation to production in three months and will be put through the ringer in under 24 hours. https://t.co/B… Show more