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Twilio 101:
Send Your First SMS Messages & Phone Calls

Learn to send your first SMS messages and phone calls by playing a cool game called TwilioQuest.

Workshop Overview

  • Beginner
  • 1.5h - 2h
  • APIs, Twilio

Learning Objectives

  • Learn what you can build with Twilio
  • Write your first API calls
  • Programmatically send texts and calls
  • Play TwilioQuest

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About this Workshop

In this workshop, you’ll show participants a cool app built with Twilio. Then, they’ll learn all about Twilio!

What’s Twilio?

Twilio is a super cool set of APIs that you can use to build SMS, voice, authentication, and other awesome functionalities into your apps!

What’s TwilioQuest?

Have you ever wanted to learn how to use Twilio APIs like SMS, Voice, and Video, but you weren’t sure where to start? Twilio built an interactive game called TwilioQuest. Now, you can learn how to use Twilio by playing TwilioQuest, completing missions, and earning swag! TwilioQuest is self-paced so it’s fun for beginners and experts alike!

How to Host

We’ll send you all the information you need to host a TwilioQuest meetup. We’ll even send you swag! Invite your friends, use the materials we send to guide them through starting TwilioQuest, and watch everyone learn how easy it is to use Twilio.

Requirements / Prerequisites

Participants will need any computer than can connect to the internet. No previous coding experience is required – because TwilioQuest is self-paced and interactive, this workshop is great for complete beginners and experts too!


When you host an MLH Localhost activity, we’ll send you everything you need to run it. Here’s what we’ll send you:

The List:

Resources & Downloads


Participants can sign up for Twilio before the meet up starts.


Get Started

The hackers are waiting for you.

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