Two of our GiveCamp sponsors – Twilio and Mashery – are offering webcasts this week to provide an overview of their offerings and hopefully spark some ideas on new features or capabilities for the applications you’ll be working on at GiveCamp. These will take place outside of work hours – at 7 p.m. on Wednesday (Twilio) and Thursday (Mashery) with the hopes that many of you will be able to participate.

Everyone is invited to attend – including the non-profit representatives. The content will be geeky at times, but even non-technical folks should get an idea of the types of capabilities and functions these companies can provide to extend your NPO’s reach and effectiveness. For the developers and designers amongst the group, this content is something you’ll be able to leverage far beyond GiveCamp, and if you have colleagues or friends that aren’t at GiveCamp and whom you think would be interested, please feel free to invite them as well.

Twilio Wed. May 2nd, 7 p.m.
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Twilio is the leading telephony platform for developers to extend and expand their applications with Voice and SMS communications. Our focus for this workshop will be to get an overview of the basic features and functionality of the Twilio platform; send, receive, and respond to SMS messages; place, receive, and respond to phone calls; and use Twilio Client to use your browser to place and receive phone calls.

Presenter: Jon Gottfried, Developer Evangelist, Twilio

 
MasheryThurs. May 3rd, 7 p.m.
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What are APIs? Why you should be interested and why they should be every developer’s best friend. Developers will also get a taste of API Explorer – an interactive documentation system designed to learn and explore RESTful APIs like Klout, USA TODAY, Rovi, Whit.li, New York Times and many more.Mashery is the world leader in API technology and services helping over 150 companies manage their APIs.

Presenter: Amit Jotwani, Developer Advocate & Front-end Developer at Mashery