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Live Coding Demo at New York Tech Meetup

New York Tech Meetup LogoQuick Recap

Tuesday night I gave a demo of Twilio to a crowd of around 850 people at the New York Tech Meetup. The event was a ton of fun and jam packed with great demos. I'd like to thank Brandon Diamond, Nate Westheimer, and the rest of the NYTM people for putting on such a great event. I can't wait to come back and demo some more cool stuff, these guys are awesome.

The demo went over really well. Here are a few of my favorite tweets from the evening. There were a lot more than I could list here, check out the Twitter search.

John Coding in Nano on a 30 foot screenSome Press Coverage

Silicon Alley Insider called it "the best demo we've ever seen" and Fred Wilson from Union Square Ventures featured it in a blog post called "How to Pitch a Product." Scott Heiferman, the guy who started NYTM, cited it as his reason for starting NYTM. Read Write Web, The Village Voice, and Technoverse blogs also covered the event.

Fred's blog post was picked up on Hacker News and then I posted it to Reddit. The article was on the front page of both sites for most of Wednesday night and Thursday. I eventually started an open conference call for anyone on the web who wanted to see the demo... I'll be calling everyone back later with a special message.

Other Stuff
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<p>I'd also like to congratulate <a href="http://www.willowgarage.com/pages/robots/texas/overview">Texai</a> and <a href="http://www.indabamusic.com/">Indaba</a> on super-impressive demos. <a href="http://www.playphilo.com/">Philo</a>, <a href="http://www.eventros.com/">Eventros</a>, <a href="http://shop.marketpublique.com/">Market Publique</a>, and <a href="http://www.turntonetworks.com/">Turnto</a> showed off some pretty cool stuff too. I don't know how I feel about <a href="http://bing.com">Bing</a>, but they had a <a href="http://twitter.com/johndbritton/status/20263724149">great quote</a>. <a href="http://www.cleverkoala.com/about-me/">Mike Lewis</a> has a <a href="http://www.cleverkoala.com/2010/08/another-phenomenal-ny-tech-meetup-august/">blog post</a> summarizing all the demos, so I won't duplicate that here.

If you're interested in catching up about Twilio, check out our <a href="http://meetup.com/twilio">Meetup Everywhere</a> page.