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At Twilio, Every Employee Must Build An App And Draw An Owl

Employees of San Francisco startup Twilio all have one thing in common. They have to build a Twilio app and present it to everyone in the company. They're also encouraged to "draw the owl," or solve hard problems without much coaching. Twilio offers a lot of freedom and encourages a can-do attitude. Even people who don't work there anymore rave about the company. A former employee, William Tran, told us: "It was a place where programmers can be free and the best of the best create some of the most spectacular things ever.
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Building a mobile app startup is about solving problems, not chasing ideas

Technology : The Next Web Blog (8 months ago)

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Twilio Announces "Connect" & A New Startup Seed Fund

Technology : ReadWriteWeb (3 years ago)

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New At Y Combinator: Startups Solving Huge Problems!

Technology : TechCrunch (yesterday)

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