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Ruby on the Phone

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April 2, 2011 6:50 AM

Reston, VA

Reston, VA

It's not quite phreaking, but hooking your Rails app up to a phone number can be a lot of fun and/or profit. There are couple APIs available that let you do this and you only pay for what you use. In this talk we'll do a deep dive on integrating with Twilio, a telephony API provider. The features include making and receiving calls, recording and transcribing voice mail and handling SMS.

We'll cover the basics of handling call flow, some of the gotcha's that come up, how to work with TwiML (the Twilio Markup Language) and some approaches to testing Twilio using tools like Artifice. By the end of the talk, attendees will have all the basics to get started and know where to find more as they dig deeper.

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