Paul L. Snyder on 1 Jun 2011 11:43:49 -0700

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[PLUG] [plug-announce] (NEW TOPIC) Wednesday, June 1, 2011: "Instant Cloud-Based Telephony Applications with Twilio and Heroku" presented by Kyle Burton (7pm at USP)

The speaker originally planned for this evening had to cancel, and Kyle
Burton kindly offered to step in and give a talk on Twilio.  The new
announcement is below.

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  This month, PLUG Central welcomes Kyle Burton, who will be
  giving a talk title "Instant Cloud-Based Telephony applications with
  Twilio and Heroku".  Here's Kyle's abstract:

     Using Services that did not exist 5 years ago, you can now build
     Interactive Voice Response and interactive SMS applications easily and
     quickly.  Twilio provides the hooks into the Phone and SMS networks and
     Heroku lets you run the back-end for little to no cost.
     In this talk I'll discuss the business need that lead us to create our own
     IVR prototyping environment and how the services and technology all fits

     Finally I'll provide you with and walk you through my framework for state
     machine based IVR application development by creating a new SMS-based
  The meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 1, from 7-9pm at

          University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USP)
          Griffith Hall C
          600 South 43rd Street
          Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

  USP is located in University City.  Driving directions are
  available at <>, or
  <>, both of which have an aerial
  view of the campus buildings.  USP is also easily accessible by
  public transportation.

  There will be an open Question &amp; Answer session at 7PM, prior to
  the main presentation at 8PM.  This is an open meeting; all are
  welcome and encouraged to attend.

  Usually, a number of members get together after the meeting at a
  nearby restaurant for food and perhaps a beer or two.  Come join
  the camaraderie!
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