Twilio Announces Partnership with oDesk
Recently Twilio, a leading company in voice and SMS applications, announced a partnership with oDesk. This partnership will extend Twilio’s Developer Connect program and will make it easier for the Twilio developer community members to find contract software development work.
“Twilio is committed to helping developers in our community find opportunities to utilize their technical expertise to make money solving people's problems,” says Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson. “We’re also committed to providing businesses access to the technical resources they need to complete their Twilio-powered projects. We have partnered with oDesk because they have a powerful platform for facilitating these connections.”
In light of this announcement, oDesk has created an official Twilio group which will connect project owners with Twilio’s 40,000 strong community members. oDesk offers tools which will allow developers to find new projects, apply to work on them and get paid for successfully completed work.
“oDesk does a great job of increasing visibility between developers and project owners,” said John Sheehan, Lead Developer Evangelist at Twilio. “For example, oDesk provides a developer's complete work history (including ratings for past work) so that you know you can trust the person you hire for your project. Using oDesk's visual timesheets you are able to verify and pay for only the time spent working.”