A startup story: Sending a billion text messages

Evan Coury (15.Mar.2014 at 09:00, 45 min)
Keynote at MidwestPHP 2014 (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

How does a high school student turn a laptop, two prepaid cell phones, and a cease and desist from Amazon into one of the largest text messaging gateways in the United States? Join Evan Coury as he shares his eventful journey of starting and scaling his web startup. A story of luck, risks, mistakes, and eventually, success.

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Rating: 5 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 09:35 by Anonymous

Fantastic!

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 09:36 by Jason Lotito (22 comments)

Wonderful talk. Always fun to hear good stories.

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 09:36 by Eli White (70 comments) via api

Great session. Very interesting story and well told.

Rating: 4 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 09:36 by Nicholas Kreidberg (22 comments)

Very enjoyable talk. Really fun to hear about past experiences and how they lead to future opportunities.

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 09:36 by Anonymous

Great talk! Inspiring story!!

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 09:37 by Anonymous

Fun, inspiring talk. Thanks for sharing, Evan!

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 09:37 by John K (8 comments)

Very nice presentation and very entertaining. A good lesson on why side projects and just getting your project out there quickly is worth it.

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 09:37 by Omni Adams (88 comments)

Funny and well done.

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 09:38 by Anonymous

Entertaining, informative and full of nostalgia. Awesome talk.

Rating: 4 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 09:38 by Anonymous

Good stuff. A little vague on the legal liability bit, but an excellent example of how a "can do" attitude can lead to great success.

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 09:38 by Anonymous

Nice keynote! Very inspiring!

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 09:38 by Patrick Schwisow (69 comments)

Great story! Very inspirational.

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 09:38 by Jesse Donat (14 comments)

Interesting talk, funny speaker.

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 09:39 by Anonymous

Super fun talk and great message

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 09:39 by Luke Stokes (34 comments)

So much fun to hear this story again. I first heard it in hushed whispers at a conference hackathon and it blew my mind. Amazed he can give this topic publicly without getting arrested. Ship early, be creative, solve problems, good stuff.

Rating: 4 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 09:41 by disjoint (24 comments)

Fun talk ... thank you!

Rating: 4 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 09:42 by Jacob Emerick (22 comments)

Great story and intro to the conference. Ended up being a bit short in the end (didn't fill the timeslot), but still a good story.

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 09:43 by Michael Lehmkuhl (27 comments)

Interesting story. Thanks for sharing.

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 09:43 by Beth Tucker Long (16 comments)

An amazing story. Thank you for sharing it with us! Loved the push to learn new things and have a side project.

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 09:56 by Shaunak Kashyap (10 comments)

Amazing story. Funny and engaging delivery. Thanks!

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 09:57 by Mark Cyrulik (20 comments)

Great story. Thanks for sharing.

Rating: 4 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 09:58 by Robert Radtke (17 comments)

Good talk - side projects let you ship and experiment without too much riding on success - great message

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 09:59 by Nathan Klatt (6 comments)

Great story, inspiring.

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 10:01 by Matt Frost (75 comments)

Great talk, hearing the stories about how you got started was fascinating. It was very funny and engaging.

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 10:06 by Eryn O'Neil (16 comments)

Very interesting story, and very well delivered. The kind of thing that makes you think, "He's so young, and he's done so much, I have no chance" as well as "I could do that!!!"

Ended a little early. But that's usually better than the alternative, at least. Would have been happy to listen to more!

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 10:23 by Anonymous


Rating: 5 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 10:33 by Kenneth C Gardner (6 comments)

Inspiring.

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 10:52 by Tim Forcelle (1 comments)

Awesome.

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 11:05 by Jon Henderson (16 comments)

Good talk. Good content.

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 11:09 by F. Stephen Kirschbaum (12 comments)

Excellent talk! Great story of success... every young developer's dream! ;)

Rating: 5 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 11:36 by Jacob Mather (18 comments)

Loved the talk! Excellent delivery, thank you!

Rating: 4 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 12:44 by Aaron Saray (3 comments)


Rating: 5 of 5

15.Mar.2014 at 15:19 by Anonymous

Funny and inspirational talk! I started programming in high school too but I guess I was just less dangerous. :o

Rating: 5 of 5

16.Mar.2014 at 09:04 by Tim Austin (3 comments)

Great story!

Rating: 4 of 5

16.Mar.2014 at 09:49 by Jeremy Ward (36 comments)

Solid talk with a really interesting and inspiring story. Evan has a good sense of humor and effectively gets that humor across in his slides. As the keynote presentation to launch a weekend full of talks, I felt the presentation was a bit light on time, but the content was appropriate in setting the tone for the weekend. Nice job!

Rating: 5 of 5

16.Mar.2014 at 09:50 by Tom Good (6 comments)


Rating: 5 of 5

16.Mar.2014 at 09:59 by Chris Smith (1 comments)

Great open to Midwest PHP

Rating: 5 of 5

16.Mar.2014 at 10:43 by Jessica Zehavi (6 comments)

This was a great talk to kick off the conference - totally surprising, inspiring and energizing! I also taught myself how to code in high school and have warm fuzzies when I hear about kids coding!

Rating: 5 of 5

16.Mar.2014 at 12:32 by Jeff Preuss (19 comments) via api

liked the idea of not caring you first build something, just build it and get it out there.

Rating: 5 of 5

16.Mar.2014 at 13:22 by Beau D. Simensen (53 comments)

This was a great talk. I loved seeing how your project evolved from a highschool side project to something much, much bigger. Loved it. Thank you for sharing your stories with us!

Rating: 5 of 5

16.Mar.2014 at 17:01 by Aaron Olson (1 comments)

Excellent start to the day, brought back some good memories of the good ol' days and those awesome flip phones

Rating: 5 of 5

16.Mar.2014 at 21:03 by Ben Getsug (4 comments)

A great, entertaining way to start off the conference...inspired to continue my current side projects and start some new ones!

Rating: 5 of 5

16.Mar.2014 at 21:17 by Joy (7 comments)

Great keynote! Interesting, entertaining and inspiring. Thank you for sharing your story with us!

Rating: 5 of 5

17.Mar.2014 at 09:22 by Jeff Bierschbach (3 comments)


Rating: 5 of 5

17.Mar.2014 at 11:01 by Tim Ostendorf (10 comments)

Great talk, amazing story.

Rating: 5 of 5

17.Mar.2014 at 11:35 by Elizabeth Krill (11 comments)

I loved your presentation. Was/is totally inspiring. You're great.

Rating: 4 of 5

17.Mar.2014 at 12:34 by Mike Boyko (11 comments)


Rating: 3 of 5

17.Mar.2014 at 15:08 by Noah Bratzel (15 comments)

Funny, interesting story with a decent point. It could've had more substance. I like good stories, but if I'm at a conference, I'm looking for more value that I can take home with me.

Rating: 5 of 5

18.Mar.2014 at 09:42 by Andrew LeTourneau (11 comments)

Was awesome, reminded me of my highschool days.... except for on steroids.

Rating: 5 of 5

19.Mar.2014 at 16:07 by Brian Hammond (12 comments)

Excellent speaker. Really enjoyed the story and the inspiration.

Rating: 5 of 5

05.Apr.2014 at 13:58 by Daniel Schulz-Jackson (13 comments)

Great inspiration toward scrappiness and opportunism! Fun and lively.

Thanks!

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