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Fighting Imposter Syndrome With IoT, with Tilde Thurium

annthurium profile image Tilde A. Thurium ・1 min read

Tilde Thurium is an artist, engiqueer, and activist. In previous lives, they have done stints as a florist, a security guard, and a Human Resources wench. In their spare time, they illustrate data structures and algorithms with acrylic paint.

My talk is a live demo of how I fought imposter syndrome by building a physical button to send daily affirmations via SMS! The demo is also interactive, so I hope you'll participate.

For more details, check out my post on Dev about this build

This talk will be presented as part of CodeLand:Distributed on July 23. After the talk is streamed as part of the conference, it will be added to this post as a recorded video.

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Twilio Developer Evangelist. JavaScripter and Pythonist. Painter of algorithms. they/them.


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OMG!!!! Tilde just answered a prayer for the app I'm building!!! May have just helped us save lives!! Mental Health app woo hoo!!! This was a piece that I needed!!!


sounds awesome! Let me know if I can help or answer any additional questions.


I absolutely will!!! Thank you beyond words!!


I love the button! Having a physical action like that is awesome. I know it's something I'd use. I did a hackathon type project when I first started learning React using twilio messages that was about positive affirmations. Mine included putting your affirmations in the app and then getting then randomly throughout the day via text.

Also, not going to lie, with all of the issues I've had since I started getting involved in development and learning to code it really makes me happy to see people who use they/them pronouns doing talks. 😊


Loved this talk! It makes me excited to know that you can build something awesome like this so quickly.

Will definitely look into the Twilio API and try to make my own version of this. Thank you for sharing! 😊


A flick button? My adhd would absentmindedly be pressing that every 30sec πŸ˜‚


sometimes I knock it on the floor and accidentally send myself affirmations, hah


ah, sorry if I accidentally scrolled the phone number out of view!


it was just too small to see. No worries :)


Sign me up for the free pizza!

Jokes aside @annthurium , I have worked with the Twilio API to send myself texts and had a blast! Thank you for your talk!