Python-powered chat apps with Twilio and SendGrid Transcripts
Chapter: Welcome to the course
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0:02 Hello and welcome to Python powered chat apps with Twilio and sendgrid.
0:07 I'm Michael Kennedy and I'll be your instructor and guide on this journey.
0:11 We're going to build an amazing Python Web application that integrates with Twilio services, such as
0:18 WhatsApp and SendGrid. But you might be wondering,
0:21 Why am I in a bakery?
0:23 I want you to imagine that you're a solo developer at a tech friendly bakery, Cloud
0:28 City cake company and the owners of this bakery have asked you to imagine how you
0:33 might lower the friction of ordering a cake and making sure that we don't make mistakes
0:38 You know, taking the order of the phone.
0:40 Somebody mispronounces something or we miss here it and then their cake is all messed up
0:44 They won't be happy. So what they've asked us to do is to use
0:47 some sort of chat applications like WhatsApp that will allow people to come to our website
0:52 see what we have to offer,
0:54 say, Hey, I'm interested in ordering a cake and start a conversation through chat
0:58 This chat application should be able to reach back.
1:01 Go find our menu, see what our specials are.
1:04 See how much our current cake price for different types of combinations.
1:09 All those kinds of things. And even we need to gather up all their information
1:12 like their name and their email address, for them to order the cake so we
1:16 can send them, say a receipt.
1:19 So they're going to have this entire conversation over at Twilio with periodic integration back into
1:25 our flask application. And when they do confirm that they want to order this cake
1:29 we're going to receive some kind of notification in our site.
1:32 And we have an admin backend for our bakers to see.
1:35 Oh, and new orders come in over
1:36 WhatsApp, we better get baken once they bake it and the cake is ready,
1:40 they're going to be able to send a message back to our customer right through that
1:44 same mechanism, right through WhatsApp and say,
1:46 Ding, your cake is ready.
1:48 Please come pick it up. We're going to build a real comprehensive python application that
1:52 you can take and adapt whatever it is you need to build.
1:56 I think you're really going to enjoy this deep dive into Python. So, Lets get started.