Rishab Kumar, a Developer Evangelist at Twilio, shares their insights on implementing SMS alerts for GitHub actions during an informative talk. Their presentation primarily focuses on using GitHub Actions for build and CI/CD tasks due to its efficient cost structure. However, Rishab points out a feature gap: the platform lacks the capability for SMS alerts or phone calls. To address this, they demonstrate how to configure SMS alerts in a manner akin to enterprise tooling such as OpsGenie or PagerDuty. The talk is enriched by a hands-on demo showcasing the set-up process on Twilio and VS Code, as well as providing a GitHub actions workflow file example. Lastly, Rishab highlights the utility of these alerts in real-world scenarios, emphasizing their usefulness for maintaining personal projects or managing open-source contributions.