Join Twilio for an evening of networking, delicious food, panel discussions and engaging conversation with Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners on Thursday, December 15 (6pm-9pm) at Twilio’s NEW San Francisco office!
Our panelists – both R&D and business leaders – will discuss the topic of allyship within Twilio and the greater technology industry. What makes an active ally? What can we all do to encourage women to enter, stay and thrive in tech?
Twilio makes communications easy and powerful. With Twilio’s platform, businesses can make communications relevant and contextual by embedding real-time communications and authentication capabilities directly into their software applications. Twilio gives businesses the ability to innovate, prototype, create and connect with their customers at the right time and in the right way. We are reinventing the communications market, taking it from its 150-year legacy in hardware to its future in software. Over 1 million developers and industry disruptors like Uber, Box, Square and Zendesk and enterprises like Nordstrom, Coca-Cola, and Intuit trust Twilio to power and innovate their communications at global scale.
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Twilio Girl Geek Dinner Agenda
6:00pm – 7:00pm Check In, Dinner & Networking!
7:00pm – 7:10pm Introduction to Twilio
7:10pm – 7:20pm Twilio API Demo
7:20pm – 8:00pm Panel discussion
Twilio Girl Geek Speakers
Dom DeGuzman (Infrastructure Engineer, Twilio)
After years of tumble weeding around different career paths and college majors, Dominique (Dom) turned a college job fixing personal computers into a career in software development. She identifies her career path as community & self-taught in engineering and development, with a background in comedy and public speaking. After years of tinkering, curiosity and linux administration, Dom jumped into software and tools development. Now as an Infrastructure Engineer focused on Identity & Access Management at Twilio, she focuses on Infrastructure as a Service tooling including infrastructure security, credential and identity management and developer productivity tools. Follow her on Twitter @itshella_dom.
Christine Roberts (Vice President, Twilio)
Christine has a passion for finding every opportunity to make customers happy. She has over 20 years of experience in telecom, mobile and global networks. As the Vice President and General Manager of Twilio’s Super Network she and her team are responsible for the health and welfare of Twilio’s global network of carriers partners and interconnections. She joined Twilio after 20+ years at Motorola Inc. where she held various positions ranging from manufacturing engineering to working on US E911 systems to running Worldwide Product Operations and the Sub-$200 portfolio of smartphones for Motorola Mobility. Christine is an active proponent of engaging women and under-represented minorities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and believes that exposing these groups to the STEM fields at an early age and in a fun way is key to making sure diverse views are more appropriately represented in technical fields. Christine received her BSME from Michigan Technological University and now serves on both the MTU Presidential Council of Alumnae and the Mechanical Engineering External Advisory Board. She later received her MBA from DePaul University in Chicago where she spent 20+ years before finally making the move to the California where she now lives with her husband and 13-year-old daughter.
Bi Le (R&D Business Partner, Twilio)
Bi is the founding member of the Twilio’s Business Operations & Strategy Team. Over the past 10 years, he has led teams across Strategy, Product, Finance, and Operations. Bi believes that company challenges are most often people-oriented, and that the most successful people are the ones who do more listening than talking.
Jason Hudak (VP Platform Engineering, Twilio)
Jason leads Twilio’s Platform Engineering from the San Francisco office. He joined Twilio in July 2015 after 14 years with Yahoo! and started his career in technology as a video platform engineer with Broadcast.com in 1997. Jason came to California from Fort Worth, Texas with his wife and two daughters. When Jason is not obsessing about platform technology and talent acquisition and retention, you can find him at one of his daughters’ sporting events, on his beloved bike, or watching his Dallas Cowboys destroy their opponents on Sundays.
Event Tickets & Details
Tickets on sale starting at 12:00pm PST on December 7, 2016 at Eventbrite! Donations are non-refundable. All proceeds go toward need-based scholarships for women to learn to code at Hackbright Academy, an engineering school for women.