Dom DeGuzman

Dominique (Dom) DeGuzman is a self-taught software engineer with a background in enterprise desktop hardware support and formalized public speaking. After years in hardware, Dom used building and provisioning linux machines as a jumping point into software and tools development. Now a Cloud Services engineer at Twilio, she focuses on development pipeline, infrastructure monitoring, and internal communications tools. Alongside development, Dom is one of the founding members of the diversity and inclusion initiative at Twilio as well as the San Francisco City Director for Lesbians Who Tech. She uses humor and personal story telling to speak passionately and enthusiastically about the importance of diversity and inclusion, battling the brogrammer culture, how to overcome impostor syndrome, and encouraging more women, LBGTQA and other underrepresented minorities in the field to pursue a future in STEM. She is also a contributor to Elissa Shevinsky’s feminist anthology, Lean Out: The Struggle for Gender Equality in Tech and Start-Up Culture, forthcoming from OR Books.