Life Inside: We Build At Twilio
Name: Ivan Gracia
Role: Principal Software Engineer
Home Base: Madrid, Spain
FunFact: Ivan regularly volunteers with the Red Cross to give back after witnessing a helicopter rescue in 2002.
Ivan Gracia isn’t afraid of uncertainty – he thrives on it.
Before Ivan officially joined Twilio, he was a part of Kurento, the team behind the open-source project that became a wildly popular WebRTC media server on the Internet. When Twilio acquired the group in 2016, Ivan found himself at a crossroads: Continue that work as part of Twilio — or switch gears entirely and forge a new career in disaster relief.
He ultimately chose to stay at Twilio, where he is now a Principal Software Engineer, a role that gives him plenty of time and space to explore big questions and the innovations such brainstorming can yield. "The people I met and had conversations with at Twilio were incredible. Twilio …
Juneteenth is a historic moment in the liberation of Black communities in the United States. While President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, the abolition of slavery was not fully enforced until June 19, 1865, when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to announce that all remaining enslaved people were free. Last year, President Joe Biden declared Juneteenth a federal holiday in the U.S. For us, Juneteenth is a company-wide holiday and important reminder for all Twilions that the racial justice movement is an ongoing global call to action to build a more equitable Twilio by living our anti-racist commitment.
Doing the work year-round
Twilio’s racial equity work and support of Black Twilions is not confined to just one day. We continue this work every day so that we make these efforts less of a moment of honor, and more a movement of change. To support …
Olá a todos, meu nome é Gabriel Bolzi, Developer Evangelist da Twilio e estou aqui para me apresentar, vambooooora.
Minha infância no Brasil foi basicamente jogar futebol na praia e ir de bicicleta para a escola, mas em algum momento algo chamou minha atenção, e seu nome era Tibia.
Para quem não conhece o Tibia, é um jogo de RPG de 1997 (que ainda está online) e jogar esse jogo foi meu ponto de virada para começar a amar computadores.
Enquanto estava jogando Tibia, sentia que faltava partes mais complexas nele, queria criar minha própria versão do jogo e então descobri sobre os Tibia Servers - que são basicamente uma cópia do jogo original, mas permitindo que você criasse o seu próprio servidor, que lhe permitiria criar novos itens, novos mapas, novos feitiços e promoções.
Então minha jornada como desenvolvedor começou aos 15 anos, desenvolvendo em C++. Eu gastava 2-3 …
Let me take you on a time machine...
The year is 2001, I’m sitting in front of my Dell computer sippin’ on a can of Surge while “It Wasn’t Me” by Shaggy is playing on my MP3 player. I dial in to the Internet via AOL and hear the infamous dial up sound ring loudly within the family living room. Then, I log into Yahoo! to check on the news and jump into a chat room with random Internet strangers.
Fast forward to 2005, I'm sitting in class with my backpack on top of my desk. Ms. Johnson can’t see what I’m doing, since my backpack is covering it all, but in one hand, I’m stealthily playing an episode of The Office …
If I could time travel, what would I think of my younger self? To be honest, I would probably think that I was annoying.
I have to applaud my parents and siblings for putting up with me. Long days were made longer by my barrage of facts. They had to listen as I gave sermons about the solar system, anatomy, history, and more. I wasn’t just a know-it-all in the making – I was a builder. I liked to paint, draw, sculpt, and create. I stayed up visualizing and testing machines, and when I was drafting them in class, I was scolded by teachers. I didn’t care. I loved learning about everything and wanted to do everything.
Soon after, the idea of settling down in a career shook me to my core. Why is it preferable to only choose one career? I could be an innovator, educator, and creator. History …
#OwlAboutMe is an editorial series, spearheaded by the Twilio Employer Brand & Recruitment Marketing team, where we highlight our Twilions and how they are “drawing the owl” in their day-to-day roles and pushing the boundaries at Twilio!
Today, say hey to Emily Miller (She/Her), Senior Impact Fund Manager with Twilio.Org. Emily is also a veteran of The U.S. Army and an active member of our Twarriors ERG, our employee resource group dedicated to supporting and empowering veterans, active service members, and allies at Twilio.
Learn more about her, her proudest career moment to date, and which Twilio Magic value she digs the most in our inaugural #OwlAboutMe employee spotlight!
Tell us about your role! What do you build? How did you land here?
Hey! I’m Emily and I’m based in Denver, Colorado. After some pandemic-induced soul searching, my wife and I made the decision to move out west to Denver, …
Hello everyone, my name is Gabriel Bolzi, Developer Evangelist at Twilio and I’m here to introduce myself,
My childhood in Brazil was pretty much involved in playing soccer at the beach and riding my bike to school, but at some point something has gotten my attention, and it’s name was Tibia.
For those who are not familiar with Tibia, it is a RPG game from 1997 (that is still online) and playing that game was my turning point to start loving computers.
While being involved in Tibia, I felt like I wanted more complex parts on it, I wanted to create my own version of the game and then I find out about Tibia Servers - Which are basically a copy of the original game, but on your own server, which would allow you to create new items, new maps, new spells and promotions.
Then my …
We’re providing Twilions with flexibility, creating more opportunities for connection, and redesigning our ways of working — together as one team
At Twilio, we're always thinking about the future — and the future of work. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, we've relied on digital solutions to partner with clients and peers in ways that help us do our best work, especially when we're thousands of miles apart.
And because we believe that businesses should leave society better than it was found, we're intentional in the meaningful work we take on, the impact we make, and how we structure and support our teams.
So today, as part of the evolution of the Open Work initiative we launched in 2021, we're announcing that Twilio is now a remote-first company.
What is remote-first?
Our remote-first approach is focused on providing our employees with flexibility, creating opportunities for connection, and delivering tools …
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Twilio’s Developer Network (DevNet) team evolved from the developer relations work that began when Twilio was still in its early startup days. Our early evangelists were generalists presenting at conferences, writing code, authoring documentation, and connecting with their local developer community. As the team grew, a need for greater role specialization emerged. And so, the DevNet was created to better organize the work happening across teams within Twilio.
Many of the early DevNet’s functions and responsibilities were shared, and ownership rotated through all of the evangelists. However, that became untenable as we scaled, and when Twilio formally created the Developer Network it started with three core teams: Developer Education, Evangelism, and Community.
As we scaled, we added new roles to focus on reaching developers in different communities and channels, specialized across different types of content. We’ve now grown to include five teams working in …