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Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #157: Sponsored by Twilio

Twilio Girl Geek Dinner

Join the Women of Twilio for an evening of lightning talks on topics near and dear to their hearts on Thursday, December 14th at a Twilio Girl Geek Dinner in San Francisco!

At our “From Flamenco to Analytics, Learnings from DOers at Twilio” evening, hear from eight women at Twilio speak about various topics related to personal and professional growth. Start the holiday season off right with your fellow girl geeks! Join us at 6pm for snacks, drinks, and networking. Demo and talks start at 7pm.

Twilio Girl Geek Dinner Agenda:

6:00pm – 7:00pm – Check-in, Networking & Dinner!
7:00pm – 8:00pm – Twilio Demo & Talks!
8:00pm – 9:00pm – More Networking & Minging!

Please Follow Us:

Twitter: @Twilio @BayAreaGGD
Event Hashtag: #TwilioGirlGeekDinner

Twilio Girl Geek Speaker Bios:

Gowri Grewal (Senior Director of Sales & Solutions Engineering, Twilio)Gowri Grewal

Gowri Grewal leads the Sales and Solutions Engineering team at Twilio, along with our Expert Services team. She has been at Twilio since 2014, and in her spare time she loves to run, ski and generally spend time outdoors with her family.

Talk Topic: “What is Twilio?” by Gowri Grewal

Bobbi Jo Price (Director of Enterprise Partnerships, Jo Price

Bobbi Jo Price is the Enterprise Partnerships Director for With 15 years experience working in the tech sector serving clients in areas such as higher education, government, and healthcare, Bobbi Jo is excited to now be working within helping nonprofits and social enterprises think about communication strategies in new ways. Bobbi Jo spends her free time volunteering with seniors and at a therapeutic riding center in Orinda.

Talk Topic: “Communication for Social Good: Meet” by Bobbi Jo Price

Dhara Patel (Senior Manager, BI – Data Engineering & Analytics, Twilio)Dhara Patel

Dhara Patel is a Senior Manager of Business Intelligence (BI) group consists of data engineering and analytics functions at Twilio. She joined Twilio with a charter to form BI division and establish company wide BI practices. Today, her group has built systems and services that is supporting twilio wide data needs and has empowered twilions make data driven decisions. Prior to Twilio, she led data platform and analytics teams at Citrix – GoTo Division that provided insights to all business units and product teams. She has a proven track record of forming and leading high performing data teams with expertise in building large scale data systems supporting company wide analytics. She is passionate about providing actionable insights to the right people at the right time. She has a strong technical background and received her M.S. in Computer Science at USC. She also earned her M.S. in Information Technology with specialization in data systems back in India.

Talk Topic: “Analytics at Twilio” by Dhara Patel

Sri Esha Subbiah (Senior Engineering Manager, Twilio)Sri Esha Subbiah

Sri Esha Subbiah is Senior Engineering Manager in Twilio leading Data Platform team. She is a Technically well-versed and business savvy Leader with strong management experience coupled with technical experience. Earlier she worked for eBay and Oracle for 7 years. She has been one of the leader and board member of WIT (Women in Technology) and WIN (Women in Network) groups in those organjizations and was leading innovation track. She has 17+ years of Industry experience in various areas such as Oracle Middleware, Oracle ERP, Front End Frameworks, Backend Java Frameworks, Big Data and AI. She has done M.S (By Research) and published many research papers and articles in Journals about Intelligent Software Agents and IoT devices.

Talk Topic: “How To Form A Team” by Sri Esha Subbiah

Manasa Battula (Product Operations Manager – Fraud and Messaging Operations, Twilio)Manasa Battula

Manasa Battula helps teams operationalize their processes to deliver the best customer experience. At Twilio, she is a Product Operations Manager leading two teams, Fraud and Messaging Operations. Manasa moved to the US in 2007 and worked as User Operations Manager for a boot­strapped startup in the payments space. Prior to that, she worked in a variety of Operations roles at TATA and HSBC in India. She is an avid learner who has taught herself technical skills, such as Python and SQL, and constantly advocates for learning something new. She is passionate about easy to use API’s, scaling business needs with technology and ‘Drawing the Owl’. She is a 2017 Co-chair for Women@ Twilio ERG and advocates, volunteers and partners with WEST, a mentorship initiative that aims at encouraging and retaining women in tech. She holds an MBA from International Institute of Information Technology, India.

Talk Topic: “The Art of Developing a Habit” by Manasa Battula

Nivedita Reddy Musku (Senior Software Engineer, Twilio)Nivedita Reddy Musku

Nivedita Reddy Musku is a Senior Software developer working on Twilio Voice Media team. Previously, she worked as an Applications Developer in the Customer Service Management team at Service Now, an enterprise cloud company. She earned her M.S. in Computer Science from North Carolina State University. Follow her on Twitter at @nivedita_musku.

Talk Topic: “Voice Media App Demo” by Nivedita Reddy Musku

Cara Borenstein (Software Engineer, Twilio)Cara Borenstein

Cara Borenstein is a Software Engineer on the Network team at Twilio. She builds APIs that enable enterprise customers to connect privately to Twilio. Prior to Twilio, Cara was working in FinTech in New York. Cara is passionate about education and about empowering more women to pursue software engineering. Cara earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and hiking.

Talk Topic: “Imposter Syndrome” by Cara Borenstein

Marnie Skehan (Contact Center Solutions Specialist, Twilio)Marnie Skehan

Marnie Skehan began her 25 year Enterprise Software Sales career during the early 90’s. After spending several years in the fast-moving arena, she entered the Enterprise Contact Center Communications space with Aspect Communications. She then worked at Genesys in the Sales Channel organization, where she was the Bay Area Director of Strategic Sales. Presently, Marnie is maintaining the same sales velocity at Twilio, where her tenured Contact Center and Enterprise Engagement expertise is helping the North American Sales Team target partnerships. Marnie’s board positions have included The Stylist Online, The San Jose Flamenco Society, SOCAP International, and the Northern California Contact Center Association. Follow her on Twitter at @MLSClassic.

Talk Topic: “Learn to Flamenco in Five Minutes!” by Marnie Skehan

About Twilio:

Twilio powers the future of business communications. Enabling phones, VoIP, and messaging to be embedded into web, desktop, and mobile software. We take care of the messy telecom hardware and expose a globally available cloud API that developers can interact with to build intelligent and complex communications systems.

Event Tickets & Details:

Tickets on sale starting at 12:00pm PST on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 at Eventbrite!